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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: TDP1003 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 2/21/2020 - 3/27/2020       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 3/20
 

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 1/27/2020 - 3/2/2020       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 2/17
 

Digital Photography 1 - North Port
Item: PNP1002 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 3/9/2020 - 4/13/2020       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 3/16
 

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 2/25/2020 - 3/31/2020       Fee: $109.00

NO CLASS 3/17
 

Digital Photography 2 - North Port
Item: PNP2001 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 3/4/2020 - 4/8/2020       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 3/18
 

Digital Photography 3: Roundtable, Int/Adv: Understanding Yourself as a Photographer
Item: TDP3001 James Beecher
Th   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-117
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 2/27/2020 - 4/9/2020       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.

NO CLASS 3/19
 

Improve Your Photo Composition Skills
Item: PCS1001 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 1/27/2020 - 3/9/2020       Fee: $129.00

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 2/17
 

Photomontage and More
Item: PPM1001 James Beecher
1/27/2020 - 3/9/2020 

 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Fee: $129.00
NO CLASS 2/17

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.          

 

Night Photography
Item: TPN1001 James Beecher
M   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 4 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
M 1/27/2020 - 2/24/2020       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 2/17
 

Street Photography - North Port
Item: PSPNP1001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Tu   11:00 AM - 1:00 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 3 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Tu 2/11/2020 - 2/25/2020       Fee: $69.00
 

Street Photography
Item: PSP1001 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 2/19/2020 - 4/1/2020       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 3/18.
 

People Photography: Street, Portrait, Action, Documentary
Item: PP1001 James Beecher
Th   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-117
Sessions: 6 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Th 2/27/2020 - 4/9/2020       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 3/19
 

Big Cat Habitat Fundraiser Photo Shoot (incl admission)
Item: APE2001 James Beecher
W   3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Big Cat Habitat Rm Big Cat Habitat
Sessions: 1 Location: 7101 Palmer Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34240
W 3/11/2020 - 3/11/2020       Fee: $59.00
THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.
 

Flower Photography
Item: TPFP1001 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 3/23/2020 - 4/13/2020       Fee: $89.00

 

Photoshop Elements 1 - Basic
Item: TDPE1002 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 3/4/2020 - 4/8/2020       Fee: $109.00
No Class 3/18

NOT for new computer users
 

Photoshop Elements 2 - Intermediate
Item: TDPE2001 James Beecher
Tu   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM STC Sarasota Bldg 3 Rm 3-115
Sessions: 5 Location: 4748 Beneva Rd Sarasota, FL 34233
Tu 2/25/2020 - 3/31/2020       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 3/17.
 

Photoshop Elements 2 - Intermediate - North Port
Item: TDPENP2001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
Th   3:30 PM - 5:30 PM STC North Port Rm Comp Lab 1-214
Sessions: 5 Location: 4445 Career Lane North Port, FL 34289
Th 2/13/2020 - 3/12/2020       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.
 

Lightroom Intermediate
Item: PLR2001 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 3/5/2020 - 4/9/2020       Fee: $109.00

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.
NO CLASS 3/19
 

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 1/21/2020 - 2/18/2020 

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
Th 1/23/2020 - 2/20/2020 

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 2: Advanced 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: TDP2002 James Beecher
Th 1/23/2020 - 2/20/2020 

 
 

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: PL1001 James Beecher
Tu 1/21/2020 - 2/25/2020  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 3/16
 

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
W 1/22/2020 - 2/19/2020 

 
 

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: TPBW1001 James Beecher
W 1/22/2020 - 2/26/2020 

 
 

Travel 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: TPT1001 James Beecher
W 1/22/2020 - 2/12/2020 

 
 

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
Tu 1/21/2020 - 2/18/2020 

NOT for new computer users
 
 

Lightroom Beginning - 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: TLRNP1001 Andrzej Oscilowicz
W 1/22/2020 - 2/12/2020 
NOT for new computer users
 
 

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: PLR1001 James Beecher
Th 1/23/2020 - 2/27/2020 


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 t
 
 

Advanced Photography Editing   Class already in session...it is possible that the teacher may allow a late registration.  Please call the office at 941-361-6590.
Item: TPED1001 James Beecher
F 1/24/2020 - 2/14/2020 

 
 

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

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