Starting March 1 is the Photo Challenge course. We will explore three different types of photography: portrait, landscape and artistic impression. You'll have the chance to spread your creative wings and see what ideas your classmates came up with for each topic.
Starting March 2 is Creative Camera Techniques. In this class we'll further explore the effects of changing shutter speed, aperture, ISO and white balance on your pictures. You'll go beyond just recording your subject to interpreting it with these skills.
Zooming during a long exposure
Photoshop Elements Workflow begins on March 6. In this course you learn a basic photo editing process that you can apply to any pictures, whether they came from your digital SLR or phone. Even the best photos out of the camera can often be improved with a series of simple steps. The school provides the computer and the software so you can try out editing without having to purchase any special supplies.
Before and after editing
Finally, Mastering Manual Exposure begins on March 7. In this course you learn to control the entire exposure triangle yourself: shutter speed, aperture and ISO. This gives you the most control of any shooting mode and enables you to create consistent exposures in any lighting situation.
Making pictures at night
You can register online or by phone at 406-549-8765 during normal business hours. I hope to see you in one of these spring classes!
With this post I'm starting a new series of photos from my recently published book The Grace of Trees. I hope you enjoy the pictures. You can learn more about this limited edition artist's book on my web site.
Have you ever looked at a photograph you especially like and wondered how the photographer made it? What was her thought process? Why did she pick that subject? Did he set up the scene or just find it? What role did photo editing play in the result?
Fort Missoula in Snow
Tony Rizzuto and Tim Cooper of Photographer's Breakthrough have started a new series of blog posts called "Insights." In it, each goes through the other person's image library and selects a photograph they like. Then they interview each other about how they made the picture and what challenges they overcame to create it. Fascinating stuff! Check it out!