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Digital Photography/Photo & Video Editing  







Images are more important than ever! Thanks to social media, photographs have wider audiences than ever before. Learn the basics of photography composition, camera settings, lighting, and more. Learn to use your camera effectively and correctly in our Photography classes so you capture the moments you want to share and keep forever! Want to enhance or improve those photos after the fact? Photo-editing classes will provide you with the skills you need to make the most of those memories!


For course description, click on the course title below. Hover on instructor name for biography.


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Beginner Photography - North Port
Item: PNP1002 Andrzej Oscilowicz
W   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
W 6/12/2019 - 7/17/2019       Fee: $109.00
The best way to learn to take good pictures is to shoot pictures and then share positive critiques; this is how we all learn. Each week in this class, I will give you a different photography assignment, and the next week, come to class with your three best pictures on a flash drive. We'll spend part of the class looking at everyone's work. It's stimulating and inspiring to see what everyone comes up with. Make sure you have the manual for your camera. If you don't, you can download it at www.cameramanualsonline.com. Print it, or save it to a flash drive. Make sure the battery is charged..
NO CLASS JULY 3
 

Intermediate Photography - North Port
Item: PNP2001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
M   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
M 6/10/2019 - 7/15/2019       Fee: $109.00
TO GET THE MOST OUT OF THIS CLASS: Please read your manuals and familiarize yourselves with your cameras. Perform the assigned photo shoots. Allow me to challenge you to be a better photographer!
NO CLASS JULY 1. Bring your cameras, manual, flash units, sample images on a USB.
 

Digital Photography 2: Advanced Camera Tools
Item: TDP2001 James Beecher
Tu   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 6/11/2019 - 7/16/2019       Fee: $109.00
NO CLASS JULY 2
 

People Photography: Street, Portrait, Action, Documentary
Item: PP1001 James Beecher
Th   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 6/6/2019 - 7/18/2019       Fee: $129.00
We'll learn about street photography, portraits outside and in the studio, and action photography at the dog beach in Venice (dogs don't need to sign releases; athletes do). Students will complete assignments and create a simple documentary project (photo story/essay) outside of class.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

NO CLASS JULY 4
 

Portrait & Head Shot Photography - North Port
Item: TPHNP1001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
W   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 3 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
W 6/12/2019 - 6/26/2019       Fee: $69.00
 

Lighting: Natural, Studio, Flash
Item: PL1001 James Beecher
Tu   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 6/11/2019 - 7/23/2019       Fee: $129.00
Prerequisite: Any digital camera is okay. You'll get more out of the class if the shutter can be changed on your camera (look for shutter-priority in the manual, or either S or Tv on a dial or screen on your camera). To use an external flash, your camera needs a hot shoe.

Great light makes great photos. It's the essential ingredient. What's great light? Light that has the direction, contrast, color, and other qualities that make your photo communicate what you want it to say, visually. The class will cover natural light, studio lighting, and flash. There will be hands-on demonstrations in class. If one is available, we will visit a photography exhibit. The class will photograph together in the field. You'll get assignments. Bring your camera's manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there's space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

NO CLASS JULY 2
 

Improve Your Photo Composition Skills
Item: PCS1001 James Beecher
W   11:30 AM - 1:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 6/12/2019 - 7/10/2019       Fee: $89.00
Bring your camera's manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there's space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
This class will now meet from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, (instead of 12 to 2 pm) in the same room 3-115 on Wednesdays, 6/12-7/10
NO CLASS JULY 3
 

Lightroom Beginning
Item: PLR1001 James Beecher
Th   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 6/6/2019 - 7/18/2019       Fee: $129.00
Students may use a computer in the lab or can bring in a laptop. If using a school computer, you'll need a large-capacity flash drive. A 128 MB flash drive is about $28. Windows users can use a flash drive or an external hard drive.
Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
Note #1 As of October, 2017, there are three versions of Lightroom, described below.
Purchase Lightroom 6 or Lightroom Classic CC.
Don't buy Lightroom CC.
1) Lightroom 6: You own the program. The cost is about $150. You can download it or can get DVDs. The program won't be updated after 2017.
Go to https://helpx.adobe.com/creative-cloud/help/download-install-single-app-Lightroom-6.html
2) Lightroom Classic CC: Your photographs are stored on your computer. You subscribe to Lightroom Classic CC for about $10/monthly. For more information, go to https://www.adobe.com/products/catalog.html.
NO CLASS JULY 4
 

