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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!


★ ★ ★ Go to Digital Photography for more classes. ★ ★ ★



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Beginner Photography - North Port
Item: TDPNP1002 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 10/3/2018 - 10/31/2018       Fee: $99.00
You will be assigned a photo shoot after each class. For the following week, please select the top three images you shot that week, put them on a flash drive, and they’ll be critiqued in a positive manner – this is how we all learn. Bring your camera's manual. Make sure the battery is charged. You can download most camera manuals at this link, which is for the Nikon D3300, for example: http://camera.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/nikon/1532.html. Just type the model of your camera into the Search field at the top of the page and you can download the entire manual. Print it or save to a flash drive.
 

Beginner Photography - North Port
Item: TDPNP1001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Th   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Th 10/4/2018 - 11/1/2018       Fee: $99.00
You will be assigned a photo shoot after each class. For the following week, please select the top three images you shot that week, put them on a flash drive, and they’ll be critiqued in a positive manner – this is how we all learn. Bring your camera's manual. Make sure the battery is charged. You can download most camera manuals at this link, which is for the Nikon D3300, for example: http://camera.manualsonline.com/manuals/mfg/nikon/1532.html. Just type the model of your camera into the Search field at the top of the page and you can download the entire manual. Print it or save to a flash drive.
 

People Photography: Street, Portrait, Action, Documentary
Item: PP1001 James Beecher
Tu   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 10/2/2018 - 11/6/2018       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.

 

Lighting: Natural, Studio, Flash
Item: TPL1001 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 10/2/2018 - 11/6/2018       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. Assignments will be given. Bring your camera's manual if you have one. 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.

 

Night Photography
Item: TNP1001 James Beecher
Th   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-119
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 10/4/2018 - 11/1/2018       Fee: $99.00
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.

 

HDR for Digital Photographers
Item: THD1001 James Beecher
F   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 10/5/2018 - 10/19/2018       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 one. 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.

 

Photography Fun in SRQ (All Levels)
Item: TPF1001 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 10/26/2018 - 11/30/2018       Fee: $99.00
Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, "Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful."

Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 - Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. 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

NO CLASS 11/23
 

Street Photography
Item: PSP1001 James Beecher
F   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 7 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
F 10/26/2018 - 12/14/2018       Fee: $139.00
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
 

Flower Photography
Item: TPFP1001 James Beecher
W   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-119
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 11/14/2018 - 12/12/2018       Fee: $79.00
How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We'll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present.

You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any 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. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 21.
 

Intermediate Photography - North Port
Item: TDPNP2002 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 11/7/2018 - 12/12/2018       Fee: $99.00
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!
Bring your cameras, manual, flash units, sample images on a USB. NO CLASS 11/21
 

Intermediate Photography - North Port
Item: TDPNP2001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Th   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Th 11/8/2018 - 12/13/2018       Fee: $99.00
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!
Bring your cameras, manual, flash units, sample images on a USB
 

Digital Photography 1 - Basic Camera Tools - Venice
Item: TDPV1001 James Beecher
M   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Venice Rm 102
Sessions: 5 Location: 409 Bahama St Venice, FL 34285
M 10/1/2018 - 10/29/2018       Fee: $99.00
Are you ready to get past the basics of using the camera and want to take control? In this class we'll explore ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and depth-of-field. Other areas such as white balance, composition and lenses (focal length) will be covered. 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 - Venice. Assignments are given.

Jim's Photo Cheat Sheet (http://photokaboom.com/photography/pdfs/photo_cheat_sheet.pdf) and the 122-page Beecher's Handouts (http://photokaboom.com/index_b_Beechers_Handouts.htm) 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).

 

Digital Photography 1: Basic Camera Tools
Item: TDP1001 James Beecher
W   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 10/3/2018 - 10/31/2018       Fee: $99.00
Are you ready to get past the basics of using the camera and want to take control? In this class we'll explore ISO, aperture, shutter speed, and depth-of-field. Other areas such as white balance, composition and lenses (focal length) will be covered. 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. Assignments are given.

Jim's Photo Cheat Sheet (http://photokaboom.com/photography/pdfs/photo_cheat_sheet.pdf) and the 122-page Beecher's Handouts (http://photokaboom.com/index_b_Beechers_Handouts.htm) 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 and a 1", 3-ring binder. Make sure the battery is charged and that there's space on the memory card.

