Photography Classes

Introduction to Photography for ages 14 and up

This four-session introductory photography series guides students to progress beyond taking snapshots to creating photographs by focusing on composition, perspective, and camera operation.  We begin by exploring your camera’s capabilities and learn how to manually adjust for shutter speed, aperture and ISO. This series will also help you improve your understanding of composition, light, depth-of-field, and perspective. Each two-hour session includes time for practicing the concepts and techniques discussed. Students need to bring a camera and the camera manual. A digital SLR or compact camera with manual controls is essential for this class.

Instructor: Bruce Rosenstiel
Class Size: Min 4 - Max 8
Ages: 14 and up
Dates:  Sundays, January 11 – February 1st 2015
                Thursdays, January 8th - 29th & April 2nd – 23rd, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

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Intermediate Photography – Processing your Images (Light room Processing)

The introductory class focuses on composition, perspective, and camera operation to create images.  This four-session intermediate photography series builds on the experience and skills learned in Introduction to Photography by using your photos and other students’ photos to discuss composition, perspective, content, and settings while processing images to improve their presentation.   In this class students are introduced to an effective digital workflow using Adobe Light room and other software.  We cover the most important aspects of creating and maintaining your photo library while devoting most of the sessions to learning and applying the processing tools inherent in Light room.  Students that bring a laptop with processing software loaded will find that beneficial, but it is not essential.  At the end of the class students will be able effectively manage their photo library and improve the look and presentation of their images.

Instructor: Bruce Rosenstiel
Class Size: Min 4 - Max 8
Ages: 14 and up
Dates:  Tuesdays, January 6th – 27th, 2015
                Tuesdays, March 31st – April 21st, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

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BJNC Highlights

Below is an excerpt from a recent feature in the Star-Telegram entitled, "Social Eyes: Naturally Sweet under the stars is Nov. 1st."

"Picture this: Delicious tastings from fab local top chefs, a gorgeous outdoor setting under the evening sky, live entertainment, star gazing, a lovely silent auction display and a crowd buzzing with enjoyment. What is it? The Naturally Sweet fundraiser on Nov. 1 benefiting the Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake."

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Naturally Sweet 6 is the Event of the Year! Find out more here.

Signage coming to Bluebird Trail thanks to Leadership Southlake! Check out this video to learn more.

NBC 5 aired a story on Talk Street about Bob Jones and the Nature Center in celebration of Black History Month on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 5:00 PM.
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