Members: $0 • Non-members: $35
• Prerequisites: None
PRE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED: Class is limited to the first 12 sign-ups, it is important that you sign-up in advance as walk-ins will be admitted if space is available. If a member signs up and does not attend the class, there will be a fee of $25 assessed. You will not be able to sign up for another 90-minute workshop until that fee has been paid. Thanks for your understanding.
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Learn to Create a Photo Book
Learn how to create stunning photo books in a flash online. With this demonstration, our talented instructors will gently guide you on how to create a book from an idea to a visual treasure created on line directly by you!
Become more comfortable to navigate through online book making sites, upload pics, and become familiar with choices of basic design selections. Develop an artistic perspective for portraying themes to get your idea and visual voice into a tangible product and lasting treasure!
This 90-minute class will show you the advantages to shoot RAW and when it is best to use jpeg. The RAW file, known as the digital negative, holds many advantages, but it still needs to be processed. Learn the tools you can use to gain full control of your image & create a stunning final product.
Canvas Pop-Up FOTOwalk
Come take a walk on the artsy side with Palm Beach Photographic Centre as we discover the Canvas Outdoor Museum Show right here in Downtown West Palm Beach! Artist/Instructor Shane Srogi will take you on a tour of the most exciting installations and help you take great photos along the way! From street art to street life, this will be an exciting trip through the largest art in public places installation this city has ever seen. Space is limited so sign up today! Free to Members of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre; the general public may also attend for a $35 donation to PBPC!
Learn more about the Canvas Outdoor Museum at: https://canvaswpb.org/
Member Share Salon
Bring your recent photographs to share with other members. Show your work in a fast-paced 10 minute or less presentation, and get insightful feedback about that project you've been working on, or images for the member show!
Scene Modes: Dial in to better pictures
Those icons on your camera — the running man, the silhouette, the stars, the flower — they can help you take better pictures with a simple turn of a dial! Your camera’s ever-useful, often-overlooked scene modes are preprogrammed settings for common types of photo-opportunities. Need a clear shot of a small detail? Dial in to macro mode! Tired of blurry pictures of the kids on the soccer field? Banish blur with sports mode! In this 90-minute workshop, you’ll learn how, when, and why to use your camera’s scene modes. You’ll even come away with tips on how they can add that creative touch to your photographs. Get into class, and get your camera off the green box! A camera is required for this class.
The One Light Portrait
The best way to get started with studio lights is to keep it simple. This means one light and one light only! With lighting, depth can easily be achieved by simply creating light direction and the idea of moving one light away from the camera achieves this goal. We will demonstrate how to think past the camera, to become aware of the different styles, background & lighting options. Let us show you how lighting can be simple & fun!
The Power of Your Flash
The flash can be a very powerful tool when you know how to use it. Learn when to use flash and when natural light is best. This 90-minute class will cover the basics behind using your flash in various situations.
Lightroom: The Slideshow feature
Learn how to take your images from the Library mode in Lightroom to a beautiful slideshow in just a few quick steps. Our experienced staff photographer will discuss the different methods to create, modify and export a slideshow from Lightroom.
How to properly prepare your files for Printing
Printing a great image is not always as easy as just choosing “Print” from the menu bar. Let our knowledgeable staff show you the proper way to set-up, crop and profile your images so that they come out their best.
How to properly prepare your files for Sharing
This 90-minute class will demystify file sizing. Learn the difference between inches and pixels. What size do your images need to be for print? What size is best for e-mailing friends? Learn the basics of file share.
Selective editing in Photoshop/Elements — What’s the best tool for the Job?
Having the right tool for the job saves time and results in a better product. In Photoshop, however, knowing which tool to use to select parts of an image for editing isn’t always clear. That’s where this class comes in. In 90 minutes, you’ll gain the knowledge to confidently pick the right tool for your next edit — the Lasso, Magic Wand, Marquee or Quick Mask. The result? Greater accuracy, more seamless results, and a faster editing process — so you can get back behind the camera.
Social Media / Web
Create an "Artist Page" on Facebook
Whether you want to share pictures of your travels, or gain greater exposure for your blossoming photography business, Facebook can help get you there — and this class will get you started on your way. You’ll learn not just how to prepare your photos for the social media site, but how to ensure they attract the “likes” they deserve. What’s the best way to resize images for upload? What’s the best time of day to post? What’s the difference between an artist page and a personal page? Join us, and find out in 90 minutes
Fun Ways to Get Your Photos Seen
In today’s world there are many different ways to share your photography. From creating fun things like memes & wallpapers to Pintrest boards and art sites to display and sell your images. Learn some of the newest ways and trends to get your photography noticed.
Get My Pictures into the World!
You’ve taken some great pictures! But unfortunately, they’re stuck on your camera. In this 90 minute class, you’ll learn to get your pictures off your camera, and on to your tablet or iPhone, or even on to your television set, where they can delight your friends and family. Leave class with a greater understanding of the various ways to get pictures from camera to computer — and out into the world!
“Increase your Likeability” on Facebook
Whether you want to share pictures of your kids, or gain greater exposure for your blossoming photography business, Facebook can help get you there — and this class will get you started on your way. You’ll learn not just how to prepare your photos for the social media site, but how to ensure they attract the “likes” they deserve. What’s the best way to resize images for upload? What’s the best time of day to post? What’s the difference between an artist page and a personal page? Join us, and find out in 90 minutes.
Instagram: How to start and build a following
Have you heard a lot about Instagram but are not sure where to even begin? Do you have an account but do not know what to do with it? Let our staff teach you the uses and applications of Instagram and how to utilize them.
Portraits for Social Media!
Portraits for Social Media professionally and for fun— Learn steps to create a visual persona which will speak integrity and create interest to open dialogue and connection! Expand your horizons to create a marketing campaign and avoid mishaps by purposefully composing a pose and setting! Think past the camera, to become aware of the different destinations Your “Image” may arrive at! Shoot for the different venues for with You in Mind! — eHarmony, Facebook, Linkedin, even event fliers may require different styles and backgrounds to set the tone!
Become an iPro: Navigating your iPhone & iPad
So, you have a new iPhone or iPad… now what? Spend 90 minutes with us, and you’ll be well on your way to tapping, swiping, and pinching like an iPro. Learn to customize your phone, adjust basic settings, connect to wireless networks, and access popular features like email, messaging, and the internet. And of course, we’ll introduce you to our favorite iPhone/iPad feature — the camera! Students must bring their own iPhone or iPad.
Falling for the iMac
PC users — here’s your chance to get to know the iMac. Whether you just bought an iMac, are thinking of buying one, or just want a little experience behind the wheel prior to attending a computer lab at the Centre, this 90-minute introduction is for you. PC users will leave with a familiarity with the Apple operating system, and even regular Mac users will leave with important tips on storing and working with photographs on a Mac.
Navigating iPhone Apps
The recent iPhone models alone are powerful point-and-shoot cameras and with the massive selection of sophisticated applications, that renders them even more versatile. With more than 1.2 million apps in the app store it’s hard to know which ones you should own. Find out our list of the best photography & companion apps that you or your iPhone can’t live without!