$85 for non-members per 6-week session $76.50 for members per 6-week session
Online Option Available
Learn to use your digital camera with a combined approach of manipulating the aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Once you master the camera for the best exposure, try editing to artistically enhance your images. Each class will consist of reviewing 10 of your best pictures from the prior class meeting, taking new pictures, and enhancing pictures using a laptop. Field trips will give students a chance to photograph nature while their instructor gives suggestions. Field trips will take place, weather permitting.
Participants are asked to bring their own digital camera and five printed images of recent photos. If possible, bring a laptop loaded with Photoshop or Adobe Lightroom software.
Classes held in the ArtsConnect Community Arts Center, 9158 Winton Rd, Building A, behind the Springfield Township Fire Station.
ArtsConnect offers an online option for those not ready to do in-person classes yet. We will have a camera set up during class so students can join the class from their home. Participants will need to download the free program- Zoom prior to the beginning of the session. Participants will receive an email with an invitation link for their meeting times.
When registering for the class you will need to select which method of participation you want: in-person or online.
No class on November 23 due to Thanksgiving break.
Having trouble registering online? Call Lisa Zupon - (513) 728-4266. Lisa can register you over the phone.
Instructor: Paul Mato
Paul Mato is a graduate of Kent State University with a major in Photo Journalism. He worked as a news photographer at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, Ohio for 6 years and WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, Ohio for 32 years. After he retired, Paul has served as a volunteer photographer for the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers at Caesar Creek State Park. His role was to photograph events and to hold photography workshops. Paul later attended the National Geographic nature and landscape photography workshops by photographers Michael Melford and Eddie Soloway. His love for landscape and nature photography has led to photographing in over 30 of the nation's National Parks and countless state and local parks. His personal teaching goal is to share his love and knowledge of photography with others.
Community Arts Center
9158 Winton Road