Target Audience: Students looking to learn the basics of DSLR.
Bring camera to every class.
Assignments are due the following week that they are given. Please email or bring on flash drive.
The last class will focus on a critique. This will be your chance to exhibit your work using the topics covered and your creativity.
Course Description: Whether you are brand new to the digital world, or have recently jumped in, this
course will take the guesswork out and help you become comfortable with this new technology that has opened up a whole new world of photographic possibilities. The course will teach you how to use your digital camera to create great photos in a variety of conditions, how to manage your digital photo files, and print your pictures efficiently from digital sources.This is a hands on course so bring your camera and the appropriate media. At the end of the course you will have at least 3 great photos to add to your portfolio.
Explain camera controls and composition
Describe exposure and lighting
Explain how to properly set up for outdoor shooting
Discuss proper studio set up
Perform post production and printing
Critique others' work
Suggested Reading List
The Basic Book of Photography by Tom & Michelle Grim
Creative Nature and Outdoor Photography by Brenda Tharp
The History of Photography by Beaumont Newhall
Digital Wedding Photography by Paul Gero
A Step by Step Guide to Photography by Michael Langford
The Digital Photography Book Series by Scott Kelby
Any of the Ansel Adam Series The Camera, The Negative, or The Print by Ansel Adams
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Class lectures and in-class exercises.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Continuing Education
Certificate and CEUs, you must attend 80% of the class sessions, actively participate and complete all
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 10 hours
CEUs to be awarded: 1.0
Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.
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