Intermediate Digital Photography: Improving Composition and Looking for Light (Smithfield – 5 class meeting dates)
Dates: Wednesday, July 11, 18, 25, August 1, and August 8, 2018
Times: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
PDCCC at Smithfield*
253 James Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
Room: TBA
Tuition: $150.00

*Class Schedule:
July 11 – Classroom and Windsor Castle Park (near Smithfield Station)
July 18 – Hampton waterfront
July 25 – Classroom/Still Life Photography
August 1 – Fort Monroe
August 8 – Classroom

Intermediate Digital Photography: Improving Composition and Looking for Light
(Suffolk – 4 class meeting dates)
Dates: Thursday, July 26, August 2, 9, and 16, 2018
Times: 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Hobbs Suffolk Campus*
271 Kenyon Road
Suffolk, VA 23434
Room: TBA
Tuition: $115.00

*Class Schedule:
July 26 – Classroom Hobbs Suffolk Campus and Suffolk Train Station
August 2 – Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts and Downtown Suffolk
August 9 – Classroom/Still Life Photography
August 16 – Classroom Hobbs Suffolk Campus

Are you ready to take your photography to the next level? Then this class is for you.

Award-winning photographer, Shirley Whitenack, will teach this class that will consist of lecture and demonstration with primary emphasis on on-location photography.

Students will learn to see and read light, how to effectively use exposure compensation, add flash outdoors, and use reflectors.

Although the first class will be a review of camera functions, participants should have a comfortable working knowledge of their cameras.

Field trips will emphasize learning how to fully utilize directional light, determine proper exposure, exploit depth of field, and experiment with shutter speeds (including time exposures).
Bring your camera, instruction manual, film/digital media, and your questions.

Tripod is highly recommended.

Class wrap-up will encompass organizing and archiving images, photo resources, and a slide show of student images with gentle critiques.

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

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

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

For more information, please contact Workforce Development at or call 757.569.6050.