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Adobe Lightroom Basics- Melrose only
Developed by photographers, for photographers, Adobe Lightroom provides amateur enthusiast and photographers with the necessary tools for basic image management and high-level image post-production.  From highlight to shadow, contrast and brightness, then color correction to cropping, Lightroom provides all of the necessary tools to adjust and print your image files.  This course focuses on how to organize your images for quick retrieval via keywords, ratings, etc, demonstrates the basic tools and processes available within Lightroom to both manage and process images quickly and efficiently, and also briefly discuss the basis of the print module. The last portion of this class will take you through the entire process, from import to edit to export and printing. This course can be taken with or without a laptop. Power and tables will be available. Enrollment: 4-10 students  This class is offered in our Melrose store classroom.

When: Oct 21, 2017 9am in Melrose, MA

Portraits, Unplugged with Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis

Join Bobbi Lane & Lee Varis on an adventure in natural light portrait photography! Portraits Unplugged is all about natural light, nothing technical or mechanical. This dynamic husband and wife team teaches you how to find and work with natural light to make flattering and dynamic portraits of any subject. The beauty of available light is its ability to describe your subject from powerful and strong to soft and creamy. Bobbi & Lee show you how to work with all kinds of light: hard, soft, bounced, window, “garage door”, reflected, diffused, etc. Our only tools are reflectors and diffusers and we use them to manipulate the light effectively.  Our models will be women and men in a range of ages. We will work on posing, directing, and light control – in dark and light backgrounds, for a variety of moods. Again, Bobbi and Lee will work with small groups to provide personal support for your photo experience, and every participant will have ample opportunity to shoot. This workshop will raise your level of awareness and help you be a better natural light photographer. Students must be familiar with their cameras and lenses. A medium telephoto lens is suggested. The basic outline: 9 am: Class overview, student intros, image presentation and shooting demos with reflectors and diffusers 12-1: Break for lunch- travel to location1 pm: Scouting locations for backgrounds and scenes. Models arrive and prepare 1:30- 5:30: students photograph models in different natural light situations including headshots, ¾ and full length. 5:30 -6 wrap up

When: Oct 21, 2017 9am in Melrose, MA

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When: Oct 28, 2017 12am to Oct 29, 2017 12am in Melrose, MA

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About Melrose, MA
Melrose Massachusetts was settled in the mid 18th century and since then has offered its residents scaling between the metropolis of Boston and the frontier of rural exurbia.

Melrose is mostly a residential community containing exquisite Victorian homes dating from the late 1800’s but beyond that the small city has a tradition of being self sufficient and supports housing – education – employment – health – shopping – entertainment - recreation and leisure needs of its residents.

Another vital component of the quality of life in Melrose is its open spaces. Trees line the streets and beautiful parks are dispersed in and around Melrose. The city is encircled by a “green belt” which includes the Middlesex Fells Reservation and this belt buffers it from surrounding communities.