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Digital Photography

Learn more about photography, photo editing, and specialized topics like lighting and legal issues related to photography.

Advanced Adobe Lightroom Processing - Online

Come explore the advanced features in Adobe Lightroom to further develop your photography skillset – we will review Smart Collections for easier image organization, Smart Objects for offline editing, and presets/defaults for faster, more efficient post-processing. Discover additional tools and functions for creating a stunning online portfolio – then share your distinctive creations by effectively utilizing web galleries.


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Students who complete this class will be able to:
  • Explain the advantages/disadvantages to be found in the three versions of Lightroom currently being offered by Adobe
  • Customize the Lightroom interface
  • Make the best use of presets and defaults for faster, more efficient post-processing of images
  • Utilize Smart Collections in Adobe Lightroom to organize photographs with keywords, tags, metadata, and more
  • Utilize Smart Objects to allow for offline editing of images
  • Make use of tethering in Lightroom to view images as they are shot in camera
  • Make use of additional editing tools
  • Share images online using online web galleries
  • Create online portfolio from within Lightroom
Section: ADV-LIGHT (26JAN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jan 26, 2019 End Date: Feb 16, 2019 Tuition: $350.00
Campus: Online Instructor: Thomas S England Register

Digital Asset Management & Photo Editing in Adobe Lightroom

Overwhelmed by the hundreds (if not thousands) of photos clogging up your devices and storage? Are you interested in perfecting your images before publishing them to social media or other outlets? Take control of your digital data by utilizing Adobe Lightroom to improve your pictures in terms of both aesthetics and organization.

We will explore both technical and visual considerations in the medium by combining hands-on exercises, detailed demonstrations, and classroom discussions. Through instructor-led and self-guided practice, students can discover their personal artistic preferences and develop valuable editing skills in the digital darkroom.

Note: We encourage students to complete Digital Photography 1 before beginning this course. We also recommend that students subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan so they can complete homework assignments and utilize these techniques in their photography.

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After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Explain the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom and identify the appropriate uses for each.
  • Develop a digital workflow for photo management based on personal needs and best practices.
  • Utilize Catalogs and Collections in Adobe Lightroom to organize photographs with key words, tags, metadata and more.
  • Demonstrate basic photo editing techniques such as lens correction, image sharpening, noise reduction, color correction, and exposure adjustment.
  • Prepare photos for print and easily publish them to the web for easy sharing.
Section: EDIT-LIGHT (11APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 11, 2019 End Date: May 16, 2019 Tuition: $375.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Billy Newman Register

Digital Photography 1

Students wishing to participate in this course must have access to a DSLR or mirrorless camera. If a camera does not have an interchangeable lens and digital controls, it will not be appropriate for use in this course.

A picture is worth a thousand words…but can you do better? Composition, selective focus, saturated colors and proper exposure all combine to produce images that make the best use of digital photography's tools in order to tell great stories. Ideal for both enthusiastic hobbyists as well as serious amateurs, our course will utilize a combination of class lectures and photographic assignments to convey the importance of megapixels, file compression, and print-versus-email output. We will also explore the more complex aspects of photography: lighting, composition, color, depth of field, and more. Students are encouraged to share work for enhancement of class discussions.

*Students are encouraged to delay the purchase of supplementary equipment until after class discussions.

After this class, participants will be able to:
  • Identify aesthetic methods of creating more impactful, involving photographs, including composition techniques, depth-of-field control, and use of patterns, lines, and thoughtful backgrounds.
  • Choose the digital camera controls that enable them to produce the highest quality image files.
  • Practice fine tuning exposures while shooting.
  • Practice choosing options for resolution and digital output for online sharing, images or printing.
  • Explain when and why to use wide-angle vs telephoto lens.
  • Identify how to control White Balance while shooting and in Post-Production.
  • Practice photographing people, both candidly and posed.
  • Evaluate and explain the importance of color saturation in a photograph.

Section: DIGPHOTO1 (28JAN19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jan 28, 2019 End Date: Mar 11, 2019 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Billy Newman Register
Section: DIGPHOTO1 (16MAY19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 16, 2019 End Date: Jun 20, 2019 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Charles David Diener Register
Section: DIGPHOTO1 (15JUL19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Jul 15, 2019 End Date: Aug 19, 2019 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Billy Newman Register

Digital Photography 2


Join us to identify the optimal techniques for several types of photography, including hands-on practice utilizing advanced methodologies for lighting, composition, moving subjects, dynamic range and panoramic images. Learn to effectively capture mood and emotion with angles, depth control and zoom lenses. Participants will be encouraged to share their work in class to enhance the class discussion.

Prerequisite: Digital Photography 1

After completing this course, participants will be able to:
  • Identify the best habits and tools for several types of photography.
  • Take control of the entire workflow process: preparation, execution, organization and post-processing/sharing.
  • Explain digital format options.
  • Shoot images for use as panoramic or High Dynamic Range (HDR) photos.
  • Prepare for travel photography projects, including proper handling of images away from home.
  • Add light to their images.
Section: DIGPHOTO2 (13MAR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Mar 13, 2019 End Date: Apr 17, 2019 Tuition: $395.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Charles David Diener Register

Legal Issues in Photography

The importance of talking directly with an attorney about the variety and complexity of photography-related legal issues cannot be overstated. Both amateur and professional photographers will learn the underlying legal concepts important to the field and how these issues can significantly impact your work. Following this course, students will be able to answer the following critical questions:
  1. How can I protect my work?
  2. How can I capitalize on my work?
  3. How can I avoid trouble?

