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The following course information is effective for the Spring 2019 term.

CPTO 2 Smartphone Photography

Now five sessions! The best camera you own is the one you have with you. Let’s face it, even if you own a fancy schmancy DSLR with all the bells and whistles, you probably don’t lug all of that gear around 24/7. But you probably DO have a smartphone camera. Though most smartphone images stink, it’s not the camera’s fault. Whether you take dozens of selfies or enjoy snapping hundreds of vacation shots learn to use your smartphone camera properly with professional photographers, Mike Caplan and John Petrovic. Apply helpful lighting and composition techniques to capture the best images possible and finish your images into works of art with various apps. Bring to class your fully charged iPhone or Smartphone and power cord. Students are welcome to repeat the class. No class March 25.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: Yes

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CPTO 8 Photography Basics for Beginners

Now eight weeks! Just beginning to explore photography? Get the most out of your digital camera by discovering how to use some of its basic functions. Learn to compose your shots and understand difference between a mediocre and a good photograph. Part of the course will be driven by what you and classmates want to learn and discuss. Plan to provide your own transportation to two class meetings at outdoor locations to be determined by the class. Bring your DSLR to class each week. Students 14-17 may register for this class through the Explore program and attend with a registered parent or other authorized adult. Call (847) 543-2980 for more information. No class March 30, 2019.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: Yes

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CPTO 54 Introduction to Photoshop

Explore the world of creativity that photo editing software opens up to the photographer. Learn to use the basics of Adobe Photoshop and how it can work with Lightroom and other independent products. Intended for photographers who have a good understanding of camera functions and have experience creating compositionally strong photos but who have little experience with Photoshop. Build a strong foundation for exploring the possibilities that Photoshop offers to improve your images. Coursework and examples are based on Windows using Photoshop CC software but Mac users should not have any issues. Bring your laptop (Mac or PC) with Adobe's Photoshop CC or later updates (2014 or newer) installed and functioning. Specific shooting assignments will provide images for practicing specific techniques.

Typically Offered: Offered summer, fall & spring.

Offered Spring 2019: Yes

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