Shirley Whitenack has earned many awards for her photography. She took this photo, titled, “Red, White, and Blue.”
Paul D. Camp Community College’s Regional Workforce Development Center is offering “Digital Photography: Take Your Best Shot” on Tuesdays, May 5-June 2, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
The classroom instruction will take place at the PDCCC at Smithfield site, 253 James Street, with the following schedule:
|May 5, 2015||Classroom at PDCCC’s Smithfield Site|
|May 12, 2015||Classroom and Smithfield Station|
|May 19, 2015||PDCCC’s Smithfield Site Gazebo & Classroom|
|May 26, 2015||Huntington Park, Newport News|
|June 2, 2015||Classroom|
The class, led by award-winning photographer Shirley Whitenack, will teach participants about when to use different camera modes and how to use exposure compensation.
“On-location shooting will provide opportunities to fully utilize directional light, learn how and when to add a flash outdoors, use photo reflectors and exploit depth of field,” said Whitenack. Students will also learn to use the rule of thirds, power points, leading lines and depth of field techniques.
“Throughout the class, we will analyze histograms and review and critique photographs,” she said. “In our final class, we will discuss printing options, organizing and archiving images, photo resources and any follow-up questions students may have.”
Participants are asked to bring their camera, battery charger, instruction manual, digital media, and a sample of some good and less than good photos they have taken. Bringing a tripod and laptop are optional.
The cost of the class is $130. The deadline for registration is May 1, 2015. For more information, contact the college’s Regional Workforce Development Center, 757-569-6050.