By PATRICA FREED
For the Vista
No matter how new or sophisticated the camera, producing a successful photograph also depends on the technical skill and experience of the photographer.
Artist/Instructor Bob Stephenson is offering a Beginning Photography Class at the Plateau Creative Art Center (PCAC).
The three-session class is scheduled for three successive Thursday mornings (February 27, March 6, and March 13) from 9 A.M. to noon.
In Stephenson’s class, the participants will learn basic camera operation including shutter and aperture priority rather than depending on the “auto” setting.
They will also learn how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO speed work together to determine exposure. In addition, participants will cover the characteristics of light and color theory.
Each student will take a picture, upload it to the computer, process the image using Photoshop software, and print their photo. This class will take beginning photographers from start to finish; camera to print.
The cost of Bob Stephenson’s Beginning Photography Class is $51 for members of the Art Guild or $66 for non-members. Class participants should bring their cameras plus the camera instruction manual to the first class session. If participants don’t have a camera, they should not buy one until after the first class session.
Stephenson is an award winning artist/photographer who has been studying photography and perfecting his skills for many years. His recent book, Wildflowers: a Celebration of Beauty, includes many of his photographs followed by a section on tips for improving photographs. His book is available at the PCAC.
Register for the Beginning Photography Class at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Rd.). For more information or to enroll and pay by credit card, call 931-707-7249.
More Art Guild events
Tom Stade, a nationally known artist and member of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, continues to lead monthly Art Critique Workshops at the Plateau Creative Arts Center for all artists who wish to attend.
The next Art Critique Workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 19 from 12 P.M. to 2 P.M. at the PCAC. There is no charge and the critique is open and free to all.
Expand your art interests and develop your talents by attending a Life Drawing Class on the 4th Monday of each month at the PCAC. A live model will be available. Bring your sketch pad and camera to capture the pose. A $5.00 fee is assessed all participants for the model fee.
If you want some company during your jewelry beading project, the Open Beading Studio happens on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month from 10 A.M. to Noon. Bring your project with or without problems and receive lots of compassion and conversation. There is a $5 fee for non-members for studio use.
Visitors are welcome to the Open Art Studio each Monday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.
Supplies are available for most mediums for a small fee.
You can stay for four hours (bring your lunch) or just stay for a couple of hours. The Open Studio is interesting and best of all, it makes you create, laugh, talk, and have fun.