Savannah Tech to offer Intro to Digital Photography Course
#1288 | June 20, 2012
SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will offer a 12-hour introduction to digital photography course through its professional continuing education division. The class will meet from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The first session this summer will run June 26 through July 12 at the College’s Crossroads Campus, in the Crossroads Business Park off I-95.
An award-winning photographer, who has more than four decades of experience and his own photography business, will teach the class. He was recently part of the White House press pool and photographed President Obama and the First Lady. He has been a photographer with the Department of Defense for nine years.
This class is set up with a lecture and discussion format. Students will not need a camera to participate. The cost of the course is $85 per person. For registration and payment, contact Continuing Education Department at 912.443.3012 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Credit and/or debit card payments may be made via telephone. Money order, personal or cashier’s checks made payable to Savannah Technical College will only be accepted at the Crossroads Campus (190 Crossroads Parkway, Savannah, GA 31407). Future courses will be offered:
- July 24 – August 9
- August 21 –September 6
- September 18 – October 4
Introduction to Digital Photography Course Outline:
- Lesson 1: In the first lesson, students will learn what digital photography is and how photography evolved to this exciting new level. The class will review some of the jargon and terms used in the industry, explore some of the equipment digital photographer’s use, and highlight the areas where things have changed.
- Lesson 2: Students will have an opportunity to really get to know their camera or the camera of their dreams. Students find this lesson to be one of the most helpful as they learn about the different features available on digital cameras, find out what to look for both inside and outside the camera itself, and explore the different levels of equipment available.
- Lesson 3: When it’s time to make a decision and buy the camera that’s right for students want to know how to make the best choice. This lesson will cover more of the attributes and features of digital photography as students prepare to meet the camera salesman armed with solid knowledge of what’s important for the student.
- Lesson 4: Digital storage is a big issue, so this lesson will look at ways to address this aspect of digital photography. When it comes to digital images, storage space is needed not only on the camera, but also on the computer. Students will receive lots of recommendations and guidelines for getting the most out of storage space, as well as how to set up back-up procedures.
- Lesson 5: The ability to edit digital images is one of the most compelling features of digital photography. Students will learn about software programs available and some of the many features available in digital editing programs.
- Lesson 6: Using digital imagery online is another big part of digital photography. In this lesson, students will discover ways to use digital images with e-mail and on Web sites. Discussion will include information about sizing images and using cell phone cameras, Web cams, and other online resources.
- Lesson 7: Printing digital images is a different process from simply dropping off a roll of film. Discussion will explore the many options for printing at home and the extensive network of retail printers available for digital work. Students will also learn about the different types of printers available, and how to obtain archival prints.
- Lesson 8: Film photography hasn’t gone away completely, but digital photography is making a strong stand at replacing it. This lesson focuses on ways camera manufacturers have blended the best features of each format to give photographers great new ways to do traditional techniques. This area is changing rapidly, and students often find it quite interesting to see how quickly digital photography has caught up with film standards.
- Lesson 9: Scanning printed images is an important option for digital photography. This lesson will cover restoring old and damaged photos, using scanners to bring slides, negatives, and prints into a digital format, and even how to capture an image of a 3-D object with a scanner.
- Lesson 10: Travel photography is always a favorite subject for photographers. Digital photography presents some different challenges and opportunities, so in this lesson, students will learn how professionals in the field handle the challenges, as well as techniques and opportunities when travelling.
- Lesson 11: Digital photography has emerged in many different work places. This lesson will review how not only photographers use digital photography for their businesses, but also how other types of businesses have incorporated it as well.
- Lesson 12: In the final lesson, students will learn how to compose pictures with digital options in mind. There’s a lot more to being a digital photographer than just owning a digital camera, and students will see some great examples of difficult situations that can be remedied with digital solutions.
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Savannah Technical College serves Coastal Georgia with quality, market-driven technical education with campus locations in Chatham, Effingham and Liberty Counties. Serving more than 10,000 credit and non-credit students annually, Savannah Tech offers nearly 150 different instructional programs in Aviation Technology, Business and Professional Services, Industrial Technology, and Health Sciences in addition to Adult Education classes, industry-specific training and continuing education. The College serves as an economic and community development partner for the region, offering corporate and customized training and assessment programs for business and industry.
Savannah Technical College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, diplomas and technical certificates of credit. Questions about the accreditation of Savannah Technical College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).