VRABE Regional Adult Based Education

Creating Photographs That Will Knock Your Socks Off! PE05

7 Seats Available

Creating Photographs That Will Knock Your Socks Off!




4/1/2020 to 4/8/2020

Location: Instructor:
  • Peter Glass

Meeting Times

  • Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM


The prerequisite for this class is a basic understanding of how your camera works and feeling fairly comfortable shootng with it.

Making photographs can be so much more than just pointing your camera and pressing the shutter button.  As a photographer, you have many options available for creating really interesting and unusual images.  This course will show you the techniques for accomplishing that.  The class will begin with a review of how to use your camera in the Manual mode. A very helpful handout will be provided.  Topics to be covered will include: the aperture, shutter speed, ISO triad; obtaining the proper exposure; setting the white balance; focusing where you want to focus; creatively using depth-of-field.  From there, images similar to what you'll be photographing in class wil be shown.  We'll discuss the various methods used to create them.  The instructor will then open some of these pictures in Adobe Camera Raw - a program that is a part of Adobe Photoshop - but much, much easier to learn and use.  You'll see its almost unlimited possibilities for fixing and strikingly improving even the bleakest of pictures.  You'll then begin shooting.   We'll be doing two specific types of photography.  We'll start by photographing a variety of objects and props that the instructor will bring to class.  Included will be rubber ducks, a toy airplane, a crystal ball, ribbons, a human skull (a fake one!), and lots of others.  We'll then spend time wandering around the school, photographing in some of its more interesting settings.  For both types of photography, the instructor will be with you every step of the way - offering camera operation tips, shooting ideas and techniques, as well as feedback on the photos you take.  Finally, we'll edit some of your images in Adobe Camera Raw.  This is where you'll get to see some pretty amazing image transformations.  Enrollment in this class will be limited to fifteen (15) students. There are no discounts available on this class.

Additional Notes

A great deal of shooting will be done during class, so you will need to bring your digital camera with instruction booklet, and a fully charged battery.   If you own one, a tripod would be great, too.


  • Class Fee $45.00
Total: $45.00