Dabney S. Lancaster Community College has scheduled three photography classes this semester with professional photographer Chuck Almarez of “Fire and Light Gallery" in Clifton Forge as the instructor. For all classes, students are asked to bring their own laptop with Lightroom and Photoshop installed. All classes will meet on Thursday evenings from 6 to 9 pm in Room 504 in McCarthy Hall on the Clifton Forge campus.
The first, “Photoshop Power Tools: Selection Tools, Part 1," is four sessions, March 21 – April 11. Participants will learn to master these fundamental tools in Photoshop, learning when and how to use each one, and when to combine them for the best image effects. Students will learn how to edit, adjust, and refine specific parts of a photo. The tuition fee is $185.
The second, “Photoshop Power Tools: Layers, Masks and Modes, Part 2", is also four sessions, April 25 –May 16. Participants will learn how these powerful editing tools affect the image and how to use them to create composite images, colorized images, and how to create dramatic special effects. Students should have experience with Photoshop selection tools or completed the previous course on Selection Tools. Photoshop Power Tools Part 1: Selection Tools. The tuition fee is $185.
The third, “Long Exposure Photography and Painting with Light" is two sessions, May 30 and June 6. Participants will learn to make great photos in less than ideal lighting conditions, such as nighttime shooting, “painting" a scene with light, and capturing scenes that cannot be seen with the naked eye. This course requires a basic understanding of Photoshop. The tuition fee is $109.
For those who do not already have Photoshop, a single month may be purchased through the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography web site.
To register and pay for these courses online, or for more detailed information about each course, go to www.dslcc.edu/workforce/. For more information, contact Robin Jennings at DSLCC Workforce Solutions and Community Education at (540) 863-2899 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.