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iPhone and DSLR Photography AND Photoshop Elements - Keep Scrolling - Some In Person and Some on Zoom


Digital Photography


Photography: Camera Settings and Features - Beyond Auto Mode (for DSLR & mirrorless cameras)
This course explores the key digital 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, bracketing and more. You will need to bring your digital camera, fully charged battery, camera manual and note taking materials to each 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 $ 77 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 65)
Wed., 9/28; 10/12, 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School
NOTE: No class 10/5.


Photo Restoration: Rescue, Restore and Revive Old Photos
Learn the basics and how to start to correct and fix your own images beginning with scanning, removing scratches, cleaning up stains, correcting exposure and color, and repairing and removing details. Basic tools that are available on the most popular photo editing software will be explained, how and when to use them.
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 hour $ 21 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 18)
Thur., 10/6 from 7 to 8 p.m.; Zoom



iPhone Photography


iPhone Photography: Use Your iPhone to its Full Potential
Take better photos and get the best results from your iPhone by knowing the basics: settings, techniques, lenses, lighting, focusing, exposure, composition and more. 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.

2 hours $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 34)
Tue., 11/1 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School


iPhone Photo Editing and Enhancements
Learn how to edit and enhance your photos with confidence using the Photos app on your iPhone. The built-in editing and enhancement tools - including adjusting light and color, adding filters, crop and straightening - are amazing and you can easily fine tune your photos in just a few minutes. For all skill levels and iPhone models with the latest iOS software version.
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.

2 hours $ 40 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 34)
Tue., 11/15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; Veterans Park School



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 (2022) 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 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 2022. 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 $ 120 (Ridgefield Sr./Disab. $ 102)
Wed., 10/26; 11/2, 9 from 12 noon to 2 p.m. at the Annex