Education Schedule and Information

Current Offerings

Mark your calendars now for these educational opportunities.  More details as the event gets closer.

Date Event
March 22 Organizing and Protecting your Photos
May 24 Macro Photography
July 12 Lightroom
September 13 Camera Basics
November 4, 7, 8 Street Photography

Organizing and Protecting your Photos (data management)
Main Library Room 102
Darrell Miller

Taking photos is the fun part of photography. Keeping those photos organized and protected in case of disaster is not fun, but important. I will discuss this aspect of photography, often called a photographers “workflow.” We’ll be discussing different workflows and approaches to the organization of photos on a computer. These different approaches cover everyone from hobbyists to semi-pro photographers. We will cover the basics of:

- importing of photos
- tagging and organizing (different approaches work for different people)
- where and how to save your images
- approaches to protecting and backing up your images.

Members may register on the Visual Pursuits Registration page.

Plans changed? Please cancel so that someone else can fill your spot.
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Macro Photography
May 24 – 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Main Library Room 102
David Leadingham

Macro photography is a tiny world unto itself and a fascinating one at that.  David Leadingham will lead this workshop.  He will begin with lecture, then you will put his instruction into practice and shoot for an hour or so.  After reviewing your shots, we’ll share your favorites with the class and discuss, comment, and gently critique.  Bring your camera, macro lens, tripod, and computer for this workshop.

Members may register on the Visual Pursuits Registration page.

Plans changed? Please cancel so that someone else can fill your spot.
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Lightroom
July 12 – 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Main Library Room 102
Gene Bachman

Gene Bachman will lead this informative Lightroom class.  This class assumes you have basic knowledge of Lightroom but will offer guidance on basic and intermediate editing techniques and other tips and tricks.

Members may register on the Visual Pursuits Registration page.

Plans changed? Please cancel so that someone else can fill your spot.
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Photography Basics
September 13 – 2:30 – 6:00 pm
Main Library Room 102
Darrel LeBlanc

So you’ve upgraded from a point and shoot to a “real” camera…and you have no idea what to do with it.  Darrel Leblanc’s basic photography workshop will cover the true basics of photography like the exposure triangle, composition, etc. and will also offer an opportunity for you to practice with your camera.  Maybe by the end of class, you’ll be able to get out of Auto mode!

Members may register on the Visual Pursuits Registration page.

Plans changed? Please cancel so that someone else can fill your spot.
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Street Photography
November 4, 7-9 pm Main Library Large meeting room
November 7, 9-12 noon  Location TBA
November 8, 2-6 pm Location TBA
Darrell Miller

MEMBERS ONLY Limited to 20 participants
This is a three part workshop.  On November 4, we’ll convene at the library for an overview presentation from Darrell Miller on Street Photography.  Then on November 7, we will meet at the gates of the annual Hammond Renaissance Festival to put our newfound knowledge into practice.  We’ll shoot all morning, with Darrell offering personalized guidance if you wish.  By Sunday evening, November 8, you should have culled your photos and chosen and edited your favorites so that when we reconvene we can talk about the experience itself and review the resulting images for comment and gentle critique.

Members may register on the Visual Pursuits Registration page.

Plans changed? Please cancel so that someone else can fill your spot.

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