Hone Your Photo Composition Skills

Starts from: 11/13/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PCS1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Your camera’s viewfinder can be like a 3-ring circus – and you are the ringmaster. You’re responsible for everything going on in that rectangle. We’ll review composition skills by photographing still lifes. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Flower Photography

Starts from: 11/14/2018

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPFP1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We’ll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present. You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We’ll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present.

You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Photography Around North Port

Starts from: 1/22/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPNP1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Photography Roundtable, Int/Adv: Understanding Yourself as a Photographer

Starts from: 1/23/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TDPR1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

This class is about the most important ingredient in photography – the photographer. In addition to honing your photography skills, you will develop a greater and richer understanding of yourself as a photographer. Through guided exercises and assignments, find your own vision and pursue a project (optional). Become a better photographer and tap into your creativity. Included in the class: A text about creativity and the photographer: PATH: Ways-of-Working in Photography (http://www.photokaboom.com/index_g_PATH.htm). Prerequisite: The class is for intermediate and advanced photographers. While camera tools may be reviewed, the emphasis is on the person behind the camera and creativity. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

This class is about the most important ingredient in photography – the photographer. In addition to honing your photography skills, you will develop a greater and richer understanding of yourself as a photographer. Through guided exercises and assignments, find your own vision and pursue a project (optional). Become a better photographer and tap into your creativity.

Included in the class: A text about creativity and the photographer: PATH: Ways-of-Working in Photography (http://www.photokaboom.com/index_g_PATH.htm). Prerequisite: The class is for intermediate and advanced photographers. While camera tools may be reviewed, the emphasis is on the person behind the camera and creativity. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

People Photography: Street, Portrait, Action, Documentary

Starts from: 1/28/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PP1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Monday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

We’ll learn about street photography, portraits outside and in the studio, and action photography at the dog beach in Venice (dogs don’t need to sign releases; athletes do). Students will complete assignments and create a simple documentary project (photo story/essay) outside of class. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

We’ll learn about street photography, portraits outside and in the studio, and action photography at the dog beach in Venice (dogs don’t need to sign releases; athletes do). Students will complete assignments and create a simple documentary project (photo story/essay) outside of class.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Street Photography

Starts from: 1/29/2019

$139

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PSP1001
  • Duration
    7 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. The first class will: • Review ethics and legalities of street photography. • Discuss strategies for dealing with any apprehension about photographing on the street. • Present examples of styles of street photography, such as in-your-face, candid, posed, fashion, formal (graphic/abstract/impressionistic/juxtaposition), documentary (story), and so forth. By the end of the class, students have an idea for a street-photography project. Any digital camera is okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have one. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Four of our classes are in the field. Locations may include downtown Sarasota, St. Armand’s Circle, John & Mable Ringling Museum, and others. Students show photographs from excursions during two classes. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Lighting: Natural, Studio, Flash

Starts from: 2/7/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPL1001
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Great light makes great photos. It’s the essential ingredient. What’s great light? Light that has the direction, contrast, color, and other qualities that make your photo communicate what you want it to say, visually. The class will cover natural light, studio lighting, and flash. There will be hands-on demonstrations in class. If one is available, we will visit a photography exhibit. The class will photograph together in the field. Assignments will be given. Prerequisite: Any digital camera is okay. You’ll get more out of the class if the shutter can be changed on your camera (look for shutter-priority in the manual, or either S or Tv on a dial or screen on your camera). To use an external flash, your camera needs a hot shoe. Bring your camera’s manual if you have one. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Prerequisite: Any digital camera is okay. You’ll get more out of the class if the shutter can be changed on your camera (look for shutter-priority in the manual, or either S or Tv on a dial or screen on your camera). To use an external flash, your camera needs a hot shoe.

