Photography Classes

Basic Flash For Photography, Angel Navarro

Angel Navarro B
Tuesday Sep 17 6:00-8:00
Thursday Nov 7 10:00-12:00

Using your camera’s built-in or external add-on flash, you will learn the fundamentals of using this versatile resource. Discover your equipment and its functionality. Explore how to properly illuminate your subject with flash. Learn the principles of using flash to fill in shadows while preserving the natural look of ambient light. Understand the differences between flash photography and ambient light. This is an introductory class into the use of basic camera flash with a practical overview of its functions and limitations.

S1: Tuesday Sep 17 6:00-8:00
S2: Thursday Nov 7 10:00-12:00

$45 ACM Members
$70 Future Members

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements, Angel Navarro

Angel Navarro B
Monday or Tuesday 6:00-8:30

Enhancing your digital images is the next step to creating a great photograph. Immerse yourself in this feature-rich image editing program. You will learn how to crop, rotate, resize and embellish your digital photos. Discover the fundamental techniques of manipulating digital photography. Explore how to convert images to black & white, add sharpness, remove objects, replace color and so much more! By the end of this class, you will be amazed by your newfound knowledge of Adobe Photoshop Elements. This is a two-part class and provides an introduction into the use of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

S1: Tuesday Sep 3 & 10
S2: Monday Mar 23 & 30

$85 ACM Members
$110 Future Members

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Intermediate Adobe Photoshop Elements, Angel Navarro

Angel Navarro I
Mondays or Thursdays 6:00-9:00

Having received the basics from our introductory class, or if you already have a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop Elements, you’re ready for this Intermediate class. This course will be hands-on from start to finish. Practical assignments will challenge your knowledge of this application by helping you explore new tools and the methods to use them creatively and efficiently. Each session will offer the opportunity to learn something new with projects that will expand your understanding of digital image manipulation. A laptop is a requirement for this course and an installed copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements.

S1: Mondays: Oct 7, 14, 21
S2: Thursdays: Feb 6, 13, 21

$90 ACM Members
$115 Future Members

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What Do These Buttons Do? Luis Cruz

Luis Cruz  B
Tuesdays 2:00-4:30

Your camera can do some pretty amazing things! Let’s tour your camera’s control system and find those creative modes. We will dive into the importance and use of your cameras ISO, Shutter Speed, F-Stop Adjustments, Exposure Comp. & important Menu options. We will present photo slides, show you how to work those buttons & dials and be open to discussion & questions. It will be fun, informative and have you creating better photos quickly!

S1: Oct 8
S2: Nov 19
S3: Jan 14
S4: Jan 28
S5: Feb 11
S6: Feb 25
S7: Mar 3
S8: Mar 24

$41 ACM Members
$66 Future Members

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Lighting For Photography, Angel Navarro

Angel Navarro  B

Wednesday Dec 11, 9:30-12:00
Wednesday Jan 27, 6:30-9:00

An introduction to the use of t light. Understanding light is the key to capturing great pictures. In this class you will learn about ambient light and flash-generated light sources. Join us as we explore the use of ambient light for photography and how to manipulate sunlight for better pictures. That’s not all, we will also explore the use of synthetic light such as electronic flash and studio strobes. These additional light sources provide photographers with creative options when coupled with ambient light. Together we will also take a look at light modifiers and the way they reshape and modify the way we use light to create stunning portraits. No camera or equipment is required.

S1: Dec 11, 9:30-12:00
S2: Jan 27, 6:30-9:00

$50 ACM Members
$75 Future Members

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iPhone Photography, Angel Navarro

Angel Navarro  B
Friday 9:30-12:00

The iPhone is a powerful camera found in many pockets today. Its ability to record a picture rivals many digital cameras. While it’s easy to point and shoot, it houses features unknown to many users. This class will provide a hands-on experience into the use of the iPhone and how to capture amazing photography with what many will call a mere cellular phone. We’ll learn about the creative use of this powerful and feature-rich camera. Discover features such as in-camera exposure compensation, how to zoom into subjects, shoot in black and white, create panoramic images and so much more. Join us on a visit to scenic areas in Bradenton and Palmetto where we will put our iPhones to the task of capturing amazing images. An iPhone 6 or higher is required.

S1: Jan 10
S2: Mar 14

$50 ACM Members
$75 Future Members

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Photo Walk – Regatta Pointe Marina , Angel Navarro

Angel Navarro  B
Saturday or Thursday

Join us for a fun photo walk through Palmetto’s Regatta Pointe Marina. Bring your camera for this creative opportunity to capture this scenic location with photography instructor Angel Navarro. During this photo walk, we will walk throughout the park, challenging your photography skills as we use our cameras to capture the beauty of this location and its diverse subject matter. We will discuss camera technique, explore ideas and share our experiences. This encounter will be outdoors and will last approximately 3 hours. If you are taking the Nov 19 class please also bring a tripod.

S1: Saturday 9:00-12:00 Nov 2
S2: Tuesday 3:00-6:00 Nov 19

$64 ACM Members
$89 Future Members

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