Learn about all the buttons and controls on your camera, and how to take good shots in modes other than AUTO. This introductory class is for those new to digital photography, digital cameras, or photography in general. If you are using a point-and-shoot camera, you'll learn how to trick it to do cool things. Concentrate on learning the basics of taking portraits, landscapes, night portraits, MACROS, and sports/action shots. Learn basic composition. Bring your camera, a flash drive or memory card reader, the cable to attach camera to computer, and the user manual if you have these. Course fee includes e-book and video tutorials. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Now that you have learned how to operate your digital camera with an earlier class (prerequisite: Digital Photography I), learn how to take great photos using more advanced manual exposure techniques. Learn about different lighting techniques (flash, reflective, natural), using props, taking better close-ups, and group portraits. Get the most out of your zoom function/lens and learn some advanced photo editing techniques. This class is perfect for those with a Digital SLR (dSLR) or more advanced point-and-shoot digital cameras with Aperture Priority (Av) and or Shutter Priority (Tv). Check your manual for these features. Bring a flash drive or memory card reader, the cable to attach camera to computer, lenses, tripod, filters, etc. Model shoots and possible off campus photo shoot (weather permitting). Course fee includes support materials. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Learn to make collages/composites, panoramas and High Dynamic Range (HDR) photo layers, adjustment layers, using Masks, more advanced selection tools, and more. Learn more advanced photography workflows using various organizers/editors like Adobe Photoshop Elements, Lightroom, and
Photoshop CS. Photos will be provided for all exercises. Bring your camera, batteries, and memory card. Also, bring a flash drive with photos to work on after each technique is taught. Prerequisite: Photo Editing Techniques. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Organizing and editing are key to being the best photographer ever! Learn to import photos and videos from your camera to your computer using various organizers/editors. Learn the editing workflow by using Photoshop Elements, Photoshop CS, and Lightroom for exposure corrections, color balance, sharpening, making collages, and much more. Also, learn to digitize and restore old photos--B&W or color. Learn strategies for backing up photos and videos at home and online using cloud sites. Output strategies will also be discussed. Senior adult and disabled retiree tuition waivers apply.
Thinking of turning your hobby into a part-time business? The costs are minimal, but learn to do it right with a basic business outline. Learn what areas of photography can make you money. Decide what equipment you need and how to get it for the best price. Set goals, choose locations, balance your business and hobby skills for the winning combination!