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Beginning Digital Continuing Studies Program


Class Description

If you're interested in a continuing studies program from Beginning DSLR through Digital Printing this series of 12 evening sessions in photography education is for you. You'll learn camera basics, exposure basics, camera control basics, composition techniques, photo composition, image editing and printing.

Camera Basics 1/2 - Tuesday, January 22nd, 29th - 6:30-9:00pm
Through handouts, visual displays and hands on instruction we will unlock the main functions of your digital camera. Bring your camera and fully charged batteries.

Topics Covered: Camera Modes • Shooting Modes • Scene Modes • Metering Modes Megapixels • Resolution • Digital Media • Focusing • Zoom Lenses • White Balance • Flash • ISO Rating


Exposure Basics 1 -  Tuesday, February 5th - 6:30-9:00pm
An introduction to exposing an image correctly. We will discover how to take control of the camera and achieve desired and predictable results. Bring your camera and fully charged batteries to class. Be prepared to print 10 -12 images for review from optional assignment.

Topics Covered: Metering Modes • Aperture Priority Mode • Shutter Priority Mode • Manual Mode • Shutter Speeds • Apertures • ISO • Exposure Triangle •Histograms • Exposure Lock Exposure Compensation • Problematic Scenes

Camera Control Basics 1/2 -  Tuesday, February 12th, 19th - 6:30-9:00pm
We will continue to take control of our camera to achieve the desired depth of field and and subject sharpness by learning how to adjust the aperture and shutter speeds in the camera. Bring your camera and fully charged batteries to class. Be prepared to print 10 -12 images for review from optional assignment.

Topics Covered: Aperture Priority Mode • Shutter Priority Mode • Manual Mode • Shutter Speeds • Apertures • Depth of Field • Subject Sharpness/Blur • Lenses


Composition Techniques 1/2 -  Tuesday, February 26th, March 5th - 6:30-9:00pm
A discussion of what makes a good image. We will cover basic compositional elements and how to incorporate them into an image. Please bring 3-5 printed or digital images to the class sessions.

Topics Covered: Compositional Elements • Creating Focus • Quality of Light • Removing Distractions • Critique


Photo Composition 1/2 -  Tuesday, March 26th, - 6:30-9:00pm
A continuation of what makes a good image. We will discuss how to bring your vision of a scene into reality. Please bring 3-5 printed or digital images to the class sessions.

Topics Covered: Critique • Vision • Interest • Energy • Emotion


Image Editing 1/2 -  April 2nd - 6:30-9:00pm
An introduction into digital workflow. We will rename, edit, keyword, tag and rate images to easily identify the best. We will cover a basic workflow for fine tuning your images.

Topics Covered: Camera Raw vs. Jpeg • Color Balance • Editing Controls • Sharpening


Digital Printing 1 -  Tuesday April 9th  & 16th- 6:30-9:00pm
An introduction into preparing your digital files for printing including page setup, sheet vs. roll, paper ICC pofiles and the print dialogue box. Each student will be able to print five images.

Topics Covered: Page Setup • Sheet vs. Roll • ICC Paper Profiles • Print Dialogue Box

Tuesday, April 30th (Make-Up Day)

Topics that will be discussed and demonstrated:

  • See Above

Class Requirements

Digital SLR, Memory Cards, Charged Batteries

Class Schedule

Date
Start Time
End Time
Location
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, February 26th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 6:30 PM 9:00 PM Digital Learning Center

About the Instructor

Instructor Photo

Richard Guttman: Richard Guttman is a practicing professional photographer and photography instructor. He has successfully taught this photography program to many beginning photographers. Whether you're an amateur, hobbyist or film photographer entering the world of digital photography he can lead you down the path of camera, composition, digital editing and digital printing in his 12-session course.


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The cost of the "Beginning Digital Continuing Studies Program" class is: $695.00

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