Click photo above for a photo gallery of student images from 2006.
Click here for a multimedia presentation of the showing at Nassau Vineyards.

Capturing Light Photography Classes
Film & Digital

Instructor: Award-winning photographer Marc Clery

Film Course Description: Basic and advanced techniques of 35mm SLR film photography. Black and white darkroom processing and printing are included in the nine-class course. Each student will learn how to process their exposed film, make contact prints, edit their best photographs and print enlargements.

Digital Course Description: Basic and advanced techniques of digital photography. Instruction includes proper camera exposures using shutter speeds and fstops.

Electronic darkroom skills will be taught in the eight-class course. Each student will learn  how to tone their exposed images and print their best photos using color ink-jet printers.  

Throughout the course professional photographers – specializing in portraiture, scenic, fine art, journalism and sports photography – speak and provide tips on how they achieved their award-winning images.

Field Trips: The courses will include two field trips, each lasting two to three hours.

One of the field trips will be “Walking Through Milford: A Photographic Journey.” The class and instructor will choose the other field trip location.

If travel to a scenic location is required, there may be a minimal cost.

Student Photo Exhibition: Students will learn how to mat and frame their best prints. At the end of the course, their work will be shown in an exhibition that will include a public reception for the community.

Class schedule and tuition: Digital Classes are held each Tuesday starting May 6 to June 24, 2008 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Film Classes are held each Monday starting on May 5 to June 30 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Both Courses are held at 7 Park Avenue  in downtown  Milford.

Tuition is $325 and includes all materials. Each student should bring a SLR camera to class. The class is limited to four students per course.

Refunds will be given only due to illness and will be pro-rated.

Click here for the upcoming class registration form. Please make sure you circle or otherwise highlight which class you would like to attend.

Marc Clery's Biography

Marc Clery is a professional photographer experienced in photojournalism, commercial, wedding, portraiture and fine art photography.

The heart of his work is his pursuit of photography as a medium of artistic expression and a means of examining the human condition.

Clery has received numerous awards from such professional organizations as the National Press Photographers Association, the Florida Press Association and the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association.

He has worked with The Miami Herald ,The Vero Beach Press-Journal, The Wilmington, Del. News-Journal and the Delaware State News and his work has also been published in USA Today, The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and The Wall Street Journal newspapers and in Delaware Today and Wine magazines.

Clery started his full-time career in photojournalism in 1978 with The Milford Chronicle, where he was the first and only full-time photographer.

"The Chronicle gave me a sense of community that has stayed with me throughout my photojournalism career,” he said.

As a fine arts photographer, he has had successful and critically acclaimed exhibits at The Canyon, The Second Street Gallery in Lewes, Café Calypso in Dover and at the Rehoboth Art League.

Clery has also worked as adjunct instructor of photography at Wesley College. He welcomes the opportunity with Capturing Light classes to again share his knowledge with others.

“I wanted to give something back with all that I have learned being a photographer for the past 27 years. When I taught at Wesley College in the late 1980s I enjoyed watching the students become better photographers. Photography is creative and it’s wonderful to be creative every day.”

The spring 2006 Capturing Light class was wonderful. The students exhibited their best photographs at Nassau Valley Vineyards Gallery for the entire month of September 2006. During the open reception the students greeted guests and sold their photos.

Marc Clery’s photographs can be viewed at his web site www.marcclery.com

Click on the Capturing Light Photography Instruction link to learn more and to download the registration form for classes. Please call Marc Clery at 302-228-8616 or email at: fstop8@comcast.net with any questions.

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