Photography classes at 60+ Activity Center

The Newport 60+ Activity Center recently announced that three photography classes are being offered, led by Paul Calkins.

The first class is “How to Use Your Digital Camera – The Basics.” It will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, from Jan. 16 to Feb. 6.

In this class, participants will learn how to use the mode dial and camera menus, along with the camera icons, to take different types of photographs and how to transfer photographs to a computer. They will also learn basic photographic composition and types of creative uses for taking landscapes, wildlife, documenting current events and much more. This class includes hands-on camera work through a field trip, allowing people to practice all the topics covered in class.

The second class is “Using Your Digital Camera – Beyond the Basics.” It will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, from Feb. 13 to March 13.

This class is for those who wish to learn more about a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera. Participants will explore the use of program, aperture, shutter priority and manual modes. This class will cover f/stops, exposure, shutter speed, white balance and bracketing. People will learn organization of photographs after a photo shoot, as well as hands-on camera work through a field trip/photo shoot to apply all the topics covered in the class.

The third class is “Basic Studio Photography.” It will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays, from March 20 to April 10.

This class will challenge one’s skills in photography and teamwork while learning hands-on basic lighting patterns, such as split lighting, Rembrandt and loop lighting. People will also learn how to use a light tent.

Seating for each class is limited, so people are encouraged to sign up early.

For more information, or to reserve a spot, stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center at 20 SE Second St., or call 541-265-9617.

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