Photoshop Elements 2 - North Port
Item: TDPENP2001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Tu   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Tu 6/4/2019 - 7/9/2019       Fee: $109.00
Before the class begins, please visit https://ajocreations.com/suncoast-college/ to see what to bring to class or if you have questions.
NO CLASS JULY 2
 

Photoshop Elements 2 -Intermediate
Item: TDPE2001 James Beecher
M   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 6/10/2019 - 7/15/2019       Fee: $109.00
Note: Photoshop Elements 15 is used in class. The current version is Photoshop Elements 15 (about $80, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Mac OS X). You' re welcome to use, at home, any version between 11 and 15. Photoshop Elements 15, on a Windows 10 computer, requires a 64-bit version of Windows 10.
NO CLASS JULY 1
 

Smartphone Photography (iPhone and Android)
Item: TSP1002 Ryan McKee
Th   5:00 PM - 7:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-117
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 6/6/2019 - 6/20/2019       Fee: $69.00
Recommendations: Late model smartphone (iPhone or Android) with onboard camera. Love and/or interest in photography and sharing your creativity! Completion of Beginners Android Smartphone/Tablet class recommended but not necessary. Class assumes intermediate knowledge of device.
 

Video Editing
Item: TVID1001 Robert Wolfe
W   6:00 PM - 8:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 7/24/2019 - 8/28/2019       Fee: $129.00
 

Beginner Photography - North Port  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: PNP1001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
M 4/29/2019 - 6/3/2019  The best way to learn to take good pictures is to shoot pictures and then share positive critiques; this is how we all learn. Each week in this class, I will give you a different photography assignment, and the next week, come to class with your three best pictures on a flash drive. We'll spend part of the class looking at everyone's work. It's stimulating and inspiring to see what everyone comes up with. Make sure you have the manual for your camera. If you don't, you can download it at www.cameramanualsonline.com. Print it, or save it to a flash drive. Make sure the battery is charged.
 
NO CLASS MAY 27
 

Digital Photography 1: Basic Camera Tools  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TDP1001 James Beecher
Tu 4/30/2019 - 5/28/2019  This class will alternate between the classroom (demonstrations and looking at everyone's photographs) and hands-on shooting in the field. The first class is at ACE - Sarasota. Assignments are given. Jim's Photo Cheat Sheet and the 122-page Beecher's Handouts are included in the class.
Any digital camera is okay. You'll get more out of the class if the shutter can be changed on your camera (look for shutter-priority in the manual, or either S or Tv on a dial or screen on your camera).
Bring your camera's manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there's space on the memory card. Please bring a 1-inch, three-ring binder. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
 
 

Digital Photography 1: Basic Camera Tools  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TDP1002 James Beecher
W 5/8/2019 - 6/5/2019  This class will alternate between the classroom (demonstrations and looking at everyone's photographs) and hands-on shooting in the field. The first class is at ACE - Sarasota. Assignments are given. Jim's Photo Cheat Sheet and the 122-page Beecher's Handouts are included in the class. Any digital camera is okay. You'll get more out of the class if the shutter can be changed on your camera (look for shutter-priority in the manual, or either S or Tv on a dial or screen on your camera). Bring your camera's manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there's space on the memory card. Please bring a 1-inch, three-ring binder. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
 
 

Photography Roundtable, Int/Adv: Understanding Yourself as a Photographer  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: PR1001 James Beecher
W 5/1/2019 - 6/5/2019  This class is about the most important ingredient in photography - the photographer. In addition to honing your photography skills, you will develop a greater and richer understanding of yourself as a photographer. Through guided exercises and assignments, find your own vision and pursue a project (optional). Become a better photographer and tap into your creativity.

Included in the class: A text about creativity and the photographer: PATH: Ways-of-Working in Photography (http://www.photokaboom.com/index_g_PATH.htm). Prerequisite: The class is for intermediate and advanced photographers. While camera tools may be reviewed, the emphasis is on the person behind the camera and creativity. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

 
 

Black & White Digital Photography  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TDPB1001 James Beecher
Tu 4/30/2019 - 6/4/2019 
 
 

Photoshop Elements 1 -Basic  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TDPE1001 James Beecher
M 4/29/2019 - 6/3/2019 
 
NO CLASS 5/27
 

Working With Photos on the iPhone and iPad   Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TWP1801 William Crowe
W 5/22/2019 - 5/29/2019  This is the Pictures 101 class for the iPad/iPhone. Prerequisite: You should have taken Beginning iPad 1 or iPhone 1 and iPad/iPhone 2, or have instructor approval
 
 

Register early to avoid disappointment, as classes will fill up quickly!

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