Photography

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Photography I - Maggie Huber
This class is for everyone, beginners and experienced photographers alike. Students will learn different photography and lighting techniques for everything from portraiture to macro-photography how to photograph people, jewelry and jewels and what to do with the photographs after they are taken. Each student will leaving a with a handmade light tent, a digital and printed portfolio and an understanding of how to use their photos on social media sites such as ETC, Facebook, and Instagram. This class is perfect for someone just wanting to document their creations or someone interested in marketing their wares. You will need a camera, preferably an SLR with detachable lenses, and 5 to 10 items to photograph, such as slabs, cabs, jewels and jewelry. Lab fee covers materials to make the light tent and printing costs for the portfolio.

Lab Fee: $50.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $15
Prerequisites: None

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Photography/Digital - Alfredo Huerta
Students of all levels will benefit from this course. The course will begin by covering topics such as camera history, camera types and important camera settings for optimizing photographic quality. After covering the basics, the course will tackle more advanced practical and useful concepts. These will include building and using a portable light box for photographing jewelry or other interesting objects, learning about image composition for nature and landscape photography and developing expertise in digital processing of images on the computer. Advanced concepts such as generating high dynamic range(HDR) images, focus stacking of images for improved depth of field, and others will also be covered in the course. Each student should bring to class a digital camera with manual controls (preferably a DSLR) and a tripod. Lastly, each student should bring a "decent" laptop (Mac or PC), preloaded with either photoshop (there is a free 7 day trial of photoshop CC available online from http://www.adobe.com). Or GIMP (a free digital image editing package available from http://www.gimp.org).

Lab Fee: $40.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $15.00 for making prints
Prerequisites: None

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