I want to let folks know that, for personal reasons, I had to cancel the first two sessions of this term’s San Diego Continuing Education class series on Jewelry and Small Object Photography. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that, working with the school, we’ve re-developed the last two classes.
For the past two years, this has been a series of four Saturday morning sessions, covering everything from basic digital photography to studio lighting to photo editing. For this term, however, we’ve condensed the series down to two sessions. And, we’ll introduce something new that I’m very excited about: the series will now feature a segment on using an iPhone and tabletop studio to shoot high-quality photos of jewelry and objects. I’ve been doing quite a lot of experimentation with iPhones recently (see the nine images below). I’ll show how iPhones can be used in many web galleries and online selling venues. And we’ll work with a traditional DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera as well.
Because of the earlier cancelled classes, there’s still room for this Saturday. Here’s the new schedule:
On November 3, we’ll discuss an introduction to digital photography, cameras and lenses. Then we’ll spend the second half of the class photographing jewelry and small objects with an iPhone and with a tabletop studio/light tent.
On November 10, the class will focus on an introduction to digital photo-editing. Specifically, we’ll discuss the Top 10 Photoshop Elements editing actions photographers can use every day to enhance their images. This is an in-depth look at the 10 digital editing tools I use daily in my own work, and includes sizing, cropping, brightening, sharpening, rotating, color correction, adding text, adding a gradient background and more.
Each class costs just $15. Since all handouts are delivered via e-mail in .pdf format, there will be no materials fees. Handouts from all four classes will be provided.
Signing up is easy. Just use SDCE’s online registration system. To register, go to the online course catalog summaries by clicking here.
I hope you’ll attend. I’m convinced that these classes will be even more useful than ever before.