VOTE PRACTICE - REGISTER FOR PG ADULT SCHOOL OPEN SEPT 10TH

PRACTICE VOTING BY REGISTERING FOR A CLASS AT PG ADULT SCHOOL:

1. WE HAVE MULTIPLE CANDIDATES IN EACH CATEGORY,

2. DESCRIPTIONS ARE PROVIDED FOR EACH COURSE. PRACTICE FOR READNG ELECTION ISSUES ON THE BALLOT.

3. LEARN TO EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE BY PRACTICING CHOICE. 

4. EDUCATION LEADS TO A HEALTHY AND INFORMED CITIZEN. 

SEE YOU IN CLASS. BARBARA

REGISTRATION, FALL CLASSES PG ADULT SCHOOL OPENS SEPT 10TH

REGISTRATION FOR FALL CLASS OPENS MONDAY, SEPT 10, 2018. WE ARE OFFERING THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:

BASIC PHOTOGRAPHY SKILLS, TUESDAY 1-4 PM, Improve your camera skills and get off of Auto. Learn Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, Depth of Field, Focal Length, Auto Focus, Color Temperature, Composition, and more. Weekly assignments, critique, fieldtrip, prints. 10 WEEKS,FEE $150,  CLASS STARTS OCT 2ND.

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY, MONDAY, 1-4 PM,in Basic/Intermediate Photography. Introduction to Auto Focus, Historgram, RAW, Bracketing, HDR and Pano Concepts, as well as Compostion, weekly critiques, Fieldrip. 9 WEEKS, FEE $150 CLASS STARTS OCT 1ST.

LIGGHTROOM CLASSIC CC 7.3. Learn to Import, Edit and Develop your images in Lightroom. This is a basic course, some Mac Skills recommended. Textbook: Lightroom Classic CC by Scott Kelby. 10 WEEKS, FEE $150, CLASS BEGINS OCT 4TH. 

REGISTER AT  https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 646-6580.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU IN CLASS. PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS AT barbara.moon@batistamoon.com. Thank you. 

New features in Lightroom Classic CC release on August 22, 2018

New Features in Lightroom Classic CC
Book Module Updates & Improved Blurb Support

The August release includes a number of important improvements to the Book Module, including supporting new Blurb book styles, including Layflat, Magazines, and Trade Books. Layflat books make unique layouts possible thanks to its seamless spreads. Magazines provide a high-end look with semi-gloss cover and velvet finish paper. Trade Books are affordable books ideal for distribution.

We’ve also added in additional features to refine the layout with custom-sized cells within a page. Add multiple cells, move specific cells to the front or back, and drag the cell exactly where you want with the help of new grids and guidelines. You can even save the custom layout to use it in another album in the future.

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Import Presets and Profiles

This release also adds in the ability to import a zip archive full of presets and profiles. Select Import from either the preset panel or profile browser and select the zip file and the application will place the presets and profiles each in the right place, saving you time.

For a full list of features and bug fixes found in the August release of Lightroom Classic CC desktop, read the New Features Summary. https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/help/whats-new.html#lr-classic-cc-7-5

Adobe News

Adobe won't support older operating systems with its next major Creative Cloud update.

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If you're not one to update your computer gear often, you might want to reconsider. Adobe has issued a notice future releases of Creative Cloud programs will no longer support older versions of MacOS and Windows operating systems.

'As we prepare for our next major release of Creative Cloud, we wanted to share some information on updated operating system requirements,' says Adobe. 'To take advantage of the latest operating system features and technologies, the next major release of Creative Cloud will not support Windows 8.1, Windows 10 v1511 and v1607, and Mac OS 10.11 (El Capitan).'

Adobe notes all past and current versions of Creative Cloud applications will continue to work on the aforementioned operating systems. Creative Cloud Desktop — the management application for all Creative Cloud apps — will continue to be supported on Windows 7 or later and MacOS 10.9 (Mavericks) and later.

According to Adobe, 'focusing [its] efforts on more modern versions of Windows and Mac operating systems allows [it] to concentrate on developing the features and functionality most requested by members, while ensuring peak performance that takes advantage of modern hardware.'

Fall Classes Survey

Pacific Grove Adult School is where I teach photography skills, Lightroom and related topics. Fall classes start Sept 24, 2018 and run through Dec 22, 2018. This is an informal survey to see what people think about. 

I have had classes in basic, intermediate and advanced photography skills, iPhoneography, Portfolio Development and Lightroom as well as  local field trips. 

