Digital Photography 1

Get the photos you want by learning features and controls of your digital camera.

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Digital Photography 1

Get the photos you want by learning features and controls of your digital camera.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Operate and handle a digital camera
  • Demonstrate the use of variables to exposure, such ISO, shutter speed and aperture
  • Control focus point and motor drive settings
  • Practice storytelling through composition
  • Change exposure compensation controls on camera
  • Anticipate and identify problems with color casts, complex lighting and color pitfalls

Course Description

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This course is divided into two units:  digital camera operations and photographic fundamentals.  Weekly assignments integrated with class discussions give a solid foundation in digital photography.  Topics include:  exposure modes, aperture, shutter speed, flash, histograms and exposure compensation, white balance and other in-camera overrides.  Students must have a digital camera and instruction manual with them for class.  This course is part of Level 1 of the Digital Photography Certificate.

Next available start dates

Main Campus — Evenings

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Digital Photography I
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Total classroom hours

21 hours

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Main Campus

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 7 W - 4/5/2023 - 5/24/2023, No class 4/19

Class Location:
3000 Landerholm Cir. SE Bellevue, WA 98007
Building T, Room 119
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Quarter: Spring

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Total cost


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Instructor: Juan Aguilera

Juan Aguilera received his degree in Industrial Design. A self-proclaimed color nut, he believes color is an independent language with specific grammar, spelling, and intonation. Juan is a teacher at heart, having taught geometry and design to students ranging from middle school to adults. He currently teaches photography and graphic design related courses.

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