Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
The world of photography equipment is changing faster now than ever before. Simply keeping up with all the changes that are taking place in camera technology is hard enough, let alone actually using these new tools to confidently create images you are proud of. During the first part of this lecture Neil will help you get your bearings and make sense of the current landscape of today’s photo market. Then, he will go over 20 different features to look for when buying a camera such as GPS, wifi capabilities, low noise and fast auto focus.
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Whether photographing professionally, or purely for your own personal enjoyment, paying attention to the three steps of the photographic process – capture, edit, display – will help you run through the photographic finish line. Follow along as Jesse offers pointers on how you can breathe more life into your images by recognizing light, developing a digital workflow and displaying your images like the true works of art they are.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
In our neck of the woods, all it takes to be standing face to face with a spectacular scene of snow-capped mountains or fog crawling softly above a river is a decent pair of shoes. But when that’s not enough, we can disappear as deep into the backcountry as we want. Well, to be more accurate, we can go as far as our bodies will allow when carrying all of the camera gear we desire. Outdoor photographer Claire Haughey knows the struggles of having to choose between your favorite lens or your favorite water bottle. In this lecture she will talk about how to select gear for outdoor outings, backpack organization, caring for your gear in crummy conditions, and some clever tips for roughing it ... photographically.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
It’s such a shame that photography forces us to take a three dimensional world and convey it in just two dimensions. Or is it? Join instructor Sarah Ehlen as she discusses the idea of dimension when it comes to composing an image. By looking at specific examples, Sarah will show several ways to create depth, feeling, and a sense of story in an image. She’ll talk about how all these elements come together to make an impression on the viewer and create photos with impact.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
The Hard Way is the inspirational story of Bob Hayes, an 89-year-old who runs 30 races each year, cuts his firewood by hand and does things the hard way to remain active and alive. The film takes us on a journey that's about more than running, it teaches us to live life with purpose and momentum. Montana independent filmmakers Erik Petersen, of Clyde Park, and Jeremy Lurgio, of Missoula spent more than a year documenting Hayes' story about remaining active and vital as he approaches 90. Come listen to Jeremy talk about the process of creating this film about one of Missoula's favorite running celebrities.