Jerry will teach an introductory Digital Photography Class at the New Woodstock Free Library on Saturdays in March, from 9am–12noon, with a 15 minute break. The class is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. The library is located at 2106 Main Street (Route 13) in New Woodstock, NY.
Each class stands on its own, so you are free to attend only the classes that interest you (i.e., these are really five separate 1-session classes):
- March 1 – How Your Camera Works: a hands-on introduction to exposure and camera controls, using whatever cameras you bring to class (bring your camera manual too). Have you ever been frustrated by photographs that are too dark, too bright or blurry? The class will help you to understand why, and how to use your camera's controls to get what you intended.
- March 8 – How to Compose a Good Photograph: an examples-based class to help you “see” a good photograph before you press the shutter. If you think about it, most of us take photographs to help us express-and-remember the emotions we felt on special occasions, or in inspiring places. The class will help you to understand how to make (compose) photographs that are more inspiring and emotional.
- March 15 – Question & Answer/ Individual Help: Session #1 @ 9am: Point & Shoot Cameras. Session #2 @ 10:30am: Digital SLR Cameras. This class will provide time for you to ask specific questions about your specific camera. The class has two halves: (1) 9-10:30am for folks with Point & Shoot Cameras and (2) 10:30am - 12noon for folks with Digital SLRs (DSLRs) and/ or cameras with advanced controls such as advanced "mirrorless" cameras. Of course, you are welcome for the whole 9am-12noon class, if you choose. Jerry is also willing to setup time outside of class if you need more help. Remember to bring your camera manual to class also.
- March 22 – How to Digitally Enhance Your Photographs: an introduction to Adobe Photoshop Elements, which is an inexpensive and popular software package. The class may also touch on Corel Paintshop Pro, as a competitive alternative. This class is for everyone. Most photographs can benefit from minor enhancements to contrast, brightness, color, etc. The class will show you how to make these minor changes, and more advanced changes as well!
- March 29 – How to Process “Raw” Images: An introduction to using Adobe Lightroom to process “raw” images. This class is for the serious enthusiast who wants the most from her images. The class is a "Digital Darkroom" class that will cover the basic "workflow" needed to import, tag, develop and print raw images in LightRoom.
Jerry presented an exhibition of his work at the library in 2012, and taught the 2013 Digital Photography Class. His work can be viewed online at Jerry Weimar Photography.
The New Woodstock Free Library is open Monday through Friday 1 to 5 p.m., Monday and Wednesday evenings 7 to 9 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 until 1. The library is also open whenever the blue library symbol flag is flying out front. Children’s hour is every Tuesday at 11 a.m.
For more information about this and other programs and events at the library call 315-662-3134 or visit the library’s web page.