Workshops

Ghost Images (Painting with Light) - Dwain Shaw

Photography is often called “painting with light.” During this safari to the Summerville Cemetery, you will learn the skill and artistry of actually painting a scene with light. The advent of digital camers has given new impetus and fascination to this art form.

Saturday 10/31     7:45 pm to 9:45 pm     $20      25 students      @ Summerville Cemetery

 

Fundamentals of Photography - Jim Morgenthaler

An introduction to digital SLR cameras and an overview of the basics of good photography including: qualities of light, interchangeable lenses, creative uses of shutter and aperture, composition, electronic flash and portraiture basics. Instructor created video tutorials will be available. Students should bring their cameras and instruction manuals.

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Saturday 10/27     10:00 to 1:00      $20     15 students      @ Heritage Academy

 

Introduction to Photoshop and Photoshop Elements - Jim Morgenthaler

You will learn how just a few simple adjustments in either program can dramatically improve your digital images. Including: how to crop images for more dramatic composition; multiple ways to adjust for correct exposure and color balance, using adjustment layers and much more. Instructor created video tutorials will be available. Optionally, students can bring their laptops to follow along with the demonstrations.

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Saturday 10/27     2:00 to 5:00     $20      15 students      @ Heritage Academy

 

Shooting in the Manual Mode - Dwain Shaw

All photography, be it digital or film, is based on the premise of the Exposure Triangle, that being aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. This workshop will focus on the basics of these three control elements and how they react with one another to result in a perfectly exposed image. As an added bonus, the workshop will also deal with the basics of composition, and how the Exposure Triangle can assist you with the artistic arrangement of parts of a picture.

Saturday 11/3     10:00 to 12:00     $10     25 students      @ Augusta Prepratory School

 

Unraveling the Mysteries of High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography - Dwain Shaw

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, is a set of techniques that allow a greater range between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging. This technique, completed either through an image editor, such as Photoshop, or third party software, combines a minimum of three images, each exposed for shadow, average and highlights of the scene, to produce a visually exciting image. This workshop will teach these techniques that will begin with the how to take the images to how to process the images for amazing results.

Saturday 11/3     1:30 to 3:30     $10     25 students      @ Augusta Prepratory School

 

Exploring and Photographing Magnolia Cemetery - Frank Lazenby

Photographing the historical cemetery and its unique stones and monuments using basic equipment and techniques. How to find and photograph the interesting details that “tell the story” of this historical area. The workshop will give an overview of effective techniques and equipment for photographing at this unique Augusta landmark utilizing modern digital equipment. The group will spend time examining and photographing the overall area, the small unique details, and contents, and the historic monuments and areas. The focus of the photography will be to recognize unusual photo opportunities available in this area and to isolate details that tell the story of the history and uniqueness of the cemetery.

Sunday 10/28     2:00 to 4:00     $20     @ Magnolia Cemetery

 

Exploring and Photographing Sacred Heart Cultural Center - Frank Lazenby

Learn how to photograph buildings inside and out using basic equipment and techniques. How to find and photograph the interesting details that “tell the story” of a building or area. To give an overview of effective techniques and equipment for photographing buildings inside and out, utilizing modern digital equipment, and to photograph historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center. The group will spend time examining and photographing the overall building, the small unique details, and contents, and the historic stained glass windows. The focus of the photography will be for fun, not an architecturally exacting record of the building, and how to make “artistic” prints of your work for display.

Friday 11/2     10:00 to 12:00     $20      @ Sacred Heart Cultural Center

 

Studio Lighting 101 - Will Tullis

Geared toward portraiture, this illuminating seminar will help you understand, control and create images by using light. We will cover the characteristics of light, types of light modifiers and when to use them. A variety of lighting techniques including lighting patterns will be demonstrated.

