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Jeffery Luhn

 

Idea*ography - The New Visual Vocabulary

Matthew Luhn, Director of Story Development and Senior Animator at Pixar/Disney Studios joins Photographer Jeffery Jay Luhn to present and discuss how visual symbols are used to communicate concepts. Their unique approach will inspire all visual artists to construct dramatic, emotional and humorous images in new ways.


The people of the world are speaking in pictures now, instantly communicating across distances, cultures, language barriers, and political borders. Written text is being pushed aside in favor of a visual vocabulary that’s growing with each new contribution. Humanity is once again childlike, with a developing neural network.


How can we speak effectively and avoid being misunderstood in a language that’s being written right now? The answer to this new question is to be found in the oldest written examples: 17,000-year-old Lascaux cave paintings, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, and early Chinese pictograms. Our ancestors cleverly employed the most universally recognizable symbols and images to construct concise statements that we can still understand today.


Share the experiences and methods of international photographer Jeffery Jay Luhn and artist Matthew Luhn, whose work on 12 Pixar Films have been seen by nearly a billion people, as they discuss how to speak the new world language of pictures.

Check out this two-minute video about this amazing workshop! CLICK HERE

Sat., Sept. 13
2 - 5 pm
Room: VAPA 1001
Register by Sept. 8: $48
Register after Sept. 8: $54

 

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Matthew Luhn began his career at Pixar Animation Studios in 1992 as an animator on the very first CG movie, “Toy Story”. Since then he has worked as a Story Artist on “Toy Story 2” “Monsters Inc.”, “Finding Nemo”, “Cars”, “Ratatouille”, “UP”, “Toy Story 3”, and “Monsters University” and “The Simpsons”. Along with working at Pixar, Matthew teaches children and adults all over the world how to draw and create cartoon stories, characters, perspective, and animation.


Jeffery Luhn has worked for dozens of large corporations in over 20 countries as a photographer, copywriter and art director. He has owned and operated commercial studios in New York, Hong Kong and San Francisco. His teaching style is casual, entertaining, and direct.

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Visioneering - Converting Concept Into Art

Take a journey through the process of creating extraordinary images using photography and Photoshop. Go beyond ‘fixing a photograph’ and learn to realize your vision by harnessing modern digital cameras and the power of the digital darkroom.

At the conclusion of this class students will be able to: Superimpose subjects onto scenes and backgrounds, retouch blemishes, create the illusion of movement, swap heads in group photos to achieve the best combinations of facial expressions, eliminate distracting elements, capture visual assets such as sunsets, clouds and foreground elements for compositing final images. 

Here’s a breakdown of how each of the 5 class meetings will progress:

  • See examples of work, discuss the strategy of collecting visual assets, and map out their project.
  • We go to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk and Municipal Wharf to shoot a collection of subjects and backgrounds for our final projects.
  • Shooting in the studio. We capture foreground elements using techniques to match the lighting to our backgrounds. We also take several portraits to use for retouching and superimposing.
  • In the computer lab, we learn how to use PhotoShop to cut out our foreground elements and blend them into our backgrounds. We also cover methods of converting color images to monochrome, simulating infrared, and giving photos a vintage look.
  • In the computer lab, we conclude with our Photoshop work to finish our super-impositions, alterations and retouching. Students show and discuss their work.        

Check out this one minute video about the class! Visioneering Vimeo

Prerequisite: Photoshop for the Hobby Photography (see class below) or the ability to open Photoshop, import images, and use the basic tools.


A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, examples and printable lesson material.

5 Tues., Sept 16 - October 14
7 - 9 pm
Room: VAPA2021
Register by Sept. 8: $145
Register after Sept. 8: $158

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

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Photographing Your Artwork

 

Artists and craftspeople often need professional quality images to promote their work.
In this 2 day course you will be shown the steps necessary to create usable images for portfolio and submittal for inclusion in art shows, etc.

Sat. & Sun., Nov. 1 & 2
10 am - 4:00 pm
Room V2022
Register by Sept. 8: $180
Register after Sept. 8: $195
plus $25 materials fee

 

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Sandi Frank has more than two decades of commercial photography experience under her belt. She has taught at San Jose State University for almost 15 years. Her classes include: Studio Lighting, Product Photography, Photo Illustration and Professional Practices in Photography.

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Digital Photography - Basics and Beyond

Have you got a new digital camera and are confused by complicated menus?

