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PHOTO 37 — An Introduction to Digital Photography

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Sep 25—Oct 30
Time: See below
Drop Deadline: Oct 1
Units: 2
Tuition: $520
Instructor(s): Don Feria
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: Class sessions: 6 Mondays, September 25 – October 30, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Field trips: 4 Saturdays, September 30, October 14, October 21, and October 28, times to be announced in class
Fall
On-campus course
Mondays
See below
Date(s)
Sep 25—Oct 30
6 weeks
Drop By
Oct 1
2 Units
Fees
$520
Instructor(s):
Don Feria
Limit
20
Closed
Please Note: Class sessions: 6 Mondays, September 25 – October 30, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Field trips: 4 Saturdays, September 30, October 14, October 21, and October 28, times to be announced in class
Is the card inside your digital camera packed with photos, but you don’t know what to do with them? Geared toward photography beginners, this course will introduce students to basic photography and computer workflow techniques. We will shoot photographs in the manual exposure mode under various lighting conditions, merging technique with ideas of composition, color, and action. We will also examine the similarities and differences in technique and workflow between film photography and digital photography. Weekly assignments will build upon each other and will be presented and critiqued during class. By the end of the course, students will have a working knowledge of how to manage their digital photographs both inside the camera and on the computer.

This course is designed for those with little or no experience in photography. Students should have access to a digital camera with a manual exposure mode, and will need access to post-production (editing) software such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Photoshop Elements, or Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.

Field trip transportation will be the responsibility of the student.

Don Feria, Photographer

Don Feria is a freelance photographer and educator specializing in commercial and editorial photography for more than twenty years. His clients have included Nike, the Discovery Channel, Kaiser Permanente, and the National Football League. His work has been published in Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, and other international publications.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.