Ferguson Photography & Design

Digital Photography Classes with Tom Ferguson
Current and Upcoming Classes
Conejo Valley Adult School
Thousand Oaks, CA

 

CVAS has re-open for in person classes! Please note new dates.
 

Digital Photography - Basics PLUS: June - July 2021 Morning Class
This workshop will give you the essential skills needed to get started with digital photography. Students will learn about camera controls, shooting modes, file formats, resolution, memory cards, electronic flash, white balance and downloading images to your computer. Additionally, course covers composition, simple enhancement, preparation for email or website, printers and selecting digital image-editing software.

Participants should bring their digital camera to class for picture taking. Please bring the instruction manual for your camera to the first class. If you do not yet own a digital camera, you are welcome to attend the first class before purchasing a camera.

Instructor: Tom Ferguson is both a commercial and fine art photographer. As a commercial photographer he shoots product, architecture and corporate portraiture. As a fine art photographer he has appeared in over 100 exhibitions nationwide.

6 Wednesdays
June 2- July 14, 2021 (NOTE: No class June 23)
9:30am - 12:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School, Thousand Oaks, CA Room #10
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Cost: $125 plus a $5 material fee payable to instructor
Class #8130.101
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Adobe Photoshop Elements - Introduction: Sept - Oct 2021 Afternoon Class
You love your photos! Learn to use Photoshop Elements to show them off! Fix your photos, add artistic effects, and even combine images with Photoshop Elements!
Prerequisite: Digital Photo Basics, Computer Basics, or some basic computer skills.

6 Wednesdays
September 1 - October 6, 2021
3pm - 5pm
Conejo Valley Adult School, Thousand Oaks, CA Room #10A
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Cost: $145
Class #5216.201
Online Info and Registration

 

Digital Photography - Introduction: Sept - Oct 2021 Morning Class
This workshop will give you the essential skills needed to get started with digital photography. Students will learn about camera controls, shooting modes, file formats, resolution, memory cards, electronic flash, white balance and downloading images to your computer. Additionally, course covers composition, simple enhancement, preparation for email or website, printers and selecting digital image-editing software.

Participants should bring their digital camera to class for picture taking. Please bring the instruction manual for your camera to the first class. If you do not yet own a digital camera, you are welcome to attend the first class before purchasing a camera. Class size limited to 12, all students are required to wear face masks.

Instructor: Tom Ferguson is both a commercial and fine art photographer. As a commercial photographer he shoots product, architecture and corporate portraiture. As a fine art photographer he has appeared in over 100 exhibitions nationwide.

4 Wednesdays
September 15 - October 6, 2021
9:30 am - 12:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School, Thousand Oaks, CA Room #10A
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Cost: $95 plus a $5 material fee payable to instructor
Tentative schedule, you can't sign up for this one yet

 

Digital Photography - Intermediate: Oct - Nov 2021 Morning Class
This class is for those who have attended Digital Photography Introduction or for those familiar with the camera. This class will place more emphasis on the creative process. Topics will cover visualizing, composing, and designing better photographs. Students will learn to control and see light, both existing and flash. Bring your camera to class.

Participants should bring their digital camera to class for picture taking. Please bring the instruction manual for your camera to the first class.  Class size limited to 12, all students are required to wear face masks.

Instructor: Tom Ferguson is both a commercial and fine art photographer. As a commercial photographer he shoots product, architecture and corporate portraiture. As a fine art photographer he has appeared in over 100 exhibitions nationwide.

4 Wednesdays
Oct 20 – Nov 10, 2021
9:30am - 12:30pm
Conejo Valley Adult School, Thousand Oaks, CA Room #7A
Campus Map    Road Map
Cost: $95 plus a $5 material fee payable to instructor
Tentative schedule, you can't sign up for this one yet

 

1025 Old Farm Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360
805-497-2761
Near the 23 and the Janss Road exit in Thousand Oaks, CA
Conveniently close to Simi Valley, Moorpark, Westlake, Camarillo, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Calabassas and the San Fernando Valley. "Introduction to Digital Photography" and "Intermediate Digital Photography" classes in Thousand Oaks, CA.


Class Handouts / Notes: If you are looking for Tom's class handouts, either for past students review or new students preview, they can be found here. Please note that these are class handouts from the classes at Conejo Valley Adult School in Thousand Oaks. They are not on-line tutorials, they are intended to accompany an in person class and lecture with student hands on experience.


Private Lessons
Private lessons in digital photography, lighting, alternative process printing and/or large format photography are available in my Simi Valley studio. For most students, the Conejo Valley Adult School classes in Thousand Oaks will be a better choice. Please contact me at 805-577-6914 or use my  .

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Conejo Valley Adult School

The school is a former public school campus in Thousand Oaks, CA. With nine classroom buildings, it offers a huge variety of adult classes, from vocational to ESL to community enrichment (such as Tom's photography classes). Open to all students over 18 years of age.