Course Description

Shape, contrast, tone, texture, light, and shadow. When you master shooting images with film in black and white, you master these fundamentals of photography and gain a better understanding of color and digital photography. This hands-on course combines conceptual information with technical skills. Through demonstrations, photo shoots, lab time, and critiques, students learn how to compose an image and shoot in natural light as well as develop a vocabulary for “reading” and evaluating images. Topics include the 35 mm format, lenses, aperture, light meters, ISO, depth of field, and shutter speeds.

Students may use a film camera (35mm), digital camera (SLR), or Polaroid camera.

Prerequisite: None

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Introduction to Photography
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Sep 12, 2020 to Nov 14, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • On-Line Distance Learning
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $475.00
Materials List

Course Requirements:

  • This course requires you to have a computer with an internet connection; camera and mic to participate in an online course setting; and ZOOM Web Conferencing App installed.



Section Notes

All times are listed for Pacific Daylight Time (PDT).

Course teaching method: Combined Asynchronous/Synchronous 

Asynchronous: Taught through an online learning environment, allowing for flexibility with scheduling of the student's participation in activities. Includes organized discussions, posts and replies to messages, and uploaded multimedia and resources.                                                                                    

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. 

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