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Course Dates, 2008


September 15, 16, 17, 18

Monday to Thursday

5 pm to 7 pm








Digital Photography Basics

Getting Comfortable with New Tools

A basic course for the digital photography beginner

Class size:  Maximum 4, minimum 2

Cost:   $200

Digital photography is here.  The tools that are coming on the market are breathtaking in their potential for creative production.  We now have the ability to make and show images in ways we could not have dreamed of just a few years ago.  But with the new potential digital photography has also created a high degree of confusion:  there are now dozens of choices and possibilities to consider at every step along the road from conception to final art.


This workshop helps participants find their way through that forest of possibilities, and makes it possible for them to work successfully on their own in the future.  In the course, we concentrate on image capture (using the camera and becoming familiar with the menus and the new vocabulary), image editing (i.e., making the image look its very best), image storage and retrieval (the backbone of the operation), and image presentation (everything from printing to electronic books).


Not all tools are created equal.  And not all users’ needs are equal.  In the course of the workshop, we will look at different ways of solving problems, and try to make some choices about the best ways to proceed.


For those students who find themselves wanting to go further into digital photography at the end of this course, the next step is the Image Editing / Photoshop course.  


Classes are held  at the Open Shutter Gallery, 755 East Second Avenue. 


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