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 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.

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