Training Tuesday are active during the shut down.

Classes are offered 1st and 3rd Tuesdays via Zoom. 

Access codes HERE You must be a member and logged on to see this page.

DCC Training on 1st and 3rd Tuesdays
July August September October
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6:30 Refine Your Image - Alan Refine Your Image - Alan Refine Your Image - Alan Refine Your Image - Alan Orientation - Jerry Ask Me -
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7:30 Fundamentals - Kaye Fundamentals - Gary Visual Design - Larry Visual Design - Larry Visual Design - Larry Visual Design - Larry Visual Design - Larry Visual Design - Larry

Photography Fundamentals Meets at 7:30

Instructor: Kaye Hargis and Gary Kelly
Class Availability: Open to all

Class topics will be  posted on the Home Page.

The class will be led by Gary Kelly and Kaye Hargis  

Refining Your Image

Instructor: Alan Whiteside
Class Size Limit: None
Class Duration:  July and August 2020
Registration: None required
Where: Virtual access code HERE

Description: We find a scene that prompts us to open the camera bag, we photograph it with high hopes for a successful image, but it doesn’t yield that stunning result we expected. Why not? Often, we’re enchanted by the subject or scene, and we’re tricked into thinking that what we captured on the memory card is the same as the memory of that shot in our brains. This class is about taking a good image and making it great. Or taking an ordinary image and making it exceptional. What will result is an image that shows you’ve thought about your vision and honed it to increase the viewer’s experience.

Specifically, we will address a two-pronged strategy for refining images: eliminating the negatives and accentuating the positives. We will see examples of various types of distractions and how to avoid, minimize, or eliminate them. Then we will see how the power of transitions can be used to engage the viewer and accentuate the positive elements of the image. Example photos will be used to describe various methods—both simple and more advanced—of making selective adjustments and other enhancements that lead the viewer to see what enticed you to stop and make the photo.

Ask Me Anything

Instructor: Dennis Fritsche
Class Size Limit: None
Class Duration:  Take a Break in July  and August after that until no one comes
Registration: None required
Where: Virtual access code HERE

This is an open session to discuss anything photographic - cameras, Lightroom, color management, technique, gear, printing, travel planning, back-up strategies, whatever.

If I don't know, someone else in the room will. It's a great place to learn something new. If you have a problem image or one you want to improve, email me a high-resolution copy at and we will see what we can do.



Instructor: Larry Petterborg
Class Size Limit: None
Class Duration:  Starts in August
Registration: None required
Where: Virtual access code HERE

This course is based on the books; “Photographing the World Around You” by Freeman Patterson (1994, IBSN 1-55013-5902) and “Vision and Art” by Margaret Livingstone (2002, IBSN 978-0-8109-9554-3).

The first of six sessions will introduce the course and discuss the idea of learning to see the world around us as photographic opportunities. Participants will be given an assignment to practice “seeing” using their cellphone cameras. Subsequent sessions will consist of a discussion of the past activity/review of images, an introduction to different design elements, and a description of a new activity.


SESSION #                   DISCUSSION TOPICS AND ACTIVITY DISCRIPTIONS                                     

     1                         Introduction to course, “Seeing”. Use a cell phone camera to practice seeing potential photos.

     2                         “Light”. Make pictures of the same subject in different lighting conditions.

     3                         “Shape “and “Line”. Create a photographic collection of basic shapes and make a series of images utilizing real and implied lines.

     4                          “Texture” and “Perspective”. Explore the texture of surfaces/scenes and use visual design ideas to create depth in your photos.

     5                         “Dominance”, “Balance”, “Proportion”, and “Rhythm”. Make a collection of images demonstrating the concepts of dominance, balance, proportion, and rhythm.

     6                          Putting visual design to work to improve your compositions.

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