Photography Continuing Education

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 gotten a new camera but didn’t understand how it worked or the manual wasn’t helpful? Enabling you to pick up a camera and use it easily, this course helps you improve the quality of the photos you take by focusing on basic techniques and then moves well past amateur photographic knowledge. Students may need to purchase additional materials. 24 hours. $74

46299 M 5/18–7/13 6–9 p.m. CEC 602 May 11 registration deadline
46292 M 6/1–7/20 2–5 p.m. OCC 105 May 26 registration deadline

Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

This course guides students deeper into the controls of a digital camera by answering such questions as: Do you shoot in jpeg, raw, or 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? Students should have completedPhotography: The Basics or have basic camera knowledge. 24 hours. $74

46376 T 6/2–7/21 2–5 p.m. OCC 105 May 26 registration deadline

Fine Art Photography

Students learn what makes a good black and white photograph by exploring creative tools and techniques in Photoshop. 24 hours. $74

46385 F 6/5–7/31 6–9 p.m. OCC 208 May 29 registration deadline

Photo Outings

This course takes the learning outside and concentrates on developing your “photographic eye” to take better pictures. Every other class meeting is held at a different location. After every location shoot, the photos taken are reviewed to help you improve your ability and understanding of good photography. A basic understanding of photography is recommended but not necessary. 24 hours. $74

46389 Sat 6/6–8/1 10 a.m.–1 p.m. CEC 603 May 29 registration deadline

Photojournalism: The Basics

Photojournalism is about telling a story or describing/documenting an event with photographs in a way that others can understand. Learn how to make a good photojournalistic 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. 24 hours. $74

46379 W 6/3–7/22 6–9 p.m. OCC 105 May 27 registration deadline

Nature/Landscape Photography

This course examines the great outdoors. The nature photographer needs to have the right equipment, the right light, and know what to look for in the right moment. This course will instruct the student on various techniques to capture landscape, wildlife, and close-up subjects. A full-day special outing is possible. 24 hours $74.

46378 T 6/2–7/21 6–9 p.m. OCC 105 May 26 registration deadline