Seeing with New Eyes with Carla Kimball
May 8, 4-7pm and Wednesday evenings 5/11, 5/18, 5/25, & 6/1 from 7-8:30 pm
9 instructional hours, $175, limited to 8 students, A materials list sent upon registration.
The advent of the digital camera has made photography much more accessible to everyone. But what do we take photos of? Snapshots of friends and family? Scenic views? Beautiful sunsets?
In this class we’ll learn look at the world differently. Drawing on contemplative photography practice and influenced by the Buddhist Miksang approach to photography, we’ll discover the beauty and mystery in the ordinary. This is not a technique class, although we might touch on technique as we seek to refine an image. This is not a composition class, although we might consider small tweaks to an image to improve its composition. This IS a class where you’ll practice becoming quiet inside so that you can truly see what’s in front of you and discover the wealth of imagery that’s always right there if you just pay attention.
During the first (3-hour) session we’ll do a series of exercises with and without the camera to help you begin to look at the world differently. For the remaining 4 sessions we’ll review images you bring in to class in response to thematic weekly assignments. During the final session we’ll invite friends and family to a slide show of each persons favorite images from the class.
Carla Kimball has a degree in Counseling/Psychology and a specialization in Expressive Therapy. As a long time practitioner of the contemplative arts (meditation, tai chi, yoga), a facilitator of group experience, and a photographer of ordinary things, Carla has experienced the power of photography to quiet the mind. Two years ago she began a daily photo blog, not only as an vehicle for sharing her photographs, but also as a venue in which to practice crafting good questions and deep thought.
Learn How to Use Your Digital Camera with Lia Rothstein
Thursday Evenings: June 30, July 7, 14, 21, and 28, 6-9 pm
15 class hours, $300
Are you puzzled by all the features on your digital camera? Terrified by the manual? Learn what the dials and menus mean on your camera and how to use them effectively in this popular class.
Topics to be covered include image resolution, file formats, storage media, ISO, white balance, color spaces, sharpening, metering systems, histograms, exposure compensation, shooting modes & so much more!
Since it’s summer, we’ll be able to go out shooting to take advantage of the long days. We’ll also look at the work of famous photographers and assess what makes their work stand out and how they use composition and photographic technique to achieve what they want to say in their images.