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It doesn’t matter if you use a cell phone, an old Kodak Instamatic, or an expensive DSLR camera, you can learn tricks and techniques on how to take better pictures, even if you have used cameras for more than 50 years!  “Take Better Pictures” is a FREE three-session workshop intended for senior citizens who are casual picture takers. This workshop is not camera or phone-specific. We will concentrate on understanding what makes a good photograph, how to avoid common mistakes, and recognize good composition, all before clicking the shutter.  The second session will deal with best practices when taking “Portraits”. We’ll discuss how to avoid family photo disasters. The best ways to engage your audience, and what you need to consider when taking Formal, Informal, Casual, and Impromptu Portraits. The advantages of natural and artificial lighting will be discussed along with the best techniques for photographing individuals, groups, children, and animals. Finally, we’ll examine Street Photography and Self-Portraits using a Selfie Stick. The final session of the workshop will include basic editing techniques on your iPhone, Android smartphone, or computer. We will start session three with a quick introduction to Google Photos (Android) and Photos (iPhone). From here we can upload, sort, and categorize any uploaded images from our phone or camera. Our goal is to create a secure place in the “Cloud” to access our photos from any location you have Internet access. Once uploaded we will demonstrate how to share images with family, friends, or social media platforms.  Lastly, we’ll see how to do some very basic post-processing editing in Google Photos including: “Cropping”, “Straightening”, and Converting an Image to “Black and White”. Pre-registration is required.  Instruction by: Steve Kehayes.  Limit is 20 per class.

Health & Safety Requirements:
Face coverings are optional. While this establishment no longer requires masks to enter, please be kind to those who choose to wear a mask.

Participants are required to bring enough water bottles to last during class.

Please stay home if you have any viral symptoms or have been exposed to the virus - self isolate.

In the event that the program is closed due to a health emergency, participant will receive a partial refund for the days the program is required to be closed.

Hand washing / hand sanitizing will take place at the beginning and end of class. Feel free to bring your own hand sanitizer.

Respiratory etiquette for coughing, sneezing and nose blowing will be encouraged at all times. Practice and encourage these health guidelines at home.

Be sure to thoroughly wash hands, for at least 20 seconds, when you return home.

Instructors/staff will clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects throughout the day.

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"Take Better Pictures" 3-Part Workshop (Sp) 
55y and up N/A Th  05/09/2024 - 05/23/2024
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Community Recreation Center (1232 Main Avenue) - Room 3
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
Class Location: Community Recreation Center- 1232 Main Ave. Clifton, NJ 07011. Registered participants attend all 3 sessions.
* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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