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Lighting for Headshots (Hunt's Photo, Melrose)
Lighting for Headshots The saying “It’s all about the light”, could not be truer for photography. If you have great light, there is a good chance of a great image. But what is great light, how to make the best of the available light, and what if you could have absolute control over the light? Discussed will be Quality of Light, how to recognize it, and how to control and modify it. We’ll start with available light, how to control it with reflectors, and augment it with camera flash. Then will be discussed how to take complete control of the lighting with studio grade lighting. Revisiting Quality of Light, discussing the size of the light, the direction of the light, and the color of the light, several multiple light setups will be demonstrated. Starting with one light, then adding a second, then third, to achieve just the look you want. The beauty of using studio flash is once you find the look or looks you like, they are repeatable. Instead of worrying about lighting you can concentrate on posing and expressions. So next time a portrait opportunity comes along requiring studio lighting, instead of declining saying “I’m an available light photographer”, say great, lets schedule a date.

When: Feb 20, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
MS Melrose Run Club
Join the Marathon Sports Melrose Run Club! Runners of all ability levels are welcome for our group run. Thursday nights, 6:30pm! ABOUT MARATHON SPORTS RUN CLUBS: MS Run Clubs are free, all-inclusive weekly events out of our store locations. We'll track your mileage for you, and as you hit significant milestones you'll become eligible for a special Marathon Sports Running Group discount, unique members-only gear, and other great kickbacks. All for just running, and FREE of charge.

When: Feb 21, 2019 6:30PM in Melrose, MA
Intro to Digital Printing (Melrose)
If you haven't touched your printer because you're afraid of it......if you're confused as to what settings to set on your computer......or if you haven't taken your printer out of the box...You're not alone! Printing can be intimidating, difficult, and frustrating, but it doesn't mean we should run for cover! There are a lot of basic things worth knowing about your printer and printing. In this course we will cover...• Setting up the printer• Basic print settings on the computer• Printer maintenance• Monitor calibration: Why and How?• Paper options, and why to use them Whether you use Canon, Epson or HP, the concepts in this course remain the same. This class is a thorough introduction to printing.

When: Feb 21, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
Beginner Photography Class- Melrose Only
Beginner Photography (Weeknight sessions run 2 hours over 2 evenings- Ex. July 7th/14th; Weekend Sessions run 5 hours, including a 45-minute break for lunch) Photography is about controlling light. Come and learn how to improve your images and picture taking techniques. Offered monthly, the Basic Photography Class is a two-session lecture and hands-on interactive workshop, teaching how to use the basic camera controls; and adjusting aperture, shutter speed and ISO settings to get a proper exposure. Also covered is using aperture for depth-of-field (controlling what’s in focus in the background); stopping action with shutter speed settings; selecting the correct White Balance for color correction management. In the second session, we pull it all together with an individual practical exercise using all of the elements presented during the training session.  Bring your camera with a fully charged battery. This class is offered in our Melrose store classroom.

When: Feb 23, 2019 9am in Melrose, MA
Lighting with Speedlights Sessions: The Basics of Flash
This workshop specifically illustrates and teaches students to understand flash, how and why it works, both on and off the camera. The workshop will cover light modifiers, gels and an in-depth description of how to make it work, including internal remote triggering. Speedlight photography is integral to creating interesting and dynamic photography. Any brand-flash is welcomed and can be discussed. Class Layout- Session 1•Settings on your camera•Settings on your flash•Integrating the two together•Flash compensation- Changing brightness of your flash output from picture to picture•Direction of Flash Session 2•Using light modifiers with flash•How to appropriately utilize your environment•Mixing flash and ambient light

When: Feb 23, 2019 9am in Melrose, MA
Stuffed Pasta Making Class 2/23
Seven Hills Pasta Co.  has proudly teamed up with the Avery Perry, Owner and Head Pasta Maker at Law of Pasta. Avery's top notch talent of teaching the art of stuffed pasta making will surely have you making your own creations at home. In this fully hands on class at our Pastificio in Melrose, students learn techniques for various stuffed pasta shapes as well as different fillings that complement each individual shape. Students will enjoy a tasting of their creations with local ingredients and fillings.

When: Feb 23, 2019 11am in Melrose, MA
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: Feb 24, 2019 9am in Melrose, MA
Beyond the Basics- Low Light & Night Photography
After learning “the basics” of digital photography, become more comfortable in the world of digital photography by taking the next step.Night Photography requires patience and creative vision. Despite the limitations of darkness there is still great detail and color to be captured through your lenses. Low light photography is equally challenging, but requires a completely different set of techniques. This course specifically covers these two very different yet aesthetically beautiful types of photography. While our Beginner class scratches the surface of these functions, this Beyond the Basics class covers the following topics in Low-Light and Night Photography:• Exposure, Focusing, Settings, Subject Matter, and Gear• RAW vs. Jpeg shooting• Aperture Priority vs. Manual• Live View and Manual Focus Understanding the full-functionality of your camera is a necessity to improving your flexibility when photographing in a variety of situations. This course is designed to help you feel more comfortable about how to change your camera’s settings in those situations. It is recommended as a follow-up to our Beginner Photography course.

When: Feb 27, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
Macro & Tabletop Photography Workshop
Too often we feel that our photography comes to a halt during inclement weather. However, there is ample opportunity to make use of our creativity while staying indoors. Many household items, cut flowers, books, antiques, jewelry, and glassware all make for wonderful subjects while using natural window light. Every table in your house can become a landscape of opportunity with some imagination and creativity.   We will spend our day creating a variety of still life set ups, unique macro scenarios, and learning about the use of light and light modifiers.   In this workshop we will cover:   Exposure Composition Metering Use of Lenses Use of Light Modifiers Subject Development Creative Thinking Shooting in Low Light Image Discussion

When: Mar 2, 2019 10am in Melrose, MA
2019 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION of Bulgaria's National Liberation Day
The Bulgarian Center of New England, Inc., The Bulgarian School "Sv. sv. Kiril and Metodii", Boston and Cape Cod and The Bulgarian Church are honored to present the 2019 ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CELEBRATION of Bulgaria's National Liberation Day in support of our mission in purchasing a home for the Bulgarian community in the New England area. placeholder for poster A wonderful concert followed by dancing and light dinner. The biggest annual celebration for the Bulgarian community and our friends in New England! SUNDAY, MARCH 3, 2019 Doors open at 5pm, concert starts at 5:30 pm Light dinner and dance party at 7pm Melrose Memorial Hall 590 Main St., Melrose, MA 02176 Public transportation: Bus 106,131,136,137 Commuter rail to the Wyoming Hill stop in Melrose Advance tickets can be purchased online. Cash only tickets also available at The Bulgarian School in Boston and the Bulgarian store "Six Star Market" at 170 Main St., Woburn, MA. Advance sales end Saturday, March 2nd. The price of admission includes a $1.00 donation to Memorial Hall Restoration Fund. For more information please email info@bulgariancenter.org

When: Mar 3, 2019 5pm to Mar 3, 2019 9pm in Melrose, MA
Cost: 10 - 26 USD