Photography: The Basics

Have you ever taken a picture of a beautiful scene, but it didn’t turn out as pretty as you remembered? Have you ever gotten a new camera but didn’t understand how it worked or the manual wasn’t helpful? Enabling you to pick up a camera and use it easily, this course helps you improve the quality of the photos you take by focusing on basic techniques and then moves well past amateur photographic knowledge. Students may need to purchase additional materials. 24 hours. $74

45121 T 1/20–3/10 2–5 p.m. OCC January 12 registration deadline
45122 T 1/20–3/10 6–9 p.m. OCC January 12 registration deadline
45123 W 3/18–5/6 6–9 p.m. OCC March 11 registration deadline
45120 F 3/20–5/15 1–4 p.m. OCSDC March 13 registration deadline


Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

Move beyond point and shoot. This course guides students deeper into the controls of a digital camera by answering such questions as: Do you shoot in jpeg, raw, or tiff? How do you control your own white balance? How should you save your work? What can you do to improve or alter the picture after you have the shot? How can you get a better exposure? How can you improve your lighting? Students should have completed Photography: The Basics prior to this course or have basic camera knowledge. 24 hours. $74

45126 W 1/21–3/11 6–9 p.m. OCC January 13 registration deadline
45124 T 3/17–5/5 2–5 p.m. OCC March 10 registration deadline
45125 T 3/17–5/5 6–9 p.m. OCC March 10 registration deadline


Fine Art Photography

Students learn what makes a good black and white photograph by exploring creative tools and techniques in Photoshop. 24 hours. $74

45116 F 2/6–3/27 6–9 p.m. OCC January 30 registration deadline


Photo Outings

This course takes the learning outside. This course concentrates on developing your “photographic eye” to take better pictures. Every other class meeting is held at a different location. After every location shoot, the photos taken are reviewed to help you improve your ability and understanding of good photography. A basic understanding of photography is recommended but not necessary. 24 hours. $74

45118 Sat 1/17–3/7 10 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC January 12 registration deadline
45119 Sat 3/14–5/9 10 a.m.–1 p.m. OCC March 9 registration deadline


Intermediate Photography

TAre you ready to have fun taking pictures now that you know how to use all of your camera controls well? In this course, students participate in advanced photography projects using histograms, custom white balance tools, flash controls, details of exposure, and custom functions of the camera. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics or permission of the program coordinator. 24 hours. $79

45117 Th 3/19–5/7 6–9 p.m. CEC 607 March 12 registration deadline


Photojournalism: The Basics

Photojournalism is about telling a story or describing/documenting an event with photographs in a way that others can understand. This class teaches how to make a good photojournalistic photograph, how to record events as they happen, and how to capture all of the necessary elements. Once the course has begun, off-site locations will be determined to give students a hands-on opportunity to create great photographs. This course is suitable for all levels of photographers who want to learn how to record their favorite events. 24 hours. $74

45115 M 2/23–4/20 6–9 p.m. OCC February 16 registration deadline


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