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Photography classes at Hunt's Photo & Video

Posted by Teresa Hanafin  January 8, 2014 08:00 AM

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Yesterday I posted an entry about photography classes at Calumet; today I'm highlighting the lineup of January and February classes being offered by Hunt's Photo & Video at its flagship store at 100 Main St. in Melrose.

The lineup of classes, workshops, and seminars at Hunt's:

1-on-1 Private Sessions
This option is great for those who want personalized attention customized to your specific needs. Whether you own a digital SLR / mirrorless type camera or a point-and-shoot, we can customize a How-To session for your specific needs. After you register, an education consultant will contact you before the scheduled training period to gather basic information and establish what you want covered during the session. If you want "soup to nuts", an education consultant can map a custom program for you.

First check the Calender of Events section of our website to see available dates and times, then call 781-662-8822 to reserve a time block. Sessions are also available in our satellite store locations (Cambridge, Boston, Hanover, Hadley, Manchester NH, South Portland, Providence); contact them directly for available dates and scheduling.
$79.99 for a one-hour session

Adobe Lightroom Basics
Developed by photographers, for photographers, Adobe Lightroom provides photographers with the necessary tools for image management and high-level image postproduction. From highlight to shadow, contrast and brightness, color correction to cropping, Lightroom provides all of the necessary tools to adjust and output your image files. This course discusses and demonstrates the various tools and processes available in Lightroom to both manage and process images quickly and efficiently. We also discuss useful plug-ins that enhance Lightroom’s functionality.
$99.99 / 2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10

Coffee Seminar - Photographing Babies and Newborns
Learn how to use your camera to capture those special moments of joy and excitement. We cover the basic things you need to think of in preparation for the shoot and suggest poses for unique images. We also cover the best lighting techniques and settings for the best results.
Free / 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 11

Basic Flash Photography
The on-camera and external flash have made it possible to bring the sun indoors. The course teaches the basics of flash exposure and how to minimize or eliminate "red-eye", those harsh shadows, and illuminating the shadows. Also covered is the use of "fill flash" to lighten those shadows in sunlight or shady areas. The TTL features are fully discussed along with the manual setting for managing "light output intensity".
$75 / 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16

Lighting with Speedlights
Professional lighting does not have to be with large studio lights with "miles" of cords. The new wave of speedlights provides any photographer the opportunity to make the studio environment portable and bring it to the shooting location. Using available integrated manufacturing systems like Nikon and Canon or wireless radio or infra-red remote systems, it is a simple process to fully illuminate your subject. This course introduces you to the Creative Lighting Systems and shows how to effectively use and integrate these systems into a photo shoot. The course covers techniques for using these products for portrait, product, and event photography, as well as shoots where fill lighting is needed.
$75 / 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18

Webinar: The Macphun Master Class
Join Master Trainer John Arnold from as he breaks down the Creative Kit by Macphun. John will be teaching you image editing techniques using award-winning software products Intensify Pro and Snapheal Pro. One lucky attendee will win the full Macphun Creative Kit for free! Attendees will also be provided a special offer on the Macphun products.
Free / 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18

Intermediate Photography Class - 2 nights
Building on the Basic Course, the Intermediate Photography Class expands on getting the proper exposure and focuses on interpreting the histogram to fine-tune exposure. Depth-of-field is also covered more in-depth, along with using the various light-metering and white balance settings to match and measure light intensity.
$99 for two sessions / 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 22 and 29

Seminar: Remote Flash Triggering Products & Techniques
Whether using professional studio lights or speedlights, there are a number of methods of connecting and firing them both with and without miles of cords. The new wave of speedlights and cameras provide any photographer the means to make the studio environment portable and bring it to the shooting location. Come learn about and see the various tools used to give you the freedom of cordless remote flash and camera triggering. An absolute must for studio portrait and on-site shooting.
Free / 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1

Portrait Posing Techniques
Learn the basic techniques of portrait posing for both in-studio and outdoors. We look at the formal, business, and casual styles, along with various positions for male and female subjects. Yes, there is a difference! Also discussed, as a lighting tie-in, is the advantage and disadvantage of strong lighting vs. soft lighting methods for portrait illumination.
$99.99 / 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4

Adobe Photoshop Elements Basics
Billed as the “little” or “light weight” Photoshop, Elements is the right product for the beginner just breaking into the digital photography world or the basic user just wanting the essential tools to crop; adjust colors, contrast, brightness and hue; and yet have some the correction tools available in its big brother, Photoshop CS. This course will cover the basic use of these tools and the image processing workflow.
$99.99 / 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6

Beginner Photography Class - 2 nights
Offered monthly, the Basic Photography Class is a two-session lecture and hands-on interactive workshop, teaching the basics of setting and adjusting aperture, shutter speed, and ISO get a proper exposure. Also covered is using aperture for depth-of-field (controlling what’s in focus) and stopping action with shutter speed settings.
$99.99 for two sessions / 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 12 and 19

How To: Image Review and Critique
Bring or submit your image for an open discussion and constructive critique. Ask questions of professional photographers and learn the image composition basics. Also learn to see the picture within the picture. Hidden gems awaiting discovery through mild cropping.
Free / 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 15

Portrait Lighting Workshop
This is a unique opportunity to combine three courses into one and learn the main features of Portrait Photography. This one-day workshop combines Portrait Posing, Portrait Equipment and Lenses, and Lighting with various type of lighting. You will learn the key components of each photographic instructional element and get hands-on shooting with a live model. Experienced instructors will guide you through each phase and teach you the best practices in each discipline.
$199 / 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22

Composition Basics
Learn the basics of composition as you look through the viewfinder or LCD screen. Learn how to use the Grid and Golden Rule techniques, as well as the incorporation of lines, repetition, and light to lead the eye toward the subject. This lecture / demonstration will get you on your way to producing consistent, frame-worthy results.
$99.99 / 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27

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