Photography Classes
I’ve been teaching photography to adults in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1980. Many of my students have returned for additional classes, which I take to mean they liked how I teach, or they didn’t learn it all the first time, or both. Here are some of my upcoming classes, and the venues where I plan to teach them in 2021: (Note: You must register for these classes through the education programs hosting them. Their web sites and printed catalogs contain more detailed descriptions of the classes.)

Having successfully taught “Adventures in Creative Photography” on-line this fall, I will be repeating it in an expanded version, along with my ever-popular “Basic Photography”, starting in early January, through Acalanes Adult Education Center. Also, through Point Reyes Field Institute, I’ll be teaching “Dramatic Shoreline Photography” in a new 5-part hybrid format with three Zoom meetings and two in-person field shoots (with all appropriate covid safety measures). 
Here are the details:

Dramatic Shoreline Photography 
The extreme high and low tides of winter provide ideal conditions for photographing some of the most beautiful beaches and estuaries at Point Reyes National Seashore. With two guided Saturday field shoots (entirely outdoors, with masks and distancing), and three Tuesday evening Zoom meetings, we’ll have plenty of time to both discuss how to improve your composition and field technique, and evaluate your photos from our field shoots.

Zoom meetings 7:00-9:00pm, January 26, February 2 and 16
Field shoots 1:00-6:00pm, January 30, February 13.
Limited to 12 students, cost: $350 ($335 for PRNSA members)
Register through Point Reyes National Seashore Association, www.ptreyes.org. Go to Classes by topic—The Arts—Dramatic Shoreline Photography—Register.


Kehoe Beach with setting moon at dusk

Basic Digital and Film Photography
For beginners who want to understand and fully control their camera for better, more creative photos.  Learn to make stronger compositions and use natural light more effectively for landscape and people pictures in color and black and white. You will need an SLR or other type of camera that allows full manual control, and some sort of image-editing software, and you must be able to spend some time outside of class working on assignments. Digital or film cameras may be used.

10 Zoom meetings, Wednesday evenings, 7:00-9:00pm, January 6-March 10
Limited to 15 students, cost: $130 ($117 seniors)
Register through Acalanes Adult Education Center, www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/adulted.
Note: This class often fills fast, so please register soon if you want to take it.

Adventures in Creative Photography
A class for those already familiar with their camera's essential controls and able to make basic adjustments in image-editing software. Want to expand your photographic horizons with some new subjects and techniques? We'll explore both conceptual and traditional subjects with inspirational slide shows, assignments open to personal interpretation, and critiques of your work, and have a lot of fun along the way.

8 Zoom meetings, Thursday evenings, 7:00-9:00, January 7-February 25
Limited to 12 students, cost: $100 ($90 seniors)
Register through Acalanes Adult Education Center, www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/adulted.


The view from Kirby Cove at magic time