Saturday 11/3     10:00 to 12:00     $20     20 students      @ Augusta Prepratory School

 

Beginning Outdoor Portraiture - Will Tullis

Outdoor portraits are some of the most beautiful you can get. A stunning natural location and the right light can produce some magnificent photographs with a little knowledge. This workshop will cover the techniques of casual outdoor portraiture using digital equipment and fill flash or reflectors. Much of the class will be outdoor s on location, producing some great portraits.

Saturday 10/27     1:30 to 4:30     $20      25 students      @ Heritage Academy

 

High-Key Photography – The Basics - Will Tullis

High-key photography is a style of lighting that is very flattering to almost any subject, characterized by a dominance of light tones and very few, if any, shadows. The technique is used in portraiture, magazines, film, and video. Correctly accomplished high-key lighting presents a soft, flowing, and very distinctive photograph. This workshop will teach the concepts of high-key photography – what to look for in subject, lighting, clothing, and exposure.

Sunday 11/4     10:00 to 12:00    $20     10 students     @ Arts & Heritage Center of N. Augusta

 

Photoshop for Digital Images – Learning to Think in Layers - Dr. Tom Gallien

A workshop for either the Photoshop novice or the Photoshop user who is hesitant to work with layers. Learn to build digital images in layers using reversible editing techniques. This course will cover layer masks and type layers as well as knowing how to save images for future editing.

Saturday 11/3     10:00 to 12:00      $20     24 students      @ Augusta Prepratory School

 

Introduction to Fine Art Photography - Dr. Tom Gallien

Defining photography as a "fine art" might bring long discussions and widely divergent opinions among the art community. The purpose of this presentation is to show that anyone with a creative eye can produce beautiful works of art with a camera just as a traditional "artist" may do with a medium such as paint, brush, and canvas. The presenter will show many examples of fine art photography that he has done and will demonstrate simple techniques for achieving the same types of work. Points such as composition, depth of field, perspective, color, and other basics will be discussed. The presenter will also touch on other components such as basic Photoshop manipulation (if necessary), sizing, resolutions, and print mediums such as canvas.

Saturday 11/3     1:30 to 3:30      $20     24 students      @ Augusta Prepratory School

 

Glimpses of God’s Handiwork - Introduction to Digital Photography - Roger Hughes

This introductory class will allow you to make the most of the operation of your digital camera by taking advantage of the technology it contains. Your photography skills will improve greatly just by understanding your camera. Topics such as camera features, exposure, depth-of-field and focus will be covered. Whether you want to take better family snapshots or become more creative this workshop is for you.

Saturday 11/3     10:00 to 12:00      $20     24 students      @ Augusta Prepratory School

 

Composition and Thinking Outside the Box - Roger Hughes

As a follow up to Roger Hughes Introduction to Digital Photography workshop this one will continue your development as a confident photographer. Building on a basic knowledge of the digital camera you will learn principles and do exercises in lighting, portraiture, landscape, action photographs, and close-up techniques. As you are learning these techniques Roger will impart to you the knowledge of the principles of photographic composition, showing you what separates a snapshot from a quality photograph.

Saturday 11/3     1:30 to 3:30      $20     24 students      @ Augusta Prepratory School

 

The Beauty of Window Light Portraiture - Will Tullis

Beautiful portraits can be made indoors with only a window for light. This type of portraiture is good for subjects of any age and can be very pleasing if done correctly. A basic knowledge of where to find this window-light and how to properly use it is the key. This workshop will cover how to find the light, how to properly expose for the light, and how to modify it, if necessary, to create a pleasing portrait. Attendees will have time to practice with this window light to make photographs for themselves.

Saturday 10/27     10:00 to 12:00      $20     24 students      @ Heritage Academy

 

Nature Awakens – Sunrise at the Phinizy Swamp - Keith Jones

Many beautiful images can be made at sunset, mainly of the sunset itself. Even more photographic opportunities are available during a sunrise. The softness of the light right before the sun makes an appearance is great for all type of nature photographs. Of course we will cover photographing the sunrise itself, but we will also cover how to photograph animals, birds, and silhouettes during this often forgotten light. Techniques of exposure and the process of substitute exposure readings will be covered.

