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Photo II: Technique & Style
9 Weeks | $425 | Live Online with In-Person Field Trips

Designed to inspire intermediate photographers who are comfortable with the basics of photographic camera work (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), Photo II will help you take your work to the next level—both artistically and technically. To support your journey in this Technique and Style-driven course, you will be participating in detailed demonstrations, hands-on exercises and constructive critiques. Discover your personal photographic style while photographing a variety of subjects under varying conditions. Explore different methods and types of photography including narrative photography, still life photography, histograms, color theory, portraiture, electronic flash basics, night time photography, time exposures and more.

The course schedule is outlined below:

1.    Thursday, September 28 - 6-9pm (Live Online via Zoom)
2.    Thursday, October 5 - 6-9pm (Live Online via Zoom)
3.    Sunday, October 8 – 7-10pm (In-Person Field Trip at Balboa Park)
4.    Thursday, October 12 - 6-9pm (Live Online via Zoom)
5.    Thursday, October 19 - 6-9pm (Live Online via Zoom)
6.    Thursday, October 26 - 6-9pm (Live Online via Zoom)
7.    Sunday, October 29 – 9am-12pm (In-Person Field Trip at San Dieguito Park)
8.    Thursday, November 2 – NO CLASS
9.    Thursday, November 9 - 6-9pm (Live Online via Zoom)
10.    Thursday, November 16 - 6-9pm (Live Online via Zoom)

What You Will Learn:

  • How to improve composition and exposure techniques.
  • The ability to create compelling portraits.
  • A basic comprehension of artificial lighting using off-camera lighting and light modifiers.
  • How to develop the skills to photograph in low-light levels using long exposure times and composited exposures.
  • The way to further develop a RAW workflow using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop software.
  • How to tell a story with your photographs.

Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring | Live Online with In-Person Field Trips
Course Fee: $425
Prerequisite: Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO (ART-40629) and Digital Photography Workflow (ART-40705).
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 Photography: Images and Techniques professional certificate. Please note, this course includes field trips. For more information see course schedule above. Students not local to San Diego are welcome to take our Photo II course. In place of the in-person fields trips the instructor will provide directions on how to complete a self-guided photo shoot to complete the week's assignment.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email the academic department at

Course Number: ART-40631
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Photography: Images and Techniques

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