Note: Although this course is taught by a practicing attorney experienced in intellectual property matters, the instructor will be providing general information and will not be giving legal advice, and students will not have an attorney-client relationship with the instructor.

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Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
  • Describe legal and practical methods of protecting your work;
  • Summarize copyright law, including functionality and the six exclusive rights;
  • Protect the copyrights in your works by registering them with the U.S. Copyright Office;
  • Understand the basic elements of contracts: offer, acceptance and consideration;
  • Differentiate between various types of contracts: bilateral/unilateral, express/implied and oral/written;
  • List the essential elements of a basic written contract and give examples of the types of contracts you may need related to subjects, assignments, and rights;
  • Recognize the principal dangers to individual and property rights faced by photographers;
  • Avoid trouble by identifying the who, what, when, where, and why involved in creating images.
  • Ask questions relating to your specific objectives. In past classes questions addressed have included how to set up and operate a business by choosing the appropriate legal entity, file all of your formation paperwork, and protect yourself (and your assets) from litigation by choosing the right type of insurance for your needs.

Section: LEGALISSUESPHOTO (19FEB19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Feb 19, 2019 End Date: Mar 12, 2019 Tuition: $350.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Steven Dubner Register

Let There Be Light - Working With Portable Strobes

Learn to make use of small, portable electronic strobes on location to control lighting for your digital photography. Advance beyond the built-in flash on your camera to add light from various directions and to shape the light. Compare methods of triggering strobes: Optical, radio & infrared slaves. Explore such techniques as blending strobes light with ambient, rear-curtain effects and high-speed flash.

After this class, you will be able to:
  • Learn the benefits of small portable strobes in many situations
  • Add & shape light from various directions
  • Use various techniques with the strobes

Section: LIGHTSTROBE (09APR19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: Apr 9, 2019 End Date: Apr 23, 2019 Tuition: $350.00
Campus: Executive ParkExecutive ParkOff Campus Instructor: Charles David Diener Register

Photo Editing in Adobe Photoshop

Not every photograph looks great when you first take it, and there are increasing numbers of tools available to help you get the right look. Adobe Photoshop, especially when paired with Adobe Lightroom, allows photographers to explore more creative possibilities than ever before. Learn to unlock your artistic vision and create views of the world unavailable to the human eye or film technology.

This course explores both technical and aesthetic considerations in the medium by combining hands-on exercises, detailed demonstrations, and classroom discussions. Through instructor-led and self-guided practice, students will learn the role of Photoshop in a photographer’s workflow and how it can help them achieve picture-perfect prints.

After each class meeting, students will complete homework assignments to show what they have learned. The assignments are due prior to the next class meetings and must be submitted digitally. The following class will include class critiques followed by new lecture material.

Note: We recommend that students complete Digital Asset Management and Photo Editing in Adobe Lightroom before beginning this course. Lightroom and Photoshop do not replace each other, but rather enhance each other, particularly when Lightroom is used first, then Photoshop second, in a photographer’s workflow. We also recommend that students subscribe to the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan so they can complete homework assignments and utilize these techniques in their own photography.

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After completing this course, participants should be able to:
  • Use Photoshop to perform basic corrections to RAW images.
  • Be familiar with the Photoshop tools most commonly used by photographers to enhance images.
  • Explain the difference between Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom and identify the appropriate uses for each.
  • Be familiar with the various image file formats in order to save images best suited to the intended use.
  • Demonstrate basic photo editing techniques such as color correction, exposure adjustment, black and white conversion, and sharpening.
  • Retouch imperfections and other common issues such as red eye.
  • Utilize masks and various selection tools to correct or change the color in specific areas of a photo.
  • Combine pixels from different frames to create images with a greater range of luminosity than is possible with a camera alone
  • Create composite images and stitch images together to create panoramas.
Section: EDIT-PHOTOSHOP (06MAY19) -- Learn More...
Start Date: May 6, 2019 End Date: Jun 3, 2019 Tuition: $350.00
Campus: Executive Park Instructor: Billy Newman Register

Digital Photography Certificate Capstone


Students in our Digital Photography certificate program build a portfolio demonstrating experience in a variety of photographic practices as well as a refinement of personal vision. During the Capstone course, we will examine these portfolio goals and objectives as students identify personal strengths and begin to recognize target audiences. Instructor and peer feedback will create hands-on, cooperative experiences to help guide and shape each student’s portfolio as well as a class project presentation. Each student works to polish and perfect a collection of photographs representing the skills, methodologies and expertise gained via the program.

Prerequisite: This course is only available to students completing the Digital Photography Certificate.

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify strengths and define goals as a photographer
  • Identify aspects of their photography which need improvement
  • Refine their vision as to the type of photography they pursue
  • Identify their target audience
  • Select appropriate images for use in a portfolio
  • Format the portfolio to achieve goals
  • Participate in a group class portfolio


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