Digital Photography Overview
Alliance Certificate Program: Basic Digital Photography Digital cameras have been in the hands of millions since the first decade of the 21st century. Fast results and automatic shooting appeal to the masses who want to preserve memories, and smart phones now produce quality images available at one time only with an expensive camera. Questions arise, however, even with equipment which is easy to use, and a master photographer will teach participant’s strategies for getting even better results in addition to addressing pragmatic issues such as storage of images and portfolios. The third class in the series will focus on Photoshop, the digital editing of photos to retouch, add to, or delete from existing images. The Basic Digital Photography certificate program consists of the following three modules:
Participants will submit photos for critiquing each week and will learn the following: how to touch up a portrait, crop, address color problems, remove/insert objects and / or people, add text, and save photos to formats suitable for further editing or sharing. Participants will learn to manipulate images to achieve desired effects. Ethics will be discussed in the course. Photoshop Prerequisite: Must have competence in photography or have successfully completed the Creative and Composition with Your Digital Camera and Practical Matters with Digital Photography modules.
Creativity & Composition with Your Digital Camera
Participants will present photos for critiquing each week of the session and will learn about the following subjects: seeing and controlling creativity, telling a story, knowing the rules and breaking them, selecting appropriate lighting, arranging compositions that communicate, taking night photos and finding humor in images.
Practical Matters with Digital Photography
Participants will present photos for critiquing each week of the session and will learn about the following subjects: photo-editing software, storing photos, developing a portfolio, and printing for the best results. 10 hours
Interested participants are welcome to enroll in either of the three modules individually but must successfully complete all three modules to earn the Alliance Certificate of Completion for Basic Digital Photography. Participants will receive a one month subscription to Photoshop Creative Cloud. Minimum system requirements: Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor, Windows 7 with Service Pack 1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10, 2 GB of RAM (8 GB recommended), 2.1 GB of available hard-disk space.