Photography Classes

Owens provides numerous opportunities to develop your personal skills in photography to enrich your life. If you are interested in expanding your skill or are thinking of beginning a hobby Owens has programs for you. Check out the fast changing world of Photography training that will make you and your life more interesting and enjoyable. Discover what you want to be.

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Oh Snap! Photography with your Smartphone, iPad or other Digital Device

You don't need to have the most expensive camera on the market to take great pictures. With so many features available on smartphones, iPads and other devices, it can be a snap, but you need to get off of "auto-mode" to harness the power. Whether you are looking to take better action shots, portraits or just become more creative with your photos, this class is for you. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53161 Mon 5/2 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Findlay $49
53162 Mon 5/9 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Photography with DSLR Cameras

Do you own a DSLR that you would like to take off of "auto-mode" or would you simply like to learn to take better and more creative photos? Does your manual create more questions than answers? Join our fun and informative hands-on class, where you will learn everything you need to begin mastering the different camera modes and techniques available to the aspiring photographer. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53163 Tue 5/3 7 5/10 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Findlay $99
53164 Wed 5/4 & 5/11 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $99

Advanced Photography with DSLR Cameras

Take your photography skills to the next level in this advanced informative hands-on class. We will work with advanced lighting techniques, low-light and night photography, long-exposure, "light-painting" and stop actions, plus "tricks" that will have your friends insisting you used Photoshop! Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53165 Wed 6/1 & 6/8 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $99

Digital Photo Editing

Take the skills you learned in our digital photography class and learn basic photo editing techniques to perfect your work. Using Photoshop Elements in a computer lab, you'll learn how to crop, resize and adjust the contrast in your photos. Learn how to add effects and remove unwanted items from your photos. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53166 Wed 5/18 & 5/25 5:30 - 9 p.m. Perrysburg $99

Advanced Digital Photo Editing

Go beyond the ordinary with this fun and fascinating hands-on Photoshop class. Learn techniques that will simply amaze you or anyone with an appreciation for artful creation. Most of the techniques can be implemented in minutes. Learn to master multiplicity, HDR, image displacement maps, polar coordinates and many other advanced Photoshop techniques. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53167 Wed 6/15 & 6/22 5:30 - 9 p.m. Perrysburg $ 99

Photography Modules

Photography Business Workshop

If you would like to sell prints online or in a gallery; this class is a must for you. Learn the essential equipment, software and legal forms you will need. What your rights are for photographing subjects, objects, buildings and whether you need permission when selling these works. Also learn how to make sure your equipment is covered by your insurance, getting your work online and noticed with a digital portfolio and much more! Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53168 Thu 5/5 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Wedding / Event Photography

Wedding and event photography can often be the most challenging and the most rewarding (personally, professionally and financially) due to the dynamic nature of the venue. After all, you may only have one opportunity to get that shot, so it had better be great! This class will teach you how to be prepared to get those shots, and the basic equipment you will need to overcome the most daunting circumstances. You will even learn how to price your work competitively and how to find new clients by marketing yourself online and offline. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53169 Thu 5/12 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Portrait Photography (Subject / Baby / Family / Pet Portraiture)

In this hands-on class we will examine various lighting and positioning techniques to ensure we are enhancing our subject's best features while diminishing any unflattering ones. You will learn how to position key light, fill light and background light, along with getting the right ratios for the effect you desire. You will also learn other more specialized lighting techniques using softboxes, grids, barn doors, cookies, gobos and reflectors. And, to save money, you'll even learn how to make most of these items DIY! Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53170 Thu 5/19 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Sports Photography / ActionShot / High-Speed Photography

If you would like to learn how to shoot sports like a pro, then this is the class for you! Whether you're shooting your kids' events or photographing a professional venue, the same principles apply. So join us to learn the correct camera settings it takes to stop action and get tack sharp focus, the proper techniques for composing your shots to tell the story within the game, and how to choose the right gear to capture your subject in the heart of the action. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53171 Thu 5/26 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Exceptional Real Estate Photos: The New Curb Appeal

In today's modern real estate world, curb appeal, it can be argued, is good photography. People are busier than ever and expect everything available with the click of a mouse or the tap of a finger on a mobile device. They simply don't do drive-by's anymore unless they're actually interested in viewing the whole home inside and out; and they are not likely to become interested, unless good quality photos are available. With limited time and countless listings online to review, buyers will quickly move on if photos don?t reflect well on a property. First impressions are everything, and because they're so important, home owners and their realtor should focus as much energy and time on a photo shoot as they would on creating curb appeal or getting prepped for an open house. A picture is worth a thousand words, and in real estate they can be worth thousands of dollars. Join instructor, Grayling Lathrop, for this workshop if you want your properties to sell more quickly and at a higher selling price.

53172 Thu 6/2 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Flash Photography

Learn how a "hot-shoe" flash can be the single best accessory for your digital camera. You will learn how to use your flash as a fill and as a bounce light. We will examine the effects of fast and slow shutter speeds with a flash and how to balance this with your flash settings to match your ambient background light to get the effect you desire. You will learn how and when to use a "rear" or "2nd" curtain flash, high-speed sync flash, and manual flash settings to get the perfect shot; and those shots which would not be possible without flash photography. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53173 Thu 6/9 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Fine Art Photography / Photography as an Art Form

Fine art photography is photography created in harmony with the vision of the artist as photographer. This is, by far, our most creative class and in it you will explore your creative vision and learn the skills needed to portray, that which you imagine, through your photography. Our lessons will help you to understand the techniques necessary to express your perceptions and emotions as an artist and to discover unlimited creative visual opportunities using light, color, texture and more. Learn how to create stunning artful pieces, in camera, that your audience will insist were done in Photoshop! Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53174 Thu 6/16 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Product & Fashion Photography

Learn the skills needed to make products and fashions jump off the page and grab the viewer. This creative class will teach you the basics of exposure, and how to position and control light to create the proper mood for a wide range of subject matter. You will learn how to photograph problematic materials such as shiny, reflective and metallic surfaces. Make merchandise more desirable by creating spectacular images using various techniques to highlight important features, pose the subject effectively, find the right camera angle, choose the right background, add and position props. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53175 Thu 6/30 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. Perrysburg $49

Nature Photography (Landscape & Wildlife)

This class will teach you how to create stunning landscape and wildlife images in nature. The lesson is packed with information and follows a step-by-step approach to the art of nature photography. From planning and preparation, selecting the right gear, to the most important topics of composition, lighting, and exposure -all critical toward capturing the scene as precisely as you desire, as you learn the skills necessary to create an image as breathtaking as nature itself. Instructor: Grayling Lathrop

53176 Thu 6/23 5:30 - 9:30 p.m. TBA $49

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