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.


Monday Sep 24th

Day 1 - Class Introduction

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

Wednesday Sep 26th

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.


Monday Oct 1st

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.

Wednesday Oct 3rd

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.

Monday Oct 8th

Day 5 - First critique, Elements Editor

Wednesday Oct 10th

Day 6 - Editor, Project 2 Critiuqe

Monday Oct 15th

Day 7 Editing with Photoshop Editor

Wednesday Oct 17th

Day 8

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

Monday Oct 22nd

Day 9 Review long exposures, Night Technique #2

Wednesday Oct 24th

Day 10 - Multiple exposures, layering, adjustments layers

Monday Oct 29th

Day 11 - Critique project 5

Wednesday Oct 31st

Day 12 - Review portraits, techniques


Monday Nov 5th

Day 13 - Critique of portriats, review of Composite project

Wednesday Nov 7th

Day 14

Wednesday Nov 14th

Day 16

Monday Nov 19th

Day 17