Fall 2013 Classes

Both classes meet at:
Bellevue College North Campus
14673 NE 29th Place
Bellevue, WA 98007

Thursdays - September 26, 2013 - November 7, 2013

Practice and sharpen your photography skills. Problem solve and practice topics such as white balance, capturing time and motion, color modes, night photography, and depth of field. Classroom sessions will be spent discussing example photographs and reviewing student work. Weekly homework assignments require at least 2 hours practice between sessions. Digital camera with aperture, shutter speed and manual exposure controls required; advanced compact cameras such as Canon G-series and Panasonic Lumix acceptable.

Mondays - November 18, 2013 - December 9, 2013

Get the photos you want by learning the features and controls of your digital camera. Choosing which buttons can be difficult. In this class, we will explore the controls, dials and buttons of both digital SLR and point and shoot cameras. Tell stories, capture memories, and enjoy taking pictures with your camera. Topics include: exposure and scene modes, aperture and depth of field, shutter speed, auto and fill flash, histograms and exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera overrides. Weekly homework assignments will reinforce our classroom instruction. Bring your camera and instruction manual.

Photo of the Week - August 24, 2013

Sky reflected on calm waters
Black River
Littlerock, WA
August 24, 2013

Photo of the Week - August 4, 2013

Marine Mammal Bones
Cape Alava
Olympic National Park
August 4, 2013
Washingtonians are fortunate to have many wild and scenic places to visit including Mount Rainier and North Cascades National Park. Some of the most remote and wild places in our state are found along the Pacific beaches of Olympic National Park. Cape Alava is one of those places. Although it is an easy 3 mile hike from the parking lot at Lake Ozette, Cape Alava is home to a vast array of mammals, birds and fish. The sea stacks just off shore provide vital rearing grounds for marine birds, as well as seals and sea lions.
While walking on the beach just south of Cape Alava's camping area, we encountered the skeletal remains of a large marine mammal. It was probably a small whale, judging by the size of its skull. Most of the flesh was gone, leaving the beautiful spine, reminiscent of a Henry Moore sculpture.
Coming upon the remains of animal, one can't help but feeling a bit sad for its death. And yet, there is a dignity and beauty in what remains.

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