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Courses In Our Photography Area
These photography courses are for personal enrichment. They generally have fewer contact hours than semester-long classes and are geared towards the student who wants to learn more about photography but doesn't offer the rigors of a college-level class.
PHTC-1070 Beginning Photography
PHTC-1071 Business of Photography
PHTC-1011 Fundamentals of Photography
PHTC-2049 Intermediate Digital Photography
PHTC-1072 Introduction to Fine Art Photography
PHTC-1073 Introduction to Digital Photography
PHTC-9000 Beginning Photography
PHTC-1003 Studio and Environmental Photography
The following courses are integrated with College Credit classes in Professional Photography and have a limited number of seats for the general public to enroll as a Continuing Education student. These classes offer the content, rigor, and experience of workforce instruction that prepares students for advanced classes in photography. Successful completion of these courses satisfy the prerequisites, and gain college credits toward the award plans in Professional Photography.
This is a college credit class, but allows Continuing Education students to enroll for non-credit. This course is a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental concepts and techniques of photographic equipment, lighting, and composing photographic media. Students will learn about the digital photography workflow from capture to print. Along with establishing foundational skills, students will also engage with ideas of image composition and the language of photography in contemporary media and visual literacy. Fundamentals of Photography is combined with PHTC 1311, and is a pathway into the The.DPP’s Professional Photography workforce program.
We will cover basic camera operation and controls: shutter speed, aperture, ISO etc. And, we will familiarize ourselves with the technical and aesthetic process of making photographs: composition, context, obvious and subtle themes and subject. We will learn how to make a simple and dynamic photographs. There will be several in class projects and critique to learn from each other. A point-and shoot camera will work, a camera with manual controls will give the best opportunity for learning how to get the desired results.
This course is a comprehensive introduction to Adobe Photoshop with practical applications of digital imaging and preparing photographic artwork for print and digital media. Throughout the course, students will establish proficiency with the Adobe Photoshop interface and tools, and will gain an understanding of file formats, color management, image resolution, and pixel depth for differing output needs. Digital Imaging I is combined with PHTC 1300, and is a pathway into the The.DPP’s Professional Photography workforce program.