Photography
Indian woman with long black hair wearing a pink dress sitting near an outdoor pond.

DSLR Shooting Modes Made Easy: A Two-Part Hands-On Introductory Workshop

Do you have a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC), or a bridge camera that you only use in the AUTO mode? This hands-on introductory workshop will teach you how to set it up, teach you about the camera's other shooting modes and how to use them to take your photography to the next level.  Work with the instructor in learning how to set up your camera to get the best results. In the second meeting, practice shooting with the instructor (and possibly a model) to learn by doing. Learn what the aperture priority and shutter speed priority modes are, when and how to use them, and how to control the exposure to assure that you capture quality images.

Equipment Checklist:
  • Students will need their own digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC), or bridge camera.
  • Don't forget to charge the battery
  • Bring a memory card
  • Bring a tripod (needed for second meeting)
Instructor: Don Oberheu
Class meets: Wednesday, 6-9 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 114
Cost: $125

ART7030     2/20 & 2/27    2 mtgs.

Photographic Composition Made Easy - A Two-Part Hands-On Introductory Workshop

Would you like to stop just taking "snapshots" and instead start creating quality photographs? Whether you use your camera phone or use a "real" camera, this hands-on two-part introductory workshop is for you!  Work with the instructor who will teach you the basic concepts and the "rules" of composition. Using your digital camera and given a specific photographic "assignment" during the workshop, get feedback and suggestions to help improve your photos.

Equipment Checklist:
  • Students will need to bring their own digital camera; a camera phone is sufficient.
  • Don't forget to charge the battery
  • Bring a memory card
Instructor: Don Oberheu
Class meets: Thursday, 6-9 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 114
Cost: $125

ART7031     4/17 & 4/24   2 mtgs.
man on jet ski

Adobe Photoshop CC - A Beginners Hands-on Workshop

Are you an amateur photographer who has subscribed to the Adobe Creative Cloud, downloaded Photoshop CC, and needs a little help learning some basic Photoshop skills? If so, this Photoshop CC workshop is for you.

CHECKLIST: To successfully participate in this workshop you will need:
  • Your own laptop computer with the latest version of Photoshop CC installed and running
  • Bring a few of your own photographs to use during the workshop

Instructor:  Don Oberheu
Class meets: Monday, 6–9 pm      
Location: Kuhina 114
Cost: $75

ART7034  10/22  1 mtg.
- THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELLED. -

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Adobe Lightroom Classic CC - A Beginners Hands-on Workshop

Are you an amateur photographer who has subscribed to the Adobe Creative Cloud, downloaded Lightroom Classic CC, and needs a little help learning the basic Lightroom Classic CC skills? If so, this Lightroom Classic CC workshop is for you.

CHECKLIST: To successfully participate in this workshop you will need:
  • Your own laptop computer with the latest version of Lightroom CC Classic installed and running
  • Bring a few of your own photographs to use during the workshop

Instructor:  Don Oberheu
Class meets: TBD, 6–9 pm      
Location: Kuhina 114
Cost: $75

ART7032  TBD 1 mtg.

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Taking Photos Like a Professional with Any Camera

Learn the techniques of how to take photos of family, scenic and action photos like a Pro. Understand how to see and visualize the world around you, capturing beautiful images with any camera.  Learn how to use your flash to create memorable portraits.

Equipment Checklist:
  • Students will need to bring their own camera; point and and shoot or DSLR (digital).
  • Don't forget to charge the battery
  • Bring a memory card
  • Must have basic camera knowledge (how to turn camera on and take photos)
Instructor: Patrick Delos Santos
Class meets: Saturday, 9 am-12 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 114
Cost: $125

ART7033 TBD 1 mtg.

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Photography Lab

This is a non-instructional open photography lab for people interested in gaining access to a darkroom.

Instructor: Mark Hamasaki t. (808) 236-9142 mhamasak@hawaii.edu
Class meets: day, time TBD
Location: Windward CC, Hale Iolani 102
Cost: TBD

ART7022   TBD  10 mtgs.
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GoPro Studio Made Easy: A Hands-On Introductory GoPro Studio Workshop

This is the follow-up workshop to GoPro Made Easy. Better than any tutorial video, in this workshop you will, once again, work hands-on with the instructor to learn to use the GoPro Studio. Specifically, you will learn how to import videos and photos from your GoPro camera into a computer, how to select specific video clips, how to use professionally designed templates to create exciting and dramatic video compilations, how to export the finished video, and how to share it on your favorite social media sites.

Equipment Checklist:
  • Students will need their own GoPro Camera and Laptop
  • Don't forget to charge the battery.
  • Students will need to bring the USB cable that came with the camera.
  • There should already be some video footage on the memory card.
  • Students who want to keep their finished video should bring a USB drive.
  • Students will need their own SmartPhone.
Class meets: Wednesday, 6 -9 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 114
Cost: TBD

ART7020   TBD   1 mtg.
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Indian woman with long black hair wearing a pink dress sitting near an outdoor pond.

Flash Made Easy: A Hands-On Introductory Workshop

Do you have a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC), or a bridge camera with a built-in flash that you only use when it pops up automatically? Learn how to use the flash to improve your photography and take it to the next level. This hands-on introductory workshop will help you to create stunning scenic night portraits, dramatic backlit portraits, and images with creative blurs.

Equipment Checklist:
  • Students will need their own digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC), or bridge camera.
  • Don't forget to charge the battery
  • Bring the memory card

Class meets: Monday, 6 -8 pm
Location: Windward CC, Hale Kuhina 114
Cost: TBD

ART7026 TBD      1 mtg.
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Don Oberheu (pronounced “o-ber-hoy”) is an avid photographer and videographer. He has been teaching digital photography and digital art at both the Pearl City and the Wai’anae campuses of Leeward Community College for five years. He enjoys teaching traditional and non-traditional students, helping them have fun while they learn.
Patrick Delos Santos, Asian man with short black hair.
Patrick Delos Santos is a
professional fashion and glamour
photographer. He attended college
studying art and later pursued professional photography education from the New York Institute of Photography. He is an officer and board member of the Professional Photographers of Hawai’i.
Patrick Delos Santos, Asian man with short black hair.
Mark Hamasaki has taught photography at Windward Community College since 1984. He is currently the photography professor at Windward Community College and is the Humanities Department Chairman. He has exhibited and published his photographs and collaborative works locally, nationally and internationally.