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Many of the photography courses that Eric teaches are organized through Ridge Meadows College of Maple Ridge.  To register for them, please click on the link below.

 

Ridge Meadows College

Course title

Length

Dates

Course description

The DSLR

8 sessions

@ 2.5 hours

 

20 hours

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This ambitious course details many of the fundamental principles of photography with a digital camera.  Exploration of aperture and shutter speed, composition, flash, lens manipulation, and more are covered.  Recommend DSLR and advanced mirrorless cameras only.  Expect weekly assignments.  Book included.

Introduction to your digital camera

4 sessions

@ 2.5 hours

 

10 hours

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This course is for the novice digital photographer who is interested in getting to know their compact digital camera better.  All digital camera types are welcome.  If you want only basic information about your camera, this is the course for you.  Book included.

Advanced photography

7 sessions

@ 2.5 hours

 

17.5 hours

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This should be only considered by individuals who have mastered the basics of photography and want to take it to the next level.  DSLRs or advanced mirrorless cameras strongly encouraged.  We explore full manual mode, advanced flash use, and the use of strobe lighting for portraiture.  Expect weekly assignments.  Book included.

Macro photography

6 sessions

@ 2.5 hours

 

15 hours

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An in depth look at macro photography, this course is designed to explore the myriad of equipment and techniques available to capture the diminutive.  You do not require macro equipment, however a DSLR is recommended.  This course is generally offered in the spring; expect some field work if weather permits.  Book included.

Photoshop CS

8 sessions

@ 2.5 hours

 

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Photoshop is the industry standard in digital image editing and manipulation.  This course is an ambitious introduction to it with the digital photographer in mind.  Content includes working with Bridge, layers, curves, and the myriad of menus available to the user.  Expect to be both challenged and empowered.

Photoshop Elements

6 sessions

@ 2.5 hours

 

15 hours

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Elements is a cut down version of Photoshop CS, but that doesn’t mean that it is anemic.  This course takes the digital photographer through Organizer and the many facets of Editor.

Photoshop Lightroom

6 sessions

@ 2.5 hours

 

15 hours

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Lightroom is a program designed specifically for digital photographers; it has more potential than Elements but not the intensity or versatility of Photoshop CS.  The course is designed to help the digital photographer make efficient use of its features.

Custom instruction

Eric is available for personalized instruction or group instruction on a topic of your choice.  Individual rates are at $30.00 per hour, with a minimum 2 hour charge.  He will travel to a destination if needed; travel fees may be incurred.

Group instruction fees will depend on the number of individuals and other considerations.  A public speaking engagement including a powerpoint exhibition of  his works on a variety of topics is also possible for a stipend of $400 plus travel expenses.