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Thursday, Apr 24 - 08

Thursday, April 24

  • Sold Out!
    11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Thu, Apr 24, 11:00AM - 01:00PM

    Sold Out!

  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

Thursday, April 24

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $400.00
    When:
    Thu, Mar 06, 06:30PM - 08:30PM
    Thu, Apr 24 6:30PM - 8:30PM
    Understanding Lightroom with Don Polzo (8 Sessions)

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Don Polzo
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    Through 8 sessions of hands-on computer use, demonstration, and practice, students will get a hands-on review of Adobe Lightroom while following a typical photographic workflow from Don Polzo, an Adobe Certified instructor.

Thursday, April 24

  • Sold Out!
    06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

Saturday, April 26

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    Photo Class and Stroll Through Grounds For Sculpture with Michael Downey
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Whimsical.  Playful.  Contemplative. And over 250 sculptures!  That's how the Grounds For Sculpture describes itself, and it certainly does live up to its claim.  Join Michael Downey for a photo excursion that's sure to inspire.

    There will also be a drawing for two $25 Unique Photo Gift Cards!

    This workshop is for novice and intermediate photographers.  Registration includes entrance into the park.

Saturday, April 26

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Sat, Apr 26, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Digital SLR III: Composition
    Instructor:
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    Knowing all the science and mathematics behind photography can only take you so far. The art of photography is 90 percent seeing and 10 percent photographing. Students will learn the vital aspects and rules of image composition and graphic design as they apply to taking photographs.

    Go over composition basics, such as the rule of thirds, perspective, horizontal vs. vertical orientation, and designing a photograph, to assist you in developing your own personal style and vision.

Saturday, April 26

  • 12:00PM
    Our Price: $40.00
    When:
    Sat, Apr 26, 12:00PM - 02:00PM
    Creating Your Signature Look Using DxO Software with Hector Martinez
    Instructor:
    Hector Martinez
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join DxO Tech Rep Hector Martinez in this hands-on workshop and learn how to create your signature style using DxO's Optics Pro and FilmPack software!  Hector will take you step-by-step from capture to processing the final image in-class. There will be a live model and demo before attendees take a quick turn.

    Attendees are encouraged to bring some images on a flash drive. If you have a laptop (with or without DxO already installed), please bring it as well.


     

Saturday, April 26

  • Sold Out!
    02:00PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Sat, Apr 26, 02:00PM - 04:00PM

    Sold Out!

  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye
    Instructor:
    Rick Gerrity
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

Saturday, April 26

  • 02:30PM
    Our Price: $10.00
    When:
    Sat, Apr 26, 02:30PM - 03:30PM
    Shifting Perspective Using DxO ViewPoint with Hector Martinez
    Instructor:
    Hector Martinez
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join DxO Tech Rep Hector Martinez and learn how you can use DxO ViewPoint to correct perspective and distortion. Save valuable time with ViewPoint and see how easy it is compared to Photoshop!

    This class is perfect for architecture, interiors, and real estate photography. Attendees are encouraged to bring some images on a flash drive. If you have a laptop (with or without DxO already installed), please bring it as well.

Monday, April 28

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Mon, Apr 28, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

Monday, April 28

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
    The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

Wednesday, April 30

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, Apr 30, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

Wednesday, April 30

  • Sold Out!
    06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • The Art of Seeing: Improving Your Artistic Eye
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Intermediate

    When you look at an image you see the finished product, not what the photographer saw to make that image. And it's in this prior knowledge the photographer can take a snap shot and make a true photograph. Developing this type of vision takes both practice and patience.

    This latest class in the DSLR series will take you through a series of exercises which will help you maximize your natural artistic eye and increase the overall quality of your photographs. You will learn how to visually identify the balance of your photograph using traditional techniques, such as the rule of thirds.

Thursday, May 01

  • 06:00PM
    Our Price: $10.00
    When:
    Thu, May 01, 06:00PM - 08:00PM
    Nature Photography: Composure and Exposure with David Blinder
    Instructor:
    David Blinder
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join experienced and published New Jersey photographer Dave Blinder for an in-depth seminar on Nature Photography: Composure & Exposure!  Learn how you can take your appreciation for the outdoors and progress from snapshots to fine art.

    All attendees will also be automatically entered into a raffle for a Domke Camera Bag!

    This course is best suited for intermediate level shooters already familiar with basic DSLR controls.  Q&A is strongly encouraged.


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Saturday, May 03

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $35.00
    When:
    Sat, May 03, 10:00AM - 02:00PM
    Photograph Through Storm King Art Center with Michael Downey
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey as he photographs art outdoors with the beautiful foliage as the backdrop!  This excursion is great for learning art and/or landscape photography.

    Registration includes instruction and support until 2:00pm, as well as admission into the grounds.  Michael will be at the main entrance parking lot.

    This is also open for the entire family!  If you'd like to bring your children along, it is an additional $8 per child.  Please call us at 973-377-6454 if you'd like to register your child(ren)!

