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Photography, Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator


Digital Photography 1- Basics and Beyond next steps

 

Wondering what this class is about? Check out this quick one minute video! Video clip class summary: Digital Photography1

Have you got a new digital camera and are confused by complicated menus?

This class will familiarize you with the most important features of your camera so you can get better photos. Besides learning to control your camera, you'll learn how to avoid bad lighting situations and recognize when the lighting is right for general people photos, formal portraits, architecture, small objects (eBay) and landscapes.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to get good photos! If you've got a moderately priced camera and a desire to learn, your photos will be forever changed after this class. And, the class is fun!

Bring your camera, your manual, and your questions.

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class for a DVD of the entire lecture with graphics and additional supporting documents. Bring your camera, manual and questions.

Sun., March 24
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 509
Register before Jan. 28: $78
Register after Jan. 28: $85
Register two or more: $75 each
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online

OR

Sun., May 5
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 509
Register before March 25: $78
Register after March 25: $85
Register two or more: $75 each
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online


Jeffery Luhn - See bio below



Great Shots from Cell Phone Cameras!

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Wondering what this class is about? Check out this quick one minute video!
Video clip class summary: Great Shots with Your Cell Phone Camera

Come join Jeffery Luhn, a professional photographer for 35 years, as he shares his excitement and knowledge about cell phone cameras with you. Learn about the limitations, work-around, unconventional uses, filters, editing, latest apps, and advantages over full size cameras. But most of all learn to have fun with one of the most innovative and accessible technology toys of the modern age! Bring your cell phone and wear comfortable walking shoes.

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class for a DVD of the entire lecture with graphics and additional supporting documents. Bring your camera, manual and questions!

This class is suitable for all levels.

Register Early! These workshops fill fast!

Sat., March 23
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 509
Register before Jan. 28: $58
Register after Jan. 28: $65
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online



Sat., May 4
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Room: 509
Register before Mar. 25: $58
Register after Mar. 25: $65
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online


Jeffery Luhn is a full time working photographer who began his career at a small town newspaper, worked up to United Press International, eventually owning and operating studios in Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco. He graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and has a California College Lifetime Teaching Credential in Art and Photography.



Boardwalk Night Lights - Night Photography at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

 

 

Beginning at dusk students will learn how to capture the spectacular spinning lights as the sun goes down and the night sky darkens. Join Jeffery Luhn as he explains and explores Night Photography at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk. If you have wanted to experiment with long exposures, colorful streaking images and bold colors, it doesn’t get better than this.

Bring a camera with manual controls, a monopod, and your cell phone, and wear comfortable walking shoes.

Please see Class Resources webpage for important details about meeting place and other equipment considerations.

Sat., April 13
6:30 - 10:30 pm
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Register before March 25: $98
Register after March 25: $110
plus $15 materials fee at class


register online



Jeffery Luhn - see bio




Travel & Adventure Photography

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Wondering what this class is about? Check out this video! Video clip class summary: Travel Photography

When we travel we want to capture the excitement of our trip with great digital photos. You’ll learn how to capture the spirit of the locals, and the beauty and drama of your environment. Learn tricks about how to plan your trip to get the best images, get control of the lighting, use the right lens, know what to do in difficult situations, and much more. We will also discuss organizing photos and creating albums.

Your travel photos will look completely different after this class – and you’ll learn how to have more fun while you’re taking them too!

Bring your camera, manual and questions!

A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, examples and printable lesson material.

Sun., April 14
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: 509
Register before March 25: $78
Register after March 25: $85
Register two or more: $75 each
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online



Jeffery Luhn
is a full time working photographer who began his career at a small town newspaper, worked up to United Press International, eventually owning and operating studios in Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco. He graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and has a California College Lifetime Teaching Credential in Art and Photography.




Intro to Adobe Illustrator

 


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Learn to create detailed, professional illustrations and drawings digitally, whether you draw by hand or want to create an illustration from your photos. Adobe Illustrator is a large application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic tools and techniques most useful for graphic artists & photographers. Find out how to vectorize your pencil or ink drawings, convert a photo into editable vectors, create gradients, use layers, create repeating patterns, designer text tricks on a path and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop and InDesign as well.

3 Thu., March 14 - 28
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Room: 317
Register before Jan. 28: $95
Register after Jan. 28: $110

register online


Alixandra Mullins
has been a professional media and graphic designer for over 10 years and has taught Digital Media at Gavilan and Cabrillo College.



Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer
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Want to fix your photos but don’t know where to begin with Photoshop? Start here! Here’s your chance to get the basics of Photoshop and learn tools and techniques for fixing photos old and new. In this class you’ll learn to deal with image quality, color correct, repair aging scanned photos, fix the balance of light and dark, and more.

Never used Photoshop before? Need a refresher? Been using Photoshop, but want to get a firmer grounding in the basics? This class is for you. Get the best out of your photos.

This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch.


2 Sat., March 9 & 16
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register before Jan. 28: $85
Register after Jan. 28: $98


register online


Deborah Cardillo is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a Photoshop enthusiast who loves to teach others.

 


Great Portraits - Fundamentals

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Learn the fundamentals of portrait photography with a hands-on approach to the classic lighting patterns and styles developed by photographers from 1860 through modern day Hollywood. Techniques include the use of artificial and natural lighting. Find out how to make the most of your subject, adapt to challenging shooting conditions inside and outdoors, and pose your subject for maximum effect. This class is for anyone with the desire to take their photography to the next level; hobbyists, photo enthusiasts and people that use photography in their jobs. The techniques are applicable to digital cameras, cell phones, film and video.

Bring your camera and manual.

A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, and examples.

COMING SOON!
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Room: VAPA 2022

Register before May 31: $78
Register after May 31: $85
Register two or more: $75 each
plus $15 materials fee at class

register online



Jeffery Luhn is a full time working photographer who began his career at a small town newspaper, worked up to United Press International, eventually owning and operating studios in Hong Kong, New York, and San Francisco. He graduated from Brooks Institute of Photography and has a California College Lifetime Teaching Credential in Art and Photography.

 


 



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