Brentwood Photography Group schedules photography basics classes | WLife

The Brentwood Pictures Team (BPG) will give a recently redesigned series of 6 free online lessons on pictures basics. 

The classes will be taught by a team of expert photographers who are also longtime customers of the Brentwood Photography Group. 

Academics include BPG Vice President Pat Hollander, BPG Webmaster Martin Cregg, BPG Treasurer Rick Clever and Susan Ruach, who has held several leadership positions in the group. Hollander built the new curriculum and manages the lessons. 

The new lessons will focus on 3 common spots: 

 Camera Basics – Get to know your camera with an emphasis on lens range, camera extras, publicity options, lighting and photography types. The course is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 31. 

• Electronic Image Processing Program – Study how to make your images stand out from the group with leading electronic processing software Adobe Lightroom and ON1 Digicam Uncooked. Learn standard techniques for sharpening your photographs, running digital

noise and controlling shade saturation, as effectively as a lot more highly developed expertise such as masking, sky substitute and emphasis stacking. The curriculum contains four courses on Electronic Graphic Processing Software package, together with Lightroom 1 (standard Lightroom skills) at 7 p.m. on April 28, Lightroom 2 (intermediate Lightroom capabilities) at 7 p.m. on May 26, ON1 Camera Raw 1 (fundamental ON1 techniques) at 7 p.m. on June 22 and ON1 Camera Uncooked 2 (intermediate ON1 expertise) at 7 p.m. on July 28. 

• Innovative Smartphone Digicam Techniques – Today’s smartphones include things like remarkably complex cameras that will give you comprehensive command of your photos in considerably the identical way as a higher-conclude electronic solitary-lens reflex or mirrorless digicam — if you know how to entry those concealed characteristics. This course will instruct you how to find and use people features moreover applications you can use to just take your cellphone digicam pics to the next degree. This class is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25. 

“These lessons are qualified to assistance photographers of all skill stages come to be much better photographers,” BPG President John Mott explained. “Whether you are just obtaining started in photography or have been functioning at it for a long time, our images principles lessons will involve some thing for you in each course.” 

BPG has provided these lessons for years to the group’s just about 200 associates but has redesigned the curriculum for 2022. The team opened the courses to the community at no value previous 12 months. Reaction to the lessons previous 12 months was so sturdy that the team made the decision to present the courses to the general public all over again this yr. 

The lessons will be offered on the net by means of Zoom and require advance registration. To sign-up, go to up/tZYuce-vrzwiHNzoNfKwN4Rb608_YnR87oAw. For much more information, send out an e mail to [email protected].   

The Brentwood Images Team was started by Dick Dougall in 1998 and has developed to grow to be a major resource for photographers in the nearby local community. It includes practically 200 members at all talent degrees — newbies, amateurs and professional photographers, with techniques ranging from amateur to qualified. 

For data on how to be part of the Brentwood Photography Group, go to  

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