High Key Setup Visual Aid

One of the challenges we face is finding the time to update our visual aids for our digital photography classes.  After having drawn this setup many times on the chalk board, we finally found a few moments to make a digital version of it!  What do you think?

High Key Light Setup with example

Students in Action!

For yesterday’s photography class, we decided to take an outing to Cox Arboretum for some photography.  Cox is a beautiful Metropark not far from the Dayton Mall, and boats large flower gardens, ponds, a stream and even an “edible landscape” vegetable, herb and fruit garden.  It’s always a great setting for photography, and we weren’t disappointing again yesterday.  The unusually mild weather help contribute to an awesome photography outing.

While we got a number of beautiful images, and we’ll share them later, here’s some we captured of our students in action!

Summer Instruction Sessions Starting!

Hey Everyone!  Just a reminder, the summer instruction sessions at the Middletown Arts Center (Sessions 5 and 6) are starting soon!

  • Session 5 runs April 29, 2013 through June 22, 2013
  • Session 6 runs July 8, 2013 through August 30, 2013

We will be offering adult and kids digital photography classes as well as Photoshop Elements (10) classes as usual provided there are sufficient registrations.

  • Adult photography class: Tuesday 2:30-4:30 pm (8 wks)
  • Adult photography class: Tuesday 6:00-8:00 pm (8 wks)
  • Kids photography class: Wednesday 4:30-6:00 pm (4 wks)
  • Photoshop Elements (10) class:  Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm (8 wks)

Call the Arts Center to register!


Class Example Images

If you’re a student in one of our Photoshop Elements or Photography Classes, you might have need for some of these example images.  Click on the link to open the image or right-click the link and select “save link as” and select a location on your computer.

Limited Flash Range Example – this example image was provided by one of our students and we use it both as a photography example and for editing in Photoshop.

Christmas Tree – a practice image for editing in Photoshop

Christmas Tree 2 – a practice image for editing in Photoshop

Christmas Tree Grey Card – a practice image for editing in Photoshop



New Class Session Starting!

Everyone, we’re pleased to announce that our next session of classes at the Middletown Arts Center will be starting the second week in September, 2012.  We are offering:

  • Afternoon Adult Photography Class – Tuesday – 2:30pm to 4:30pm – Starts September 11, runs for 8 wks.
  • Evening Adult Photography Class – Tuesday – 6:00pm to 8:00m – Starts September 11, runs for 8 wks.
  • Kids Digital Photography Class – Wednesday – 4:30pm to 6:00pm – Starts September 12, runs for 4 wks.
  • Photoshop Elements 10 Class – Wednesday – 6:00pm to 8:00m – Starts September 12, runs for 8 wks.

For prices, registration or more information, please visit the Middletown Arts Center website!  We hope you’ll join us!