|Posted by Jbirdistheword on November 26, 2011 at 2:35 PM||comments (0)|
Here are the new classes being offerend in 2012 starting the week of January 23rd, 24th, and 25th, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays.
Classes are offered in Ashland KY at the Ashland Community and Technical College and start at 6:30pm. Please call Karen Coburn or Diana Opell through Lifelong Learning at: 1-800-928-4256
Don't let Photoshop intimidate you! Learn just what you need to know through hands-on training taught by J.Bird Cremeans who has been using Photoshop since 1999. This class is ideal for anyone interested in photography, graphic design, photo restoration, digital scrapbooking, and more. Visit J.Bird's website to see artwork created and manipulated with Photoshop: www.jbirdistheword.com
Intro to Photography
Baffled by your camera? Struggling with the manual settings? Wondering how it all works? Local wedding and portrait photographer J.Bird Cremeans invites you to sign up for this Intro to Photography class where you'll get one-on-one instruction, detailed notes, and fun homework assignments designed to help you learn how to use your camera. View student photography work on facebook by visiting J.Bird Cremeans Photography or the website: www.jbirdseyephotography.com.
Intro to Photography Part 2
You've learned how to operate your camera in manual mode but now what do you do with it? Kick start your photography skills up a notch with this follow up to the popular Intro to Photography class taught by wedding and portrait photographer J.Bird Cremeans. The class will include fun homework assignments to help you develop a more creative eye. You'll also learn how to pose individuals and groups of people in your own home studio that J.Bird will show you how to make! View student photography work on facebook by visiting J.Bird Cremeans Photography or the website: www.jbirdseyephotography.com
|Posted by Jbirdistheword on January 31, 2011 at 1:14 PM||comments (0)|
I have some classes to announce.
Intro to Photography:
Starting February 23rd and runs through March 30th.
For those of you who attend church please consider wether you would be able to attend these classes or not before signing up.
THIS CLASS FILLS UP FAST!
Intro to Photoshop:
February 8- March 15th
All classes are taught in Ashland KY at the Community and Technical College
To enroll call: (606)-326-2000 ask for the Continuing Education Department
|Posted by Jbirdistheword on October 24, 2010 at 8:19 PM||comments (0)|
Capture the Moment - Holiday Photography
For the first time ever J.Bird Cremeans is offering a special workshop designed to prepare you for all those tricky holiday situations you've never been able to photograph before such as: Christmas trees, holiday displays, parades, family portraits, and more! Each student will receive a workbook containing all notes and projects learned in the class.
Any camera is welcome. Students should already have a basic understanding of the working functions of their camera. Extra batteries, memory cards/film, tri-pod, walking shoes, and warm clothes are recommended for this workshop. The 6-hour workshop will take place indoors and outdoors. Students will need to have transportation for any off-site locations.
Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Class sizes are limited, so register today!
Call Lifelong Learning at 606-326-2072 to register.
There are 5 opportunities for this class - either weekday or weekend. Please carefully review the dates before selecting your workshop. The same information is shared in all 5 workshops.
Saturday, November 13 - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Saturday, December 4th - 3:00PM - 9:00PM
Wednesday & Thursday, December 1-2 - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Wednesday & Thursday, December 8-9 - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Wednesday & Thursday, December 15-16 - 6:00PM-9:00PM
Class Fee: $55.00
If you would like to see student's photography work from previous classes and read their testimonials follow this link here:
|Posted by Jbirdistheword on October 25, 2009 at 4:59 PM||comments (0)|
Here are some pictures from some recent photo sessions:
|Posted by Jbirdistheword on August 27, 2009 at 11:07 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Jbirdistheword on July 21, 2009 at 12:34 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Jbirdistheword on July 18, 2009 at 12:12 AM||comments (0)|
Shot my first big group picture this evening. Check it out:
|Posted by Jbirdistheword on June 7, 2009 at 5:33 PM||comments (0)|
check out the link here to see pictures of classic cars i photographed this past friday. they are free for the next couple of days! you can or course order prints from the site if you want.
|Posted by Jbirdistheword on June 5, 2009 at 9:10 AM||comments (5)|
The above link talks about HDR photography and it's intended purposes. I have been medling in the artform since last year and found it to useful when deciding how far to push the tonal range of an image. I have however seen the tonal range of an image pushed wildly. I'm not into that kind of style and like for it to be more subtle or pushed just a tiny bit. Also, I don't plan on turning ALL of my photos into HDR works. I pick and choose based on what I think will benefit from the process. If the image already has good tonal range then I might apply the process and see what comes of it.
"Pretty soon, HDR becomes your “Hail Mary” pass when you take a horrible photo, rather than just deleting it, and working the image again.. Don’t be that person. Look at the technology as a way to realize your Vision rather than the workflow that’s going to replace it. A cool HDR of a junky picture is still a junky picture."
A lot of photographers use this same ideal with Photoshop. I believe you should learn to get it right the first time. If Ansel Adams's work can't be replicated today without the aid of Photoshop then we suck as photographers.
Here are 2 of my HDR photographs:
These are both HDR images but I applied different techniques to both of them. The graveyard was created with multiple exposures taken with a tripod. Selective dodgeing and burning was then applied. The truck hood was one single exposure but I applied the dodge and burn tools achieve better tonal range. I don't believe either is taken too far. I agree the graveyard has an "effect" look but I did that on purpose.
Here is link where you can purchase prints: