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Fundamentals of Photography I

In this seminar you will learn the basic techniques of SLR photography and how they relate to your photos.
Topics covered include the use of shutter speeds, lens aperture, focal length, depth of field, ISO, metering, and lighting. 
We will also discuss the guidelines of composition and the application of creative techniques, leading to more powerful images. The workshop consists of 2 parts that will include lecture, discussion and image analysis. You will be assigned activities to complete between the two sessions that will put the concepts we discuss into practice.

Each class session lasts approximately 2-1/2 hours.

Fee: $65/person. Registration is required.

Date

Time

Location

Saturdays, July 23rd and 30th

11AM-1:30PM

Mentor

Saturdays, August 6th and 13th

11AM-1:30PM

Avon

Saturdays, September 10th and 24th

11AM-1:30PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturdays, Sept 17th and Oct 1st

11AM-1:30PM

Mentor

Saturdays, October 22nd and 29th

11AM-1:30PM

Avon

Saturdays, November 12th and 19th

11AM-1:30PM

East 30th Cleveland

Fundamentals of Photography II

Today's digital cameras have amazing capabilities and features. Now that you have learned the basics, this class will take your knowledge and understanding of your camera and photography even further. Topics such as metering options, white balance, focus modes, histograms, and menus will be covered. We will also review and discuss compositional techniques and guidelines. Fundamentals of Photography I or equivalent knowledge level is recommended for this class.

Each class session lasts approximately 2-1/2 hours.

Fee: $45/person. Registration is required.

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, August 27th

11AM-1PM

Avon

Saturday, October 15th

11AM-1PM

Mentor

Saturday, November 5th

11AM-1PM

Avon

Nature Photography

Learn how to take better landscape, macro, and wildlife photos through the proper use of depth-of-field, shutter speed, lighting and more. See what it takes to get that elusive photo. A basic knowledge of SLR photography or having taken our Fundamentals of Photography Workshop is highly recommended.

Fee: $45 /person Registration is required.

 

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, August 20th

11AM-1PM

Avon

Saturday, October 8th

11AM-1PM

Mentor

 

 

Macro and Close-up Photography

Open up a new world of photography by getting up close and personal with the small things of our world. See new and seldom seen detail that is all around us. Macro photography however requires more attention to photographic technique. Learn about the considerations of taking close-up images such as controlling depth of field, specialized equipment, and more.

 

Fee: $45 /person Registration required

 

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, September 3rd

11AM-1PM

Avon

One on One Tutoring

Learn about your camera based on your specific questions and needs. Your instructor will provide individualized guidance on how to take better pictures, post-production editing or whatever you need to achieve your photographic goals. We schedule at all Dodd Camera location according to your convenience and our staffing. Rates are dependent on the type of camera.

SLR Camera ~ $75.00/hour

 

Point & Shoot Camera ~ $50.00/hour

 

 

Beginner's Photoshop - Part I

Part I of our Beginner's Photoshop series is built to get you started with Adobe Photoshop/Elements. Step by step you will learn how to navigate the photoshop workspace, toolbar, and menus. Review the most important tools and concepts while utilizing the same photograph. We will start to understand the necessary and basic adjustments for better quality printing, including image size and aspect ration as well as proper color balancing.

Fee: $90 Registration Required

 

Please be sure to bring a laptop so that you can follow along and work on our in-class projects!

 

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, August 6th

11AM-1PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturday, September 10th

11AM-1PM

Avon

 

 

Beginner's Photoshop - Part II

Bring your creativity to life in Part II of our Beginner's Photoshop series. We will explore and have fun with layers, text, blending modes, brushes, and more! Together we will learn how to alter images using a variety of Photoshop techniques that will enhance your creative vision. Join us to turn an ordinary photograph into a work of art and further explore your basic editing skills.

Fee: $90 Registration Required

 

Please be sure to bring a laptop so that you can follow along and work on our in-class projects!

 

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, August 20th

11AM-1PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturday, September 24th

11AM-1PM

Avon

 

 

Sports Photography for Beginners

Interested in how to shoot sports like a pro? Join pro Mike Demeter as he demonstrates how to capture those elusive action shots of your kids or even professional events. We will address: gear, camera settings for sharp focus and stopping motion, indoor events, and much more!! A basic knowledge of DSLR photography is recommended. Two action packed hours await you!

 

Fee: $45 per person - Registration Required

 

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday, September 14th

6PM-8PM

Mentor

Saturday, September 17th

10AM-12PM

East 30th Cleveland

 

Photography for Kids!

 

If your kids are always wanting to use your camera to take pictures, this is the class for them. Kids aged 9-13 are welcome to come and learn more about photography and what makes a good picture. This 60 minute class is just the thing for kids to get a camera in their hands and explore the fun world of picture taking. No camera needed, just a love of photography!

 

Fee: $10 registration required

 

Date

Time

Location

Wednesday, August 3rd

10:30AM-11:30AM

Avon

Wednesday, August 10th

10:30AM-11:30AM

Avon

Saturday, October 8th

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Avon

Saturday, October 15th

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Avon

 

 

Antique Black & White Photography in the Digital Age

"You don't take a photograph, you make it" ~ Ansel Adams. One of the greatest pioneers in the world of black and white photography, Adams became a true visionary figure. Learn how his method has transitioned into modern day digital B&W photography. In this 90 minute class we will go through the different aspects of B&W imaging in a digital platform. We will review concepts such as lighting, contrast, filters and toning. Join us in turning your black and white images into stunning antique photographs.

One 8x10 glossy aluminum print included.

Fee: $45 per person. Registration is required.

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, September 17th

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Avon

East 30th

2077 East 30th Street

Cleveland, OH, 44115

 

Tel: (216) 361-6800

Toll Free: (800) 507-1676

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Avon

35840 Chester Road

Avon, Ohio 44011

 

Tel: (440) 201-2205

 

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Mentor

7531 Mentor Avenue

Mentor, OH, 44060

 

Tel: (440) 951-0088

 

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