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 will exposed to optional photography equipment for shooting such as a tripod, cable release, hand held light meter and flex fold.  They will achieve their own photographs that consider composition and shooting in natural lighting conditions such as bright light, low light and extreme low light. 

- Through weekly Zoom meetings, students will work under the guidance of instructor expertise to achieve their work in a virtual studio environment. In addition, students take part in select course activities at their own time; course content will be posted on a weekly basis based on the scheduled meeting date.
- Please bring a 35mm Camera - Film Camera and or DSLR that has manual settings and or a camera that is both manual and automatic to the first class.
- Prerequisite: None

Applies Towards the Following Certificates


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Section Title
Introduction to Photography
1:30PM to 4:30PM
Jun 05, 2021 to Aug 07, 2021
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  • On-Line Distance Learning
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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: 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. 
  • Courses details are 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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