Photo Course

Course completed for 2017

Photo Course Chairperson: Gail Hansche-Godin, MNEC -
Photo Course Assistant: Mary Campagnolo, APSA, HonNEC

*** Download the Registration Form and Directions for your reference.
You can mail the info or register online and pay with PayPal at photo course registration.***
Email confirmations will be sent if you register by mail.

You have the camera but what do you do now? These sessions begin with the fundamentals of digital cameras— dSLR and mirrorless (interchangeable lenses) along with point and shoot. They then advance to principles of photography for the serious amateur.

No matter what your level of experience in photography, you will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of the instructors.

The camera course is offered annually in the fall at the Greater Lynn Photographic Association and always has been designed for a broad appeal to both the "would be" and the "active" photographer. The content of the course is devoted mostly to the digital camera and covers its operation and also the use of post-processing software. The fee for the entire course is $75 ($50 for GLPA members). This modest fee gives you access to a wealth of information.

Sessions for 2016 are held on two Saturdays and a Sunday. For 2016, sessions will be held on Saturday, October 15; Saturday, October 22; and Sunday, October 30. Classes are taught by qualified instructors and will run from 9 A.M. until 3 P.M. with a break for lunch. Lunch is not provided. Every effort is made to provide personal attention. See the brief descriptions of the sessions. Attendance is limited and advanced registration is recommended.

If registering by mail, make checks payable to: Greater Lynn Photographic Association or GLPA. Mail checks and registration forms (on the PDF) to:
Susan Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC, 173 Central Street, No. Reading, MA 01864. If you wish e-mail confirmation of your registration, please provide your e-mail address.

Session 1 - Saturday, October 15

Instructor: Gail Hansche Godin, MNEC
Learn to use your camera as a tool to express your creativity.
This session will explore the basic functions of the digital camera
and how they affect your final picture. The discussion will include
both dSLR and mirrorless (interchangeable lenses) and point-and-shoot (non-interchangeable lenses) cameras. How to improve the exposure and
sharpness of your image will be explained.

Instructor: Jake Mosser, HonPSA, HonNEC
Image Craft offers an in-depth look at the basic elements of the
photograph. Subject, composition, and light are explored using
detailed examples of these building blocks of an image and the
thought process involved in creating photographic art. Jake will
give a brief review of relationship between apertures and shutter
speeds for proper exposure. This session will improve your ability
to create an effective photograph.

Hands-on help with your camera
After a lunch break, GLPA members familiar with the different makes
and models will lead small group discussions to reinforce the material
presented and to answer questions specific to the cameras of group
participants. Please bring your camera and its instruction manual.

Session 2 - Saturday, October 22
Photography Field Trip

Join the instructors and knowledgeable members of GLPA on a field trip
to a local destination for hands-on photography. Take advantage of
one-on-one instruction in actual situations on location. We will return
to Greater Lynn headquarters near midday. After a lunch break, we
will practice indoor flash photography.


Session 3 - Sunday, October 30

Instructors: Rick Cloran, FPSA, HonNEC and
Barbara Rozavsky, HonNEC
This class is geared toward those just entering the world of digital photography and the use of personal computers to store and manage their images. Rick will begin with a review of basic Windows PC file management (based on Windows XP operating system). The session will then explore moving image files from your camera storage media (e.g., compact flash cards, SD cards) to your computer, arranging them in file folders, back-up basics, attaching images to a message, and creating CDs of your images. Barbara will cover the same information for those who are Mac users. The classes will run simultaneously.

Instructor: Rick Cloran, FPSA, HonNEC
This introduction to the latest version of one of the most popular photo-editing programs will explore its basic functionality. The instructor will examine opening files, the primary tools in the Edit module for working on your images, simple enhancement and adjustment techniques, sizing images, and preparation for printing images. Both the “automated” tools and alternative methods for key steps in working on images will be explored. Barbara Rozavsky will be here to address any Mac questions.

Instructor: Amy Musinsky, MNEC
Following lunch, this session covers color management including profiling, paper, printer types (ink jet, offset, dye sublimation, photo direct), ink types and longevity, the use of photo software to control output colors, and printer services and printing by outside labs.



Photo Course Chairperson: Gail Hansche-Godin, MNEC -
Gail Hansche Godin is an award-winning nature photographer with a special passion for birds. A life-long naturalist, Gail’s passion is taking portraits of wildlife. She has been published in Massachusetts Wildlife and National Wildlife magazine. Gail has won numerous awards in international photography competitions. The purpose of her work is to use her photographs to encourage people to conserve habitat for future generations. Gail presents multi-media programs combining images, music and narration for both education and entertainment.

Photo Course Assistant: Mary Campagnolo, APSA, HonNEC


GLPA is a non profit organization with 501(c)3 tax exempt status and is affiliated with the
Photographic Society of America (PSA) and New England Camera Club Council (NECCC).