Professional photographer Daryl Benson (a.k.a. Chantel & KC’s Dad) will be giving a series of evening workshops on Photography. Topics discussed will be, camera basics, aperture, shutter speed, ISO settings, composition, filters, lighting, portraiture, travel, pet & child photography, design & image presentation. Theses classes are organized to share ideas and information that will improve your photographic skills and help you to get the images you envision for the projects you create.
There will be two class options starting either every Monday, Jan 14th to Feb 04th, OR every Wednesday, starting Jan 16th to Feb 06th. All class times are 7:30PM to 9:30PM.
Bring your camera and manual to all four classes. There will be shooting projects during most classes and assignments at the end of each class. Participants will be responsible for having prints made from the assignments to bring to class the following week for a group critique (no one’s being judged, it’s all for fun and learning).
Cost $75.00 – 15% discount for members – Max. 12 participants per class
Daryl Benson is a professional photographer, born and raised in Edmonton. He writes for Photo News, Photo Life, Outdoor Photographer and PC Photo Magazine. He shoots stock for both Masterfile and Getty stock agencies and has self-published three books; A Guide to Photographing the Canadian Landscape, Alberta Images and Canada. Daryl owns a coffee mug that reads “Worlds Greatest Dad.”
Five Wednesday classes starting February 20th to March 20th, each Wednesday evening will be three hours in length 7:00 - 10:00 pm. Total of 15 hours of class time plus time on your own to work on assignments from class. You will need to have time to spend on this topic to get the most from these classes.
Class One: will start with an overview of setting your Preferences in Photoshop Elements, understanding pixels, file sizes, resolutions and file formats. We’ll cover color management, how to get the best color match from camera to computer screen to output and look at Elements Organizer, a nice way to gather and organize the images you take. As you’ve probably already discovered it’s easy to get buried under the wealth of photographs you shoot!
Class Two: will start with an overview of all the Icons in the Tools Palette and then work on one of the most important and powerful aspects of Photoshop Elements – “Making Selections.” Knowing which tool to use and how to make quick, precise selections is a powerful ability and once you understand some of the better ways to do this ideas will start to bubble in your head. We’ll then cover Filter Gallery and experiment with all the Filters Elements has.
Class Three: working with Layers. The most creative aspect of Photoshop Elements is the ability to create and combine images, embellishments and textures using layers. There is so much more to this than just pasting one image over another. Elements has 25 different Blend Modes as well as Layer Masks, Adjustment Layers and Layer Styles to perfectly finesse and endlessly create with the blend.
Class Four: There are thousands of different fonts, but just because you can type your name in some cool looking font doesn’t mean you should. We’ll go over some of the guidelines of using type successfully and then some of the creative aspects of playing with font in Photoshop Elements like typing on a path (having the font follow a shape), creating beveled edges, gloss effects, kerning, line spacing etc.
Class Five: putting it all together. In this final class we’ll finish with some personal projects. How to put everything you’ve learned into practice with specific focus on projects or styles you want to work on as well as sharing some techniques I’ve learned from over 15 years of working with Photoshop.
The maximum number of participants for the class is eight. This will allow me to spend more focused time with each participant and go over some of the specific interests and projects you have.
This class is on Photoshop Elements, I’m working with version 10, older version are fine, although past Version 8 will have limitations to some of what is being covered in these classes.
Participants will need their own copy of Photoshop Elements (I’ll be instructing using version 10), their own laptop with system requirements to run Photoshop Elements, and an understanding of their individual computers (these classes are on Photoshop not general computing). If you’ve had no previous experience with Photoshop Elements that’s okay, you’ll actually get the most out of these classes.
A CD with tutorial images, free fonts, class notes, step-by-step instructions and other goodies will be provided at the beginning of each evening.
Cost $195.00 – 15% discount for members – Max 8 participants
We have recently added a new feature to our blog, a Customer Gallery.
Created by Val Stolee
Created by Kelly Oostendorp
This is a place where we would love to feature the projects and creations that all of our customers have made. We always see our product walk out the door and wonder what it's future holds, and this is a way for us to view and also share your hard work with the world!
If this is something you might be interested in participating in, all you have to do is bring in your work for us to photograph, or e-mail (email@example.com) your photos for us upload to the Customer Gallery. We will also ask if you would be comfortable allowing us to post these photos to our Facebook and Pinterest accounts.