photography


Jeanette Burkle


Introductory Level Classes:

Foundations:
Exploring Digital Photography
with Jeanette Burkle / Tom Ramsay

Intermediate Level Classes:
The Art of Digital Photography
with Tom Ramsay

Advanced Level Classes:

 


Introductory Level Workshops:

Intermediate Level Workshops:

Advanced Level Workshops:

 


These Classes are not
currently scheduled.

Introductory Level Classes:

How to Photograph Your Own Artwork
with Jeanette Burkle
(TBA)

Photography for Teens
with Jeanette Burkle (TBA)

Intermediate Level Classes:
The Magic of Light
with Jeanette Burkle /
Tom Ramsay (TBA)

Advanced Level Classes:
Digital Photography Master Class
with Jeanette Burkle
and Tom Ramsay (TBA)

 


These Workshops are not currently scheduled.

Introductory Level Workshops:
Marketing and Business Management for Artists and Photographers
with Jeanette Burkle &
Tom Ramsay
(TBA)

Nature Photography - Landscapes, Close-ups and Wildlife
with Tom Ramsay (TBA)

Intro to Photoshop Elements
with Jeanette Burkle (TBA)

Understanding Your Digital Camera
with Jeanette Burkle (TBA)

Travel Photography:
From Museums to the Outback
with Tom Ramsa (TBA)

Introduction to Digital Video Photography and Editing
with Tom Ramsay (TBA)

Intermediate Level Workshops:
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Photographers
with Jeanette Burkle (TBA)

Adobe Lightroom for Photographers
with Jeanette Burkle (TBA)

Photography on the Mall
Field Trip
with Jeanette Burkle &
Tom Ramsay (TBA)

Night Photography Workshop
with Jeanette Burkle (TBA)

Advanced Level Workshops:
Portrait Studio Lighting Workshop
with Jeanette Burkle
(TBA)

 

Photoshoot Day for Your Artwork
(Next Date: (TBA)

Note:
Upon registration, all students
are furnished with appropriate
supply list(s) per class.


Download "Tips for Viewing and Photographing Butterflies"
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Intermediate Level
The Art of
Digital Photography


Instructor:

Tom Ramsay

Dates and Times for Session 5:
Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm

Session 5 2013: Sept 11 - Oct 23
no class September 25

Dates and Times for Session 6:
Tuesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm

Session 6 2013: Oct 29 - Dec 10
no class November 26

Choose Your Class


Cost: $180
(6) 2.5-hour classes

What’s the essential element of every photograph?   Light, of course. This six-week intermediate-level course in digital photography will give you a profound new relationship with the characteristics of light and its counterpart, shadow. 
You will understand and learn to control the properties of light that are key to the creation of exciting, high-quality photographs. You’ll learn advanced tone control for color and black-and-white photography. You’ll also develop skills needed to create imaginative and pleasing photographs by controlling color, balancing light, and combining reflector fill and multiple sources of studio and available light. Key aspects of lens properties will also be presented in detail,  including aperture considerations, distortion, perspective as it supports composition, and image stabilization. Each week, you will have the opportunity to apply these concepts to recommended photographic assignments covering a variety of indoor and outdoor lighting conditions, then have your photos constructively reviewed during the following week’s class.
Requirements:  Digital SLR camera with manual capability. This course is designed for students who have taken the Foundations course or have a clear understanding of how to use their camera’s manual, aperture, and shutter priority exposure modes."

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Introductory Level
Foundations: Exploring
Digital Photography


Instructors:

Jeanette Burkle
Tom Ramsay

Dates and Times for Session 5:
Tuesdays,
9:30 am - 12 noon
(Burkle)
Session 5 2013: Sept 10 - Oct 29
no class September 17 and Oct 1
or
Tuesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm (Ramsay) Full
Session 5 2013:
Sept 10 - Oct 22
no class September 24



Dat
es and Times Session 6:

Wednesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm (Ramsay)
Session 6 2013: Oct 30 - Dec 11
no class November 27

Choose Your Class

Cost: $180
(6) 2.5-hour classes

Whether you’ve been taking digital photos for years, or you’ve just acquired your first digital camera, “Foundations” can either expand your understanding or get you up to speed quickly.This six-week introductory course not only covers fundamental photographic principles, it also teaches you how to effectively access and apply the wide array of camera functions available beyond the “automatic” settings of your digital camera. 
Once you go beyond the automatic mode, you’ll discover new levels of creativity and photographic quality that become possible by gaining control over exposure, focus, depth of field, and color balance for every picture you take.  
Course material includes fundamentals of composition and design, image file formats, and an introduction to the digital (computer-based) darkroom.  Recommended weekly assignments help you apply new concepts to a variety of indoor, outdoor, and action photography, then have your photos constructively reviewed during the next week’s class.
Requirement:  Digital camera with manual capabilities.Some
knowledge of photography is helpful. What to bring to the first class: Digital camera, camera manual, charged battery, and memory card.

