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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!


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



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

 

Big Cat Habitat Fundraiser Photo Shoot
Item: APE1001 James Beecher
F   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Big Cat Habitat Rm Big Cat Habitat
Sessions: 1 Location: 7101 Palmer Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34240
F 4/5/2019 - 4/5/2019       Fee: $59.00
THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Black & White Digital Photography
Item: TPBW1001 James Beecher
2/25/2019 - 4/8/2019 

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fee: $129.00
NO CLASS MARCH 18

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

iPhone Photography: The Latest Upgrade
Item: TIP2001 Carol Hoffman
Tu 2/19/2019 - 2/19/2019 

iPhone is more than just a phone. You have an excellent camera in your hand to record all your most memorable moments. Even the most experienced photographer uses various tools to enhance their photos. This class will focus on camera settings and photo enhancement using the tools provided by Apple, as well as various apps available through the iTunes store. Requirement: iPhone must be upgraded to iOS 11.

 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM Fee: $29.00

This class section is full. Click the Add to Wait List button below or select another available course. With enough interest, we may open another sectionContinue through the payment processing steps - you will NOT be charged to be placed on the wait list.          

 

Photography Around North Port
Item: TPNP1002 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Tu   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 6 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Tu 3/5/2019 - 4/16/2019       Fee: $119.00
If you aren't familiar with your camera, you could learn the basics of photography by taking Beginner Photography, taught by Andrzej Oscilowicz at the STC/ACE North Port campus. Bring your camera's manual. Make sure the battery is charged and there's space on the memory card. If you have questions, or want to see what else we'll be doing, please click: https://ajocreations.com/suncoast-college/
 

Travel Photography
Item: TPT1001 James Beecher
Tu   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 3/26/2019 - 4/16/2019       Fee: $89.00
 

Beginner Photography - North Port
Item: TDPNP1002 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 2/26/2019 - 4/2/2019       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.
NO CLASS 3/19
 

Night Photography
Item: TNP1001 James Beecher
Tu   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-113
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 3/12/2019 - 4/16/2019       Fee: $109.00
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 MARCH 19
 

HDR for Digital Photographers
Item: THD1001 James Beecher
W   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 4/3/2019 - 4/17/2019       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.

 

Flower Photography
Item: TPFP1001 James Beecher
W   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 3/13/2019 - 4/10/2019       Fee: $89.00
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 MARCH 20
 

Intermediate Photography - North Port
Item: TDPNP2002 Andrzej Oscilowicz
W   12:30 PM - 2:30 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
W 2/27/2019 - 4/3/2019       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!
NO CLASS 3/20 Bring your cameras, manual, flash units, sample images on a USB.
 

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 2/27/2019 - 4/3/2019       Fee: $109.00
NO CLASS MARCH 20
 

Digital Photography 2: Advanced Camera Tools
Item: TDP2002 James Beecher
Th   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 2/28/2019 - 4/4/2019       Fee: $109.00
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 MARCH 21.
 

Smartphone Photography (iPhone and Android)
Item: TSP1002 Ryan McKee
Th   11:30 AM - 1:30 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-117
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 2/21/2019 - 3/7/2019       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.
 

Smartphone Photography (iPhone and Android)
Item: TSP1001 Ryan McKee
Th   2:00 PM - 4:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-117
Sessions: 3 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 3/28/2019 - 4/11/2019       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.
 

Hone Your Photo Composition Skills
Item: PCS1001 James Beecher
Th   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 3/28/2019 - 4/18/2019       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.
 

Google Photos - Store, Organize & Share for Free
Item: TGP1002 William Crowe
W   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-117
Sessions: 2 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
W 4/10/2019 - 4/17/2019       Fee: $49.00
Bring your computer and/or your smartphone or tablet (Apple or Android).
 

Photoshop Elements 2 -Intermediate
Item: TPE2001 James Beecher
Th   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 2/28/2019 - 4/4/2019       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 MARCH 21
 

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 3/29/2019 - 4/19/2019       Fee: $89.00
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.
 

Lightroom Beginning - North Port
Item: TLRNP1002 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Th   10:00 AM - 12:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 4 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Th 2/21/2019 - 3/14/2019       Fee: $79.00
 

Lightroom Intermediate
Item: LTR2001 James Beecher
M   9:00 AM - 11:00 AM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 3/11/2019 - 4/15/2019       Fee: $109.00
Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginner class or equivalent Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.
NO CLASS 3/18
 

People Photography: Street, Portrait, Action, Documentary   Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: PP1001 James Beecher
M 1/28/2019 - 3/11/2019  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 FEB 18
 

Lighting: Natural, Studio, Flash  Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TPL1001 James Beecher
Th 2/7/2019 - 3/14/2019  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.

 
 

Photography Fun in SRQ (All Levels)   Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TPF1001 James Beecher
F 2/8/2019 - 3/8/2019 
 
 

Street 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: PSP1001 James Beecher
Tu 1/29/2019 - 3/12/2019  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.
 
 

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
W 1/23/2019 - 2/20/2019  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. You'll get assignments.

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 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
Th 1/24/2019 - 2/21/2019  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. You'll get assignments.

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 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: TDP1003 James Beecher
F 1/25/2019 - 2/22/2019  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. You'll get assignments.

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.

 
 

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: TPE1001 James Beecher
Th 1/24/2019 - 2/21/2019  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.

 
 

Lightroom Beginning   Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TLR1001 James Beecher
M 1/28/2019 - 3/4/2019  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—d
 
NO CLASS FEB 18
 

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: TDPR1001 James Beecher
W 1/23/2019 - 2/27/2019  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.

 
 

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

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