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PHOTO 37 — An Introduction to Digital Photography

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Sep 23—Oct 28
Time: 7:00—9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Sep 29
Units: 2
Tuition: $525
Instructor(s): Don Feria
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: Full schedule: Class sessions: 6 Mondays, September 23 – October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Field trips: 4 Saturdays, September 28, October 12, October 19, and October 26, 9:00 – 11:00 am
Fall
On-campus
Mondays
7:00—9:00 pm
Date(s)
Sep 23—Oct 28
6 weeks
Drop By
Sep 29
2 Units
Fees
$525
Instructor(s):
Don Feria
Limit
20
Closed
Please Note: Full schedule: Class sessions: 6 Mondays, September 23 – October 28, 7:00 – 9:00 pm; Field trips: 4 Saturdays, September 28, October 12, October 19, and October 26, 9:00 – 11:00 am
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 to 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. Field trip transportation will be the responsibility of the student.

Don Feria, Photographer

Don Feria is a freelance photographer and educator who has specialized 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. His work can be viewed at donferia.com.

Textbooks for this course:

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