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For digital photography classes, the Workshop’s photo department has 6 computers: 3 Mac and 3 PC. When signing up for these classes, please state your preference. Students with laptops may bring them instead of using CAW’s computers. Photoshop CS4, CS5 or CS6 is recommended. Students must provide their own paper for printing. For darkroom classes, tuition includes the use of the lab during class hours.



Digital Photography I
This course will focus on the transition from traditional analog photography to digital. We will cover basic digital camera operation and the use of Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop. Students will learn how to use these programs to make tone and color corrections, as well as basic retouching. Digital SLR camera preferred; point-and-shoot digital cameras are acceptable. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.
Instructor: Hannah Price
Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30pm, Jan 21 - Feb 25
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $208; members: $183

The Language of Light
The understanding of lighting — the basis of vision — is essential to the creativity of fine photographs. Portable and studio flash will be discussed as well as purchasing proper equipment. Weekly assignments will be required. Beginners are welcome.
Instructor: Harold Shapiro
Mondays, 6:30 - 8:30pm, Jan 19 - Feb 9
Facility fee: $15
4 sessions: $100; members: $90

Digital Process: Lightroom and RAW Workflow
Learn to use Adobe Lightroom to organize, adjust and output photos. While Lightroom is designed to be simpler than Photoshop, it is still very powerful. Learn controls ranging from color correction and black-and-white conversion to advanced topics like removing lens distortion. We will emphasize using RAW capture to have the most control over images, so a camera that shoots RAW is recommended. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge (Mac or Windows).
Instructor: Kurt Heumiller
Tuesdays, 7 - 9:30pm, Jan 20 - Feb 24
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $208; members: $183

Photographing Artwork
Learn skills and techniques to make high-quality photographic reproductions of your artwork. We will cover camera settings, lighting techniques and how to achieve accurate color in photographs of two- and three-dimensional works. This course is designed for artists who want to take better photos of their artwork, as well as photographers who want to expand their studio knowledge. A camera with manual controls is required; a tripod is recommended.
Instructor: Kurt Heumiller
Thursdays, 7 - 9:30pm, Jan 22 - Feb 12
Facility fee: $15
4 sessions: $139; members: $125

Individual Instruction
Instructors are available for individual critiques or instruction on an hourly basis. Cost: $60 per hour.



Introduction to Photoshop
Learn to use the computer as a graphic arts tool. Students will learn simple color correction, photo retouching, illustration and photo manipulation. This course will also cover capturing and enhancing student’s images from a variety of sources, including digital cameras and scanned prints and photographs. Prerequisite: basic computer knowledge.
Instructor: Tung Hoang
Mondays, 2 - 4pm, Jan 19 - Feb 23
Facility fee: $15
6 sessions: $162; members: $146





DSLR: Digital Basics and Pointers for Your Business
Are you sure you’re using your camera to the best of its ability? This workshop will be an overview of the Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR). Basic functions and manual settings will be reviewed. Participants will also learn about Shutter Speed, ISO, Depth of Field, Color Balance, Focal Length, Lens Selection, Correct Exposure and the advantages of shooting in different File Formats. This workshop is designed to help students become more comfortable with their digital cameras, and make these skills useful for potential business purposes. Participants may submit questions and topics of concern regarding camera operation ahead of time, and the instructor will try to tailor demos to address these issues.
Instructor: Hannah Price
Saturday, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Feb 7
Cost: $50; members: $45





Creative Arts Workshop   80 Audubon Street   New Haven, Connecticut 06510   p) 203.562.4927   f) 203.562.2329