Below is a basic outline of our class.  Each day, new concepts will be discussed and demonstrated.  About every two weeks there will be a creative project which will challenge you to apply the concepts.


Tuesday Jan 8th

Day 1 - Class Introduction

Introduction to the class, the textbook, and recommended equipment. Also, basic introduction to digital cameras and accessories.

Thursday Jan 10th

Day 2 - Camera features and accessories, Assign first Project

Discuss basic shooting techniques that help us understand how the digital camera works.  Discussion about lens focal length and zoom vs. inter-changeable lenses.

Tuesday Jan 15th

Day 3 - Exposure,shutter,aperture concepts

Learn about how the camera judges light and thereby suggests proper exposure.  Learn when this can fail and how to compensate for it.

Thursday Jan 17th

Day 4 - Introduction to Photoshop Elements

We will be using both the Photoshop Elements Organizer and the Photoshop Elements Editor in this class.  These are great tools that help you organize, view, export, and enhance your images.

Tuesday Jan 22nd

Day 5 - First critique, Elements Editor

Thursday Jan 24th

Day 6 - Editor, Project 2 Critiuqe

Tuesday Jan 29th

Day 7 Editing with Photoshop Editor

Thursday Jan 31st

Day 8

Review overlay layers techniques, and other landscape editing tools. Critique project 3, discuss project 4.


Tuesday Feb 5th

Day 9 Review long exposures, Night Technique #2

Thursday Feb 7th

Day 10 - Multiple exposures, layering, adjustments layers

Tuesday Feb 12th

Day 11 - Critique project 5

Thursday Feb 14th

Day 12 - Review portraits, techniques

Tuesday Feb 19th

Day 13 - Critique of portriats, review of Composite project

Thursday Feb 21st

Day 14

Layers, etc.

Joiner process, Panorama process

Tuesday Feb 26th

Day 16

Thursday Feb 28th

Day 17