This class will familiarize you with the most important features of your camera so you can get better photos. Besides learning to control your camera, you'll learn how to avoid bad lighting situations and recognize when the lighting is right for general people photos, formal portraits, architecture, small objects (eBay) and landscapes.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to get good photos! If you've got a moderately priced camera and a desire to learn, your photos will be forever changed after this class. And, the class is fun!

Bring your camera, your manual, and your questions.

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class for a DVD of the entire lecture with graphics and additional supporting documents. Bring your camera, manual and questions!

 

Sat., Dec 6th class CANCELLED Rescheduled to : Feb 21, 2015 follow link below to register
1 - 5 pm
Room 509
Register by Feb. 23: $65
Register after Feb 23: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

 

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Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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Digital Photography II

It’s time to step up to the next level with some hands-on shooting exercises. This class begins with an hour of lecture/demonstration and then leads students through a series of interactive shooting assignments including portraits, architecture, macro, and small object photography. All locations are within walking distance from the classroom. Each assignment is designed to give students the most useful techniques for the most common shooting situations. It’s a fun way to learn how to get the most from your camera.

Bring your camera, tripod, external flash (if you have one), and comfortable walking shoes.

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class for a DVD of the entire lecture with graphics and additional supporting documents. Bring your camera, manual and questions!

 

Sat., March 7 NEW DATE!
1 - 5 pm
Room V2022
Register by Sept. 8: $65
Register after Sept 8: $76
plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn See bio below

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Night Photography - An Introduction

In this class, students will learn the basic technical skills and aesthetics of digital night photography and how to apply them to create dramatic images taken after dark. We will begin with a brief overview of the history of Night Photography and exciting examples of contemporary nocturnal images. Next, there will be a presentation on equipment, camera settings, and techniques for urban Night Photography in artificial light conditions. The last hour of the first session will be spend getting accustomed to making images at night with a brief field session on campus. The second session will meet on location (TBD) for an extended night shoot supervised by the instructor. Each student will have one-on-one time with the instructor in the field. The third and final session will meet on campus to review and discuss the images from the night shoot.

Register Early! Class is limited to 12 students.

COMING SOON
6:30 - 10:30 pm (2nd class meets 8 pm - Midnight)
Room 1522 (First & third classes)
Fee: $165
plus optional $25 fee for text “Night Photography: Finding Your Way In The Dark”

 

Lance Keimig has taught Night photography workshops and classes for over 15 years. His book has been translated into 6 languages. He is the curator of Darkness, Darkness, a traveling exhibit of Night Photography, and has been an exhibiting artist since 1989.

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Night Photography - Painting & Drawing with Light!


Light Painting is an expressive art form that has become increasingly popular in the last several years. Advances in camera and flashlight technology, along with light painting imagery in the popular culture has made light painting just about the hottest thing around. This class is for people with at least basic night photography skills who would like to learn to use added light in there night images. Whether working at home in a darkened room, or out in the field, the possibilities are fun, and almost limitless.

The first session will meet on campus for a talk on the basic tools and techniques of light painting, and to view examples of the kinds of images being made today. After a dinner break, the class will regroup on location (TBD) for a light painting demonstration and will then team up in small groups and work together to create images using different light painting techniques. The second session provides an opportunity to improve upon efforts from the previous night. The class will meet on campus for an review of the first night’s work, ask questions, and then gain more experience light painting and photographing after a dinner break. During the third and final session, the class will meet on campus for a critique of the second night’s work.

Prerequisite: Intro to Night Photography or be comfortable with manually shooting RAW files, understand the exposure triad of Aperture, Shutter, and ISO, and depth of field. Must understand how to read a histogram, and have at least minimal experience shooting on a tripod at night.

Register Early! Class is limited to 12 students.

COMING SOON
Fri. & Sat., 4:30 - 6:30 pm (Room 1522) 8 pm - Midnight (on location)
Sun., 2:30 - 5:30 pm (Room 1522)

Fee: $195
plus optional $25 fee for text “Night Photography: Finding Your Way In The Dark”

 

Lance Keimig has taught Night photography workshops and classes for over 15 years. His book has been translated into 6 languages. He is the curator of Darkness, Darkness, a traveling exhibit of Night Photography, and has been an exhibiting artist since 1989.

