The winter classes may have just ended at the museum, but we’re already gearing up for the spring semester, so here’s a look at upcoming photo classes I’m teaching at MOCA. If you check out the museum website, some of the classes are already full, so I’m only listing the ones that still have room.

upcoming photo classesUpcoming Photo Classes | Spring 2015

surfing Outer BanksIntroduction to Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is an essential software for both amateur and professional photographers wanting manage and edit their photographs. The focus of this class will be on learning to download, organize, manage, develop, and present your photography, ensuring a smooth transition to a managed photography workflow. Students will need to bring a laptop computer to class loaded with the latest version of Lightroom as well as the book The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (current version) Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby.

April 15 to May 20  –  Wednesdays, 7:00-9:00pm

surfing Virginia BeachIntroduction to Digital Photography 2

Instructor: Judith Chauvette
This course is a continuation of the Introduction to Digital Photography class. Students will learn how to be more creative with their digital photographs by further exploring light and composition as well as additional camera settings and shooting in black and white. The emphasis of this class is shooting photographs. The class will meet off site at designated locations. Students will be given shooting assignments during class to help them learn new techniques. Students must have taken Intro 1 or have permission from the instructor to take this class. Knowledge of photo editing software is helpful but not required. The book Within the Frame: The Journey of Photographic Vision by David DuChemin is required.

April 15 to May 20  –  Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30am

Outer Banks SurfingAll that Glitters Masquerade: Stylized Wedding Workshop

An elegant, masquerade themed wedding will be created: everything from the ceremony, to bridal party portraits, a reception setup and more. It will include all the little details that make a wedding special, and provide limitless photographic opportunities! The day begins with a presentation focusing on the “how to” of wedding photography, walking through all aspects of the wedding day (equipment, photographic styles, shot list, etc). Throughout the workshop, students will have the chance to take what they learned in the lecture and photograph at the various wedding stations set up in the museum and on the grounds. Students must have a DSLR camera and have a working knowledge of their camera.

April 26   –   Sunday, 12:00 – 7:00pm

(more on this amazing workshop next week when I do a special blog post giving you a sneak peek into my glittery world!)