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PHOTOGRAPHY COURSES in Israel


NEWSLETTER - July 2014


Beginners/Improvers Photography Course - Haifa
Starts: Sunday, July 13th, 9.30am-12 noon.

For beginners and experienced photographers who want to improve and take more creative pictures.

Courses consists of 5 sessions of 2 1/2 hrs each, once per week  

Course Topics
A brief history of photography
Essential camera settings, menus, modes, file types 
Tips on using your camera more effectively and creatively
Tom's B.A.S.I.C steps to taking good pictures
Taking pictures of children, tips and tricks
Developing visual awareness, exercises and advice 
Using your imagination to improve a picture
Tips on practical camera creatively
How to assessing the strengths and weaknesses of your pictures
Telling a story with your pictures
Making basic improvements to your pictures in the computer
Keeping track of your digital pictures
Emailing pictures
Sharing albums of your pictures on the Web

There will be practical exercises during the course, and fun assignments between sessions. 

Any digital camera can be used - compact or SLR. 
You will need access to a computer with a basic photo editing program such as Picasa (download free from Google).

Cost: 500NIS 

Venue: 33 Hehalutz St. Hadar, Haifa

More info, ring Tom: 052 8012817

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Photoshop - Digital Darkroom Courses

Experience the joy and creativity of improving your pictures in the "Digital Darkroom".

This course is for enthusiasts who want to rediscover the lost arts of bringing pictures to life. 

   
Courses consists of 5 sessions of 2 1/2 hrs each, once per week 

Topics
Setting up the Digital Darkroom in Photoshop  
Digital darkroom brushes
Using the Layers Palette, Adjustment Layers, Layer Masks
Using freehand and auto selections

Using the healing brush and clone stamp

Essential shortcuts
Sharpening and creative blurring

Colour correcting 
how to use blending modes
Combining images together

Using the Warp Tool
Extending the canvass, cropping, adding borders
Setting up and using a Wacom tablet and pen


How to open and save pictures
File formats: PSD, PDF, RAW, JPG, GIF, PNG and colour spaces
File resolution, resizing, optimising for the web


Bring a laptop (or share one) with a recent version of Photoshop: CS2 - CS6.
NB: Photoshop Elements is not suitable for this course. 
(You may be eligible to download Photoshop CS2 from Adobe, details here)

Venue and Dates to be announced.

Cost: 650NIS AACI members, 700NIS non-members. 

Further info, ring Tom: 052 8012 817



Photography Field Trip to Jaffa 

For beginners and experienced photographers who want to take their photography a step further.

Field trips are a wonderful way to enjoy a day out with your camera, meet other enthusiasts, and develop your skills.

Tom will be on hand throughout the day to give practical advice to help you get the most from your camera and to develop your photography skills. 

Timetable: 10am - 4pm
10am: We meet at the Clock Tower in old Jaffa. Tom will give some helpful tips of how to take better pictures and get the most from the day. 

We walk to the nearby church - this area is full of pictorial opportunities.
Tom will circulate and give helpful tips and advice,

We then have a gentle stroll down to the port area. Tom will be on hand to help with your photography.

12 - 1pm: Break for lunch. There are many cafes and restaurants to choose from. 

1 - 2pm: We take a stroll through the Flea Market and at 2pm  meet at a local cafe. During refreshments Tom will download a selection of your pictures to his laptop. 

2.30 - 4pm: Tom will give feedback about the day's photography in his own practical and informative style. This is a very popular part of the day: You be given tips on how you can advance, see the pictures that others have taken, and benefit from the advice they receive too.

Cost: 120 NIS 

(Lunch, refreshments, and travel are not included)

Venue and next course dates to be announced

Please ring Tom if interested: 052 8012817

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Beginners/Improvers Photography Course - Caesarea

Venue and next course dates to be announced

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