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Great Portrait Photography

Learn the fundamentals of portrait photography with a hands-on approach to the classic lighting patterns and styles developed by photographers from 1860 through modern day Hollywood. Techniques include the use of artificial and natural lighting. Find out how to make the most of your subject, adapt to challenging shooting conditions inside and outdoors, and pose your subject for maximum effect. This class is for anyone with the desire to take their photography to the next level; hobbyists, photo enthusiasts and people that use photography in their jobs. The techniques are applicable to digital cameras, cell phones, film and video.

Bring your camera and manual.

A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, and examples.

Sat., November 1st
NEW DATE
1 - 5 pm
Room 509
Register by Sept. 8: $65
Register after Sept 8: $76

plus $15 materials fee at class


register online

Jeffery Luhn - see bio below

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Great Portrait Photography Part 2

This class teaches you to produce professional level portraits using the same techniques the pros use in the studio and on location.  Students will learn how to acquire and use reasonably priced lighting equipment to build a temporary home studio and a location shooting kit.  Various lighting styles and shooting situations will be demonstrated. 

Not much lecture, lots of shooting!

If you’ve ever wanted to take pictures for weddings, families, newspapers or books, this class is essential. 

A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, and examples.

Sat., Mar 7, 2015 NEW DATE
1 - 5 pm
Room: 509
Register by Sept. 8: $65
Register after Sept 8: $76

plus $15 materials fee at class


register online

Jeffery Luhn - see bio below

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Digital Photography - Outdoor Portraiture

This class is fun! We meet at a park in Santa Cruz with some great lighting and locations. After a 50-minute walk through the locations and an overview of the 5 techniques, we begin setting up and taking photos. The instructor and his assistant will circulate to help each student succeed. Who are the models? Each student may bring up to 4 friends or family members! (They are not invited to the lecture demonstration. Just have them relax somewhere else or arrive later.)

The goal of this class is for each student to produce a collection of remarkable natural light portrait images and use that knowledge for future sessions.

Students will be e-mailed examples of the setups and the location details.

A materials fee of $15 is payable to the instructor at class for a CD with the entire lecture, notes and presentation, assignments, examples and printable lesson material.

Sat., October 11
2 - 6 pm
Santa Cruz Park - students will be e-mailed the location details
Register by Sept. 8: $65
Register after Sept 8: $76

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

register online

 

Jeffery Luhn - See bio below

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Great Shots with Your Cell Phone Camera!

Come join Jeffery Luhn, a professional photographer for 40 years, as he shares his excitement and knowledge about cell phone cameras with you. Learn about the limitations, work-around, unconventional uses, filters, editing, latest apps, and advantages over full size cameras. But most of all learn to have fun with one of the most innovative and accessible technology toys of the modern age! Bring your cell phone and wear comfortable walking shoes.

There is a $15 materials fee payable to the instructor at class for a DVD of the entire lecture with graphics and additional supporting documents. Bring your camera, manual and questions!

This class is suitable for all levels.

Sat., October 25
1 - 4 pm
Room 509
Register by Sept. 8: $48
Register after Sept 8: $54

plus $15 materials fee at class

 

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Jeffery Luhn has been a commercial photographer for more than 30 years. He has shot for many multinational corporations in over 30 countries.

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Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer

You can create the best photos ever digitally, whether you use a digital camera, or scan your photos. Photoshop is a huge application and this is your chance to get acquainted with some of the basic Photoshop tools and techniques most useful for hobby photographers. Find out how to repair damaged photographs, correct color, remove unwanted elements, transform your photographs into sepia tones or hand-tinted looks, and more. Much of what will be learned will be useful for Photoshop Elements as well. This class will be taught on a Mac, but is adaptable to Windows.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

2 Sat., Sept. 20 & 27
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room 317
Register by Sept. 8: $85
Register after Sept. 8: $98

 

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Deborah Cardillo See bio

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More Photoshop Fun

The sequel to Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer, or for anyone comfortable with Photoshop, this class will cover advanced Photoshop techniques useful in enhancing your photos, such as curves, blending modes, masks, channels and the paste into command.

Prerequisite: It is recommended that you take Photoshop for the Hobby Photographer before taking the More Fun with Photoshop class.

Students should bring a brown bag lunch for the break.

2 Sat., Oct. 11 & 18
9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Room: 317
Register by Sept. 8: $85
Register after Sept. 8: $98

 

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Deborah Cardillo is a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals and is a Photoshop enthusiast who loves to teach others.


 


 

 

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