Lemont Center for the Arts

To enrich the cultural landscape of Lemont by fostering the production and appreciation of the arts.

Shutter Fun

This summer, we are pleased to offer three classes focusing on photography. For the shutter bug in you!


Tips and Tricks SLR 101                                      Age level: 14+

Bring your camera and manual to this hands-on class and learn to access different camera settings and functions. This class will help build an understanding of your camera features to enable you to take better pictures. We walk you through understanding shutter, apertures and ISO settings, where and when to use these features to attain the best results utilizing the available light.

Date: June 9                                            Time: 10 a.m.-noon

Instructor: Jerry Ptacek

Fee: $20 (plus $2/supplies payable to instructor at class)


Introduction to Digital Photography              Age level: 18+

Understanding and mastering your camera functions. Plus 10 fabulous tips for taking better pictures. All set in an entertaining environment. Bring your camera, manual, clean card and charged batteries.


Date: June 23                                             Time: 10 a.m. – noon

Instructor: Nancy & Bill Uznanski

Fee: $20


Simple Secrets for Enhancing Your Photos in Photoshop

Age Level: 18+

Learn how to improve your photos in Photoshop. This starter program will go through the uses of the basic tools, allow you to do various types of retouching, such as facial feature enhancement, burning and dodging, even changing heads. As an added bonus, you will learn to give your finished photo more pizzazz by creating the impression of a 3D mat. The class will begin with a digital photo shoot in order to have material to work with. Bring your camera, manual, clean card, charged batteries, storage device (CD or thumb drive). Optional, Photoshop on your laptop.


Dates: Tues/Thurs July 10, 12, 17, 19              Time: 6-8 p.m.

Instructor: Nancy & Bill Uznanski

Fee: $80


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This entry was posted on May 9, 2012 by in Classes and tagged , , , , .

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.