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iPhone Photography


iPhone Photography: Use Your iPhone Camera to its Full Potential
Get the best results from your iPhone and take better photos by knowing the basics: settings, techniques, lighting, focusing, exposure and composition. Improve your photography by knowing how to use and control your iPhone camera. Instructor Deborah Tual is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. She loves sharing her expertise about how images can be edited, enhanced, and used creatively to express an artistic vision.

1 session $ 39 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 31)
Mon., 10/4 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; taught online using Zoom



Digital Photography


Photography: Camera Settings and Features - Beyond Auto Mode
Camera Types: DSLR only (no point and shoot).Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate. This course explores the key DSLR camera features and settings so you learn how and when to use them and take the camera off Auto. Learn about the shooting, focusing and metering modes, as well as depth of field, motion blur/freeze/pan, exposure compensation, histograms, and bracketing. Skill-building exercises will get you up and off your chair to develop your skills with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Bonus material provided between sessions. Sharing images and discussions are part of every session. Instructor Deborah Tual is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. She loves sharing her expertise about how images can be edited, enhanced, and used creatively to express an artistic vision.

3 Sessions $74
(Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 59)
Wed., 11/3, 10 and 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; in person planned



Photography: The Art of Composition
This class will introduce the artistic aspects of photography. Learn how to see a subject in different ways and create better images with confidence and creativity using elements of composition like symmetry, lines, shapes, perspective, depth and dimension, as well as color and more. Instructor Deborah Tual is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. She loves sharing her expertise about how images can be edited, enhanced, and used creatively to express an artistic vision.

Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for Winter/Spring 2022 dates.


Photography: People and Places
Learn how to see the world like a professional photographer - the dos and don'ts of photographing your family and friends and techniques to capture the beauty and unique aspects of any location. Instructor Deborah Tual is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. She loves sharing her expertise about how images can be edited, enhanced, and used creatively to express an artistic vision.

Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for Winter/Spring 2022 dates.


Photoshop Elements


PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS NOTE: You are encouraged to bring your own PC or Mac laptop to class with a recent version of Photoshop Elements loaded. Instructor projects from an IBM Compatible laptop. Call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com if you do not have the software on a laptop to bring. We have computers available for those who don't.

You can obtain a free 30-day trial download of the latest version of this program (2021) from the Adobe.com website. (If you have a recent version of the software that will suffice.). Important Note: You must download and open the program and input a code before you can use the program. Please do this before the first session.


Introduction to Photoshop Elements
Photoshop Elements has everything you need to make your photos look amazing, turn them into beautiful creations, and share them with family and friends. This course is for people new to Photoshop Elements and we'll work in Quick and Guided modes to fix the most common photo problems and then we’ll explore some very cool tricks to enhance and transform your images. Photos will be provided by the instructor and the course will be taught in version 2021. You can obtain a free 30-day trial download of the latest version of this program from adobe.com website. If you have a previous version you will be able to use it for this course. Instructor Deborah Tual is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. She loves sharing her expertise about how images can be edited, enhanced, and used creatively to express an artistic vision.

3 Sessions $ 119 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 95)
Tue., 10/19; 10/26 and 11/2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; in person planned; 11/2 session may be taught online using Zoom



Advanced Photoshop Elements
This course is for people who want to explore the more sophisticated and advanced tools and features in the Expert editing mode. You need to have a basic understanding of image editing and familiarity with Photoshop Elements is a plus. Learn to use layers, masks, camera raw editing, panels, bins and objects. Photos will be provided by the instructor and the course will be taught in version 2021. If you have a previous version you will be able to use it for this course. Instructor Deborah Tual is a professional photographer with over 25 years of experience. She loves sharing her expertise about how images can be edited, enhanced, and used creatively to express an artistic vision.

Please call (203) 431-2812 or email ridgefieldcontinuingeducation@gmail.com for Winter/Spring 2022 dates.