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Intermediate Level
Adobe Lightroom 4
for Photographers Workshop

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle

Dates and Times:
Saturday, 10:30 am - 4 pm

Next Session:
Not Currently Scheduled

Cost: TBA
5.5-hour workshop

The seminar covers the effective use of tools incorporated into Adobe Lightroom, a comprehensive, versatile image processing and management software program that gives users the capacity to organize, process, and digitally enhance image files.  The seminar will cover the seven primary functional modules of the software and, within them, the processes of importing images, filtering, keywording, publishing, printing, exporting images, and workflow. Within the “Develop” module, for example, students will learn a step-by-step method to effectively process raw or JPEG (.jpg) images, including the use of adjustment brushes, tone curves, and sharpening techniques. Whether you plan to use Lightroom alone or in conjunction with Photoshop, come and learn how Lightroom can become the central hub for your image library.

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Intermediate Level
Night Photography Workshop

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle

Dates and Times:
Tuesdays, 7 - 9:30 pm

Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Cost: TBA
(3) 2.5-hour classes

Explore the magic of night photography as you learn to create stunning and visually exciting images.  Instruction focuses on making the proper exposures at night using limited or controlled light sources, as well as understanding how to capture movement within an image. This intermediate level workshop will be held on three evenings: the first in the classroom for instruction; the second on a field trip throughout the town of Leesburg; and the third back in the classroom for a critique. Requirements: A camera with manual capabilities, a tripod and a working knowledge of photography.

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Intermediate Level
Photography on the Mall
Field Trip

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle
and
Tom Ramsay

Date and Time: Saturday, 2 - 8 pm

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Cost: TBA
6-hr. workshop /field trip

Capture the magic of Washington, DC, through your lens! Plan to tour the Mall photographically with personal guidance from award-winning professional photographers Jeanette Burkle and Tom Ramsay.  The full-day, hands-on workshop will include outdoor, indoor, and night photography.  
Beginning at the Capitol, the day-long expedition proceeds to the botanical gardens for nature photography, then indoors to the National Gallery for work on interior lighting. Following a short lunch, we’ll photograph other monuments, ending the day at the western end of the mall with deep-twilight photography.
Students will meet on the Mall...Logistics to be announced. The number of students in the workshop is strictly limited to 10 attendees so all participants can have optimal interaction time with the two instructors!
Recommendation: A digital SLR camera and a working knowledge of photography. Requirement: Ability to walk some distance throughout the day.

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Introductory Level
Introduction to Nature Photography -
Landscapes, Close-ups and Wildlife




Instructor:

Tom Ramsay

Dates and Times : Varies:
Thursday, 7 - 9:30 pm
Saturday, 1 - 6 pm (Landscape)
Saturday, 8 am - 4 pm (Wildlife)
Thursday, 7 - 9:30 pm


Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Cost: TBA
18-hr. workshop

Join award-winning Time-Life/Wild Kingdom filmmaker and photographer Tom Ramsay in this unique nature workshop.
In the first evening session, Tom will cover fundamentals  important or unique to nature photography and the logistics involved in the two field trips that will follow. Topics covered include panoramas, composition, effectively handling extreme lighting conditions, equipment care, lens choices, and image stabilization.  Emphasis will be placed on the powerful observation of an environment as the prelude to making choices about the optimal camera settings and other equipment to use under a given set of conditions. The first Saturday field workshop will be devoted to landscape and close-up photography.  The second Saturday will include an outing to both the U.S. Botanic Garden and the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. This will provide opportunities to photograph plants and animals of great varieties under many different lighting and environmental conditions. The final evening will be devoted to reviewing photos taken during the course and to discussing students’ experiences in taking their photos.
What to bring to to the first class: Digital camera, charged battery, and memory card
Recommendation: A digital SLR camera; a lightweight tripod; a zoom lens able to focus in a range from wide angle to medium telephoto to close-up; and a working knowledge of photography
Requirement: Ability to walk some distance over paths and some uneven terrain throughout the day.


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Advanced Level
Photography Master Class



Instructor:

Tom Ramsay

and
Jeanette Burkle

Dates and Times:
Thursdays, 7 - 9:30 pm

Next Session:
Not currently scheduled.

