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 2015:
(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.)
WEEKEND CLASSES AT POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, CA
Register through Point Reyes Field Institute, www.ptreyes.org.
In spring, 2015, I'll offer two or three classes empasizing different aspects of landscape photography. Please check the Pt. Reyes web site in early 2015 for specifics.
Creative Photography Weekend
This class will introduce you to a wide range of creative possibilities, lovely low-tech ways of giving your photos a new look, accomplished almost entirely in-camera rather than in Photoshop. Through a series of classroom talks and demonstrations, field sessions in several scenic locations, and evaluations of your results, we will explore the many uses of blur through motion and shallow depth-of-field, photographing moonrise and moonset, night photography by moonlight and town lights, star trails, polarizing and special effects filters, pinhole photography, and other techniques as time permits. Our overriding goals will be to try some new techniques, get our creative juices flowing, and have some fun. It will be a full weekend, but at a leisurely pace. You should leave enlightened but not exhausted.
Held at the secluded Clem Miller Environmental Education Center near Limantour Beach
Friday, 7:00 pm-Sunday, 4:00 pm, dates TBA
Limited to 14 students. Cost: $320, $300 for PRNSA members
CLASSES AT WALNUT CREEK CIVIC ARTS EDUCATION, SHADELANDS CAMPUS, WALNUT CREEK, CA
Register through Civic Arts, www.arts-ed.org
Photographing Cities Day and Night
3 Wednesday evenings, 7:30-9:30, Jan. 28, Feb. 4 and 11
2 Saturday field trips, Jan. 31, 3:00-8:00pm, Feb. 7, 6:30-11:30am
Limited to 15 students, Cost: $99
EVENING CLASSES AT ACALANES ADULT EDUCATION CENTER, 1963 Tice Valley Blvd., Walnut Creek
We meet one night a week for 10 weeks. No field trips, but very reasonably priced.
Enroll on-line here. http://www.acalanes.k12.ca.us/adulted
Basic Digital and Film Photography
Photo fundamentals for beginners: understanding camera controls, working in black and white and color, plus practical assignments in composition, landscape, and people.
Tuesday nights, 7:30-9:30, Jan.6-Mar. 10; April 7-June 9
Limited to 20 students. Cost: $92, seniors $83
A more in-depth study of composition, landscape, people and close-up photography
Thursday nights, 7:30-9:30, Jan. 8-Mar. 12
Limited to 20 students, Cost: $92, seniors $83
Advanced Photo Workshop
Students each choose a personal photo project, create a body of work, make prints, matte and frame them, and we hang an exhibit at the end. Lots of help and guidance along the way. Highly recommended for expanding your skills.
Thursday nights, 7:30-9:30, April 9-June 11, plus exhibit hanging , date TBA
Limited to 16 students. Cost $92, seniors $83