Computer Classes that Paul Teaches at Linn Benton Community College
Do to the commitments as the Mayor of Lebanon and running a full time business, I am not able to teach at this time. I hope to continue teaching when time permits.
I have been teaching computer classes at Linn Benton Community College since 2000 at the Lebanon and Sweet Home campuses. My classes focus on teaching computer concepts to adults. Many adults and seniors have enjoyed learning about computers in a relaxed, fun environment.
The LBCC Lebanon and Sweet Home campuses have very nice computer labs where I teach with features like huge LCD projectors and the instructor's workstation that can show up on each individual student's screen. I create the entire lesson plan and content for the class and constantly update and add important information as the industry changes.
The classes are not expensive, and they usually last from 4-5 weeks, depending on the class.
For the past couple of years I have been focusing on Digital Photography. Some of the classes I currently teach are:
Introduction to Digital Photography - Learn the basics of using a digital camera, editing photos and printing them or emailing them.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 1,2,3 & 4 - Learn more advanced digital photo editing techniques with this powerful program. The first class is an introduction to the basic tools, and the second class will focus more on using the tools to do specific tasks such as retouching and cleaning up old photos. The 3 & 4 Classes build on the first two and focus on many more advanced topics using layers and other special effects.
Intro to Digital SLR - Learn how to use all the basic features of the DSLR. From exposure & lighting to depth of field and shooting modes. The class goes through all of the features of the camera, what they do, and how to use them. Also hands on photo taking session.
Digital SLR II - Creative Techniques - Beyond the basics in this hands on class. How to take different types of shots and use many different techniques to take exciting and interesting photos.
Creative Digital Photography & Composition - This class focuses on the creative aspect of taking photos from composition to lighting and much more. Several hands on photo shoots and a guest speaker.