Cost: TBA
(5) 2.5-hour classes

This particular Master Class has been uniquely designed for this five-week course. Through clear tutorials, practical assignments, and step-by-step projects, Tom and Jeanette will work with you to make the most of the creative freedom that digital photography offers.
Weeks 1 and 2 - Instructor Jeanette Burkle:
• Flash photography - both on- and off-camera flash units
• Portrait studio lighting
• Portrait retouching
Weeks 3, 4, and 5 - Instructor Thomas Ramsay
• Mastering your camera - exposure, depth of field and blur control (creating optimal “bokeh”)
• Advanced image analysis
• Post processing tone and color control
• Image sharpening
• Photographic topics:
    Architecture
    Sports
    Still life
    Low light
• Color profiling and printing techniques
Recommendation: For students who are looking to advance their photographic capabilities to a high level.
Prerequisite: Completion of an intermediate ArtSquare photo course (Magic of Light, Art of Digital Photography, Intermediate I) or by permission of instructors
Critical: Completion of student assignments between classes

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Intermediate Level
Adobe Photoshop CS6
for Photographers

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle

Date and Time: 10:30 am - 4 pm

Next Session: Not currently scheduled

Cost: TBA
4.5-hour workshop

This workshop covers the effective use of tools incorporated into Adobe Photoshop CS6, the most powerful, consumer-based, image post-processing software program available for applications in digital photography. The course begins with fundamentals on image processing, sharpening, and noise reduction; image editing and retouching; and layers, masking, and color management.  Features unique to CS6, such as the Content-Aware Patch tool and the Adaptive Wide Angle filter (to correct for camera distortion and the integration of different perspectives in stitched panoramas) will be discussed and demonstrated. The workshop concludes by exploring effective techniques for outputting the processed images to printers, digital video, and the Web.  Students can bring a laptop and work along with the instructor or observe and take notes.

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Introductory Level
Introduction to Digital Video
Photography and Editing


Instructor:

Tom Ramsay

Dates and Times: Sundays, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

Next Session: Not currently scheduled.

Cost: TBA
(5) 3-hour classes

If you have a camera with video recording capabilities, this course is designed for you, whether you want to capture travel and adventure scenes, home and property scenes for your work as a real estate agent, or improved sequences of memorable family events.
Instructor and award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer Tom Ramsay (who studied under Hollywood cinematographer and Oscar-winner, Vilmos Zsigmond) is bringing his years of experience to this unique ArtSquare workshop.
The course is intended to empower students to translate their still photography skills to those needed to make interesting and effective video productions through hands-on shooting, editing, and team projects.
Video recording topics covered in the workshop include:
• Cameras, lenses, video formats
• Camera movements in time - pans, tilts, zooms,
• Image stabilization, tripods, dollies, video from moving vehicles
• The five C’s of cinematography/videography Camera angles, continuity, composition,  close-ups, and cutting
• Directing and staging vs. cinéma vérité
• Story telling - the storyboard
• Travel and documentary techniques
Video editing and publishing topics include:
• Combining still and motion digital files
• Video editing software
• Editing the video - pacing, music, sound effects, transitions
• Issues in exporting the video for publishing
• Video formats - DVD and Blu-Ray; iPhone and iPad streaming
Bring to the first class: Digital camera with video capabilities, charged battery, and memory card. Requirements: A camera with video capabilities, camera manual, tripod, and a working knowledge of photography and cameras. 

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Introductory Level
Photography for Teens

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle

Dates and Times:
Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30 pm

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Cost: $105 + $25 supply fee
(6) 1.5-hr. classes

Does your teen have an interest in photography?  If so, this is a great place to start! This six-week introductory level course is designed for any teen with a digital camera.   Starting with the basic camera functions and moving toward storytelling with photography, the course will help students learn about perspective, composition, color theory, and black-and-white photography.Optional weekly assignments will help students explore content subjects such as people, nature, and architecture.  Students’ work will then be shown and constructively critiqued the following week during class. 
Requirements:  Students should bring their cameras with a fresh battery and clean flash card to class.  We will allow some time during each class for photographing.

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Introductory Level
Introduction to
Photoshop Elements

Instructor:

Jeanette Burkle

Dates and Times:
Thursdays 9:30 am - 12 noon

Next Session: Not Currently Available
(7) 2.5-hour classes

In the dark with your digital darkroom?  Take control of your photo processing. This seven-week course will teach you how to navigate your way through the Photoshop Elements workspace.  A few of the topics covered will include resizing & cropping, color correction, retouching, organizing files, layers, clipping masks and sharpening.  We will also unlock the power of Camera Raw and teach you how having a digital workflow will save you a great deal of time when editing your images.

