Adult Digital Photography Class
This 5-session course is designed to teach adult students how to get the most out of their cameras and how to photograph a variety of subjects. It is for beginners or those who want to brush up on their skills. Instruction includes discussions of camera settings, equipment choices and composition. This course also covers sports, event, landscape, wildlife, lightning, firework and night-sky photography. You will get the most out of these classes if you have an interchangeable-lens camera. Photography using cell phones is not covered. You have the flexibility of registering for the classes that suit your learning needs and your schedule. A discount is given for signing up for all 5 sessions.
All sessions are held at UCCS Downtown at 102 S. Tejon in Colorado Springs.
Enroll in all 5 sessions and recieve an automatic $75 off
Session 1 – Camera Basics and Composition
In this class, you will learn about basic camera settings, auto focus, equipment choices, composition and how to start thinking like a photographer to make better photos. Half of the session will concentrate on compositional elements and techniques.
Session 2 – Advanced Shooting Modes and Camera Functions
This session covers advanced camera settings, including shooting in manual, aperture-priority and shutter-priority modes. You will learn how to use the camera’s meter, focus modes/points, white balance and the histogram. Bring 5-10 photos on a thumb drive for a critique of your work.
Session 3 – Subject Matter (Nature, Wildlife, Sports/Events and Macro Photography)
This session includes tips and techniques on a variety of subjects, including nature/landscape, wildlife, using filters, sports, events, and macro (flowers, small objects, textures) photography. There will be hands-on macro session. Please bring some small items such as candies, coins, jewelry, etc. to photograph.
Session 4 – A Shot in the Dark
This session features instruction on taking photos in low-light conditions, including night scenes, the moon, lightning, fireworks, night sky and painting with light techniques. Bring 5-10 photos on a thumb drive for a critique of your work.
Session 5 – Introduction to Photo Editing
Learn how to use the tools in Adobe Camera Raw (Photoshop) and Lightroom’s Develop Module to perform basic edits to raw photo files. These two programs are almost identical, and most of your editing work can be done using either one. It is not necessary to have a laptop to participate in this class, but you may bring one with the latest versions of Photoshop CC, Bridge, Camera Raw and Lightroom Classic installed.