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 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 email@example.com to request
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, $79*
63708 S 4/13-4/13 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Largo
63334 S 5/11-5/11 9:30 - 3:30 p.m. Laurel College Center
65578 S 5/18-5/18 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Largo
66196 S 7/13-7/13 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Largo
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, $230*(includes a $125 lab fee)
64901 TTH 6/4-6/20 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. CAT-103
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. Suggested text: 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, $155* (includes a $50 lab fee)
64913 MW 6/3-6/12 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 Photoshop Elements 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, $200* (includes a $50 lab fee)
64915 TTh 6/25-7/9 6:30-9:30 p.m. Largo, 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, $150* (includes a $20 lab fee)
61815 Su 3/3-3/10 9 a.m.-12 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, $80* (includes a $15 lab fee)
61818 Su 5/5-5/12 9 a.m.-12 p.m. MH-1104
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, $80* (includes a $15 lab fee)
61816 Su 4/14-4/14 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)
63376 TTh 3/5-4/4 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-103
64902 TTH 7/9-8/1 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)
63378 TTh 4/9-5/2 6:30-9:30 p.m. CAT-103
64903 TTH 8/6-8/29 6:30-9:30p.m. CAT-103