Instructors: Christina Handley and Laura Cotterman One full month, 4 Lessons, 3 Assignments
Multiple exposures have a huge wow factor! They are lots of fun and super creative with digital photography. Digital gives you total control of the process and real insight into making beautiful photographs. You don't need to be a master photographer to have fantastic results.
In this 4 week class we will teach you how to shoot and how to process your multiple exposures in Photoshop. It is easy to learn these techniques and soon you will find yourself immersed in the creative possibilities.
You can use any digital camera (*almost, please read the requirements below) and any version of Photoshop CS or Elements. This class is suitable for advanced beginners and up. If you can take a photo and open it in Photoshop we can teach you how to make stunning multiple exposures.
In this class we are going to dig in to how multiple exposures are created. Once we have a basic grasp of how images behave when they are combined we will get into artistic ways of making multiple exposures. In lesson four we will work on additional techniques for enhancing multiple exposures to bring out the best in them.
There are four weekly lessons and assignments. The lesson materials include written material, videos and exercise files. You will start by learning the basics with the exercise files then shoot your own photos, move on to more advanced techniques in photography and Photoshop. This class is about 50/50 photography and Photoshop.
Types of multiple exposures
Photoshop methods of combining multiple exposures
How to make a cool one
Photoshop exercises using supplied files
How to shoot for multiple exposures
What makes a good subject
Camera settings and techniques
How and when to use a tripod
More advanced multiple exposures
Combining multiple subjects
Telling a story
How to design, photograph and process a complicated multiple exposure
Additional artistic post-processing
Glow and contrast type adjustments
Vibrance and color adjustments
There will be three assignments that you will turn in for critique.
Any DSLR camera - OR - a point & shoot camera with exposure compensation and manual focus capability. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are not sure.
You need Adobe Photoshop. Any version Photoshop CS3 or newer or Photoshop Elements 7 or newer will work. A current version is best. If you are an Elements user please consider upgrading to Elements 10 because it has layer masks. Videos are made using Photoshop CS5.
You will need a basic working knowledge of Photoshop. This class does not cover the very most basics of Photoshop. You should know how to open, resize and save your photos at a minimum.
You will need to be a little resourceful and willing to look in your Photoshop Help menu occassionally.
Class materials include written instructions, videos and supplied exercises files. You will need a high speed Internet connection to view the videos. Not suitable for dial up users.
HOW IT WORKS
On the course start date you will receive an email reminder when the lesson and assignment becomes available on the website.
This course includes four lessons in PDF format with some companion videos. You will have one week to work the assignments.
After completing each assignment you will upload it to the website.
Your instructor will review your assignment and offer constructive comments.
You can ask questions and discuss ideas with your teacher and classmates.
Includes 4 lessons & 3 assignments
Next session TBA
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