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Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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Jonathan Feinberg Jan 13, 2015 at 05:18 PM

I took a class - actually 2 classes - on Photoshop Elements 12 and have it as an application on my laptop. It is a lot of fun to try to enhance your day's work after dinner, though it is easier to use iPhoto. Look forward to meeting fellow photographers

Annamarie Lavieri Jan 13, 2015 at 02:09 PM

Hi David, regarding equipment, I took this wonderful class a couple of years ago and I didn't think to bring a tripod.If it's easy
to do that it would be helpful, but it's not essential. Flash drive and extra batteries and battery charger are a must. I really enjoyed this class and I learned a lot. One of the best things about this program is that I was able to concentrate on photography and didn't have to plan where to go, when, or think about any of the logistics as it's all done for you! Enjoy!

Frances Wolff Jan 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Has ANYONE requested a roommate for the Feb 22nd program????

David Schneider Jan 12, 2015 at 02:01 PM

I am attending the Feb 22nd trip and was wondering what equipment to bring other than Camera and Laptop? Thanks for any input.
Ellie Knesper Jan 12, 2015 at 02:47 PM

Hi David. My husband and I participated in this program in November and we enjoyed it very much. Our literature did mention a few items that were helpful to have -- a graduated neutral density filter and a polarizing filter. For taking pictures of moving water, the neutral density filter was pretty much a necessity. I am fairly new to this so didn't realize that the two lenses that I have for my DSR camera require different size filters, so I was limited to just using the one lens when I wanted to use the filter. You also need a flash drive so that you can "turn in" a couple of pictures each day for the critique session. And of course you need a battery charger, and a second battery is great to have. Enjoy the program!
Ellie Knesper Jan 12, 2015 at 02:47 PM

Ellen Leible Jan 12, 2015 at 08:13 PM

I participated in this program last year and also enjoyed it very much. None of us that I knew of had a neutral density filter with them and most of our moving water shots were really good. A tripod is especially helpful for sunsets in the desert. The critique sessions were gentle and fun. I learned a lot from the discussions around all of the submitted photos. As Ellie mentioned a flash drive, extra batteries (I got caught just ONE time years ago without a spare and I never forgot it --- I now carry at least 2 extra) I hope you'll enjoy the program as much as I did.

Karel Kidwell Jan 04, 2015 at 01:46 PM

I am going to sign up for the Feb 22nd trip..
I will also request a roommate..
my email is karel.kidwell@yahoo.com
Frances Wolff Jan 04, 2015 at 02:17 PM

Karel - I just sent you an email.
Frances Wolff Jan 04, 2015 at 02:31 PM

actually two emails

Frances Wolff Dec 11, 2014 at 11:58 AM

The Feb 8-13 program was cancelled, so I signed up for the Feb 22-27 program. Anyone else sign up? Any one else request a roommate for this program?
Dorothy Allen Dec 22, 2014 at 05:22 PM

Hi Frances, I signed up for this program also. I will be rooming solo but I'm looking forward to meeting everyone. See you in February.

Ellie Knesper Aug 09, 2014 at 09:19 PM

Is it important to have a photo editing program on our computer, in addition to what is available in iPhoto?
Annamarie Lavieri Aug 09, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Hi Ellie, I took this class about 2 1/2 years ago, we did not need a photo edtiing program. I did have my lap top with me and was able to review my photos each evening. I really enjoyed this class, it's a lot of fun.

Kathy Rock Jan 12, 2014 at 11:34 PM

What editing software will be appropriate?
Sheryl Williams Jan 13, 2014 at 05:41 PM

I believe our instructor was a fan of Lightroom and Photoshop. Congrats on retiring!

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