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WKS111: Photography, Lighting, Editing and Printing Basics

In this class you will be taught basic studio lighting for product and portrait photography using professional equipment, which can be replicated cheaply using easy DIY alternatives. Key lighting techniques will be described and demonstrated for a variety of photographic needs, depending upon individual’s personal aesthetic and application. Brief description of professional DSLR use will be touched on, however students are encouraged to bring their own cameras/smart phones.

This class will introduce you to a basic photography studio set up, including backdrop selection, day light continuous lighting systems, a variety light positions to best highlight your object, light intensity, and studio accessories.

It will also focus on ways to effectively recreate the same lighting situations at home using lamps, everyday items, and natural light.

Each student will take a photo(s) using a customized lighting technique that best suits the needs of an object of their choice. Objects can include a product, item, or self portrait.

Students will be taught basic image editing techniques to enhance lighting, sharpen, contrast, color, and prepare the image for printing or social media uploading. We will use Adobe Photoshop, as well as describe several free and easily downloadable programs that will achieve the same goals. We will also go over several useful phone applications that can be used to enhance the image.

Printing will cover the appropriate settings to export an edited image to the TechShop printer. Each student will be able to print and take home an image up to 13x19 inches.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Photography, Lighting, Editing and Printing Basics Saturday, 4/25/15 3:30 PM 2.5 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
3 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $65.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS113: Product Photography Basics

In this class you will be taught basic studio lighting for product and portrait photography using professional equipment, which can be replicated cheaply using easy DIY alternatives. Key lighting techniques will be described and demonstrated for a variety of photographic needs, depending upon individual’s personal aesthetic and application.

This class will introduce you to a basic photography studio set up, including backdrop selection, day light continuous lighting systems, a variety light positions to best highlight your object, light intensity, and studio accessories. Each student will take a photo(s) using a customized lighting technique that best suits the needs of an object of their choice. Objects can include a product, item, or self portrait.

Students will be taught basic image editing techniques to enhance lighting, sharpen, contrast, color, and prepare the image for printing or social media uploading.

Printing will cover the appropriate settings to export an edited image to the TechShop printer. Each student will be able to print and take home an image up to 13x19 inches.

Please be sure to bring an item of your choice to photograph (no more than 3'x3' ft.) and an image capturing device. This can be a DSLR, digital camera, or smart phone. If you do not own a camera, the TechShop DSLR will be available for use. If you bring a smart phone please download one or more of the following free image editing apps: PS Express or VSCOcam.

Project: Shoot, edit, print product photograph

Prerequisites: None

Equipment access: Adobe Photoshop, DSLR camera, lighting equipment, wide-format printer

2 sessions currently scheduled:
    Product Photography Basics Tuesday, 5/19/15 6:00 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Product Photography Basics Sunday, 5/24/15 1:30 PM 2.5 Hours 6 SEATS TOTAL
6 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $45.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $55.00 plus $5.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.
   
WKS115: Intro to Weaving: DIY Laser Loom

Create a loom on the laser cutter and then learn to weave. This loom is yours to keep and take home so you can continue to create multiple colored woven fabrics!

Project: Rigid heddle backstrap loom

Prerequisite(s): None; LAS101 Laser Cutting and Etching SBU recommended

Equipment access: None

Minimum age: 12 years

Supervision requirements: During class, all 12- to 15-year-old students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is also enrolled in the class.

Safety: Closed-toed shoes are mandatory.

1 session currently scheduled:
    Intro to Weaving: DIY Laser Loom Saturday, 5/23/15 4:00 PM 3.0 Hours 5 SEATS TOTAL
5 SEATS LEFT
    * Member Sign Up $60.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    Non-member Sign Up $75.00 plus $10.00 Materials Fee
    * Membership is verified at the time of the class session. Be sure to bring your badge.