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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, January 9th and 23rd

 11AM-1:30PM

North Olmsted

 Saturdays, January 16th and 30th

 11AM-1:30PM

Mentor

 Saturdays, Feb 13th and 27th

 11AM-1:30PM

North Olmsted

 Saturdays, Feb 20th and March 5th

 11AM-1:30PM

Mentor

 Saturdays, April 2nd and 16th

 11AM-1:30PM

East 30th Cleveland

 Saturdays, April 9th and 23rd

 11AM-1:30PM

Avon

 Saturdays, May 14th and 28th

 11AM-1:30PM

Mentor

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, February 6th

 11AM-1:30PM

North Olmsted

 Saturday, March 12th

 11AM-1:30PM

Mentor

 Saturday, May 21st

 11AM-1:30PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturday, June 25th

 11AM-1:30PM

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, March 19th

11AM-1:30PM

Mentor

Saturday, April 30th

11AM-1:30PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturday, May 7th

11AM-1:30PM

Avon

 

 

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, June 4th

11AM-1:30PM

Mentor

Saturday, June 11th

11AM-1:30PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturday, June 18th

11AM-1:30PM

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

 

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, February 13th

11AM-1PM

Mentor

Saturday, March 12th

11AM-1PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturday, May 14th

11AM-1PM

Avon

Saturday, July 2nd

11AM-1PM

Mentor

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

 

Date

Time

Location

Saturday, February 27th

11AM-1PM

Mentor

Saturday, March 19th

11AM-1PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturday, May 28th

11AM-1PM

Avon

Saturday, July 16th

11AM-1PM

Mentor

Saturday, August 20th

11AM-1PM

East 30th Cleveland

Saturday, September 24th

11AM-1PM

Avon

 

 

Dodd Professional (Store & HQ)

2077 East 30th Street

Cleveland, OH, 44115

 

Tel: (216) 361-6800

Toll Free: (800) 507-1676

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North Olmsted

4615 Great Northern Blvd.

North Olmsted, OH, 44070

 

Tel: (440) 777-3633

 

northolmsted@doddcamera.com

Mentor

7531 Mentor Avenue

Mentor, OH, 44060

 

Tel: (440) 951-0088

 

mentor@doddcamera.com

Avon - New Location Coming Soon!

35840 Chester Road

Avon, Ohio 44011

 

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