 

Digital Photography 2 - Advanced Camera Tools - Venice
Item: TDPV2001 James Beecher
M   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Venice Rm 102
Sessions: 5 Location: 409 Bahama St Venice, FL 34285
M 11/5/2018 - 12/10/2018       Fee: $99.00
This class continues where the Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools class left off. You will learn how to shoot raw, tricky exposure situations, how to organize your photos, and other topics. There will be a demonstration on how Photoshop Elements and Lightroom can enhance your photography. Admission to Historic Spanish Point ($12) not included. This class meets in Venice. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

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

No Class 11/19
 

Digital Photography 2: Advanced Camera Tools
Item: TDP2001 James Beecher
W   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 11/7/2018 - 12/12/2018       Fee: $99.00
Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1 - Basic Camera Tools.

This class continues where the Digital Photography 1 - Basic Camera Tools class left off. We will explore shooting raw, tricky exposure situations, organizing your photos, and other topics. There will be a demonstration on how Photoshop Elements and Lightroom can enhance your photography.

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

NO CLASS NOVEMBER 21
 

Smartphone Photography (iPhone and Android)
Item: TSP1002 Ryan McKee
Tu   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-113
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 10/2/2018 - 10/16/2018       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.
 

Smartphone Photography (iPhone and Android)
Item: TSP1003 Ryan McKee
Tu   11:30 AM - 1:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-113
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 11/27/2018 - 12/11/2018       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.
 

Working With Photos on the iPhone and iPad
Item: TWP1800 William Crowe
Tu   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-119
Sessions: 2 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 11/6/2018 - 11/13/2018       Fee: $49.00
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
 

Hone Your Photo Composition Skills
Item: PCS1001 James Beecher
Tu   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-119
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 11/13/2018 - 12/11/2018       Fee: $79.00
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.
NO CLASS 11/20
 

Google Photos - Store, Organize & Share for Free
Item: TGP1001 William Crowe
Tu   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-117
Sessions: 1 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 12/11/2018 - 12/11/2018       Fee: $29.00
Bring your computer and/or your smartphone or tablet (Apple or Android)
ONE DAY CLASSES ARE NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Photoshop Beg - North Port
Item: TPENP1001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
M   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 6 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
M 10/1/2018 - 11/5/2018       Fee: $129.00
Please bring a USB flash drive with images you want to edit.
 

Photoshop Elements 1
Item: TPE1001 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 10/2/2018 - 10/30/2018       Fee: $99.00
Students may use a computer in the lab or can bring in a laptop. If using a school computer, bring some of your photos to class on 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. Prerequisite: Basic computer knowledge.

 

Photoshop Elements 1 - Venice
Item: TPEV1001 James Beecher
M   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC Venice Rm 102
Sessions: 5 Location: 409 Bahama St Venice, FL 34285
M 10/1/2018 - 10/29/2018       Fee: $99.00
Extensive handouts are included. We'll cover the first third to half of this outline: http://photokaboom.com/menus/PSE_menu_beginners.htm. Students may use a computer in the lab or can bring in a laptop. If using a school computer, bring some of your photos to class on 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. This class meets in Venice. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
 

Photoshop Elements 2
Item: TPE2001 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 11/6/2018 - 12/11/2018       Fee: $99.00
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 NOVEMBER 20
 

Photoshop Elements 2 - Venice
Item: TPEV2001 James Beecher
M   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC Venice Rm 102
Sessions: 5 Location: 409 Bahama St Venice, FL 34285
M 11/5/2018 - 12/10/2018       Fee: $99.00
Extensive handouts are included. We'll cover most of the last half of this outline: http://photokaboom.com/menus/PSE_menu_beginners.htm. This class meets in Venice. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
No Class on 11/19
 

Photoshop Elements Open Lab (not for beginners)
Item: PPE1001 James Beecher
Tu   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 11/13/2018 - 12/11/2018       Fee: $79.00
Not for Beginners . Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
NO CLASS 11/20
 

Lightroom Beginning
Item: TLR1001 James Beecher
Th   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 10/4/2018 - 11/8/2018       Fee: $139.00
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. Again, purchase one of the above versions. Be careful—don't buy the version below. 3
 

Lightroom Beginning - North Port
Item: TLRNP1001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Tu   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Tu 10/2/2018 - 10/30/2018       Fee: $99.00
 

Lightroom Open Lab (Not for Beginners)
Item: LTR2001 James Beecher
Th   1:00 PM - 3:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 11/15/2018 - 12/13/2018       Fee: $89.00
Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
NO CLASS 11/22.
 

Photography Roundtable, Int/Adv: Understanding Yourself as a Photographer
Item: TDPR1001 James Beecher
W   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 10/3/2018 - 11/7/2018       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.

 

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

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