Starting on April 24, 2018, I am teaching a 6-week Digital Photography class on Tuesday evenings at the Delaware Art Museum. I am also offering field trips to Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum as well as three evening workshops on Adobe software
Digital Photo Class at Delaware Art Museum
Tuesdays, April 24 thru May, 2018
6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Six weeks, 15 hours total for this April-May class. SLR digital cameras are required, or a digital camera with a manual shooting mode. Simple point-and-shoot cameras will not work for this course; neither will cell phones. You need a camera with adjustments for ISO, shutter speed, and aperture. Students of all skill levels are welcome, age 15 and up. As part of this class, we often photograph dress rehearsals at the Delaware Childrens’ Theatre.
See the Delaware Art Museum website to learn more about this Studio Art Class, or call the museum at 302 571-9590.
Photography Field Trips
“Eye On Nature” On-Location Photo Workshops
at Longwood Gardens and Hagley Museum
Sundays, 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. [April 29, May 6, 13, 20]
In each of these workshops, we take a field trip to a nearby location and then, a week later, meet at the museum to share and discuss our images. On location, the instructor will teach camera technique to each student individually and discuss John Ruskin’s philosophy of nature with the group. Then, a week later, we meet at our Delaware Art Museum classroom to review the images and how they relate to Ruskin’s philosophy, discuss the experience of the week before, talk about any post-processing done by each student, and explore how the images might be further improved. Each student will be responsible for paying the admission fee at each location.
Longwood Gardens, Sunday, April 29 2:00 pm
Admission Fee = $12 to $23.
Discussion a week later at museum, Sunday, May 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Hagley Museum, Sunday, May 13, at 2:00 p.m.
Admission Fee = $5 to $14
Discussion a week later at museum, Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Adobe Photo Workshops, Spring, 2018
Take your photographs to the next level with these workshops exploring Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop. Students should have a basic understanding of these applications before enrolling. Students are encouraged to bring their laptops to class if they have the software already installed. Some bring their tablets and phones, but the class is designed around the desktop versions of these applications.
You can download trial versions of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop at
If you decide to use the software after the trial period, it is $9.99/month.
Adobe Lightroom Photo Management
April 26, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn how to manage the thousands of photographs saved on your computer in this introductory class. You will be shown how to organize your photos on your computer and then use Lightroom’s library module to review, rate, modify, and export images.
Adobe Lightroom Post-Processing
May 10, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Lightroom software allows photographers to make global and spot adjustments to their digital images. Learn to use Lightroom’s graduated and radial filters, the adjustment brush, the spot removal tool, color adjustments, split toning, and other tools.
Intro to Adobe Photoshop
May 24, 2018, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Photoshop is powerful software with many tools. In this introductory class, students will explore the toolbar, adjustment layers, selections, layer styles, layer masks, and more.