Great light makes great photos. It’s the essential ingredient. What’s great light? Light that has the direction, contrast, color, and other qualities that make your photo communicate what you want it to say, visually. The class will cover natural light, studio lighting, and flash. There will be hands-on demonstrations in class. If one is available, we will visit a photography exhibit. The class will photograph together in the field. You’ll get assignments. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Photography Fun in SRQ (All Levels)

Starts from: 2/8/2019

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPF1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, “Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful.” Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Going out with friends to photograph is fun. Join us! We photograph at locations in and around Sarasota. The following week, in the classroom, we look at our photos with friendly commentary. The French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson said of photography, “Doesn’t take any brains, takes sensitivity, a finger and two legs. But it is beautiful when you feel that your body is working or, like this, full of air and in contact with nature, it’s beautiful.”

Students may repeat this class. Class placement advice: The class is more about sensitivity and less about technical stuff. Are you using an ILC/mirrorless camera, or a DSLR? If so, and you want to learn about the tools of photography, consider taking Digital Photography 1 – Basic Camera Tools. Cellphones or any digital camera are okay. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card.

Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com

Photography Around North Port

Starts from: 3/5/2019

$129

Campus Location
ACE
4445 Career Lane
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPNP1002
  • Duration
    6 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Night Photography

Starts from: 3/12/2019

$99

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TNP1001
  • Duration
    5 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Tuesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Take pictures in the dark? Yes! Twilight is good, too. “Painting” a scene with light, using flashlights, will also be explored. We’ll photograph near Five Points and near Burns Court. The class will alternate between the field and classroom. A tripod is required (such as AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag, about $24, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KP473Q/). A camera where the shutter speed can be controlled is required. Look for shutter-priority in the manual, or either S or Tv on a dial or screen on your camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. If you have a spare battery, bring it. Bring a flashlight. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Take pictures in the dark? Yes! Twilight is good, too. “Painting” a scene with light, using flashlights, will also be explored. We’ll photograph near Five Points and near Burns Court. The class will alternate between the field and classroom.

A tripod is required (such as AmazonBasics 60-Inch Lightweight Tripod with Bag, about $24, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005KP473Q/). A camera where the shutter speed can be controlled is required. Look for shutter-priority in the manual, or either S or Tv on a dial or screen on your camera.

Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. If you have a spare battery, bring it. Bring a flashlight. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Flower Photography

Starts from: 3/13/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    TPFP1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Wednesday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We’ll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present. You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

How can something so beautiful be so hard to photograph? Improve your flower photography by better use of composition, light, color, lens focal length, and depth-of-field. We’ll also review the work of other photographers, from Fox Talbot in 1835 to the present.

You will be given assignments, and as a class we will visit Marie Selby Botanical Gardens (admission not included). You may use any camera. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Hone Your Photo Composition Skills

Starts from: 3/28/2019

$79

Campus Location
ACE
4748 Beneva Rd
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    PCS1001
  • Duration
    4 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Thursday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Your camera’s viewfinder can be like a 3-ring circus – and you are the ringmaster. You’re responsible for everything going on in that rectangle. We’ll review composition skills by photographing still lifes. Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Bring your camera’s manual if you have it. Make sure the battery is charged and that there’s space on the memory card. Got a question? Ask the teacher, Jim Beecher, at http://www.photokaboom.com/ask_Jim.php.

Big Cat Habitat Fundraiser Photo Shoot

Starts from: 4/5/2019

$59

Campus Location
ACE
7101 Palmer Blvd.
COURSE FEATURE
  • Register
    acesarasota
  • Course Code
    APE1001
  • Duration
    1 sessions
  • School
    ACE
  • Class Day(s)
    Friday
CLASS DESCRIPTION

Wouldn’t you like to photograph lions and tigers? Instead of going on a safari, join us at Big Cat Habitat—a sanctuary for rescued exotic animals. During the first hour, we’ll photograph some of the wide variety of animals cared for at the Habitat, including bears, tortoises, primates, and birds. In the second hour, we’ll photograph lions and tigers inside the perimeter fence. Instead of shooting through two fences, you’ll aim your camera through the openings of the chain-link fence, so there won’t be a fence in your photographs. For more information go to: www.sarasotaphotolessons.com/Big_Cat_Habitat_Photography_Tips.

THIS CLASS IS NONREFUNDABLE.