Expanding Visions 20 Photography Classes

Instructor:  Chuck Pine

Schedule: Thursday evenings; May 1st – June 19th plus July 17th, 2014

Trips/Classes last about 2 hours

Tuition — $75 for all 9 sessions or $15 per week (up to $75)

Fees due at first class • Cash or check  Let us know if you’ll be attending by sending a message to [masked]

Expanding Visions 20 is a photography class being offered this spring into summer. It is open to all interested photographers.

Expanding Visions 20 is a marriage of a field trip class with a class in photographic seeing. This nine week class (Thursday evenings, May 1st thru June 19th, and then on July 17th) will open your mind to new ways of looking at photographs, subject matter, equipment, and techniques. It will also allow you to explore parts of the City that you may not have experienced before.

The format of the class is simple: We start with an introductory session. We will discuss equipment, techniques, and the specifics of the course; a term project will be assigned. For the next two weeks we’ll go on field trips to different places around town and work on the assignments. The following session will bring us back indoors where we’ll share our photographs, talk about our experiences, and evaluate what and how well we learned. Two more weeks of trips and assignments will be followed by another review. Then, the last trip and assignment and the final review (including the term project presentations). The basic thread running through the assignments in Expanding Visions 20 is an assortment of techniques and experiments pertaining to photography’s most import component—light. Not too complicated, is it? Lots of fun and educational; but most of all, it will expand your vision in the photographs you take, and allow you to grow as a photographer.

Here’s the class syllabus:

May 1 Introduction to the Class
Soho Photo, 15 White Street @ 7 pm
Overview of Equipment/Exposure/Etc.
Preview of trips and techniques

May 8 Trip #1
Riverside Park
Meet at @ 6:30 pm, Riverside Drive @ 72nd Street
The Shadow Knows

May 15 Trip #2 Gantry Plaza State Park
Meet @ 6:30 pm, Center Blvd @ 48th Avenue, LIC
Silhouettes on the Shades

May 22 Review of Trips 1 & 2 See * below — 4:30 or 7 pm

May 29 Trip #3 Meet at @ 6:30 pm, Chelsea Piers 12th Avenue @ 22nd Street
Solar Flares

June 5 Trip #4 Meet at @ 6:30 pm, Empire State Building 5th Avenue @ 34th Street
Reflections of the Way Things Used to Be

June 12
Review of Trips 3 & 4 See * below — 4:30 or 7 pm

June 19 Trip # 5
Meet at @ 6:30 pm, Times Square Broadway @ 42nd Street Balancing Act

July 17
Review of Trip 5 & Term Project
See * below — 4:30 or 7 pm

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  • lorraine

    Ok thanks

    May 8

  • Donder

    At Monday meeting Chuck indicated class would be, rain or shine.

    May 8

  • lorraine

    Don't know

    May 8

  • Anna

    Hey, does anyone know if tonight's field trip is happening?

    May 8

  • A former member
    A former member

    I missed the first class, but could I continue with the other classes?

    May 2

    • Edward L.

      Christine Noel! The first session had plenty of both photo and procedural info as well as a image presentation of the techniques to be learned and used on the field trips. Contact Chuck Pine and send him an email asking if you can start with the second session which is a field trip: [masked]. See ya. Ed

      1 · May 5

    • A former member
      A former member

      thanks for replying Edward Lee, I will :-)

      May 5

  • SC S.

    I enjoyed this event. Looking forward to the others in the series.

    May 2

  • Ta

    Chuck Pine is a great teacher with a great sense of humor. I learned alot in out first meeting. Looking forward to new adventures

    May 2

  • lorraine

    I am already learning a lot. Had a good time.

    May 2

  • Eileen R.

    I had a great time. Looking forward to RSD next week. :) May join Camera Club. ;)

    May 1

  • Sandra F.

    Great price for the course, and sorry I already have Thursday eve. commitment. I will also be away for 4 of these dates. Hope it is offered again in the fall.

    April 25, 2014

    • Edward L.

      Sandra! You'll miss a great event but you can still attend a class or a shooting trip here and there! The next Expanding Visions will be in Spring 2015. Best wishes. Ed

      May 1

  • Jan M.

    Wonderful price and offer. I already have a commitment for the first class, which seems essential. I have a fancy point-and-shoot (Lumix DMC-ZS8), which is a 14 MP with a 16x optical zoom and lots of functions, but I'm always guessing when it comes to shooting in anything but auto mode and would like to know more what I'm doing.

    April 28

  • martine

    I won't be able participate to the last workshop in July but never mind I am very interested in the others, it seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

    April 26

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