Our digital photography 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 Certificate
To earn this certificate successful completion of the following classes is required:
Digital Photography the Basics
Adobe Photoshop Elements Part 1 **
Adobe Photoshop Elements Part 2 **
Introduction to Photoshop CC **
Advanced Photoshop CC **
Light the Essence of Photography
Using Lighting to Create Spectacular Portraits
Presentation and Display Techniques for Photographs
**Please note that you only need to complete either Adobe Photoshop Elements or Photoshop CC**
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.
1 session, $100( includes a lab fee of $15)
14737 S 7/29-7/29 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CAT-105
20911 S 9/23-9/23 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. CAT-105
20912 S 11/4-11/4 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, $270*(includes a $135 lab fee)
20920 TTH 9/5-9/21 6:30 -9:30 p.m. CAT-103
20910 M/W 11/27-12/13 6:30 -9:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-326 Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics 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 exposure and focus, and introduce you to the more advanced settings to get the most out of your camera and grown your skills.
6 sessions, $250*(includes a $125 lab fee
PHO-346 Adobe Photoshop Elements 15: Part 1
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). 5 sessions, $240* (includes a $100 lab fee)
20271 M/W 9/25-10/9 6:30- 9:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-347 Adobe Photoshop Elements 15: Part 2
This is the
second course in the three-part series on Adobe Photoshop Elements 15, the #1
selling consumer photo-editing software. In this course, you will be taught how
to use the advanced 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). $240*
(includes a $100 lab fee)
20273 M/W 10/16-10/30 6:30- 9:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-348 Adobe Photoshop Elements 15: Part 3
This is the
third course in the three-part series on Adobe Photoshop Elements 12. This
course will take your photography to the next level while creating results for
your business. Get creative using tools such as color fills, gradients, patterns,
and overlays. 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).
$240* (includes a $100 lab fee)
20725 M/W 11/6-11/20 6:30 -9:30 p.m. CAT-105
PHO-343 Introduction to Photoshop Creative Cloud 2.4 CEUs
This continuing education course is designed for professional standard Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 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. Topics include working with image selections and layers, adjusting, retouching, resizing and preparing finished images for Web and print use. No text. 8 sessions, $325 (includes a $95 lab fee)
20921 TTH 9/26-10/28 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. CAT-103
PHO-344 Advanced Photoshop Creative Cloud 2.4 CEUs
This is the second of a two-part series on Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud 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 No text. 8 sessions, $325 (includes a $95 lab fee)
20922 TTH 10/31-11/22 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. CAT-103
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 $40 lab fee)
20917 Sat 10/14-10/21 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CAT 103
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, $90* (includes a $35 lab fee)
20919 Sat 12/2-12/9 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CAT 103
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, $90*(includes a $35 lab fee)
20918 Sat 11/4-11/4 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. CAT 103
PHO-327-Introduction to Sports Photography 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 Prince George's Community College Sports Teams. This semester you will be photographing the men's soccer team.
4 sessions, $180*(includes $65 lab fee)
20913 Please meet the instructor in CAT 105 and then you will go to the field where the game is being held.
The class will met on Friday 9/15 at 6pm for game
The class will meet on Wed 9/20 at 6pm for critique
of photos (6-9)
The class will meet on Friday 9/22 for game at 4 pm
The class will meet on
Tuesday, 9/26 at 6pm for critique of photos (6-9).
Upon successful completion of these courses please call 301-546-0873 or e-mail email@example.com to request your certificate.