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Photography/Digital Camera/Photo Editing  


Images are more important than ever! Thanks to social media, your photographs will have a wider audience than ever before. Learn the basics of photography composition, camera settings, lighting, and much more. Learn to use your camera effectively and correctly in our photography classes so you can capture the moments you want to share and keep forever!


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

 

Digital Photography 1: Basic Camera Tools
Item: TDP1001 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 10/1/2019 - 10/29/2019       Fee: $109.00

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
Item: TDP1002 James Beecher
Th   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 11/7/2019 - 12/12/2019       Fee: $109.00

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.
NO CLASS 11/28
 

Digital Photography 1 - North Port
Item: PNP1001 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 10/7/2019 - 11/4/2019       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.
 

Digital Photography 1 - North Port
Item: PNP1002 Andrzej Oscilowicz
W   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
W 11/6/2019 - 12/11/2019       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 11/27
 

Digital Photography 2 - 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 11/11/2019 - 12/9/2019       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!
 

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 11/5/2019 - 12/10/2019       Fee: $109.00

NO CLASS 11/26
 

Digital Photography 3: Roundtable, Int/Adv: Understanding Yourself as a Photographer
Item: PR1001 James Beecher
F   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 10/4/2019 - 11/8/2019       Fee: $129.00

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.

 

Improve Your Photo Composition Skills
Item: PCS1001 James Beecher
Tu   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 10/1/2019 - 10/22/2019       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.
 

Photo Ops in Sarasota: All Levels
Item: PPE1000 Leslie Lacktman
M   10:00 AM - 12:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-113
Sessions: 7 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 10/7/2019 - 11/18/2019       Fee: $119.00
All cameras are welcome: digital SLR, point-and-shoot, and cell phones, including Androids. Please bring your camera and manual to the first class.
One extra class day (not on a Monday) will be scheduled during the week for 7th class, to be discussed at 1st class. All cameras are welcome: digital SLR, point-and-shoot, and cell phones, including Androids.
 

Travel Photography
Item: TPT1001 James Beecher
M   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 10/7/2019 - 10/28/2019       Fee: $89.00

 

HDR for Digital Photographers
Item: THD1001 James Beecher
M   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 10/14/2019 - 10/28/2019       Fee: $69.00

HDR is High Dynamic Range Photography. When you photograph a landscape, the sky is usually washed out. A photograph can't record a scene with a wide range of shadows and highlights. HDR photography combines several exposures of a scene into a single, optimized, photograph.

A tripod is required (such as AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag, about $24 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KP473Q/). Bring your camera's manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there's space on the memory card. We'll visit Historic Spanish Point during the second class (admission not included).

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

 

Smartphone Photography (iPhone and Android)
Item: TSP1001 Ryan McKee
Tu   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-119
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 10/8/2019 - 10/22/2019       Fee: $69.00
Recommendations: Late model smartphone (iPhone or Android) with onboard camera. Completion of Beginners Apple/Android Smartphone/Tablet class recommended but not necessary. Class assumes intermediate knowledge of device.

NOT for new smartphone users
Please come to class with your device(s) charged along with your USB cable.
 

People Photography: Street, Portrait, Action, Documentary
Item: PP1001 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 10/29/2019 - 12/10/2019       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 11/26
 

Black & White Digital Photography
Item: TDPB1001 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 10/31/2019 - 12/12/2019       Fee: $129.00

NO CLASS 11/28
 

Photography Fun in SRQ (All Levels)
Item: TDPF1001 James Beecher
F   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 11/1/2019 - 12/6/2019       Fee: $109.00

NO CLASS 11/29
 

Street Photography
Item: PSP1001 James Beecher
M   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 11/4/2019 - 12/9/2019       Fee: $129.00

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
NO CLASS 11/23
 

Night Photography
Item: TNP1001 James Beecher
Th   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-113
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 11/14/2019 - 12/12/2019       Fee: $89.00

Take pictures in the dark? Yes! Twilight is good, too. "Painting" a scene with light, using flashlights, will also be explored. We'll photograph near Five Points and near Burns Court. The class will alternate between the field and classroom.

A tripod is required (such as AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag, about $24, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KP473Q/). A camera where the shutter speed can be controlled is required. 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. If you have a spare battery, bring it. Bring a flashlight. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

NO CLASS 11/28
 

Flower Photography
Item: TPFP1001 James Beecher
M   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 11/18/2019 - 12/9/2019       Fee: $89.00

 

Photoshop Elements 1 - Basic
Item: TDPE1001 James Beecher
W   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 10/2/2019 - 10/30/2019       Fee: $109.00

NOT for new computer users
 

Photoshop Elements 1 - North Port
Item: TPENP1001 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 10/2/2019 - 10/16/2019       Fee: $69.00
NOT for new computer users
Please check with ACE to be sure this class is a go before you purchase any software.
 

Photoshop Elements 2 Intermediate - North Port
Item: TDPENP2001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
W   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
W 10/23/2019 - 11/20/2019       Fee: $109.00
NOT for new computer users
Before the class begins, please visit https://ajocreations.com/suncoast-college/ to see what to bring to class or if you have questions.
 

Photoshop Elements 2 - Intermediate
Item: TDPE2001 James Beecher
W   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 11/6/2019 - 12/11/2019       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.
NOT for new computer users
NO CLASS 11/27
 

Photoshop Elements 3 - Advanced
Item: PPE1001 James Beecher
F   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 10/4/2019 - 10/25/2019       Fee: $89.00


NOT for new computer users
Students may repeat this class. Prerequisite: Photoshop Elements 1 and 2 or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
 

Lightroom Beginning
Item: PLR1001 James Beecher
W   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 10/2/2019 - 11/6/2019       Fee: $129.00


NOT for new computer users
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
 

Lightroom Beginning - North Port
Item: TLRNP1001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Tu   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 4 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Tu 10/1/2019 - 10/22/2019       Fee: $89.00

NOT for new computer users
 

Lightroom Beginning - North Port
Item: TLRNP1002 Andrzej Oscilowicz
M   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 4 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
M 11/18/2019 - 12/9/2019       Fee: $89.00

NOT for new computer users
 

Lightroom Intermediate
Item: PLT2001 James Beecher
W   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 11/13/2019 - 12/11/2019       Fee: $89.00

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 27
NOT for new computer users
Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
 

Advanced Photography Editing
Item: TPED1001 James Beecher
M   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 11/4/2019 - 12/9/2019       Fee: $129.00

 

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

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