Monday, July 26, 2010

Greenfield Community Art Class Photography Workshop

In February-March 2010, the South Monterey County Center for Arts and Technology (SoMoCoCAT) sponsored a digital photography class at the Greenfield Community Art Class. SoMoCoCAT has been bridging the digital divide in South Monterey County by offering new media classes such as digital photography, animation, audio and video recording, web design, and graphic arts courses. Created in 2008 SoMoCoCAT has been dedicated to offering arts and technology courses to build a thriving 21st century South Monterey County. Led by artist and art educator, Marcela Diaz, the Greenfield Art Class held its first digital photography class taught by professional photographer Ross Borgida, of Borgida Photography. My favorite part of this class was that it made me go outside and see the world around me, Diaz stated. There is beauty all over Greenfield and my project was about the aesthetics of my local community. There were five students who worked hard to gain an understanding of shutter speed, aperture, and film speed. In addition to learning these basic elements to photographic practice, the students learned how to look at their cameras histograms to determine that there were details in the shadows, mid tones, and highlights. Greenfield High School Principal Rudy Garcia focused his project on Bruin Pride. Lucy Garcia decided to work on in an environmentally-concerned mindset of protecting our local rivers. Lucys project was titled Dont Trash Monterey County. Mirella Meza loves and is ...
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