Don't let technology prevent you from making great images
with your digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera
Camera Fundamentals; without craft there is no art. - February 14 & 28, 2015, 9a to 3pGet off to a great start with this two session class that will show you how to get the most from your digital camera by learning creative control of exposure, focus and perspective. This is the perfect course if you are new to digital SLR cameras or have been hampered by technology. $149 ($50 discount when you sign up with a friend).Gear is Good - February 21, 2015, 9a to 12pWe all love our gear. Spend the morning learning the hows and whys of cameras, lenses, filters, tripods, light modifiers, light stands, reflectors and diffusers as we demonstrate closeup, portraiture and landscape photography. A great event for anyone considering buying new gear. Free!
Portraiture - March 14, 2015, Image Review - March 28, 2015, 9a to 2p
Learn how to use available and created light to create portraits that flatter your subject. We start with understanding the elements of exposure, focus and depth of field before we demonstrate how to control available and created light to make portraits. You will learn how to use natural light, reflectors and fill flash both indoors and out of doors. This is a hands-on photo shoot using both tripod and handheld techniques. Donna Harvey will be our model. We will review your images using Lightroom for post processing.
Macro; it's all in the details - March 21, 2015, Image Review - March 28, 2015, 9a to 2p
This an exciting opportunity to enter the world of Close-up/Macro photography. You will be learn what equipment you'll need to produce beautiful Macro Art. We will explore the technical aspects of f/stop selection, exposure, best lighting, background selection, what and where to find subjects, finding character in your subjects, learning to see in macro, how to make some equipment to achieve a better image and many more tips and how to finish using post processing software. Bring your camera (charged battery and maybe a spare) macro lens and tripod. If you don't have a DSLR or macro lens, bring what you have. There will be lots of stuff to shoot while having a fun and exciting day of photography.Landscape - May 2, 2015 (1500-2000 hours), Image Review May 23, 2015 (0900 to 1200 hours)
Learn how to use the special light at the end of the day to create golden hour, sunset, moon rise and night sky images from multiple vantage points at one of the oldest scenic light houses in RI. We will meet in the afternoon, be on site before sunset and stay through nightfall. Tripod, flashlight and practical shoes are required. We will review your images using Lightroom for post processing.
Be Ready Before the Moment - A photojournalistic approach - May 3, 2015 (noon to 2:30pm), $49
Instructors: Bob Kidd & Laura Paton
Lightroom 6 (Creative Cloud) - June 13 & 20, 2015, 8a to 12pA great class for those just starting out in Lightroom. Learn how to use the powerful Library & Develop modules on your journey to be a better photographer. Instructors: Mike & Bob. Details here. $149Lightroom - Editing Essentials - June 27, 2015, 8a - 12pMike and Bob will take you on a deeper dive into the Develop module for those who are familiar with Lightroom. We will explore selective editing, add on programs, demonstrate why you might want to use an editing tablet and review the new editing features of Lightroom 6 (Creative Cloud). Details here. $99
Guided Photography Shoots
New York City - June 17, 2015 - details here.
come walk with Bob & Laura and discover how to make photographs with your eyes and heart
"This first class in a 3 part series focused on portrait work with both indoor and outdoor shoots. On this series of shots the emphasis was on lighting, both with on camera and off camera lights supplied by things like our very own camera's pop-up flash (diffused with a coffee-cup lid of all things!) to a pretty sizable soft-box, to our individual speedlights. As the circumstances of the surroundings changed, it was challenging to adapt your lighting to suit the needs of the space! All in all an excellent beginning to this fun and informational class. Can't wait for next week when we try something completely out of my comfort zone! "- Theresa Oliver
"Went to Boot Camp today, it was great improving taking portraits.Thank you, Bob Kidd and Mike Dooley." - Gerry Grabowski
"Yes lots of fun, what a great night all around. Thank you to both Bob & Mike for being such patient & knowledgeable teachers. It was very nice of the rain to wait till we left. Now to edit the 230 pics Can't wait to see everyone's posts." - Melanie Madden
"Last night was such a wonderful and memorable experience. A beautiful evening, great location, Honey moon, roaring tide- all these would have been insignificant without you three. Throughout the evening you took care to share your vast expertise, giving support and encouragement, with patience and caring that we would do our best. Most of all, we all had fun. As I left my home for Pt. Judith, I wondered if I would be able to last until 9pm. You can imagine how surprised I was to arrive home at midnight, ! filled with joy and the excitement of having a special learning and photo experience. I felt as though you were long time friends, as well.Thanks for all of it. I hope to see you again soon." - Barbara DeCesare