Photography class at Paul D. Camp Community College focuses on composition

Paul D. Camp Community College’s Regional Workforce Development Center is offering an intermediate digital photography class that will emphasize light and composition. The course will be meet Wednesdays, May 4 through 25, from 9:00 a.m. to noon, at the college’s Hobbs Suffolk Campus, 271 Kenyon Road, in room 111.
Led by award-winning photographer Shirley Whitenack, the class will be comprised of lecture, demonstration, photographing on location and photographing inside using backdrops.
“We will cover compositional techniques, lens selection, filters, flash, flash modifiers and utilizing histograms,” said Whitenack. Although there will be a review of camera functions, participants should have working knowledge of their camera. “There will also be an off-site photo shoot in Old Towne Portsmouth May 11 that will teach students how to fully utilize directional light, determine proper exposure, and exploit depth of field to create dramatic compositions,” she added.
Various light sources will be used and the students will learn to control light and shadow, and use reflectors, selective focus, depth of field and different shooting modes.
Each participant should bring a fully charged digital camera, instruction manual and digital media. The cost is $110. For more information, call the workforce development center office at 757-569-6050.