Saturday 10/27   6:00 – 8:00     $10     20 students     @ Phinizy Swamp

Techniques of Group Photography - Randy Tullis

All photographers are called on to do group photographs at one time or another whether it is a class field trip, family gathering, birthday party, or a Sunday school class. This workshop will cover techniques of producing good group photographs. You will learn how to choose a good background, what is needed in terms of lighting, whether it be natural or artificial lighting, and the basics of posing the individuals in the group.

Monday 10/29     7:00 to 9:00     $20     24 students      @ Downtown Library

 

Introduction to Green Screen Techniques - Keith Jones

Green screen is the basis of the visual effects seen in everything from Hollywood movies, CD and DVD jackets, to your local weather broadcast. Using a single colored background (green or blue), along with the corresponding software, you can make that color transparent. The magic comes when you replace the background with a graphic or another photograph. This hands-on workshop is an introduction into how green screen technology works. Time will be spent on the basic green screen studio, lighting, and taking the photograph, and then the technology and computer programs to make the background swap.

Tuesday 10/30     6:00 to 8:00     $20     24 students      @ Downtown Library

 

Adult Workshop: Artistic Photo Transfers - Rosanne Stutts

This workshop at the Morris Museum of Art teaches the process of emulsion and image transfers including techniques using Polaroid film. Registration due October 19. All supplies included..

CANCELLED

 

Youth Workshop: Artistic Photo Transfers - Rosanne Stutts

This workshop at the Morris Museum of Art teaches the process of emulsion and image transfers including techniques using Polaroid film. Appropriate for ages 11 and up. Registration due October 19. All supplies included..

CANCELLED

 

Lighting – Inside and Out - Keith Jones

This workshop is an introduction to the basic element of photography – light. Time will be spent on how light impacts every photograph. You will learn how to “see” light. An understanding of the types of, and qualities of light can only make you a better photographer and allow you to produce better photographs. Demonstration of various types of light and their control will be covered.

Thursday 11/1     6:00 to 8:00     $20     24 students     @ Downtown Library

 

Nikon User Group - Panel

Are you a new owner of a Nikon DSLR? Have you recently switched from film to digital? If you are a new owner or an old pro with a Nikon camera this panel discussion will cover the major technologies inherent in the cameras and how to apply them in photographic situations. Questions from the participants will be welcome to facilitate the discussion to simplify the more confusing techniques and terminology.

Thursday 11/1     6:00 to 9:00     $10      @ Enterprise Mill

 

Canon User Group - Panel

Are you a new owner of a Canon DSLR? Have you recently switched from film to digital? If you are a new owner or an old pro with a Canon camera this panel discussion will cover the major technologies inherent in the cameras and how to apply them in photographic situations. Questions from the participants will be welcome to facilitate the discussion to simplify the more confusing techniques and terminology.

Tuesday 10/30     6:00 to 9:00     $10      @ Enterprise Mill

 

Other Brand User Group - Panel

Are you a new owner of a Panasonic, Sony, Olympus, or other DSLR or one of the new mirror-less cameras? Have you recently switched from film to digital? If you are a new owner or an old pro with an SLR camera this panel discussion will cover the major technologies inherent in the cameras and how to apply them in photographic situations. Questions from the participants will be welcome to facilitate the discussion to simplify the more confusing techniques and terminology.

Wednesday 10/31     6:00 to 9:00     $10      @ Enterprise Mill

 

Print Critique - Panel

Participant’s images will be projected and critiqued by a panel of professional photographers with diverse backgrounds in order to obtain a well-balanced critique and review of each image. After registering attendees will be sent an email with instruction on where to upload their three images for critique.

Friday 11/2                           5:00 to 8:00               No Charge      @ Morris Museum