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TWO ITEMS: Darkroom Skills and Photographer's Focus
Photos and Story by James Hill
ST. HELENS, Ore. – The gateway to creating stunning black-and-white photo prints is the magic of the darkroom. Portland Community College can give you the keys with an upcoming non-credit class. Photography: Beginning Darkroom will help students quickly develop and print their own photos, learn the techniques of enlarging, and produce custom prints that are worthy of framing. Instructor Ron Barnett, an award-winning newspaper and yearbook photographer, will explain the basics in a fun, interactive environment. The class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 6 through March 13, in Room A-1 of St. Helens High School, 2375 Gable Road. PCC tuition cost is $51.50; an additional $20 is payable to the instructor in class. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-978-5753.###Intermediate Photographers Focus of PCC course in St. HelensST. HELENS, Ore. – The finer points of photography will be the subject of a Portland Community College non-credit class slated for January. Photography: Beyond the Basics is perfect for students who have already mastered the basics and are looking to move on to greater photo enhancement. Instructor Ron Barnett will explore the next levels of composition, lens selection, lighting and filters to make the most of your photographic expression. The class is designed for students who have already taken a beginning photography course, but all intermediate photographers are welcome. The class will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Jan. 7 through Feb. 18, in Room A1 of St. Helens High School, 2375 Gable Road. Cost is $51.50. For more information, contact PCC Community Education at 503-978-5753.