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Pittsford Flour Mill
15 Schoen Place, Pittsford, NY

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565 Blossom Rd, Rochester, NY


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Gallery Courses 2018

We are proud to continue our series of Gallery Courses. There is no mail-in or online registration. Please visit the Gallery to sign up for courses. We accept checks, cash, or credit cards. 

Contents (click on the link for each course)

Creating Great Photographs with
Adobe Lightroom

by Steve Levinson

Wednesday Nights
May 30 and June 6, 13 and 20
from 7 - 9 pm

PhotoShop --> PhotoShoot

Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:30AM – 6:00PM

Instructor – Don Menges

One-On-One Coaching
With Select Gallery Partners
Gallery Partners
Image City Critiques 
With Don Menges and Gil Maker
1st Wednesday of each Month


Creating Great Photographs with Adobe Lightroom

A Course from the Image City Photography Gallery by Steve Levinson

Class will meet on four Wednesday Nights 
Dates: May 30 and June 6, 13 and 20

(from 7 - 9PM or a little after, though I will stay after for individual questions).

(Call me if you want to take the class but have a conflict for one of the nights....we may be able to arrange something)

If you are like me, you don't want to spend your time learning and using an expensive, complex software package to import and optimize your photographs; but want to use your time using a simple, powerful and intuitive tool to produce stunning photographs. You can experiment fearlessly with color, exposure and more without overwriting your original images. 

You will be both create strong technical images as well as, if you want,  STYLIZE your photographs, expressing your artistic directions.

After taking this lecture and workshop course, you will be have a  workflow (or standardized process) that you can efficiently follow for every photograph you make:

  • importing images into your computer so that you can easily find them at a later time
  • selecting the best images using an organized process
  • creating a fine digital image and then
  • making a fine digital print or posting on the Internet 

Time will be available to practice and discuss both provided images and images from your own portfolio. RAW is the preferred original format for images, though high-quality JPEGS will also work.

Participants should be familiar with the basics of digital cameras, photography and transferring files to your computer.  They will also need to have or borrow an Apple or PC laptop computer for the course.  Software is available from Adobe on a free trial. Please do not download this software until the day before the course. Older versions of Lightroom are fine to use as well--just with a few less features. I do have one old laptop with an earlier version of Lightroom that you can borrow if you only have a desktop computer and cannot borrow one elsewhere. 

Location:  We will meet at the historic Pittsford Flour Mill, 15 Schoen Place, Pittsford.

Price:  The price for this course will be $175 and the class will be limited to a maximum of eight photographers. You can sign up and prepay for the course at Image City Photography Gallery.

Contact: Steve Levinson ( steven.levinson@gmail.com  330.1490 ) for more information.


PhotoShop --> PhotoShoot

Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:30AM – 6:00PM

Instructor – Don Menges

PhotoShop -> PhotoShoot is a beginner to intermediate level PhotoShop class being taught at the home of one of the most interesting places in Rochester – Artisan Works.  We will begin with very basic editing techniques in Photoshop.  In a couple of hours, you will be able to improve the appearance of almost any image including, leveling, cropping, exposure, contrast, color balance and more.  We will discuss RAW vs JPG images.

Next we go on a photoshoot around ArtisanWorks.  There are tons of great possibilities.  We will briefly talk about aperture, shutter speed, and ISO as well as shooting bracketed images. Artisan Works can be a tricky place to photograph.  We’ll break for lunch and talk about our shooting experiences.

Most of the afternoon will practice using different selection tools and then harness the real power of PhotoShop – Layers and Masks.  We will edit images we took during our photoshoot!

The class is limited to 10 people, so you may want to sign up as soon as possible.

Here’s what you will need to have to enjoy this class:

A laptop computer with PhotoShop CS6 or higher installed.
A camera for the photoshoot.
A tripod, if you have one.
A card reader to get your files onto your laptop (optional).
A bag lunch and something to drink.

Tuition - $175

Enroll at Image City Photography  

Image City Photography Gallery
722 University Ave.
Rochester, NY 14607

Artisan Works
565 Blossom Road
Rochester, NY 14610


Image City Critiques

Instructor:  Gil Maker and Don Menges

Dates: the 1st Wednesday of Each Month
Time:  6:30 pm

Location: Image City Photography Gallery

Each month we enjoy a good turnout for Image City Critiques, our program at Image City to provide participants an opportunity to engage in a friendly, constructive, and positive critique and review of their photographs. The sessions are held on the first Wednesday of the month. Join us. Please bring prints only; matted if possible. There is a one time $20 registration fee. Your first visit is free.

Photography Coaches

Each of the Gallery Partners at Image City has their own unique style both behind the camera and in the “digital darkroom.”  Several Partners have offered specific one-on-one coaching opportunities. If you are interested in some one-on-one coaching by a Gallery Partner other than the ones listed below, or on a topic that we have not suggested, simply approach one of us with your request. 

Introduction or Practice:

- Adobe Lightroom
- Adobe Photoshop
- Nik Software or Topaz
- Photography Basics

Instructor:  Dick Bennett
Date(s), time, and location: To be determined by instructor and student.
Fee: $40 per hour


Did you recently purchase any one of the above software packages and desire some one-on-one coaching to introduce or practice intermediate skills for the application?

Did you recently purchase a new camera or want some assistance with taking photographs?

This coaching will include a mutually determined schedule of dates and hours for instruction and practice on mutually agreeable topics.

For more information contact Dick at info@dickbennettphotos.com

          Photography - General

            Instructor: Gil Maker
            Dates: To be determined by instructor and student.
Time: tbd
Location: to be determined by the instructor and student.
Fee: $40 per hour

            Are you looking for regular critiques? Do you want hands on help with
equipment? Maybe you wish to shadow the person for a day, a week, on a
shoot. Or just need someone to help you with a new direction in
            photography. Whatever the case, this series can help. Get personal
feedback with one-on-one time. You and Gil will work together on
whatever it is you wish to work on during this mentoring time.

Intermediate Lightroom

            Instructor: Steve Levinson
Dates: To be determined by instructor and student.
Time: tbd
Location: to be determined by the instructor and student.
Fee: $45 per hour

            Steve Levinson will be working on an individual basis with photographers
            who wish to improve their skills and abilities using Adobe Lightroom.
            Sessions can take place at your home or at a mutually acceptable location
(assuming that you have a laptop to bring to the sessions). Subjects can
            range from a basic introduction to the software to working with you to
             improve your creative and technical mastery of the software. Single or
             multiple sessions can be scheduled.


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