These courses are taught online through the University of Nevada, Reno. These classes consist of online video tutorials, assignments and group discussions. These are ideal classes for those students who have schedules that do not meet traditional teaching times, or live in areas that are too far away from the campus. Each class is 4 weeks long.
This course is designed for the beginning Photoshop user who has little or no experience. The course will begin with Photoshop’s basic interface structure, then move on to working with single and multiple images. The course will cover image composition and photo retouching, as well as graphic design skills including working with type and layer styles.
Dates: May 17 – June 13, 2016
In this advanced-level course, students will continue to hone their Photoshop skills to produce high quality images and designs in a variety of media. The course is ideal for those who have completed Beginning Photoshop and for experienced Photoshop users looking for new tricks and techniques to help improve creativity while reducing time spent on projects.
Dates: Feb. 23 – Mar. 21, 2016
Illustrator is the industry leading drawing/vector program, and this course is designed to take beginning participants from knowing very little to creating quality artwork. Experienced Illustrator users will also benefit from the course, with opportunities to hone skills and acquire information, techniques, and valuable practice and guidance.
Dates: Mar. 22 – Apr. 18, 2016
Adobe InDesign is the industry standard when it comes to creating multiple-page documents for both print and digital delivery. This course will cover how to use InDesign and also introduce and demystify print industry terminology. From print collateral to presentations, this course covers a variety of topics everyone should know and that are applicable in any kind of business.
Dates: Apr. 19 – May 16, 2016
Adobe Premiere is an industry standard video-editing program used by editors in all fields of film, documentary, commercial and television production. This course will take students from the most basic editing techniques to using Premiere to create compelling video content. Participants will import, edit and export video in a variety of formats with Adobe Premiere, and develop skills for combining video, still images, audio and music to tell a unique and engaging story through video. Although this class is specific to Premiere, it also covers general skills and practices of video editing.
Dates: Mar. 22 – Apr. 18, 2016
Adobe After Effects is the industry leading motion graphics program used in every field of film and television production. Learn to create animated screen graphics that will make any video stand out from the field. Opening and closing credits, lower thirds and animation techniques are among the skills covered in the course. Create compelling motion graphics with Adobe After Effects to that can be used with video content and in presentations and electronic publications. It is recommended that participants have taken the Adobe Premiere course prior to enrolling in After Effects or have video editing experience.
Dates: Apr. 19 – May 16, 2016
These course are taught through the Nevada Museum of Art, and they are 100% hands on. Students get to not only work with their camera and gear in class, but real work sceniors that are create to help enforce the techniques of the class.
This photography class is for students who own, or are planning to own, a Speedlight for their cameras (The small flash that can be attached to the top of the camera). Students will learn how to create better light on and off the camera with this lighting accessory and go from flat ugly lighting, to creating light that can compete with expensive studio lighting. This class is perfect for those just learning about lighting, and professionals who are looking to add the power of Speedlights to their skill set.
Dates: Saturdays, April 9 and 16 / 10 am – 2 pm
This class is designed for beginning to intermediate photographers who have purchased a digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera, which is a camera with removable lenses. Course participants will explore the specific features of DSLR cameras, as well as general photographic skills and techniques to make great pictures.
Dates: Saturdays, May 7 and 14 / 10 am – 2 pm
Advanced DSLR continues teaching students how to use their cameras to create better pictures, but now students are working in hands on environment, polishing skills they already learned in the Beginning class, as well as new techniques. This class creates real world scenarios for students to photograph. Composition and simple lighting instruction are also taught during this class, and help take student’s photography to the next level.
These week long course are perfect for those that want a hands on experience, but need more time with the subject matter. Join me in Maine for a week of information, inspiration and knowledge!
Discover the possibilities of digital imaging in this fun introductory course. Students will learn the basics of digital camera controls and workflow from capture to print output while cultivating and executing their creative ideas. In-class instructions and assignments cover non-automatic shooting modes, image storage capabilities, file types, menus, exposure, light, shutter effects, and image creation and innovation.
Demonstrations and lectures are complemented by field trips to beautiful Midcoast locations. Students take their field images back to the digital lab, and learn to utilize Adobe Lightroom software and Epson printers for optimal image development, organization and output. Extensive hands-on class and fieldwork provides students with the knowledge and practice to become comfortable with digital SLR cameras and image processing.
Dates: Aug 7 to Aug 13, 2016
Learn a solid foundation of the tools Adobe Lightroom 5 and Adobe Photoshop CC have to offer the photographer interested in advanced image making. This one-week course provides an in-depth investigation into capturing images and using a workflow methodology for photographers to create images in their intended vision. Working with raw files, students use both global and local adjustments in Lightroom to control color and contrast and then move onto Photoshop for further refinement. Fundamental Photoshop concepts such as retouching and adjustment layers, along with masking, layer blending and sharpening techniques are covered and practiced in the lab. The focus of image manipulation is to maintain image quality and prepare images for printing on various papers. Other topics explored throughout the week are image content and composition, camera controls and lens choices, file management and workflow concepts, specific considerations for both color and black and white images, histograms and controlling color from capture to output.
Outside of the lab, students explore Maine’s scenery to create new images. Participants experience the myriad possibilities digital imaging offers both in the field and in the lab. Daily lectures, demonstrations, and lots of hands-on lab work provide students with the opportunity to advance their skills and take their images to the next level. Participants leave the Workshops with newfound digital knowledge and prints of their images that showcase the week’s intensive lab work.What you will learn:
Advanced Lightroom techniques, core Photoshop basics including layers, masks, adjustments, selections, and photography tools. Advanced camera functions and deeper understanding of light and composition.
Dates: Aug 14 to Aug 20, 2016
Can a person really learn how to light in a single week? Well if they take this class, they can! Learn how to use both continuous and strobe/flash light sources to create dramatic images, with emphasis on quick, but effective lighting setups.
The week begins in the studio, discussing the basic characteristics of light: color, quality, and direction. You will begin working with continuous light first, then move to studio strobes and hot shoe flashes.
While creating simple yet effective lighting is stressed, more complex lighting scenarios will also be taught using multiple light sources and mixed lighting.
The lighting tools for this workshop will be a mix of studio-sized, battery-powered strobes and modifiers (softboxes, umbrellas, grids, gels, flags, etc), as well as small flash. Students also learn how to use professional grip gear such as C-stands and booms.
Class time includes discussion about lighting issues that arise in the field, as well as strategies for creating beautiful portraits on location. Students will shoot on location in the afternoons and evenings. Critiques and lessons follow the next morning. At the weeks end, participants will feel confident in their use of light and strobe lighting systems in a variety of conditions.
Dates: Aug 21 to Aug 27, 2016