Suncoast College

Adult & Community Enrichment at Suncoast Technical College (ACE)

Currently, I am teaching Photography and Photo editing classes at Suncoast College.  I’ll be teaching an entire new batch of classes beginning April thru July, 2019.  From Beginning Photography to Windows 10, you can register at the link below.

Classes are held in North Port at the Suncoast Technical College at I-75 and Toledo Blade.  Classes I will be teaching only in North Port:

Spring Summer Classes 2019 (Apr -Aug)


WordPress just came out with a new design with the latest update, 5.0, called Gutenberg. So, this class will be a good time to jump in and begin using a brand new method, using “blocks” to design your website. In this class, we’ll set up a website from scratch before you come to the 1st class.

We’ll be using Siteground as the hosting company. I will provide you step by step directions on how to purchase your website space on Siteground. When you come to class, we’ll begin building your website from scratch so you will understand every step of the design and build you select. Please follow the link to begin your website HERE.

IF you already have a hosting company, you can continue to use it if it’s set up for WordPress.


The main goal in this class is for you to understand your cameras and to go from using Auto Mode to Manual Mode. If you are thinking of purchasing any equipment, wait for this class to start and I’ll give you money saving tips on where and what kind of equipment to purchase, including flash units for your cameras.


We’ll learn to edit lighting conditions and photos in the Library and Develop modules You’ll learn to use the Library Module to organize your photos. We’ll be using Lightroom CC in class, which is the latest version. If you are taking this class to determine if you will like it first, just come to class with photos on a flash drive. If you already know you will be using Lightroom, I recommend you purchase a download or a copy on CD of Lightroom 6, which is a one time purchase of around $140. This is one of the best software packages you will buy if you are a photographer. Lightroom CC is a monthly subscription of $9.99, comes with Adobe Photoshop and is intended for Photography businesses. Instead of paying $9.99 perpetually, you can purchase a copy of Photoshop Elements 2019, which is similar to Photoshop, at a much lower price. Lightroom and Photoshop work hand in hand to create a great finished product.

Please bring photos on a flash drive to this class to edit, including photos that are too dark or not properly lit. Here’s a small example of the use of Lightroom to change the image lighting.



This class picks up where the Beginner Class left off. We’ll cover the following modules: Maps, if applicable, Books, Slideshow, Print and Web. And, we’ll continue to learn editing techniques of painting with light.


Please bring short video clips, audio files and photos on a flash drive for this class.

Photography Around North Port class

We’ll be shooting in a few spots, including wildlife, people, action, landscapes and more.

Photoshop Elements 1 and 2 classes

On the North Port campus, we’ll be using the latest version, Photoshop Elements 2019 on the school computers. If you already have an older version, you can keep it on your laptop and bring it to class or use the desktop version 2019 and learn from that one. You can purchase a previous version, Photoshop Elements 15 for $49-$79, depending where you purchase it, but Elements 2019 is a better version. Elements 2019 is available for purchase at reasonable prices at various online locations. The newer versions have important updates for easier use. When you sign up for class, use your receipt to purchase a copy of Elements for 1/2 price at Best Buy, for example. Student prices may be provided to you at local stores, like Best Buy or online at various sellers.

Please bring photos on your flash drive to class to work on.

Please watch this 4 minute video to see what Elements is all about.

Photoshop Elements software requires a 64-bit version on a Windows 10 computer.

PRIVATE LESSONS : I am available for private lessons as well. We can meet at your home, office or another agreeable location. Classes start at $50 for 1 hour or $85 for 2 hours. An entire 5 class sessions are available, a total of 10 hours, at your convenience, for only $499. Contact me for details below.

E-mail me between lessons for help at no additional charge.

Provided at no additional charge.

Assignments to be completed between lessons.
I will assign a project for you to shoot for the week’s lesson and we’ll review the results.


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