Jan
8
to Jan 9

Beginner Photography Workshop

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Beginner Photography WORKSHOP

January 8th-9th (Monday-Tuesday) 6-9 p.m.  $99

This high energy, hands on, interactive workshop is for Photographers shooting in AUTO and want to learn MANUAL mode. 

Students receive a PDF course booklet to print and use in the workshop.

Students will learn how & WHY to shoot in Manual Mode|AV & TV|Creative Modes

TONS of opportunity to LEARN and shoot.  Bring your dslr camera and a fully charged battery and be prepared to have fun and meet other photographers.  

 PROPER EXPOSURE:    Manual Mode:   Shutter|Aperture|ISO

Shoot in Manual Mode:  your camera does not know what kind of image you are trying to create.  Shooting in Manual will allow you control and better image results. 

Proper Exposure is getting the correct amount of light using the Shutter|Aperture|ISO

Proper Exposure | understanding Manual Mode

1)      Shutter controls motion and ambient light

2)      Aperture controls depth of field and light

3)      ISO controls how sensitive the sensor will be to light.

 Depth of Field

Depth of Field (DOF) is a range of distance that appears sharp.  Depth of Field is determined by 2 main things:  Aperture and focusing distance from subject.   

1)      A shallow DOF will allow a blurred background.  Smaller f-stop f 2.8 = wider aperture = more light.

2)      A deep DOF everything in the image will be sharp.  Bigger f-stop f 22= smaller aperture = less light

3)      Your focal distance and distance from subject will affect your DOF. 

When & Why to use AV|A Aperture Priority

Aperture Priority is a semi manual mode best used in DAYLIGHT OUTDOORS when you want to control your depth of field.    You set your aperture and the camera sets your shutter.  

When & Why to use TV|T Shutter Priority

Shutter priority is a semi manual mode best used OUTDOORS to capture motion.  You set your shutter and the camera sets your aperture. 

Beginning Composition

Knowing the elements of basic Composition will allow you to capture the essence of the image you see.  

1) Watch for distracting backgrounds | Fill the frame to avoid distracting backgrounds | move subject or your position-angle to avoid distracting backgrounds.

2) Rule of Thirds | Golden Ratio | Diagonals

3) Frame your subject to give it context, add depth and layers and lead the eye to the main focal point. 

4) Lead in Lines

5) Know your focus-Simplify. 

7) Look for Symmetry and repeating Patterns

8) Create Depth.   

Workshops are held at the Gina Zhidov Photography Studio 327 North 6th, Chickasha

Sign up below: Must sign up and pay to be considered part of workshop. Once you sign up check your e-mail for an invoice to pay.  If you have a January workshops $99 gift certificate, please indicate in the form below and bring the certificate to the workshop.  You will receive your workshop booklet pdf via e-mail once payment is received.  

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Jan
12
to Jan 13

Nature Photography Workshop

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Cammie has been shooting nature photography for 9 years and her favorite kind of photography is Wildlife using her Sigma 150-600 mm.  

"With my photography I capture the moments in nature that excite me, so that I can share them with the world." - Cammie Myer

WORKSHOP January 12th-13th Fri-Sat 6-9 p.m.  $99 

Students will need to be comfortable shooting in in AV, Program and manual mode.

We will cover various lenses and helpful accessories that can be used for nature photography, as well as special equipment care instructions for shooting outdoors.  We will discuss planning and researching for your outdoor venture, and the necessary safety precautions.  We will also discuss how to get that frame-worthy landscape shot and the photography terms that will assist you.

We will talk about capturing those beautiful Oklahoma sunsets and tricky snow shots!  We will learn how to locate and photograph plants and wildlife in their natural habitats.  You will learn the necessary skills for capturing lightning shots during those exciting Oklahoma storms!  And we will also learn how to best photograph the moon in its various phases, and how to find and include the other visible planets.

