Autumn provides colorful photo opportunities

Sturdy TreeLearn about proper exposure and composition as is evident in this Shirley Whitenack photograph of a tree reflecting the vibrant colors of fall.
Paul D. Camp Community College’s Division of Workforce Development is offering the class, “Photography: Focus on Fall,” beginning in October.
“This class is for those who are tired of boring, improperly exposed photos,” said Shirley Whitenack, instructor and award-winning photographer. “We will concentrate on creativity as you learn to take control of your camera.”
The following is the schedule of classes and locations:

  • Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., PDCCC at Smithfield, room TBA
  • Saturday, October 15, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Colonial Williamsburg and Kings Gate Resort
  • Wednesday, October 19, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., Windsor Castle Park and PDCCC at Smithfield
  • Wednesday, October 26, 6:00 – 8:30 p.m., PDCCC at Smithfield, room TBA

PDCCC at Smithfield is located on the second floor of the Blackwater Regional Library at 253 James Street. The first class will cover camera mechanics. Outdoor sessions will be aimed at obtaining proper exposure, taking advantage of directional light, and composition. The final class will include a critique, question-and-answer session and storage tips.
“Through lecture, demonstration and practice, participants will learn the equipment and techniques professionals use to get outstanding magazine photographs,” Whitenack said.
The cost of the class is $115 and the deadline to register is Friday, October 7. Register at Bring your fully charged camera, instruction manual and film/digital media. For more information, contact the workforce development office, 757-569-6050.
HatsCreativity, as well as technique, are focus areas of the fall photography class. The “hats” photo was taken by instructor Shirley Whitenack.