Our digital photograph classes are taught by working photographers and unite vision, style and technical proficiency to clarify students’ ideas. The college uses a real-world hands-on approach to teaching students the technique, aesthetics and conceptualization skills needed to create a photographic portfolio that all students can be proud of.
The six-course continuing education certificate in Digital Photography documents that you have the basic skills and knowledge required to enter the competitive market of digital photography. The courses focus on building your technical skills and enhancing your creativity.
To earn this certificate successful completion of the following classes is required:
Digital Photography the Basics,
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12: Part 1 **
Adobe Photoshop Elements 12: Part 2 **
Introduction to Photoshop CS6, **
Advanced Photoshop CS6, **
Light the Essence of Photography,
Using Lighting to Create Spectacular Portraits, and
Presentation and Display Techniques for Photographs
** Please note that you only need to complete either Adobe Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CS6
Upon successful completion of these courses please call 301-322-0873 or e-mail email@example.com to request your certificate.
CRE-383 Digital Camera Basics Workshop
Start from the very beginning! Learn digital camera operation, photographic principles and get some hands-on experience with your camera. Lunch talk on basic composition principles. Bring your digital camera (charged or with fresh batteries), its manual and a bag lunch with you. Enroll early; class size limited to 16.
1 session, $84
83168 S 10/25-10/25 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CAT-105
87467 S 2/14-2/14 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CAT-105
87468 S 4/11-4/11 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-300 Digital Photography the Basics 1.8 CEUs
In this class students will be shown how to use a digital camera. Topics will include the fundamental elements of aperture, shutter speed and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) speed. Students will be introduced to composition and lighting, digital pixel displays of images and controlling the composition of depth. Please bring your own camera to class. Students will have the opportunity to have their own work evaluated by the instructor. There is a $10.00 fee for printed materials payable to the instructor.
6 sessions, $250*(includes a $125 lab fee)
82622 TTH 11/4-11/20 6:30 -9:30 p.m. CAT-105
87463 TTH 2/3-2/19 6:30 -9:30 p.m. CAT-105
87466 TTH 4/7-4/23 6:30 -9:30 p.m. CAT-105
*****PHO-326 Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics****** NEW CLASS 1.8CEUs
This continuation class is designed for digital SLR camera owners who have started using the manual modes (aperture priority, shutter priority or manual) and who want to learn more and take their photography a step further. We will learn fine tune expsore and focus, and introduce you to the more advanced settings to get the most out of your camera and grown your photograpy.
6 sessions, $250*(includes a $125 lab fee)
83170 MW 11/24-12/15 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. CAT-105
87469 TTH 5/1-5/19 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-340 Adobe Photoshop Elements 12: Part 1 1.2 CEUs NEW
Tired of red eyes in your photos? Then this is the course for you. Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 is the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software. In this course, the first of a three-part series, you will be shown how to create extraordinary photos and
how to quickly share your memories in online albums and unique print creations. You will be shown how to easily organize and protect all your photo and video clips. Students should have basic PC and Windows skills. Students are required to bring a USB
portable drive to each class. Note: $20 fee for printed materials payable to the instructor at the first class. 4 sessions, $165* (includes a $55 lab fee)
87470 MW 2/2-2/11 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-341 Adobe Photoshop Elements 12: Part 2 1.2 CEUs NEW
This is the second course in the three-part series on Adobe Photoshop Elements 12, the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software. In this course, you will be taught how to use theadvanced features of the software including layers and masks.
Students are required to bring a USB portable drive to each class. Note: $20 fee for printed materials payable to the instructor at the first class. 4 sessions, $165* (includes a $55 lab fee)
87471 MW 2/23-3/4 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-342 Adobe Photoshop Elements 12: Part 3 1.2 CEUs NEW
is the third course in the three-part series on Adobe Photoshop
Elements 12, the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software. This course will take your photography to the next level while creating results for your business. Get creative using tolls such as color fills, gradients, patterns, and over lays. Create layer masks, grayscale masks, and clipping masks to show or hide various parts of your image. Students are required to bring a
USB portable drive to each class. Note: $20 fee for printed materials
payable to the instructor at the first class. 4 sessions, $165* (includes a $55 lab fee)
80064 TTH 12/2-12/11 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-105
87472 MW 3/16-3/25 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-315 Light-The Essence of Photography 1.2 CEUs
Light establishes mood, defines character, and creates a setting. Discover how professional photographers manipulate natural and artificial light sources to enhance and strengthen an image. Prerequisite: PHO-300: Digital Photography: The Basics. A $5 fee payable to the instructor is due at the first class session for the text
2 sessions, $160* (includes a $35 lab fee)
83171 Su 11/2-11/9 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MH-1004
87458 Su 3/8-3/15 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MH-1004
PHO-317 Presentation and Display Techniques for Photographs 0.6 CEU
The presentation of printed digital images is critical to its appeal. Topics will include: cutting and matting, color and material selection, archival preservation, gallery and museum hanging, and lighting display methods. Bring in original prints and artwork for matting, as well as, ready-to-be framed prints or art work to both sessions.
2 sessions, $85* (includes a $30 lab fee)
83183 SU 12/7-12/14 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MH-1004
87462 SU 4/26-5/3 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. MH-1004
PHO-316 Using Lighting to Create Spectacular Portraits 0.6 CEU
Study the lighting techniques that are needed to create spectacular portraits. Topics include: lighting ratios, props, gels, lamps, backdrops, multi-spot use and creating atmosphere and mood. A $5 fee payable to the instructor is required for the text. Prerequisite: PHO-300: Digital Photography The Basics.
1 session, $85*(includes a $30 lab fee)
83173 Su 11/23-11/23 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MH-1004
87461 Su 4/12-4/12 9 a.m.-4 p.m. MH-1004
PHO-321 Introduction to Photoshop CS6 2.4 CEUs
Create powerful images with the professional standard Adobe Photoshop CS6 using the format MAC. This is the first course in a two part series designed for professional photographers or those hobbyists that want their images to have that professional look. This software redefines digital imaging with powerful new photography tools and breakthrough capabilities for complex image selections, realistic painting, and intelligent retouching. Students must have basic computer skills. Students are required to bring a USB portable drive to each class.
8 sessions, $288*(includes a $50 lab fee)
87464 TTH 3/3-3/26 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. CAT 103
PHO-322 Advanced Photoshop CS6 2.4 CEUs
This is the second of a two part series on Adobe Photoshop CS6 using the format MAC, the industry standard for professional photographers and graphic designers. In this course, you will be shown how to use the more advanced features of this powerful software including special effects, blending modes, layers, master selection tools and the Save-for-Web tool. Students are required to bring a USB portable drive to each class. Prerequisite: PHO-321: Adobe Photoshop CS6 Part 1.
8 sessions, $288*(includes a $50 lab fee)
83187 TTH 10/21-11/18 6:30 -9:30 p.m. CAT-103
87465 TTH 4/7-4/30 6:30 -9:30 p.m. CAT-103
*****PHO-327-Introduction to Sports Photography***** NEW CLASS 1.2 CEUs
Learn the tolls and techniques for taking great sports images with your DSLR camera. We will discuss shooting sports using semi-manual and full manual exposure modes, preset and custom white balances, the elements of exposure value, and much more. This class includes classroom instruction, location shooting of the PGCC Owls sports teams and a follow up critique. You will be photographing the mens soccer games
4 sessions, $165*(includes $55 lab fee)
87145 S 1/12-1/26 9:00 A.M. - 2:15 P.M. CAT 105