Take Your Best Shot during photography class at Paul D. Camp Community College

Whitenack S Red White and Blue webShirley 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:

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Placement Testing

Placement Testing

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.