Photography & Photoshop Classes In Bakersfield California

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The popular "Introduction to Digital Photography" course, instructed by award winning local photographer Ed Ruth author of The Digital Camera, Lens and Photoshop CC is provided on a monthly basis at Henley's Photography located at 2000 H Street, Bakersfield, California 93301, (661-324-9484).

This class is conducted during two consecutive Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The course cost $60 if you pay before class but $70 at the class. Pay for the course at Henley's. The "Introduction to Digital Photography" course will provide you with all the information you need to reach beyond AUTO mode into the realm of creative photography.

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Individualized (one-to-one) instruction is always available for your particular digital camera. Individualized courses include: One-to-One Understanding Your Digital Camera, One-to-One Adobe Photoshop CC & Photographic Post-production, One-to-One Black and White Digital Photography, and One-to-One Photography and Illustration for Web Pages such as are used in this website that I created using HTML5 and CSS3. One-to-One instruction will be tailored to meet your individual needs. I can jumpstart your skills with easy to understand and practical training. You will be left with functional work-flow knowledge that you can use to great personal or professional advantage. One-to-One classes are also confidential. I do not disclose the name, profession, or personal information of my students to anyone.

If you need instruction in Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, or Desktop Publishing you have come to the right place. I can provide you with all the information you will need to be successful with those aspects of your job that deal with publishing and design.

Contact me for an individually tailored one-to-one digital camera (your camera, any make or model) class at: for additional information. Need to get up and running with digital photography, Photoshop CC, Adobe Lightroom CC, or Adobe Illustrator...RIGHT NOW? email me at: I will solve this problem as soon as we can meet.

Ed Ruth has been teaching “Introduction to Digital Photography,” and "Introduction to Photoshop" courses, at Henley's Photography in Bakersfield for six years. See also: The Sigma SuperFan Contest

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The new 168 page, 80,000 word, PDF book The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC is now available at a modest price. There are special benefits for teachers, government, and business. This book covers many aspects of photography including exposure, luminance, depth of field, focusing, Photoshop CC, Camera Raw, composition, hyperfocal formula and the circle of confusion, lenses, and lens coatings to name a few. The book emphasizes image composition that emphasizes an image's subject of interest while preserving tonal values. Both JPEG and RAW are covered. Every button and dial on your camera is explained. White Balance and focus points are covered in depth.

A few questions answered....

Would you briefly describe the One-to-One courses?

How do I become a famous photographer?

How can I keep my camera's displays from turning off so quickly?

The camera is a tool and helping you select the best tool for the photographic work or play you have in mind is one purpose of this short book. I will also discuss composition, exposure, black & white photography, and other information useful to the mind behind the camera. Lastly, this book is not a textbook. Read this book as if it were an informal discussion. Relax and enjoy the technological revolution in photography. It is an ongoing process with surprises and innovations emerging continually. In fact, no contrivance of humanity links physics, applied technology, and art, as completely as the digital camera.


Digital Camera, Lens and Photoshop
The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC


In the book "The Digital Camera, Lens, and Photoshop CC" you will learn how to properly photograph and apply post-production adjustments to a subject of interest such as the cover photo of the book and obtain similar results. Highlights and shadows are retained and depth of field helps to isolate the subject of interest from its surroundings.Cover photo: Antiques by Ed Ruth: Nikon D7100, Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8, 1/25s, f/5.6, ISO: 1000.

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