Workshops

 

The following educational programs are offered for members to develop their skills in photography and image processing.  Most courses are taught by volunteer club members who give their time and talents freely. They prepare for their instruction periods so that you may benefit from them. Some classes are presented in a sequence of parts. To gain the maximum benefit from the instruction, workshop participants should make an effort to follow through and attend each class session as it is scheduled.

 

This season we ask that you register for workshops you plan to attend. This will allow instructors to adequately prepare workshop materials and available workshop space. PLEASE NOTE: Workshops will be available for registration on the first day of the month preceding the scheduled event date. Prior to the registration opening date, a note in the left hand margin will have the message "Registration is Closed". It does not mean that the event is "Full". 

 

To register you will need to be logged into the Grand Photos membership site and then scroll to the class and click on the register button below the workshop title.  Most workshops are free; when there is a fee as part of the registration process, you may pay online using PayPal or a credit card, or you may print out the invoice and take a copy of the invoice along with your payment to the studio and leave it with the monitor.

 


Upcoming Workshops

    • September 11, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Photo Studio
    • 15
    Register

    The what, when, where and how to of getting great photos of wildlife. We will discuss the equipment needed, where to go to get great shots of a variety of wildlife. Tips will be given on composition, how to anticipate the good shot, how to handle adverse lighting conditions, where to find subjects, how to arrange a set up to get the shots you want and the background and settings for the best pictures.


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED



    • October 02, 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Photo Studio
    • 20
    Register



    Photo Shoot Meeting;


    • Do you have an idea for a photo shoot?

    • Would you like to help plan photo shoots?

    • Would you like to help lead a photo shoot?


    When Club members come together to plan photo shoots, their individual creative energy is multiplied. Meeting participants will share information and ideas for future photo shoots. This is a session not to be missed if you enjoy photo outings with friends.


    Like photo shoots, planning photo shoots are open to those of all skill levels. Just register for the meeting and bring your creative ideas and you'll be warmly welcomed by friendly Club members.


    Meeting facilitators Mel Whaley and Richard Coles


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Registration: REQUIRED





    • October 04, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Grand Photos Studio – Village Center
    • 25
    Registration is closed
    Create inexpensive high-quality prints of your best photographs. A hands-on beginner's guide to understanding and selecting photographic print papers and printing on the Club's Canon PROGRAF Printer.


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED


    Workshop will be available for registration starting Sept 1, 2018



    • October 09, 2018
    • October 16, 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Grand Photos Studio – Village Center
    • 15
    Registration is closed
    In this three-session course learn quick, easy steps to better photos including the basics of image composition and photo processing using your Smartphone. As a part of the course the group will participate in a mentored photo walk that enables participants to practice new skills that will be shared with others during a fun classroom presentation.


    This course includes 3 sessions, starting Oct. 9, Oct. 11, Oct 16 from 10 am -12 pm


    Instructors: Margaret Anne Coles, Jerry Weinstein, Richard Coles


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: Smartphone with fully charged battery


    Registration: REQUIRED


    Workshop will be available for registration starting Sept 1, 2018



    • October 11, 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Grand Photos Studio – Village Center
    • 24
    Registration is closed
    Print your photos on custom made greeting cards as a great gift for friends and family members. Join us for a Photoshop class on making 5” x 7” greeting cards using an in-house designed template and purchased card stock.


    Instructor: Pam Careau


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED


    Workshop will be available for registration starting Sept 1, 2018

    • October 12, 2018
    • January 04, 2019
    • 7 sessions
    • Grand Photos Studio – Village Center
    • 12
    Registration is closed
    A seven-session workshop, in an intimate small group setting, to guide photographers in discovering their inner creative vision by using the elements of design to effectively convey that vision through classroom photographic exercises.


    This course includes 7 sessions, every 2 weeks starting Friday, Oct. 12, Oct. 26, Nov. 9, Nov. 23, Dec. 7, Dec. 21 and Jan. 4 from 10 am -12 pm


    Instructor: Pam Careau


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED


    Workshop will be available for registration starting Sept 1, 2018



    • October 23, 2018
    • October 30, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Grand Photos Studio – Village Center
    • 25
    Registration is closed

    Composition 1A

    Improving your composition skills always leads to better pictures. In this two session course we’ll discuss the basics “rules” and apply them together in class. You’ll have an assignment to practice on your own with your results discussed during the Composition 1B class.


    Composition 1B

    In this session we’ll discuss some finer points of composition, share Composition 1A pictures and learn from each other’s efforts. Improvement in your photographs guaranteed!


    This course includes 2 sessions, starting Oct. 23 and Oct. 30 from 10 am -12 pm


    Instructor: Brady Conn


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED


    Workshop will be available for registration starting Sept 1, 2018


    • October 23, 2018
    • November 19, 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • Grand Photos Studio – Village Center
    • 16
    Registration is closed

    This 2-part workshop will teach you how to create a beautiful Photo Book using an online publishing company called Picaboo. 

    • Session 1 will introduce you to the many features that Picaboo offers and get you started on your own book. 
    • Session 2 will be hands-on assistance to finalize your book and submit it for publishing. 

    In between the two sessions individual mentoring sessions will be available during Open Studio hours for individual or small group assistance.


    Equipment:

    1. You must have a laptop computer that you can bring to class.
    2. You must be willing to prepare some photos in advance, according to the directions in the online handout.

    There are some prerequisites for this course, so that we can make the most of the classroom time.  Please download and review the prerequisites.


    This course includes 2 sessions, starting Oct. 23 and Nov 19 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


    Instructor: Audrey Pavitt


    Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced


    Registration: REQUIRED


    Workshop will be available for registration starting Sept 1, 2018



    • October 24, 2018
    • November 13, 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • Grand Photos Studio – Village Center
    • 25
    Registration is closed
    A series of four classroom sessions to familiarize participants with the various Google products, including Google Photos and Snapseed for photo processing, that are of great value to photographers of all skills. Advance your skills in photo processing and image sharing while improving your productivity (Google Maps, Calendar, Keep, Blogger and Translate)


    This course includes 4 sessions, starting Oct. 24, Oct. 31,  Nov 7 and Nov 13 from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


    Instructor: Bill Graczyk


    Experience Level: Beginners/Intermediate/Advanced


    Equipment: None


    Registration: REQUIRED


    Workshop will be available for registration starting Sept 1, 2018



Page Author: Mel Whaley

Posted Sept. 3, 2015

Revised  Feb 2, 2018

 

 

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