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PVAEC Adult Education to offer Photography Workshop Series with Professional Photographer, Noel Topping

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Piscataquis Valley Adult Education Cooperative (PVAEC) is thrilled to announce a series of 5 new photography courses to our Spring 2017 Enrichment Course lineup! Instructor Noel Topping, a professional Maine photographer is new to PVAEC this semester. He has taught adult ed classes for Bangor Adult Ed and Bangor Photo for years, and PVAEC is excited to welcome this talented instructor to our community. Topping’s distinguished photographic resume includes portraits, products, events, landscapes, graphics, as well as having photographed over 200 weddings.
Classes will range in level from very basic point-and-shoot photography for the beginner, to advanced DLSR techniques for the more experienced photographer. Also included in the line-up is a 2-night Photoshop class. Sign up for one or all 5 and discover your creative side! All classes will be held at The Penquis Higher Education Center, 50 Mayo Street in Dover-Foxcroft.
Digital Camera: Point and Shoot
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Use your Point and Shoot to take photos like a DSLR Camera. Learn how to use the camera to approximate what you can do in professional photography.

DSLR 101 (Basic)
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Topics in this one night class include: handling and holding techniques for your camera, basic settings for portrait, landscape, and action shots and photograph handling; composition; camera terminology with what they do (ISO, Shutter, Aperture, etc.) and some “must have” accessories are explained.

DSLR 102 (Advanced)
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Topics in this one night class include: detailed settings and the mysteries of White Balance. We will take an in depth look into modern filters, understanding the use of RAW quality images and much more.

Macro Photography
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
Come and enjoy learning about the big-little world of Macro Photography, with Tips and Tricks by Noel Topping. Be prepared to have an excuse in the future to buy the many different gadgets that will be demonstrated for use with Macro (Close-Up) photography. Different styles of Close Up photography will be demonstrated along with the varying gear used to achieve the photos.

Tuesday, June 6 & 13, 2017
Learn the basics of using Photoshop to edit digital camera photos. The class will see each of the powerful tools within the software. While designed for beginners, this class is also appropriate for those who have used the software but would like to know more about it. You will walk away from the class with a DVD full of videos each of the tools within Photoshop.

Also coming up in May is a Homebuyers Education Course to be held in Dover-Foxcroft as well as several Hunter Education courses to be held in Dexter at Ridgeview School.
To register for any of these courses, or for questions/more information, contact PVAEC Adult Education at 207-564-6525 or register online at https://pvaec.coursestorm.com/