The Art of Digital Photography: Photography as an Effective Visual Language

The Art of Digital Photography: Photography as an Effective Visual Language

Leo Correa, Central University-Bogota DC (District of Columbia), multimedia & visual artists, lead photographer – Queensborough Office of Marketing & Communications

Explore the basic principles of becoming proficient with your digital camera (whether you have an advance digital "dSLR" or a casual compact camera) and the art of photography. Learn how to utilize manual camera operation to produce photographs by applying basic technical skills.

Topics include: exposure, composition, portrait & landscape techniques, design in photography, and basic retouching and production techniques. Weekly assignments, walking tours, photo demonstrations and group critiques are integral course components.

Recommended:  Computer skills with ability to use peripherals, working via personal email accounts, knowledge of image formats and technical jargon.

ARX-260 TR / 8 sessions (22 hours) / $155 /Tues. & Thurs., 6-8:45pm, Feb. 27 - March 22

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Using Your DSLR Camera

Using Your DSLR Camera

Daniel McKieinfeld, BA, Columbia University, professional editor for 15 years; College Lab Technician, The Speech Communication & Theater Arts Department at Queensborough Community College.

So you've upgraded from a point-and-shoot to a big camera with custom lenses... Now what? This class will teach you what you need to get the most out of your new camera, including "the photographer's trinity", what choices you make when picking a lens, the meaning of the modes available on the Canon Rebel series, and some basic principles of photography, lighting, and composition that apply to any kind of picture-taking.

This class will be taught using a Canon Rebel T3i. However, the principles taught will apply to any DSLR camera, and an effort will be made to help students with Nikon or other DSLRs to apply the lessons to their cameras.

CPX-412               MW / 6 sessions (12 hours) / $105 / Mon & Wed, 6:30-8:30pm, March 5-21

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