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 Apr 2nd

Day 1 - Class Introduction

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

Thursday Apr 4th

Day 2 - Camera Shooting, Expsoure, 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. Discussion of exposure concepts

Tuesday Apr 9th

Day 3 - Review Exposure concepts, project guidelines and Photoshop Organizer

Review the project guidelines and further discussion of exposure concepts including ISO, Flash sync issues, etc. Introduction to Photoshop Organizer.

Thursday Apr 11th

Day 4 - Review and work with Photoshop Organizer, critique first project

Will will review the basic use of Photoshop organizer, importing files at COCC vs, at home,  Review Uploading images to the website for the critique.  Work time, and Critique of Project 1.

Tuesday Apr 16th

Day 5 - Photojournalism, composition, and Guided Editing

Examples of Photojournalism. Ideas about composition and how it can tell a story.  Special effects and enhancement with Photoshop Elements Organizer and Guided Editing.

Thursday Apr 18th

Day 6 - Project 2 Critique, Landscapes

Discussion of landscape photography, composition concepts, Lighting considerations, etc. Assign 3rd project.

Tuesday Apr 23rd

Day 7 Editing with Photoshop Editor

Thursday Apr 25th

Day 8

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

Tuesday Apr 30th

Day 9 Review long exposures, Night Technique #2


Thursday May 2nd

Day 10 - Multiple exposures, layering, adjustments layers

Tuesday May 7th

Day 11 - Critique project 5

Thursday May 9th

Day 12 - Review portraits, techniques

Tuesday May 14th

Day 13 - Critique of portriats, review of Composite project

Thursday May 16th

Day 14

Layers, etc.

Joiner process, Panorama process

Tuesday May 21st

Day 16

Thursday May 23rd

Day 17