Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
9 Weeks | $395 | Online
Capturing a memorable photograph takes more than just pressing a button! Being a form of visual art, photography is often defined by the vision of the photographer – what they see, how they see it and decide to show it to the rest of the world. As a photographer, your vision comes mainly from within, but a classroom teaching environment and a good mentor can help you get to the next level. This course was designed with that in mind, so you can develop competence and confidence as a photographer while mastering aperture, shutter speed and ISO.
In Photo I, you will learn basic design and composition rules to capture more compelling images, as well as study fundamental photographic principles. Learn to make critical decisions in the selection of digital photographic equipment, as well as how to define and explain common digital photography terms and concepts. Lastly, gain essential understanding on how to effectively use digital camera settings for optimal results. Assignments will also be an integral aspect of learning in this introductory photography class.
The theories you learn in the classroom environment are, of course, best practiced — that is what assignments are given for. No amount of lecturing on theory is going to matter much until you put the theory to practice—so you will enjoy plenty of time putting what we learn into practice!
What You Will Learn:
- Essentials of the craft through weekly shooting assignments and demonstrations, discussions, and class critiques to help make the most of digital imaging technology.
- An introduction to Adobe Lightroom that focuses on digital workflow.
- Fundamentals of image management, types of files, image exports, how to make basic adjustments, and file resolution.
- How to make critical decisions in the selection of digital photographic equipment.
- Common digital photography terms and concepts.
- Use of digital camera settings for optimum results.
- How to use light, composition, and expose to improve photographs.
Quarters Offered: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer | Online
Course Fee: $395
Materials/Software/Hardware: Fully adjustable DSLR camera or prosumer camera. Creative Cloud Photography Plan required (or full Adobe Creative Cloud plan). Lightroom Classic needed (not Lightroom Creative Cloud). Tripod recommended.
Note: Required course for the Photography: Images and Techniques professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email email@example.com.
Course Number: ART-40629
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Photography: Images and Techniques
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6/27/2023 - 8/26/2023
This course is entirely web-based and to be completed asynchronously between the published course start and end dates. Synchronous attendance is NOT required.
You will have access to your online course on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
Norris, Ellyn, A photo educator and fine art/freelance commercial photographer for the past 25 years and teaches photography in person for the Art Institute in San Diego
Ellyn Norris teaches Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed, & ISO , Photo II: Technique & Style , Destination Photography , and Understanding Photographic Light: Studio & Location for the Photography: Images and Techniques certificate program. Ellyn has balanced being a photo educator and fine art/freelance commercial photographer for the past 25 years. She teaches photography in person and online for the Art Institute in San Diego and in Pittsburgh. She has exhibited her work both locally and in Canada. Her dedication to her own photographic work inspires her to share her passion with photo enthusiasts.
Early enrollment advised.
No UCSD parking permit required.
No visitors permitted.
No refunds after: 7/3/23.
Early Enrollment Discount: $370 ($395 if enrolled after 6/5/2023).
SCBWI/MOPA members can receive our $25 Early Enrollment discount prior to course start date. The max discount a MOPA/SCBWI member can receive for one class is $25. It is applied upon course enrollment over the phone or in person with proof of membership. This is an online course. There are no face-to-face class sessions. You'll have access to your online course on the published start date. Login on your MyExtension account, select My Courses and click the link under LOCATION.
6/27/2023 - 8/26/2023
You will have access to your course materials on the published start date OR 1 business day after your enrollment is confirmed if you enroll on or after the published start date.
There are no sections of this course currently scheduled. Please contact the Arts, Humanities, Languages & Digital Arts department at 858-534-5760 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information about when this course will be offered again.