Saturday, May 03

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $149.00
    When:
    Sat, May 03, 11:00AM - 03:00PM
    Photoshop for Photographers with Adobe Certified Instructor Blake Taylor
    Instructor:
    Blake Taylor
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Photoshop for Photographers is just that; a class that covers the most used tools and layer techniques that photographers use the most to make their photos look their best!

    The class first covers Camera Raw and its most used tools and modules; from basic exposure settings to proper white balance settings. From there, you’ll dive into more of the intermediate and advanced settings and tools of Photoshop; from understanding the selections tools, masks, and blending modes, and compositing HDR images.  It’s a class that is a mix between theory (understanding why certain Photoshop tools and layers behave the way they do) along with applying that theory to hands-on exercises.

    You’ll leave not only understanding how Photoshop ‘thinks’ but also with the skills to make your own photos look their best.

Saturday, May 03

Sunday, May 04

  • 10:00AM
    Our Price: $65.00
    When:
    Sun, May 04, 10:00AM - 03:00PM
    Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Michael Downey
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Join Michael Downey for a photographic visit to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden!  Michael will teach a brief class on close-up and macro photography before the group scatters throughout the garden to photograph the miracle and beauty that is floral.

    Please meet Michael at the Visitor's Center.

    Registration includes admission into the garden.  Register early as this class is limited!

Sunday, May 04

  • 12:00PM
    Our Price: $100.00
    When:
    Sun, May 04, 12:00PM - 04:00PM
    Beauty and Portraiture: A Location Lighting Workshop with David Guy Maynard
    Instructor:
    David Guy Maynard
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    In this hands-on location lighting workshop, you are going to learn how to pose, light and shoot your subject to create beautiful portraits. David Guy Maynard is an internationally published photographer and his workshops are an absolute blast as well as informative!

    Please bring your camera and flash!


    Sponsored by:





Monday, May 05

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $75.00
    Childrens Sports Photography
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Learn how to effectively photograph children's sports with Michael Downey.  In this course, students will learn what to consider technically, as well as how to capture the emotion of the sporting events.

    The minimum equipment required and a detailed description of camera settings will be discussed.  Afterwards, shooting style will be practiced.

Monday, May 05

  • 04:00PM
    Our Price: $400.00
    When:
    Mon, May 05, 04:00PM - 06:00PM
    Intro to Photoshop Elements with Don Polzo (8 Sessions)
    Instructor:
    Don Polzo
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Adobe Certified Instructor Don Polzo will go over most Tools, Menu Options, Adjustment Panels, Layers & Masks, and how to organize files in Photohop Elements 11.  At the completion of this course, students will have a solid, working understanding of the program.

    Please note that there is no class on Memorial Day (Monday, May 26th).

Monday, May 05

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $75.00
    Childrens Sports Photography
    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Everyone

    Learn how to effectively photograph children's sports with Michael Downey.  In this course, students will learn what to consider technically, as well as how to capture the emotion of the sporting events.

    The minimum equipment required and a detailed description of camera settings will be discussed.  Afterwards, shooting style will be practiced.

Monday, May 05

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $400.00
    When:
    Mon, May 05, 06:30PM - 08:30PM
    Intro to Photoshop with Don Polzo (8 Sessions)
    Instructor:
    Don Polzo
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    Through 8 sessions of hands-on computer use, demonstration, and practice, students will learn the fundamentals of photoshop from Don Polzo, an Adobe Certified instructor.

Tuesday, May 06

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Tue, May 06, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera I: Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. 

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

Tuesday, May 06

  • Sold Out!
    06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera I: Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. 

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

Wednesday, May 07

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Wed, May 07, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera I: Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. 

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

Wednesday, May 07

  • Sold Out!
    06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera I: Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. 

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

Thursday, May 08

  • 11:00AM
    Our Price: $49.00
    When:
    Thu, May 08, 11:00AM - 01:00PM
    Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera I: Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. 

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

Thursday, May 08

  • Sold Out!
    06:30PM
    Our Price: $49.00
  • Sorry, this item is currently unavailable
  • Understanding Your Digital SLR Camera I: Basics

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Michael Downey
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    You have a digital SLR, you know that the images are going to be far superior to the ones captured by your point-and-shoot camera, but not sure how that happens.  This class is for beginners to amateur photographers looking to gain a better understanding of the automated modes and features, as well as the manual control and capabilities of your digital SLR. 

    Get instruction on the importance of understanding the fundamentals (such as depth of field, ISO, aperture, shutter speed, exposure compensation, metering, white balance, reading histograms, on camera flashes, lenses) and how they will affect your photos!

    In the second half of the class, the students will work with their cameras and apply what they have learned.  The buttons and settings will be much easier to manipulate and each student will have develop the ability to capture the images closer to their vision.

Thursday, May 08

  • 06:30PM
    Our Price: $400.00
    When:
    Thu, May 08, 06:30PM - 08:30PM
    Understanding Lightroom with Don Polzo (8 Sessions)

    Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars.

    Instructor:
    Don Polzo
    Skill Level:
    Beginner

    Through 8 sessions of hands-on computer use, demonstration, and practice, students will get a hands-on review of Adobe Lightroom while following a typical photographic workflow from Don Polzo, an Adobe Certified instructor.

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