Spring 2020 Photography Classes are here!
Thursdays – FEB 27 - MAR 19 // 7:15 – 8:45 pm
This introductory class will explore the basics of seeing a photograph. Class members will begin to see a fresh perspective of the common, everyday subject. Weekly projects will give the class the chance to experiment with whatever type of camera they have, whether it is a point and shoot, cell phone, or digital SLR. The focus of the class will not be on how a camera works, but on the basics what makes a compelling photograph, and will culminate with an exhibit of class photographs.
SPECIAL PROJECTS CLASS
Thursdays – FEB 27 - MAR 19 // 5:30 - 7:00 pm
This class will be an exploration of visual imagination and creativity. Taking a unique, personal approach, and exploring ways of seeing a subject will be the heart of this experience. Current trends and the exciting challenges found in photography will be a part of each project, providing the opportunity to see beyond the surface. At the close of each session there will be an exhibit of class photographs.
Jim Veneman, Class Instructor
A visiting professor of photojournalism at California Baptist University, Jim Veneman has covered efforts in Iraq, and spent time on board the U.S.S. Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean just as the conflict began. From these assignments the book, A Greater Freedom, was produced. Other assignments include the days immediately following the World Trade Center attack, the bombing of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, meetings with Fidel Castro and many other national and international stories. Most recently his photographs provided the visual content for the book, The Inklings of Oxford. In 2011 Veneman received the National Press Photographers Association highest award for teaching photojournalism, the Robin F. Garland Educator Award.
The images above are a small selection photographed by a few students from his 2019 Spring class.
Credit from left to right: Rodger Jowers, Gary Clark, Charles Leslie.