Would you like to take better pictures, consistently? Do you want to get more organized with your digital photo collection, or edit your digital images to make each one look its best? In just three sessions, this hands-on course covers the skills that are needed to become a better digital photographer.
The first session begins with camera skills. The course explains the purpose of those unfamiliar controls found on digital cameras, and how they can be used to get better results. Students will learn how to avoid exposure mistakes and how exposure controls can be used to create dramatic photographic effects.
The second session is a continuation of bettering your camera skills. Students will learn how to position lights, model and camera to take great digital photos through a mock photoshoot. This session will cover different types of still life and portraiture photography.
The third session is completely online and focuses on image editing.The course will help you choose the right software for your needs. It demonstrates how to improve any image with a basic edit (brightness, contrast, color balance, retouching) by doing the right steps in the right order. It also covers the powerful RAW file format.
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By trade, Jestein Futrell is an architect. Like many architects she is a jack of all trades. Jestein is a professional photographer, graphic artist, painter, videographer, Photoshop guru just to name a few. Her photography skills were discovered at a very early age. Her parents began teaching her photography at the age of four with her own personal camera. When she is not traveling, she also photographs products, weddings, events, and portraits. Jestein’s award winning design and photography work spans three continents.
Photo by Jestein Futrell, professional photographer
No previous experience necessary
Student Materials : Bring a jump-drive, camera and equipment to every class.
Target Audience: New and experienced photographers
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: Class lectures and in-class exercises
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Continuing Education Certificate and CEUs, you must attend 100% of the class sessions, actively participate and complete all assignments.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 15.
CEUs to be awarded: 1.5