These classes are designed for a 10 week cycle during which we  meet for 3 hours per week and we learn the skills relating to the subject.  It has become increasingly apparent to me that busy schedules keep people from enrolling. One concern I am aware of   is missing class sessions for various reasons. Missed opportunity?  How do they makeup the class missed? Can they catch up? 

I have observed a class structure I want to propose. Intensive learning.   The class meets for longer periods of time. One example is Lightroom. The intensive learning period would be for 1  seven or eight hour day that meets once a month for 3 months OR 3 consecutive weeks. 

Problem: Missing classes. Solution: Lightroom Lab once a month with instructor for review and catchup of missed material. Additional fee would apply.  

Idea: Remote teaching. Instructor offers student remote teaching with TeamViewer where the lesson is taught through the app while the instructor watches the student perform the missed lessons. Additional fees apply.

Idea: Webinar. Instructor provides online video of the missed class. 

My other question is more about content. What classes do you want to take in the photographic area and be specific if you can. 

Looking forward to comments, suggestions, ideas. Thank you in advance. 

 

 

 

 

Lightroom Class Opportunity this Summer

We have one chair open in a new private Lightroom class. The class starts on July 12 2018 from 6-9 PM at our studio. The class is limited to 4 and the fee is $250 for 8 sessions. Dates the class will meet is July 12, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30. We cover the Import and Develop Module basics. Please contact me by email or call 831-905-0461 if you have questions. A laptop is required, PC or Mac. Thank you. 

Invitation to the Exhibit at Center for Photographic Art, Sat July 7 5-7 PM

I am honored to have one of my images selected for the gallery wall. Please join us to celebrate photography at the local level. I am sure you will be pleased to see the variety  of work and find one that speaks to you. Barbara Moon Batista

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Our annual Members Juried Exhibition is here! Nearly 1,100 entries were submitted from around the world, so our esteemed juror, master printer and popular workshop mentor Charles Cramer, definitely had his work cut out for him. He has selected forty-five photographs for display in the gallery exhibition and forty-five more for our online exhibition.

Please join us for what is sure to be an exciting opening reception on Saturday, July 7 from 5:00 – 7:00pm. Mr. Cramer will announce the first, second and third place awards, plus five awards of merit, for a total of $2000 in prizes! The exhibition catalog will be available for purchase at the reception.

Private Basic Photography Class - April 9 to May 22nd

We are starting a Basic Photography class at Batista Moon Studio on Monday, April 9th from 1-4 PM. Fee is $250, limited to 4 participants. We currently have 2 spots open. The first class is on a Monday due to scheduling conflicts and Tuesday afternoon for the rest of the class meetings on April 17, 24, May 1, May 8, 15 and 22 plus a field trip TBD. Please respond to this post or email me at barbara.moon@batistamoon.com for questions or registration. 

Private Lightroom Class

I am going to teach a private Lightroom class at our studio on Thursday nights from 6-9 PM for 8 weeks. The fee is $250 and the class will start either April 5th or 12th. I have 2 openings left. You must have a laptop, either Mac or PC. Please let me know as soon as possible what your interest is and if you have questions. This will cover the Import and Develop module. 

Registration Pacific Grove Adult School Spring Classes, March 19 - June 2, 2018

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN-REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.PGADULTED.COM

Pacific Grove Adult School Spring session starts March 19 and ends on June 2, 2018. Registration will open by March 5th. You can register online at https://www.pgadulted.com or call a human at 831-646-6580. We strive to create a safe, nurturing environment where you are free to learn and express yourself. Join us in the Spring and stretch your horizons a little bit. 

I will be offer ing the following classes for the Spring Session: 

 Daffodil Hill, © 2011 Barbara Moon Batista

Daffodil Hill, © 2011 Barbara Moon Batista

1. Basic/Intermediate Photography, Tuesday, 1-4 PM March 20, with the following dates for class meetings. March 27, April 3, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (10 weeks). The fee is $150

2. Advanced Photography, Monday 1-4 PM March 19, with the following dates for class meetings. March 26, April 2, 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 (9 weeks). The fee is $150

3. Adobe Lightroom, Thursday 5:30-8:30 PM March 22 with the following dates for class meetings. March 29, April 5, 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 (10 weeks)

 This is the textbook used for the Lightroom Class. It is available on Amazon in paperback or kindle. 

This is the textbook used for the Lightroom Class. It is available on Amazon in paperback or kindle.