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Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Digital Photography: Level 1
Name
CSP-4000J3
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 450 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
261066 Northern Wake Campus 06/08/2022 07/27/2022 T. Salamone $103.00 0/20
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Anyone interested in improving their basic photography skills and how to take advantage of the features built into their digital camera.
Description
Are you interested in improving your photography skills? Learn how to take advantage of the features built into your modern digital camera through this training. Our course covers the fundamentals of exposure techniques, manual settings, light meters, filters, and flashes. A combination of lecture and field trips help participants learn how to capture the images they envision.
Course Objectives
  1. Students will be able to understand and use the features built into the modern digital camera. Students will be able to analyze their photos and improve them by use of fundamental professional techniques.
Outline of Instruction
  1. 1) The Camera Settings
    a) aperture
    b)shutter and speed
    c)ISO settings
    d) relationships between settings

    2) Basic Exposure and Camera Light Meter
    a) shutter vs aperture priority
    b) freezing action
    c) controlling depth

    3) Quality of Light
    a) side and back lighting
    b) white balance
    c) outdoor conditions
    d) affect of background

    4) Bracketing exposures
    a) metering techniques
    b) student questions

    5) Composition
    a) framing the image
    b) selecting your lens
    c) flashes
    d) soft lighting

    6) Outdoor techniques
    a) nighttime, sunrise and sunsets
    b) timed exposures
    c) wildlife and scenic techniques
    d) use of multiple flashes

    7) Field Trip

    8) Student Presentations
Contact Hours
24
CEU's
2.4
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
None
Text and Supplies Needed
Digital SLR Camera
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Off site classes will be held for field experience
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 90% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Anyone interested in improving their basic photography skills and how to take advantage of the features built into their digital camera.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Digital Photography: Level 2 - CSP-4000FH3
  • Advanced Digital Photography - PHO-3001C2
Course Contact Information
Community & Career Education Staff
919-532-5700