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September 3, 2008 > Photography workshops

Photography workshops

By Mona Shah
Photos By Cooksey-Talbott

Ralph Cooksey-Talbott will be holding various classes in photography at the Fremont Art Association gallery in Niles. Cooksey has been working as a photographer since 1972 when he moved to California from Michigan. During the 1970's he studied in Yosemite under Ansel Adams. Cooksey also studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the San Francisco Academy of Art. He has lectured in photography at local colleges and art studios.

Third Saturday Photo Club
Third Saturday of each month
10 a.m. - Noon
The third Saturday group, free to FAA members, meets at the FAA gallery for a variety of photographic educational opportunities and field trips. If you enjoy having fun with photography please join this ongoing program of classes and fieldtrips.

Intro to Digital Photography
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
If you love taking snapshots with your digital camera and want them to turn out a little better these two workshops are for you. The class will help demystify the camera settings, give some sage compositional advice and show you how to manage edit and resize your picture files.

Photoshop Primer
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Photoshop/Elements Primer is a half day in-depth class for photographers and artists and is intended to give a strong foundation in Photoshop/Elements concepts and tools. This class is more involved then the Intro to Digital classes, which are designed for home users making family photos. The Primer class is an ideal compliment to the 12-week Photoshop for Photographers class for those that have minimal Photoshop and Elements experience and want to get the most out of the longer class.

Photoshop for Photographer
Thursday Nights starts 9-18
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Photoshop for photographers is a three-month series of weekly workshops that will cover in detail the operation of Photoshop CS for beginning through advanced photographers. The basic operations will be covered in-depth from simple through more complex uses. Each of the classes will have a number of real life examples to help you understand the concepts presented. If you are a beginner at Photoshop the Photoshop/Elements Primer class will help to get you up to speed quickly so that you can get the maximum benefit from this series.

For more information on any of these classes, please visit the events page at for more details.

Photography workshops
Fremont Art Association Gallery
37659 Niles Blvd., Fremont
(510) 792-0905

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