Course Description

Black and white photography is a critical building block for a photographer’s development of basic shooting and lighting techniques. In this hands-on course, students investigate black and white and color film and digital photographic images as they develop  technical and conceptual skills. Topics include using a 35mm camera, Film and Digital DSLR, black and white film choices, camera formats, lenses, ISO, aperture, shutter speeds, taking a light meter reading, depth of field and basic lighting techniques. In addition, they are exposed to optional photography equipment for shooting such as a tripod, cable release, hand held light meter and flex fold.  In this 10-week course, students achieve their own photographs that consider composition and shooting in natural lighting conditions such as bright light, low light and extreme low light. 

- Bring to the first class: 35mm Camera - Film Camera and or DSLR that has manual settings and or a camera that is both manual and automatic.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Introduction to Photography
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Sep 17, 2022 to Nov 19, 2022
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Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
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Section Notes
  • This course includes 30 hours of class time plus at least 15 hours of homework time.
  • No Meeting Date(s): 11/26/2022
  • All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).
  • Course teaching method:  Synchronous
    • Synchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for the instructor and students to meet during scheduled times. Includes lectures, demos and discussions via Zoom.
  • Course details subject to change. Please check this page regularly to verify information. After registering for a course, visit your student profile page for updates.
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