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.

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Online — Evenings

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Digital Photography 1
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Total classroom hours

21 hours

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Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 7 M - 9/25/2023 - 11/6/2023

Quarter: Fall

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Total cost


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Instructor: Ray Pfortner

Ray has worked in photography industry as an educator, editor, consultant, and nature photographer from New York City to Seattle. His photography focuses on nature and environmental issues and is often used to support conservation. With a Masters in Environmental Management and Education at Duke, he teaches all aspects of photography as well as the business of art.

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Online courses require an internet connection and the ability to interact both through audio and video using either a web cam/microphone, speakers/headset using a computer or via a mobile phone connection. Any costs associated with connectivity or equipment are the responsibility of the student.

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