Friday, June 1, 2007
Panasonic LUMIX Brings Digital Photo Academy To 20 Cities
Panasonic LUMIX announces the dates and locations of its first Digital Photo Academy workshops in 20 cities across the United States. Digital Photo Academy is a series of classes for all digital camera owners who want to maximize their cameras’ features and create more rewarding and enjoyable photo experiences. The Academy courses are taught by local professional photographers, giving students ongoing access to photo experts and tips in their own community. Furthermore, after courses have finished, participants can enter photo contests and assignments with other Academy students from across the country.
Some locations and dates include*:
Intermediate, Four-Hour Course, $65: The “Digital Endeavors” intermediate-level course is perfect for users who are quite familiar with the settings on their point-and-shoot and are looking to take digital photography to the next level. Either a recent purchaser of a digital SLR, or someone considering buying one, would benefit from this course. The class will compare point-and-shoot cameras to SLRs, discuss the differences between the two categories, helping to ensure a smooth transition. For those who have some experience in post-capture and Photoshop, this class will offer more advanced techniques, such as burning and dodging and an introduction to color management. It will also discuss printed layouts, and how to make newsletters and brochures.
Advanced, Two-day Course, $150: At the advanced level, the “Digital Vision” course is be divided into two parts: in-field shooting and learning post-capture computer application skills. The four-hour in-field shooting session is held in local parks, vibrant streets, during seasonal events like fairs and marathons to capture newsworthy current affairs. The second component, involves six hours of classroom time learning techniques from Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Suite 2, such as converting and processing RAW files, using layers and masks, working with black and white files, and more.
To sign-up for Digital Photo Academy, please visit www.DigitalPhotoAcademy.com or call 1.877.DP.ACAD.4. Instructor biographies, additional schedules and workshop locations are also available on the website.
About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. (NYSE: MC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic’s entire 2007 line of LUMIX digital still camera features MEGA Optical Imaging Stabilization and Intelligent ISO. Panasonic is honored to support OUR PLACE – The World’s Heritage, a project that will create the world’s largest photographic collection of UNESCO World Heritage sites, with acclaimed photographers exclusively using LUMIX digital cameras to capture all images. Information about Panasonic LUMIX digital still cameras and its affiliated programs is available at www.panasonic.com/dsc.
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