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Spring Computer, Tablet & Photo Workshops

Computer Skills for all agesWe’ve posted our new Spring Workshops. You’re sure to find a class or two that will help you get the most out of your technology.

From iPads to Mac Applications and Internet, Photoshop Elements, and DSLR cameras, and more – we can help you get the most out of your gear, new and old.

Improve your Organizations photos

Better Photos! Photography Labs for NPOs

Photo Labs for Non Profits
Wednesdays • 3-5pm • $30/each or all three for $75

Your images play a huge part in how your organization is perceived by the public.

Learn the easy things you and your staff can do to get better in-house photos with any camera that enhance your organization’s image and message. Geared to all skill levels and any type of camera.

Oct. 26 – People; Learn simple techniques to get engaging photos that tell your story and that viewers respond to.

Nov. 2  – Places; Approach your location with new eyes and learn ways to take flattering, quality images of locations and buldings

Nov 9 – Products – Learn how how to put your products center stage with easy, proven techniques.

Improve your Organizations photos

Computer Skills for all ages

The Know-How You Need! New Computer Classes!

Computer Skills for all ages

Total Computer Newbie
Monday, Nov. 14 • 12-4pm • $65
Never ever used a computer? Don’t know how to click a mouse, open a window, empty the trash, or burn a CD? Learn all this and more in a class that will guide you through the basics and going online…without the intimidating jargon.

Macs for Switchers (Mac Essentials)
Wednesday, Nov. 16  • 12-4pm • $65
A workshop for computer users new to the Mac. If you’re a proficient computer user but just feel a little lost after switching to a Mac, this class is for you. We’ll immerse you in the Macintosh way of doing things and guide you through the quirks and conventions of starting up, fine tuning settings, managing files, connecting peripherals, printing, networking, and using Apple’s bundled applications.

The Enlightened Mac
Monday, Nov. 21  • 12-4pm  • $65
Aimed at users already familiar with the Mac but who want something more to get to the next level. Invaluable tips, shortcuts, techniques, hidden features, and obscure settings to save you time, eliminate annoyances, make you more productive.

Welcome to iPhoto
Thursday, Nov. 10  • 12-4pm  • $65
Learn to organize, edit and share your digital photos using iPhoto. Tips for organization, simple corrections for problem photos and sharing your photos online or in print. Let’s get those photos ready for holiday giving!

Intro to Photoshop Elements
Saturday, Nov. 5 • 9-1pm  • $85
Learn how to use this popular program to work with and improve your images – from correcting red-eye, cropping, fixing color to removing unwanted objects, and more.

Intro to Video Editing with iMovie
Wednesday, Dec 7 • 12-4pm  • $85
Tell your own personal stories! Learn movie-making essentials using videos, photos, audio and soundtracks. Learn what Hollywood knows and create your epic tales in this easy-to-use program.

A Buyer’s Guide to Apple Products
Sunday, Nov. 20  • 1-3pm  • $25
Proceeds benefit literacy scholarships
Thinking of getting an iMac, MacBook, iPhone, iPad, or iPod for the holidays but can’t decide which models suit you best? This workshop will lay out your options with side by side comparisons so you can make an informed decision. We’ll also give you ideas on how to accessorize your Mac with software, peripherals and cool gadgets. Refreshments served.

Spaces are limited.
Call 802-362-0222

New Fall Photography Outings

Professionally Guided Fall Foliage Photo Tours

Almost nobody visits Vermont in the fall without a camera. If you want to take the opportunity to improve your photography with professional instruction or guiding, Northshire Digital Arts, our digital media unit, has several offerings for you. There are more computer and photography classes being finalized and we will post them soon.

Merck Forest Photo Field Trips

Sat., October 15th $75 per person
Join a small group of fellow photo enthusiasts and enjoy a professionally guided photo safari at Merck Forest & Famland center. Get hands-on instruction, learn new techniques and tips for improving your photography as you explore the barn areas and the nature trails through the lens. These outings are led by Christine Glade, a professional photographer and Jack Glade, an avid area hiker and amateur photographer, and are appropriate for all skill levels and photographic interests.

You can meet the group at Merck Forest in Rupert or free group transportation is provided from The Tutorial Center in Manchester. You’ll be at Merck at around 9:00am and will spend the morning photographing Vermont’s natural beauty – from macro florals, brilliant foliage, stunning landscapes and animals. The walk to the farm center is an easy walk but more strenuous hikes can be arranged if you prefer. You’ll head back to Manchester at 12:30 for refreshments along with photo sharing and critique.

You can register for either date online using the form below, or call Christine at 802-236-3488.

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Custom Photo Walk Abouts

Arrange for your own personal photography excursion in a variety of Southern Vermont settings such as Manchester Village or other local agricultural and natural areas. Led by a professional photographer, your instruction will be tailored to your interests and skill level. These Photo Walk-Abouts are available to visitors and residents, and can be arranged for 2 to 4 hours depending on your interests. Small group transportation provided. You’ll find all the information here.


Fall Photo and Computer Classes


 

Intro to DSLR Photography
Saturday, September 24 • 9am-1pm • $85
For new (and new to digital) DSLR camera users. You’ll learn auto and creative modes plus manual operations. Master aperture & shutter speed to capture the pictures you want. This class is intended for photographers with camera that look like the black one on the left, any brand or model.

Point & Shoot Like A Pro
Tuesday, September 27 &  Thursday, September 29 • 6-8pm • $85
Learn the best techniques for getting great landscapes and people photos using your point & shoot camera. This class is intended for people using cameras similar to the silver one on the left. Any brand or model – or color!

Photo Labs for Non Profits
Thursdays • 3-5pm • $30/each or all three for $75
Oct. 26 – People;  Nov. 2 -Places;  Nov 9 – Products
Your images play a huge part in how your organization is perceived by the public. Learn the top ten (easy) things you can do to get better photos with any camera that enhance your organization’s image and message. Geared to all skill levels and equipment.

Fall Foliage Field Trips
Saturday, October 8  • 8:30  – 1pm • $75
Saturday, October 15 •  8:30  – 1pm • $75
Join a small group of fellow photo enthusiasts and enjoy a professionally guided photo safari. Get hands-on instruction, learn new techniques and tips for improving your photography as you explore Vermont nature trails and farmlands through the lens.

Mac Essentials for New Mac  Users
Wednesday, September 28  • 12-4pm • $65
A workshop for new Mac users and computer novices. We’ll immerse ourselves in the Macintosh way of doing things: starting up, finding your way around, managing files, dabbling in rich media, connecting peripherals, printing, networking and sharing, and using Apple’s bundled applications.

The Enlightened Mac
Wednesday, October 5  • 12-4pm  • $65
Aimed at users already familiar with the Mac but who want something more to get to the next level. Invaluable tips, shortcuts, techniques, hidden features, and obscure settings to save you time, eliminate annoyances, make you more productive.

Call 802-362-0222 to register

There’s plenty of room and all new equipment in our new wonderful expanded facility!