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Photography: The Basics

Have you ever taken a picture of a beautiful scene, but it didn't turn out as pretty as you remembered? Have you ever purchased a new camera but didn't understand how it worked or the manual wasn't helpful? These are the types of topics discussed in this course. This course enables you to pick up a camera and use it easily. Improve your ability to produce pictures the way you want! This course begins by focusing on basic techniques but takes the student well past amateur photographic knowledge. Students may need to purchase additional materials. 24 hours. $74

41040 M 6/2–7/21 2–5 p.m. OCC 105
41039 M 6/2–7/21 6–9 p.m. CEC 602
41038 T 6/3–7/22 6–9 p.m. OCC 105
41037 F 6/6–8/1 1–4 p.m. OCSDC 105

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

You know how to point and shoot, and you understand the basics of operating your camera. But you also realize the camera can do so much more. Want to learn how to take better pictures? This course guides students deeper into the controls of a digital camera. Digital offers more control over your pictures compared to a film camera. Do you shoot in jpeg, raw, or even tiff? How do you control your own white balance? How should you save your work? What can you do to improve or alter the picture after you have the shot? How can you get a better exposure? How can you improve your lighting? All of these questions and more are answered in this course. Students should have completed Photography: The Basics prior to this course or have basic camera knowledge. 24 hours. $74

41033 T 6/3–7/22 2–5 p.m. OCC 105
41034 W 6/4–7/23 6–9 p.m. OCC 105

Fine Art Photography

Students are introduced to black and white photography and learn what makes a good black and white photograph. Students also explore some creative tools and techniques in Photoshop. 24 hours. $74

41035 F 6/6–8/1 6–9 p.m. OCC

Photo Outings

This course takes the learning outside. What better place to develop your photography skills? It is recommended that you have a basic understanding of photography, but it is not necessary. This course concentrates on developing your “photographic eye” to take better pictures! Every other class meeting is held at a different location. Learn to take better nature, portrait, action, close-up, architecture, and travel shots on location. After every location shoot, the photos taken are reviewed to improve your ability and understanding of good photography. Learn photography and have fun outdoors while doing it! 24 hours. $74

41036 Sat 6/7–7/26 10 a.m. –1 p.m. OCC 105

New! Photo Journalism: The Basics

Photo journalism is about telling a story or describing/documenting an event with photographs in a way that others can understand. This class teaches how to make a good photo journalistic photograph, how to record events as they happen, and how to capture all of the necessary elements. Once the course has begun, off-site locations will be determined to give students a hands-on opportunity to create great photographs. This course is suitable for all levels of photographers, from beginners to professionals, who want to learn how to record their favorite events. 24 hours. $74

41082 W 6/4–7/23 2–5 p.m. OCC


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