Workshops are held at the Gina Zhidov Photography Studio 327 North 6th, Chickasha

Sign up below: Must sign up and pay to be considered part of workshop. Once you sign up check your e-mail for an invoice to pay.  If you have a January workshops $99 gift certificate, please indicate in the form below and bring the certificate to the workshop.  You will receive your workshop booklet pdf via e-mail once payment is received.  

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Jan
15
to Jan 16

Painterly Images Workshop

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This Workshop is designed for the Photographer who is very comfortable with shooting in manual mode and understands advanced camera settings.   I will be teaching this course using Photoshop.  It is best if students have a laptop with Photoshop.  We will learn how to SEE Artistic images before we take them and use in – camera techniques to create Art with our images in Photoshop. 

As Photographers, we use our creative eye and elements of Art to see and create strong images every day.    We place ourselves and observe, connecting to the moments of line, shape, form, texture and color.  Learning to see your subject before you photograph it and understanding how to create in - camera painterly images and backgrounds will raise your Photography to the next level.  – Gina Zhidov

 How to Pre-Visualize your Photographs and create Painterly images from your photos.

Students will learn how to photograph a subject using in camera techniques such as selective focus and shallow depth of field to create a painterly image.

Students will learn how to look for color, shape and form, highlights and contrast and use in camera techniques such as de-focus to create their own textured backgrounds and build a background library. 

Embrace the blur:  Students will learn how to create overlays in camera by using the de-focus technique.  Looking for highlights, color, shape and form students can create wonderful overlays to use in Photoshop and add the finishing touches to their Painterly images.  

Combining what we have learned to create ART. 

Using the images you have created we will then use Photoshop and layers, blending modes, masks, selective and brush tools to create your vision.  I feel this class is a great way to introduce working with layers in Photoshop.  I make it easy and fun.  

Workshop is held at the Gina Zhidov Photography studio 327 North 6th, Chickasha.  

Gina Zhidov Photography | 327 North 6th, Chickasha | 941.447.1299 | www.chickashaphotoclasses.com 

Sign up below: Must sign up and pay to be considered part of workshop. Once you sign up check your e-mail for an invoice to pay.  If you have a January workshops $99 gift certificate, please indicate in the form below and bring the certificate to the workshop.  You will receive your workshop booklet pdf via e-mail once payment is received.  

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Jan
17
to Jan 18

Photoshop for Photographers Workshop

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Photoshop for Photographers Workshop $99

January 17th-18th Wednesday-Thursday 6-9 p.m. 

Workshops are held at The Gina Zhidov Photography studio 327 North 6th, Chickasha

Students will need a laptop and Photoshop or GIMP.org (a free, editor) 

(Photoshop is available on Adobe.com in the Creative Cloud Photography package as a special offer to Photographers $9.99 monthly) 

Students will receive:

Handouts.    

Wi-fi provided.

This workshop is designed for the Photographer who wants to enhance their images.    Student's will learn: 

  • The benefits of working with layers
  • learn how to work with masks
  • How to change a background (white to black) 
  • How to remove acne, blemishes in portraits
  • How to retouch wrinkles, lighten under eyes
  • How to remove and add objects to images
  • Resizing your images and best resolution for print, web
  • Saving your images in various formats PSD, TIFF, JPG, PDF and why

Adam Heilman will guide you step by step and give you tips and shortcuts so you’ll know how to create the best possible versions of your photographs.  

Graphic Artist Adam Heilman received his B.F.A. at USAO and has worked in the graphic design field for the past 12 years honing his artist eye and technical skill.  He is President of the Chickasha Area Arts Council, an active board member of the Chickasha Community Theatre and a well-known, local Artist.  To see his works:  https://www.facebook.com/adamheilmanart/

Workshops are held at 327 North 6th, Chickasha

Sign up below: Must sign up and pay to be considered part of workshop. Once you sign up check your e-mail for an invoice to pay.  If you have a January workshops $99 gift certificate, please indicate in the form below and bring the certificate to the workshop.

