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"Pasta 101" Fresh Pasta Making Class 12/16
"Pasta 101" Fresh Pasta Class focusing on technique mixed with Italian traditions & history of pasta making in Italy. Join Seven Hills Pasta Co.'s very own chief "pastaio" Giulio Caperchi in a hands on pasta making experience. Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Giulio brings a casual, fun approach to pasta making.  After we make our own pasta, the group enjoys the fruits of their labor in a delicious pasta tasting using a local & seasonal  homemade sauce. You'll go home with not only your own fresh made pasta, but a new outlook on how such a simple food can really bring folks to the table.

When: Dec 16, 2018 11am in Melrose, MA
December Cozy Yoga & Coat Drive
Join Amy Sinclair for a cozy yoga class in front of a fire place. There will be a live musician to serenade the class, and hot cocoa after!

When: Dec 16, 2018 6pm in Melrose, MA
Macro & Tabletop Photography Workshop- Holiday Edition
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.   In our November Macro & Tabletop workshop, we will specialize in creating holiday-themed macro images. Who doesn’t want to spruce up their holiday cards with a beautifully exposed and composed holiday-themed macro photograph?? At the end of the workshop, our goal is to have each photographer leave with a beautiful print. 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, all with a holiday spin!  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: Dec 22, 2018 10am in Melrose, MA
Is Wonderful, Beautiful time of the year. join EPBE (PASTOR BRIDGET EKHATOR)  to celebrate a night of fun, CHRISTMAS Carol Night & ALBUM LUNCH 

When: Dec 22, 2018 7pm 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: Jan 2, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
Lightroom to Photoshop and Back Again- Photoshop for Lightroom Users
Hunt's Photo Education often promotes the idea of using Adobe Lightroom for most basic editing, as the program's interface for editing multiple images is fairly intuitive and is designed specifically for photographers. Lightroom can do quite a bit, but there are times when Adobe Photoshop can do a better job. But where can we benefit from using Photoshop as opposed to Lightroom? Our course, Lightroom to Photoshop and Back Again, does exactly what the title says, by starting in Lightroom, then bringing images into Photoshop, and then sending them back to Lightroom. We will begin by making basic changes to the images in Lightroom, then bring them to Photoshop to fine-tune them and make the corrections that we either cannot make in Lightroom or ones that would be easier or better quality to make in Photoshop. Since Lightroom functions as an organizer as well as an editor, we will finish by bringing the images back into Lightroom.In this course we will learn:•When and why to use PS over LR•What are Layers?•Basic Photoshop workflow •Removing objects•Basic adjustments•Adding text We recommend bringing a laptop for this class with Adobe Lightroom CC Classic and Adobe Photoshop CC installed. Please be advised: Lightroom CC Classic and Photoshop CC are the only versions we recommend for this class. Please make sure they are both downloaded and make sure you can open them prior to arriving. Also, please be advised that Adobe Photoshop Elements and older versions of Photoshop have very different layouts and will not translate as well for this class.

When: Jan 6, 2019 11am 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: Jan 10, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
Hunt's Portrait Walk: Lighting Bootcamp
Join Hunt's Photo Education for our Portrait Lighting Bootcamp, where we will workshop portraits using practical lighting options. Lighting can be intimidating, whether using a speedlight on camera (or off) or a studio strobe. Our goal is to get each attendee more comfortable with the basics of lighting, demonstrate how and why to set up lights in certain ways, and how to create stunning portraits with these lights. In the workshop, we will create three basic setups with models at each location: Creative lighting portraits; corporate head shots; and full-length portraits. We will utilize both studio strobes and speedlights in order to get you comfortable with using both.  Most importantly, attendees will be guiding the setup (and take down) of all the gear. This allows for more hands-on working with everything involved with studio lighting, from the light to the light stand to the background. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own gear, but we will begin by using the following gear: -Elinchrom Strobes -Speedlights (both brand--Nikon, Canon, Sony-- and non-brand specific--Phottix, ProFoto. -Phottix & Pocket Wizard Radio Triggers -Sekonic Lightmeters -Tethering capabilities for applicable cameras

When: Jan 12, 2019 9am in Melrose, MA
Beyond the Basics: Fine-Tuning Exposure (Melrose)
After learning “the basics” of digital photography, become more comfortable in the world of digital photography by taking the next step. Accuracy in Exposure—the quantity of light—is of paramount importance in photography. One of the keys to maximizing image quality is understanding and executing the best exposure in your camera. Beyond the Basics: Fine-Tuning Exposure elaborates on how to read the scene you are photographing, what and how to set it on your camera, and how to obtain the best possible image by emphasizing exposure. While our Beginner class scratches the surface of these functions, our Beyond the Basics class goes over in-depth: -Photographing in RAW vs. Jpeg -Use of Aperture Priority vs. Manual modes -Your Camera’s Light Meter and how it works -Exposure Compensation -Metering Modes -Histograms -Basics of Editing 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: Jan 15, 2019 6pm in Melrose, MA
Shooting & Editing in Black & White
Let’s take your Black and White imagery from drab to dramatic! Join Hunt's Photo Education as we teach how to “see” in black and white and establish what makes a good black and white photo. We will begin the class by discussing the techniques needed to shoot the best images and transition to how to best edit these images in Lightroom. A sample of topics to be discussed: •What makes a good B&W image•LR workflow for B&W images•What is sharp vs. what is not•What is textured vs. smooth•Whites & Blacks vs Highlights & Shadows•Local adjustments in Lightroom•High key, low key, and other B&W styles

When: Jan 19, 2019 9am in Melrose, MA