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Day 1 - Class Introduction


Blurred Action

Freeze Action

Flash in Daytime

Begins On: April 2nd 2019
Time: 3:15 PM
Location: Pioneer 200c

Introduction to the class, the textbook, and recommended equipment. Also, basic introduction to digital cameras and accessories.  This class will require you to have:

    • Digital Camera
    • Memory card reader for your camera
    • Tripod

Optional but highly recommended items include:

    • Lens Hood
    • Text: Complete Digital Photography by Ben Long
    • Camera Carrying Case
    • Extra Memory Card
    • Extra Battery
    • Portrait lens (large aperture, prime)

This course is a photography class and we will concern ourselves with taking photographs. We also will put considerable attention toward using the computer software (such as Adobe Photoshop Elements) that will help us to work with the digital photographs. My roll as instructor will be to provide you with hands-on technical and aesthetic techniques and concepts. The textbook, which is optional, will be a great resource for reviewing an learning many of the concepts in the class. However grades will be primarily based on the completion of creative projects (art). We will be turning projects in online via this website.  Every student will have their own login and profile into which they upload images for creative projects.

Just because we're using a website to turn in our projects, doesn't mean this is an online class; attendance is crucial!

Introduction to Digital Photography

  • Review of projects and techniques
  • Basic Types of digital cameras (SLR, Rangefinder, Fully featured Compact, Mini Compact style)
  • Basic types of batteries, lens attachments, flash attachments, memory cards, tripods, cases, and other hardware
  • History of Photography
  • What would you like to learn most?
  • Lenses and focal length
  • composition and techniques
    • Freeze action
    • blur action
    • night photos
    • Use of tripod
    • Use of Flash