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Introductory Level
Marketing and Business Management
for Artists
and Photographers

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle
Tom Ramsay

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Artistry and technical skill are only half of the formula required for creating a successful business from your artistic and photographic passions.  You can’t afford to ignore the other half:  marketing and financial management. 
Register for this important introductory six-hour Saturday workshop to learn how to integrate all four of these critical components into a unified enterprise aimed at long-term profitability. 
One-hour lunch break.
We’ll answer basic questions, including:
How do I get started if I want to become a professional?
As a professional, what might be keeping me from generating more income? 
What is marketing, and why is marketing indispensable to success in photographic- and art-based businesses?
Which key business and marketing tools are available to help me be successful with a minimum amount of time required to implement them?

6-hour workshop
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Advanced Level
Portrait Studio Lighting
Lighting Workshop:

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Be on your way to creative lighting control!  This advanced level workshop will introduce you to basic portrait lighting using a studio set-up and is designed to get you started using flash meters, studio strobes, umbrellas, soft boxes and grid spots.   Basic posing techniques (using a model) will also be discussed.  This is a hands-on workshop, so it is advisable to bring your DSLR.  Participants will need a working understanding of exposure and have the ability to work in manual mode on their cameras.
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Introductory Level
Understanding Your
Digital Camera Workshop

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled  

What do all those camera symbols mean? How and when should you use a flash? How do you get the most of what and where you’re shooting?   What about Resolution? White balance? Histogram?  Zoom? Modes? Saving files? Printing?   You’ve got questions, and Jeanette will make sense of it all, helping you get more out of your digital images.  Bring your camera!

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How To Photograph
Your Own Artwork Workshop

Instructor:
Jeanette Burkle

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Amateur and professional artists need quality photographs to represent their work. They are a MUST for applying to art shows, interviewing galleries, preparing portfolios or just showing your work to your family and friends! This workshop will give you the tools you need for lighting and shooting – from high gloss oil paintings to pastels under glass and everything in between. Learn the most effective setup for using a digital camera and lights, and see differences as we compare photographs taken using the properly lit method versus “point and shoot.” Instruction on color correction techniques and perspective, printing and electronic submission. Purchasing the proper equipment, where to buy it and how much to spend will also be covered.

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Photo Shoot Day
for your Artwork

shooting photographer:
Jeanette Burkle

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled
between 10 am - 5 pm

Lights, Camera Action!
Professional artists need professional-looking images of their artwork for presenting to galleries, competitions, publications, websites and personal portfolios. Bring in your 2-D - under glass or not - large (up to 6 feet.) or small, and you will receive a CD containing high-resolution digital images of your work, large enough for print-magazine requirements. You must register before Friday, January 7. Bring in your artwork on Friday between 10am and 5pm or Saturday between 10am and 5pm, and pick up your pieces Monday, January 10 between 10am and 5pm. Make sure every piece is clearly labeled with your name, title, email and phone number.

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Introductory Level
Travel Photography:
From Museums
to the Outback

Instructor:
Tom Ramsay

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Every trip can be an adventure. A museum in Paris, a game park in Africa, a conference in Sidney, or a cruise in the Caribbean:  each can provide the opportunity for new and exciting experiences and the potential to create images that capture the uniqueness of that trip.  This introductory level workshop is for photographers who want to create images that are optimally exposed and focused, while also conveying the passion, beauty, excitement, or poignancy of their experiences.
We will cover the 25 photo tips that everyone should know in order to “bring a trip back alive” and share it with others.  Panoramas, composition, effectively handling extreme indoor and outdoor lighting conditions, video and sound recording, equipment care, lens choices, and image stabilization are among the many topics that will be covered.   For the truly adventurous, there will be tips on photographing underwater and dealing with the effects of cold, heat, and dust.

4-hour workshop
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Intermediate Level
The Magic of Light



Instructors:

Jeanette Burkle
Tom Ramsay

Next Session: Not Currently Scheduled

Six-week intermediate level course that allows students to understand and control the properties of light which are key to the creation of exciting, high quality photographs.  Course material includes explorations of the interplay between light and shadow, along with advanced tone control for color and black-and-white photography.  Camera lenses and flash units and their properties are explored as well.  Students will have the opportunity to apply these concepts in optional weekly photographic assignments.  Added value comes from sharing the assignments in class and receiving constructive input on work completed between classes.
Requirements:  Digital camera with manual capability.  This course is designed for students who have taken the Foundations course or have a basic, clear understanding of using their camera in manual mode.

(6) 2.5-hour classes
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