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Online Class: Introduction to Adobe Lightroom Classic

$60

with Les Conrad

Calendar Jul 23, 2020 at 10 am

Thursday, July 23, 2020   10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Tuesday, July 28, 2020     10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon
Thursday, July 30, 2020    10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

Tuition: $60

This class is for all of you photographers who want to improve your photographs...and who doesn't? Whether you are just beginning or deeply experienced, this class will help you to better understand Adobe’s popular photography editing program, Lightroom Classic.

All photographers need to organize, edit and share their photography. Lightroom can do it all (well almost all).This is a hands-on class. We will explore many of the most important tools in Lightroom. Key topics include but are not limited to Import, Organize and Rank photos, Basic and Intermediate Editing Tools, Lightroom workflow, Adding Watermarks and Exporting photos and much much more.

No experience with Lightroom Classic needed. Learning will be enhanced if you are able to use your computer with Lightroom Classic installed. There will be plenty of time for your questions. I’ll provide sample images to work on.

This is live Zoom class, so you will able to interact with the instructor, Les Conrad. You will receive the Zoom invitation to join the class after you register and 24 hours before the start of class.

About the instructor: Les Conrad is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world. Les says, “The night sky never ceases to amaze me. We are very lucky to live with some of the darkest night skies around!” Les spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les turned his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife and landscapes, with particular attention to the night sky. Les moved from the Twin Cities to Ely when he retired.

Les has many years of experience teaching beginning adult photographers including a two-day session at the International Wolf Center. He also presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors, MN. He knows how to simplify explanations using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.

 

Book Release: The Shore's Absolute Edge

Free

with DyAnne Korda

Calendar Jul 23, 2020 at 7 pm

Thursday, July 23, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join DyAnne Korda at the book release party for her new poetry collection, The Shore’s Absolute Edge. She will present a spoken-word performance accompanied by guitarist Lisa Pugh. Music will follow.

Korda has been published in many journals including The Wisconsin Academy Review and is author of Path of Belonging, Finding the Lost Woman and This Earth Woman.

Here’s what others in artistic and nature professions are saying about The Shore’s Absolute Edge:

“The Shore’s Absolute Edge is a fine accomplishment, many keen perceptions.”       
Betsy Bowen, Woodcut Artist

“I am so enjoying The Shore’s Absolute Edge. It is really marvelous—so close to the earth. Meinrad Craighead would have loved these poems.”    Amy Dosser (Kellum), Film Producer, Praying with Images

“I allowed myself time to savor a small set of poems daily at quiet times. I felt at peace. The Shore’s Absolute Edge will be shared and it has a home near my books by Terry Tempest Williams, Linda Hogan and other women nature writers.”
Gigi Stafne, Director of Green Wisdom School of Natural & Botanical Medicine.

DyAnne Korda was awarded her second Individual Artist Grant through The Donald G. Gardener Humanities Trust and an Artist Access Grant through the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council to complete The Shore’s Absolute Edge. She has taught nature writing classes at the Ely Folk School for several years.

Online: Advanced Adobe Lightroom Classic

$40

with Les Conrad

Calendar Aug 27, 2020 at 10 am

Thursday, August 27, 2020
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuition: $40

This class is for any photographer who uses Adobe Lightroom Classic and wants to learn more. This is not an introductory class, but is for individuals who are familiar with basic adjustments in Lightroom Classic and want to learn advanced techniques.

This is a hands-on class. We will explore many advanced techniques in Lightroom Classic. Key topics include Adjustment Brushes, Radial Filter, Graduated Filter, Presets (both off-the-shelf and custom), Custom Default Styles, Tone Curves, Retouching and more.

Basic familiarity with Lightroom Classic is a prerequisite. Learning will be greatly enhanced if you are able to work on your own computer with Lightroom Classic installed while following along with Les on Zoom. There will be plenty of time for your questions. Les will supply all students with a handout and some images to work on.

About the instructor: Les is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world. Les says, “The night sky never ceases to amaze me. We are very lucky to live with some of the darkest night skies around!” Les spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les turned his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife and landscapes, with particular attention to the night sky. Les moved from the Twin Cities to Ely when he retired.

Les has many years of experience teaching beginning adult photographers including a two-day session at the International Wolf Center. He also presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors, MN. He knows how to simplify explanations using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.





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