Photography

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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.

Digital Photography

 

Coming in the Fall:       Adobe Photoshop Elements 12

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:

 Please note that you only need to complete either PHO 310 and PHO 311 or PHO 321 and PHO 322. 

PHO-300 Digital Photography the Basics,

PHO-310 Adobe Photoshop Elements 9:  Part 1

PHO-311 Adobe Photoshop Elements 9:  Part 2

PHO-321 Introduction to Photoshop CS6,

PHO-322 Advanced Photoshop CS6,

PHO-315 Light the Essence of Photography,

PHO-316 Using Lighting to Create Spectacular Portraits, and

PHO-317 Presentation and Display Techniques for Photographs

 Upon successful completion of these courses please call 301-322-0873 or e-mail itcerts@pgcc.edu 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 

74139        S            4/5-4/5        9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     CAT-105

77278        S             6/14-6/14       9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.     CAT-105

77279        S             7/26-7/26        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) 

79424  TTH   6/3-6/19              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)

77021  TTH     4/22-5/8             6:30 - 9:30 p.m.         TBA

  PHO-310 Adobe Photoshop Elements 9: Part 1    1.2 CEUs

Tired of red eyes in your photos? Then this is the course for you. Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 is the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software. In this course, the first of a two part series, you will be shown how to create extraordinary photos, 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. Text required: The Photoshop Elements 9 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby  ISBN:  978-0-321-74133-2. Students should have basic Personal Computers (PC) and Windows skills. Students are required to bring a USB portable drive to each class.

 4 sessions, $165* (includes a $55 lab fee)  

77276       TTH         7/8-7/17    6:30-9:30 p.m.                                                           CAT-105

PHO-311 Adobe Photoshop Elements 9: Part 2     1.2 CEUs

This is the second course in the two part series on Adobe Photoshop Elements 9, the #1 selling consumer photo-editing software. Tired of red eyes in your photos? This is the course for you taught in the format windows. In this course, you will be taught how to use the advanced features of the software including layers and masks. Suggested text: The PhotoshopElements 9 Book for Digital Photographers by Scott Kelby  ISBN:  978-0-321-74133-2. Students are required to bring a Universal Serial Business (USB) portable drive to each class. Prerequisite: PHO-310: Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 Part 1.

 4 sessions, $165* (includes a $55 lab fee)  

77277      TTH   7/29-8/7                     6:30 -9:30 p.m.                                          CAT-105

*****PHO 312-Adobe Photoshop Elements 9:  Part 3***** NEW CLASS    1.2CEUs

This is the third course in the three part serios on Adove Photoshop Elements 9, 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, gradietns, patterns and overlays.  Create layer masks, grayscale maks, and clipping masks to show or hide various parts of your image.

4 session,$165*(includes a $55 lab fee)

 

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) 

 

 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) 

74123   Su     5/4-5/11        9 a.m.-12 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) 

74122  Su     4/13-4/13   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)  

79425     TTH       7/1-7/24     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)   

74153   TTH        4/8-5/8         6:30 -9:30 p.m.   CAT-103

79426   TTH        7/29-8/21      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 baseball game.

4 sessions, $165*(includes $55 lab fee)

 

Contact Information

Barbara McCreary

Phone:

301-322-0873

Email us:

mccreabc@pgcc.edu