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Jan
19
to Jan 20

Night And Long Exposure Workshop

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NIGHT & LONG EXPOSURE PHOTOGRAPHY WITH

JOHNNY TRAMMELL

January 19th-20th Fri-Sat 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  $99

Workshop location Gina Zhidov Photography Studio 327 North 6th, Chickasha 

A tripod is not required, but recommended.   Students can use any lens.  A wide angle is great for landscapes and capturing lightning shots.  

Students need to have basic understanding of proper exposure by using manual settings on their camera.

"Photographer Johnny Trammell creates magical night photography & long exposure images with a creative eye, skill and patience.   His Art has been displayed in multiple galleries and was a featured Artist at the Paseo District.  Johnny brings proven experience and talent to his Night Photography & Long Exposure workshop. " - Gina Zhidov

Learn how to capture the beauty and mystery when the sun goes down!

Students will learn how to create art by photographing lightning, light trails

and transforming moving water into mystical, magical, dreamy images.

Long exposure photography will be studied and explained in

detail. Learn specific techniques for nighttime and long exposure

photography. Learn formulas for proper exposure. Will explain how to

make ghost and multiple images of same person in one frame!

“Light Painting” can be used to set your nighttime images apart from

all others. Learn composition and technical tips which apply specifically

to nighttime photography. Goal is to teach every class member how to

create their own WOW images!

Field trip designed to allow each student to use information

learned in class to make artistic photos using their camera and their

creativity. Classroom knowledge translated into stunning photography!

Light trails, moving water, light painting, star photography, and

photographing fire will all be subjects to be mastered during 2nd night.

Workshop location Gina Zhidov Photography Studio 327 North 6th, Chickasha | www.ChickashaPhotoClasses.com | 941.447.1299

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Jan
26
to Jan 27

Film Photography Workshop

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January 26th-27th Fri-Sat 6:00-9:00 p.m. $99

Students receive:

PDF  booklet

Field notebook, instructional handouts and 1 roll of b&w 12 exposure film.

Students need to have:

Students are required to have an operational 35mm film camera and corresponding manual.  

To get the most out of this workshop, it is best to have your manual. 

If original manual is not available Google is a good source to find and print a manual.

Think, Feel & Shoot.  

Re-DISCOVER the joys of old-school Photography by learning how to shoot Film. 

Meet your instructor Wes Hallmark, as he tells you exciting stories about working at various television stations including in Detroit as a film photographer and videographer.

And, Wes will demo different types of film cameras:   35mm Single lens reflex, (SLR), Range finder, twin lens reflex, Mid-size format & large format.  It’s really cool to see these various film cameras! 

Before you click the shutter. 

In this hands on workshop you will learn how to operate your camera and how to load film. 

YOU Load the Film, bravely go for it, and find the fun in Film Photography by embracing the risks! 

· Make sure Camera is Empty

·       Loading a fresh Roll!

•      On camera, set your ASA to corresponding ISO on film packaging.

                             •       Identify frame counter: Shoot and advance film until you reach the

                                      number “1” on the counter.

      •      Primed and Loaded, Ready to Shoot: Who has questions on Auto Mode?

·       Using Auto Mode- Most 35mm SLRs that have

·       Auto mode is a general guide to exposure in average lit environments

·       Instructions on Manual Aperture Settings

·      Be Prepared:  Purchase two sets of batteries and install one set in the camera.

·      Aperture primed and ready: Remember, this is film, value each frame!

Various props and fun shooting scenarios will be set up to challenge the student and allow them to shoot!

LEARN HOW TO DEVELOP FILM!  

2 lucky students will be chosen to have their film developed during class and Wes will demo the process.  Students will have the opportunity to see how film is developed into negatives.          

Classes are held at The Gina Zhidov Photography Studio 327 North 6th, Chickasha           

Sign up below: Must sign up and pay to be considered part of workshop. Once you sign up check your e-mail for an invoice to pay.  If you have a January workshops $99 gift certificate, please indicate in the form below and bring the certificate to the workshop.  You will receive your workshop booklet pdf via e-mail once payment is received.

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