Photography

Are you a picture taker or a picture maker?

Through lecture, demonstration, and hands-on photography, award-winning photographer Shirley Whitenack will teach this workshop that will empower you to take control of your camera and unleash your creativity.

Class will reinforce the technical aspects of photography as well as provide techniques to improve the artistic elements of your photography.

Learn when and why to shoot in the various 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 flash outdoors, use photo reflectors, and exploit depth of field.

You will learn to incorporate the rule of thirds, use power points and leading lines, as well as control depth of field to create effective and dramatic compositions.

Throughout the class we will analyze histograms and review/critique photographs.

Class wrap-up will include a discussion of printing options, organizing and archiving images, photo resources, and follow-up questions.

Each participant will receive photography handouts to keep for future reference.

What to bring? Camera(s), battery charger, instruction manual, digital media, tripod (not required), laptop (not required), a few good and “not so good” photos you have taken, and your questions.

Expect to leave this class with the confidence to take control of your camera and create more dynamic photographs.

Tuesday, January 29 Classroom: Camera operation
Tuesday, February 5 Classroom: Camera operation and composition
Saturday, February 9 Colonial Williamsburg and Kingsgate Resort: on location
Tuesday, February 12 Classroom: Still life and close-up
Tuesday, February 19 Classroom: Composition and on-location in Smithfield
Tuesday, February 26 Classroom: Review/Critique/Discussion

*Deadline to register is January 25 at 4:00 p.m.


Beginning to Intermediate Digital Photography

Dates:
Tuesdays – January 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019
6:00pm-8:00pm

Saturday – February 9, 2019
9:00am-3:00pm

Location:
PDCCC at Smithfield
253 James Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
Room: TBA
Tuition: $160.00

Meeting Dates/Locations:
Tuesday, January 29 Classroom: Camera operation
Tuesday, February 5 Classroom: Camera operation and composition
Saturday, February 9 Colonial Williamsburg and Kingsgate Resort: on location
Tuesday, February 12 Classroom: Still life and close-up
Tuesday, February 19 Classroom: Composition and on-location in Smithfield
Tuesday, February 26 Classroom: Review/Critique/Discussion


Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes:

Participants enrolling into a non-credit class must have all registration documents and tuition fees submitted by 4:30 p.m. two (2) business days prior to class start date.


You can register and pay for either class at pdc.augusoft.net.

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at workforce@pdc.edu or call 757.569.6050.