POINT & SHOOT YOUR WAY TO PERFECT PHOTOS with MARSHA BLACK, Author of The Accidental Photographer (1 workshop) (2 weeks) Don’t know how you got that fantastic shot that everyone it raving about? Learn simple, easy-to-remember techniques so that you can use your camera more effectively. Topics include how to: define your subject to tell your story; manage the available light so that it is perfect in the final photograph; use the three basic photographic composition techniques – color, pattern, and action. Bring camera; there will be an easy photo assignment. Fee includes a copy of The Accidental Photographer. Instructor: Marsha Black … graduate, New York Institute of Photography; author of The Accidental Photographer; educator, traveler, photographer. Schedule #4504.901 June 19; Sat., 1:30 – 4:30 pm Schedule #4504.902: Aug. 14; Sat., 1:30 – 4:30 pm Schedule #4504.903: July 14 – July 21; Wed., 6:30 – 8 pm Fee: $60 / Dist. Res. $50 Community Ctr.: Upper Club Rm. To register: use the internet, at www.pleasanthillrec.com or call 925-676-5200 or by fax 24 hours a day at 925-676-5630 PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT LEAST THREE DAYS PRIOR TO CLASS. PLEASE REGISTER EARLY; CLASSES WITH LOW ENROLLMENT ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION.
LEFT COAST WRITERS BOOK LAUNCH: Marsha Black, author of The Accidental Photographer for the Camera Bag Saturday, January 9, 2009 || 7pm Book Passage-Corte Madera || 51 Tamal Vista Dr. Corte Madera || www.bookpassage.com Marsha Black has always had a textbook in one hand and a camera in the other. She has been photographing the world around her since childhood. Decades later, when her niece asked her what she would do if she didn’t have her camera, her answer was simple: She would never be without it. Says Marsha, “I think just about anyone who takes a camera on a trip wants to travel with it unencumbered and come home with good photos that can be shared with friends and family. My book, The Accidental Photographer for the Camera Bag, illustrates how to use the camera effortlessly and take good pictures that reflect the passion for travel. The book is aimed at the casual photographer and the techniques described are basic and can be mastered with little practice and used with any camera.”