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Ask the Photography Experts

$15

with Les Conrad & Ken Hupila

Calendar May 5, 2019 at 3 pm

Drop-in Photography Studio (Please register ahead of time)
Sunday, May 5, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Tuition: $15

This is your chance to ask all those niggling questions you haven’t quite figured out. Les Conrad and Ken Hupila will be on hand to help you with your camera and the mysteries of photographic software. Les works primarily with Adobe Lightroom and Ken with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements. Do bring your questions along with your camera and learn from other people’s questions, as well...and do register.

About the Instructors: Les Conrad spent much of his working career teaching photography to adult non-photographers. He knows how to simplify explanations, using real world examples so that all learners understand the content. He currently focuses his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife, and landscapes with particular attention to the night sky which never ceases to amaze.

Ken Hupila has been fascinated with photography since receiving his first box camera as a kid, and in retirement has been able to devote much more time to exploring photography and nature. His photography classes at the Ely Folk School have been very popular including Photographing Wild Orchids, Capturing Fall Colors, Landscape Photography, Advanced Photography, and Introduction to Photoshop.

 

 

Chasing Northern Lights

$25

with Greg Ash

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 1:30 pm

Saturday, April 27, 2019
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Tuition: $20  Materials: $5

Have you asked yourself, “How can I shoot those cool Northern Lights photos I see on Facebook? What setting should I use on my DSLR? How do I know when and where I should go?” In this classroom setting, you will learn those answers with many tips and tricks to the trade as we explore this beautiful phenomenon. Students should bring a DSLR (digital single-lens reflex) camera with a 24 mm or smaller lens.

About the instructor: Greg Ash is a self-taught Aurora chaser and enjoys the chase! He has also taught at the Duluth Folk School.

 

Introduction to Adobe Lightroom

$70

with Les Conrad

Calendar Apr 27, 2019 at 9 am

Tuition: $60  Materials: $10
Saturday, April 27, 2019  9:00 - 12:00
Sunday, April 28,2019  9:00 - 12:00

This class is for any photographer who wants to make their photos look better. Whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer, this class will help you to better understand Adobe’s popular photography editing program Lightroom. All photographers need to organize, edit and share their photography. Lightroom can do it all...well, almost all.

Whether you photograph your family and pets, close ups, landscapes, flowers, animals, or lakes and rivers, Lightroom can be used to manage and improve your images.

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 Editing Tools, Advanced Editing Tools, Lightroom Workflow, Adding Watermarks, Exporting Photos, and much, much more.

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

About the instructor: Les spent much of his working career teaching photography to adult non-photographers. He has taught photography seminars from 1 hour long to 5 days long. He has taught a 2 day session at the International Wolf Center as well as presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors. He knows how to simplify explanations, using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.

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 is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world around us. Les spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les moved north to the Echo Trail. He currently focuses his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife and landscapes with particular attention to the night sky.

 

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Macro Photography and Bees

$10

with Ken Hupila

Calendar Mar 30, 2019 at 9 am

Saturday, March 30, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

 Tuition: $10

We'll take a quick look at the use of macro photography and shooting bees. First, a definition of what macro photography is, how and where it’s used and implications for shooting insects. Next we’ll look at dedicated macro lenses and what to expect from those. We’ll go on to using other lenses (pros and cons) and the use of extension tubes. From there we’ll dive into technique, use of light, depth of field problems and weather considerations. We’ll finish with bee photography in particular – particularly how to get them from being “busy bees”!"

 

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Star Trails and Night Sky Photography

$70

with Les Conrad

Calendar May 4, 2019 at 6 pm

This is a two-day class. (Please note the different times on each day.)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019 12:30 PM-2:30 PM

Tuition: $60  Materials: $10  

This class is for any photographer who looks up at the night sky in amazement and wants to capture its beauty. Whether you are a beginner or advanced photographer, this class will teach you how to photograph the night sky and how to photograph and create star trails images.

This is a hands-on class. We will review equipment needed and photography procedures as well as post-production techniques. Weather permitting, we'll go out in the field and photograph the night sky and star trails. On day two, we’ll work with the files from the night before to create our own night sky images. If the weather does not cooperate (cloudy), I’ll provide everyone in the class with a set of files from one of my star trails photography sessions. If possible, bring your computer, we’ll create a number of star trails images right in class.

What is needed? A DSLR or mirrorless camera with wide angle lens, sturdy tripod, and headlamp (with red light option). Star trails requires you to capture a number of consecutive images. An “in camera” or external intervalometer is required. If you have a laptop, bring it along for the post production editing. Adobe Lightroom and StarStax is strongly recommended.

About the instructor: Les Conrad spent much of his working career teaching photography to adult non-photographers. He has taught photography seminars from one hour long to five days long. He has taught a two-day session at the International Wolf Center and presented an “Editing Your Aurora Images” session at the Aurora Summit 2017 in Two Harbors. He knows how to simplify explanations, using real world examples so that all learners understand the content.

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 is a local artist/photographer who focuses on the beauty of the natural world around us. He spent his working life photographing portraits of people. Once retired, Les moved north to the Echo Trail. He currently focuses his lenses and attention toward nature, wildlife, and landscapes with particular attention to the night sky.

 

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