Photography

Beginning to Intermediate Digital Photography

Dates: Tuesdays, February 18, 24, March 3 and 10, 2020 and
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Times: 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Tuesdays) and 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (Saturday)
Location: Camp At Smithfield
253 James Street
Smithfield, VA 23430
Cost: $125

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 through a combination of lecture, demonstration, and on-location photography. Students will learn to see and read light, how to effectively use exposure compensation, add flash outdoors, and use reflectors. The first class will be a review of camera functions; however, participants should have a comfortable working knowledge of their cameras.

We will cover shooting modes, compositional techniques, lens selection, filters, flash and flash modifiers, utilizing histograms, capturing action, and proper use of tripods. 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, image critiques, and follow-up questions. 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, especially in low light situations.

Tuesday, February 18 – Classroom
Tuesday, February 25 – Classroom
Tuesday, March 3 – Classroom
Saturday, March 7 – Colonial Williamsburg*
*(Photo shoot, discussion, Social at Kings Gate Resort)
Tuesday, March 10 – Classroom


Registration Deadline for Non-credit Classes:
Participants enrolling into a non-credit class must have all registration documents and tuition fees submitted by 4:00 p.m. three (3) business days prior to class start date.

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

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