Photography



Classic Black and White Photography

Many of the most powerful, memorable and effective photographs are black and white images. With digital photography though you can no longer take a great black and white photograph... but you can create one using the black and white photography techniques. Students will be challenged to visualize the world in black and white and produce striking portrait, landscape and travel photographs.

In this course, participants use a digital camera to take photos and use computer software photo editing techniques in post processing software to make Classic Black and White photographs. Class includes one off campus photography outing. Photoshop and other software will be used - no prior knowledge necessary.

Materials fee $5 payable to instructor.

Bring your camera and charged batteries to class.



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212104
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 7/21 - 8/11 Sa 12:45 PM - 03:45 PM $132.00 View

DSLR Camera I

Get out of the auto mode and get the most out of your DSLR Camera. Switching from film or diving into digital photography with a digital SLR camera can be a daunting leap. The terminology alone can be like learning another language. This course is for photographers with little or no experience with today’s Digital SLR cameras. Participants will advance past auto and into the buttons and menus that surround the camera inside and out. With hands-on your camera you will use various focus modes, change white balance and ISO, override the flash and discover the possibilities of your camera while gaining a deeper understanding of Program mode and camera presets. Participants will find out how, when and where to change the settings on their DSLR camera. Along the way, you will receive tips on composition and how to prepare for photo opportunities. This class focuses on the camera and camera settings. Bring your camera, camera manual, and charged camera batteries to class.

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor. Class is hands-on learning with a professional photographer.



Additional Information

About the Instructor: Noella Vigeant is a professional portrait photographer, specializing in commercial and portrait photography. Noella started as a hobbiest photographing family and places around the world for over 25 years. Noella is an artist and mother with a passion for preserving memories through photography. See her work at her Web site: www.noellavigeantphotography.com

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206404
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 7/14 - 7/28 Sa 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM $110.00 View

DSLR Camera II

Get out of auto and get the most of your DSLR Camera. DSLR II takes the photographer into the world of shutter speed and aperture exposure modes. Learn how to stop action, blur motion, and purposefully create crisp or fuzzy backgrounds in your photographs. This class starts your path to understanding how to configure camera settings to get the shots you want. You will use your camera in hands-on exercises to learn these advanced exposure modes.

Come find out which lens is right for your style of photography and where to buy and rent photographic equipment. Get tips for composition, lighting and exposure from a professional photographer. This class is focused on the camera.

Bring your camera, manual, tripod (if you have one), questions and charged batteries to class for hands-on experience in shutter and aperture.

Materials Fee $5 payable to instructor.



Additional Information

About the Instructor: Noella Vigeant is a professional portrait photographer, specializing in commercial and portrait photography. Noella started as a hobbiest photographing family and places around the world for over 25 years. Noella is an artist and mother with a passion for preserving memories through photography. See her work at her Web site: www.noellavigeantphotography.com

Prerequisites: DSLR Camera I
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Santa Clara Adult Education
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18 - &up Vigeant 8/4 - 8/11 Sa 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM $66.00 View

HDR Photography Workshop

Curious about HDR photography? This process is amazing for real estate and travel photography. In this photography class you will Shoot it, ‘Shop’ it and Share it.

Our first Saturday is with cameras working in the classroom and out in the field setting up for the exposures needed to create High Dynamic Range photographs.

Our second Saturday is all about how to process, what software to use,how is it done, what subjects make good HDR. Explore the various HDR software’s available for processing your HDR captures while learning the foundations for this style of photography.

This class is start to finish from camera to finished photo.Bring camera, tripod (you need one), card reader or cords, and charged batteries to our first class.

Contact instructor for software instruction: noellavigeant@gmail.com.



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212004
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 7/7 - 7/14 Sa 09:00 AM - 02:00 PM $66.00 View

Portrait Photography - Evening Light

You don’t need to own a studio to take good people pictures. Compose, pose and capture great images of people by learning the art of portrait photography. This class focuses on artificial and natural lighting used to make portraits in the golden hour, twilight, and ambient light.

Through lecture and hands on exercises participants explore the reflecting light, measuring light, balancing light,white balance in the golden light, and working with subjects for making portraits. Bring your camera,charged batteries, and a tripod if you have one to class.

Each class includes in-class and home assignments and tips for improving photo composition and lighting. Make beautiful pictures of the beautiful people in your life.

Materials Fee $10 payable first class.

Class is hands-on learning with a professional photographer.



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206604
Santa Clara Adult Education
Room F7
18 - &up Vigeant 7/24 - 8/14 Tu 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $132.00 View