Digital 360–A Short Course on Digital Photography

An eight week workshop beginning on Sept 19th thru Nov 7th 2012 6- 8 pm

Call Teresa at 910 324 1646 to reserve your seat

Class size is limited to only SIX STUDENTS – Reserve your seat today!! 

Cost is $349

Please purchase:  London & Stone’s A Short Course in Digital Photography ISBN-13 978-0-205-64592-3

Please bring: All Camera Equipment and your Laptop. Photoshop Elements is required.

Short Course Flyer -- Sept 2012

Week 1

19 Sept 2012

Introduction to your Camera. In this first session you will learn how to gain control of your camera and its controls. If you want to improve your photography you have to learn how to tame your camera so it will do what you want it to do.

Please read: Chapter 1&2

Please bring: All Camera equipment

Week 2

26 Sept 2012

Light and Exposure. Learning to expose your pictures correctly will make a big difference if you want a rich image with realistic tones and detailed shadows. You will learn to trust both a hand help meter and the light meter in your camera (and when to use each).

Please read: Chapter 3

Please bring: All Camera equipment

Week 3

3 Oct 2012

Flash photography – Indoors. You will apply all that you have learned in chapters 1,2 & 3 by learning how to properly expose images using your flash indoors. A model is provided.

Please read: Chapter 8

Please bring: All Camera equipment

Week 4

10 Oct 2012

Flash photography –Outdoors. Tonight you take what you learned last week indoors and learn how to use Fill Flash outdoors. You will learn to trust your camera’s light meter even more and the importance of learning all that TTL can do for you. . A model is provided.

Please read: Chapter 8

Please bring: All Camera equipment

Week 5

17 Oct 2012

Intro to Photoshop. You will learn how the Photoshop “Engine” works and how each of the tools can be utilized to edit your images. You will also learn the importance of Layers, Levels, Curves and Selections too!

Please read: Chapter 5

Please bring: Your LAPTOP with Photoshop Elements

Week 6

24 Oct 2012

Using Photoshop. You will put all that you have learned into practice by learning to construct a Composite image from images you have made in earlier sessions!

Please read: Chapter 5

Please bring: Your LAPTOP with Photoshop Elements

Week 7

31 Oct 2012

Intro to Studio Lighting. You and your camera enter the Studio and learn about light strength, lighting patterns, posing, & light modifiers that will turn your images into Portraits! . A model is provided.

Please read: Chapter 8

Please bring: All your Camera equipment

Week 8

7 Nov 2012

Visualizing the Image. You are ready to capture the images you see. Now you have control of your camera and you know what it can really do for you! . A model is provided.

Please read: Chapter 9

Please bring: All your Camera equipment

Your Course Instructor and Mentor, John Chandler, is an accomplished photographer having more than 42 years of experience in Photography. John is a Certified Professional Photographer and a CPP Mentor for the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). A longtime member of the PPA John is constantly renewing his experience by frequently attending professional seminars and workshops and is also an active member of the Professional Photographers of North Carolina.

This “Short Course” on photography is designed to provide you with a solid foundation of the basics of photography AND Adobe Photoshop that will enable to you understand and apply the core principals of your camera in a variety of imaging situations. You will learn more about your camera AND Adobe Photoshop in this eight week course than you could learn in a year by reading “how-to” books or taking on-line webinars. BUT this course does prepare you to expand your future learning because upon completion of this Short Course you will be equipped to participate in on-line webinars and readings that will continue to improve your photography and creative abilities with Photoshop.

This is the best “First Class” you could ever enroll in.

Student endorsements are available upon request.

What do you need to succeed?

1. A digital camera.

2. A Laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements (Current version) or better.

3. The Book by London & Stone titled “A Short Course on Digital Photography” that is available on Amazon.com. I recommend you purchase the most current version USED to save $$$.

4. A smile and desire to learn how to use your camera and Photoshop!

How do I sign up?

Call 910 324 1646. Teresa will take your reservation. The Short Course is always limited to six (6) students so please sign up early to ensure you get a seat.

Students are expected to place a deposit of $150 when they sign up (call 910 324 1646). Credit Cards, Cash or Checks are accepted. The remainder of the course fee is due the first evening of class.

There will be One (1) make-up Saturday for any students who cannot make an evening session.

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