Photography Certificate Program
Develop your talent as a professional or as a hobby photographer. Designed for those who work in commercial photography, marketing, PR, or graphic design, the program presents two options: Serious Hobbyist and Professional Photographer to meet your specific needs.
Option 1-Serious Hobbyist
This option is for you if you want to go through the program at your own pace. Core courses must be taken in order, but you are not required to complete the program in one year. Register for individual courses, including the summer electives, and pay for them at the time of registration. Seats/spots in the class are on a first-come, first-served basis, so register early.
Fee: Individual course prices
Option 2-Professional Photographer
This is the option for you if you want to go into photography as a career or to earn extra income and receive a certificate. Course work must be complete in one year from the start date, and you are automatically enrolled for all the core courses and are seated in all courses and electives.
Photography I 911
This is an introduction to 35mm film and digital photography. You must have a removable lens camera. (Digital or SLR)
March 6–April 24 / 6–8 p.m. (Tues) / 8x / Center for Lifelong Learning / Barry Chrietzberg / $199
Photography II 912
This class will use what you learned in Photography I with an emphasis on location shoots and studio lighting.
May 1–June 12 / 6–8 p.m. (Tues) / 7X / Center for Lifelong Learning / Barry Chrietzberg / $189
Photoshop Elements is an online component. In Photoshop you will learn how to bring out the best in your digital photos and images with Adobe Photoshop Elements 8. This award-winning package, specifically designed for photo enthusiasts, provides the tools for quick fixes and detailed image enhancement, allowing you to take control of your photos in a whole new way. If you have no image-editing experience, this course will take you from novice to accomplished user. And if you’re just upgrading from an earlier version of Elements, you’re welcome as well.
Requirements: Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 for Windows or Adobe Photoshop Elements 8.0 for Mac (software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins); Windows XP w/ Service Pack 2 or 3/Vista/Windows 7 or Mac OS X v10.4.11, 10.5.7, or v10.6; Internet access; e-mail; and Internet Explorer, Netscape, or Firefox Web browser. Note: This course is written for the Windows version of the software. Mac students are welcome but will need to make standard Windows/Mac keystroke conversions. Mac students should also know that Lesson 8 of this course is on Elements Organizer, but Adobe did not include the Organizer in the Mac version of the software. No substitute material is provided for that lesson for Mac users.
Call 244-3804 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for the registration link.
Get Focused: Introduction to Photography 910
Got a new digital SLR camera for Christmas and want to learn how to use it? Join us and take an in-depth look at mega pixel counts, white balance, shutter speed, lens opening, and other camera functions and learn how to use them to your advantage. We will also cover traditional photographic imaging skills such as use of shutter speeds and lens openings, composition, and portraiture, so you can spend more time making great images and less time fixing them in your computer. Want more than just the basics of photography? Check out our Photography Certificate program. Bring your camera and manual to the first class.
Feb 6–27 / 6–8 p.m. (Mon) / 4x / Barry Chrietzberg / Center for Lifelong Learning / $159
From the Dark Room to the Light Room: The New Photography 909
Discover the new technique of processing photographs. You will enjoy this user-friendly way to make photographs look 10 times better than the original shot. Students will be given access to a 30-day trial version of the software on the first class meeting.Students will be required to bring a laptop to the second class meeting. By the conclusion of the course, you will see how easy and painless it is to edit and enhance your photographs.
March 6–April 3 / 6–8 p.m. (Tues) / 5x / Mark Dauber / Center for Lifelong Learning / $202