New series of photo classes at San Diego Continuing Ed, including iPhone photography tips & techniques

A week from Saturday, on September 29, a new series of Jewelry and Small Object Photography classes starts at San Diego Continuing Ed’s West City Campus.  Note the new title.  That’s because I’ll discuss shooting small objects, flowers and products as well jewelry.

In the first session on Saturday, September 29, I’ll begin with the basics of digital photography and go on to discuss cameras, lenses and equipment.

The following week, I’ll introduce something new…the October 6 class will feature a discussion and demo of using an iPhone to shoot high quality photos of jewelry and objects.  Camera phones have made huge strides.  Macro capabilities are especially promising.  iPhone photography can do quite well online, especially for selling venues like Etsy.com.  The images in the slide show below were shot with my iPhone 4S, plus a tiny, inexpensive tripod, two Ott lights and a small light tent.

iPhone-photographyanimation.  iPhone photography by Steve Rossman

For the third session on November 3, a more elaborate portable studio will be set-up that provides more control over the light you focus on your jewelry.  I’ll  shoot students’ jewelry pieces as well.

Finally, the November 10 class will focus on an introduction to digital photo-editing using Photoshop Elements.  I’ll discuss the 10 digital editing tools I use daily in my own work.  This will include sizing, cropping, brightening, sharpening, rotating, color correction, adding text, adding a gradient background and more.

Each class costs just $15. There are no materials fees.

Signing up is easy.  Just use SDCE’s  online registration system. To find full descriptions of my classes and to register, go to the online course catalog summaries by clicking here.

If you’re interested in improving your digital photography, this series of classes will be of great value.

See you there.

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