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Basics Of Digital SLR Photography

Unlock your camera’s potential to create great photos by manipulating ISO, shutter speed and aperture. Enhance your landscape and portrait images. Whether you are new to photography or just need to brush up your skills, you will gain a better understanding of your camera and all you can do with it. Digital SLR camera required; no point-and-shoot or fixed lens cameras. 2 SESSIONS

Sec 1: Mon & Wed, Sep 23 & 25, 6:30-8:30 pm
Freehold Campus
Sec 2: Mon & Wed, Dec 2 & 4, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XARTP 069

Photography Master Class

Learn the basics of operating your camera, the theory behind great picture taking, and how to manage your images using Adobe Lightroom CC. Each session will build upon concepts learned in the previous session, leaving time for experimentation with the camera including composing images, using the photographic triangle, and managing and editing your photos using software. Designed for beginners who want to learn more about their DSLR camera and how to manage their photos. Limited enrollment. 3 SESSIONS

NOTE: This class encompasses basics of Digital SLR Photography (XARTP 097), Camera Theory (XARTP 091) and Lightroom (XARTP 102)

Sat, Oct 5-Oct 19, 10 am-2 pm
Fee and Code: $179, XARTP 097

Camera Theory

Prerequisite: Introduction to DSLR or working knowledge of your camera. Explore how ISO, Aperture, and Shutter speed works in unison to create incredible images. Please bring your Nikon or Canon DSLR camera to class and be ready to switch off automatic or guided modes in order to learn how to make manual adjustments which will take your photography to the next level. Students must have access to their own DSLR and have a basic working knowledge of their camera. Software and hardware not required. Just an open mind and a willingness to learn how ISO, Aperture, and Shutter work together in various situations.

Sec 1: Mon & Wed, Oct 28 & 30, 6:30-8:30 pm
Freehold Campus
Sec 2: Sat, Nov 16, 10 am-2 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XARTP 091


Now that you’ve taken pictures you probably want a way to store, catalog, and edit them. To do so you need a robust application like Adobe Lightroom. Come learn the basics of Lightroom Classic and how you can take your photography to the next level using this powerful storage and editing software.

Mon & Wed, Nov 11 & 13, 6:30-8:30 pm
Fee and Code: $69, XARTP 102

Sunday Photo Walk In Asbury Park

Patricia Hart Zackman, professional photographer
Explore the Beaux-Arts architecture of historic Asbury Park with your camera. Begin with the carousel building, designed by Whitney Warren and Charles Wetmore, the architects of Grand Central Station. Then see the colorful murals on our way to the historic Casino building, ending our walk along the boardwalk at Convention Hall. Get tips on composition, lighting, and perspective. A website will be set up to share images after the walk. All levels and cameras welcome. Working knowledge of your camera required. Rain date October 13th. Please note, no refund will be given if rain date is used.

Sun, Oct 6, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $39, XARTP 107

Fun With Bokeh

Patricia Hart Zackman, professional photographer

“Bokeh,” a Japanese word meaning blur, has appeared in photos since the early days of photography. It refers to the out of focus highlights produced by wide open apertures. Begin with an interactive discussion of the process, then participate in a hands-on workshop. Bring your fastest lens (min f2.8) and discover natural bokeh. Create your own bokeh using props to create fun images. Props provided.

Wed, Oct 9 & 16, 6:30-8 pm
Fee & Code: $35, XARTP 109

Sun Printing

Patricia Hart Zackman, professional photographer
Harness the rays of the sun to create an alternative process print! Using 8×10 cyanotype paper, sunlight, and water we will create unique images. Bring your imagination and interesting solid objects to work with. Objects will be laid on paper, exposed to the sun’s rays, and then rinsed with water. The blocked areas remain white, while the exposed areas turn a beautiful blue. Materials fee $10 payable to instructor. We need full sunshine for effective printing, so rain date is October 26th. Please note, no refund will be given if rain date is used.

Sat, Oct 19, 10am-noon
Fee and Code: $29, XARTP 108

Creating Portraits: It’s All About The Light

Patricia Hart Zackman, professional photographer
Learn simple techniques for creating great portraits. Explore hard light vs. soft light, natural light vs. artificial light, on and off camera flash. Learn when and how to enhance light. Other topics include making your subject comfortable and minimizing flaws. Investigate and create a variety of portrait types including self-portrait and
portraits that tell a story without showing the subject’s face. A DSLR camera is required for this class. 3 SESSIONS

Sat, Nov 2-16, 10 am-noon
Fee and Code: $89, XARTP 099

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