Photography

Dover Walkabout Shooting for Composition in Taking Wicked Good Photos!

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Saturday, September 29, 2018

Time: 9:30 am - 11:30 am

You can have a point and shoot camera; or a mighty DSLR camera! We won’t be covering much of camera internal operations, as we will be taking images involving many aspects of composition. Sometimes it’s not the camera, but learning to see that creates great photos. We’re going to shoot images involving use of color, or absence of color, angle of view, rule of thirds, leading lines, 50/50, framing, etc. We’ll be hiking around Dover outside and inside some buildings, and talk a little about architectural photography, so plan on at least a mile walk, and dress for outdoors with good traction boots. Will meet at McConnell Center Room 208A.

 

 

Taught by:

Allan Wood

Allan Wood has been involved with graphics and photography for over 35 years. He has spent nearly 25 years as an educator and has had his own portrait and photo lab business for 6 years. He spent 12 years teaching at McIntosh College where he also researched and developed the successful Associate's Degree program in Digital Photography, where he also taught most of the courses. His book "The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit" is now in its 5th edition integrating traditional graphic design concepts with technologies in Adobe computer graphics. He created an academic web site at www.digitoolkit.com. His images have appeared in magazines, cards, and calendars. His recent projects include developing a New England lighthouse tourism Web site at www.nelights.com, photographing all 168 of New England's lighthouses, and publishing a new book entitled "New England Lighthouse Stories: Shipwrecks, Rescues, and Hauntings".

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 14

Taking Wicked Good Pictures-Mini Course Part I-How to Figure Out your DSLR Camera

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Friday, October 12, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This two part course involves classroom instruction on learning about your camera and its special features for taking great pictures; then we’ll go out the following day and shoot. This beginner course is for those who want to start to take their cameras off the “Auto settings” and explore some creative camera tools, and learn to see in composing images. Your camera should either be an advanced point and shoot that has settings or a dial displaying a non-green “A” or “Av” setting, or one that uses interchangeable lenses (DSLR). This first class is an indoor class in learning about your camera and its important features in using the aperture for depth of filed, shutter speed, metering, camera care, lenses, filters, accessories, and other important settings to take great pictures. Bring your camera’s manual.

McConnell Center Room 220

Taught by:

Allan Wood

Allan Wood has been involved with graphics and photography for over 35 years. He has spent nearly 25 years as an educator and has had his own portrait and photo lab business for 6 years. He spent 12 years teaching at McIntosh College where he also researched and developed the successful Associate's Degree program in Digital Photography, where he also taught most of the courses. His book "The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit" is now in its 5th edition integrating traditional graphic design concepts with technologies in Adobe computer graphics. He created an academic web site at www.digitoolkit.com. His images have appeared in magazines, cards, and calendars. His recent projects include developing a New England lighthouse tourism Web site at www.nelights.com, photographing all 168 of New England's lighthouses, and publishing a new book entitled "New England Lighthouse Stories: Shipwrecks, Rescues, and Hauntings".

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Taking Wicked Good Pictures: Mini Course Part 2 On Location at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

Tuition: $40.00 Dover Residents: $35.00

Date: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Time: 8:30 am - 10:30 am

This beginner class involves the following day after the “classroom” where we go out to shoot. Here you will be learning to use selective focus called “Depth of Field” to either blur out backgrounds, or to make everything sharp in an image by controlling the Aperture and Shutter Speed combination (with ISO or “camera speed” settings) on your camera for landscapes, portraits, and close ups. Your camera should be an advanced point and shoot that has settings to display either a non-green “A” or “Av” setting. We’ll walk around Fort Constitution and Portsmouth Harbor light off Route 1B on New Castle island in Portsmouth. You’ll also learn to use your pop up flash outdoors for portraits and flower photography. We’re going to create images involving compositional elements in the use of color, or absence of color, angle of view, rule of thirds, leading lines, 50/50, framing, etc.

* We’ll meet promptly at 8:30 AM at the parking lot by the fort gate. I’ll have on a white hat.

Rain date Sunday, October 14

 

Taught by:

Allan Wood

Allan Wood has been involved with graphics and photography for over 35 years. He has spent nearly 25 years as an educator and has had his own portrait and photo lab business for 6 years. He spent 12 years teaching at McIntosh College where he also researched and developed the successful Associate's Degree program in Digital Photography, where he also taught most of the courses. His book "The Graphic Designer's Digital Toolkit" is now in its 5th edition integrating traditional graphic design concepts with technologies in Adobe computer graphics. He created an academic web site at www.digitoolkit.com. His images have appeared in magazines, cards, and calendars. His recent projects include developing a New England lighthouse tourism Web site at www.nelights.com, photographing all 168 of New England's lighthouses, and publishing a new book entitled "New England Lighthouse Stories: Shipwrecks, Rescues, and Hauntings".

Address:
Fort Constitution
25 Wentworth Rd
New Castle, NH Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 14

Digital Photo Organization and Printing

Tuition: $55.00 Dover Residents: $50.00

Start Date: Monday, November 26, 2018
End Date: Monday, December 10, 2018

Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Digital cameras, smartphones, tablets...there are many ways to take digital photos, but what do you do with them all?  In this class you will learn how to use your computer to organize your digital photos and create photo projects.

Participants should be comfortable working on Windows computers and a web browser.  Bring to class:

1) Your digital photos: on your digital camera or smartphone with its USB transfer cable, on camera memory cards, on CD/DVDs, or on an external hard drive or flash drive.

2) A USB flash drive or external hard drive-this is where you will organize your own photos

3) A laptop computer (if you wish to use your own computer) or you can use one of our laptops

Mondays @  McConnell Center Rm 220

Taught by:

Tiffany Brand

Tiffany has lived in the seacoast of New Hampshire all of her life. She has over 15 years of experience in teaching technology, serving as a technology coordinator, trainer, and a computer teacher for several school districts. She enjoys bringing the fun, excitement, and usefulness of technology to her students and colleagues.

Address:
McConnell Center
61 Locust St, Floor 2
Dover, NH
03820 Map and Directions

Available Spaces: 8