Suggested: The Non-Fiction Writer's Guide To Digital Photography (e-Book, $9.95 |
None. All students may enroll in this class.
Yes, 2 CEUs
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About the Instructor
Photographer and author Ron Kness has contributed images and articles to
print and Web magazines including Sun Country Airlines, Trailer Life, Affordable Travel, MyZionPark.com,
Real Kids Photography and Travel Thru History. He has published three books on photography:
The No Nonsense Guide to Digital Photography, The Non-Fiction Writer's Guide to Digital Photography,
and How To Improve Your Travel Photography, and he has authored a photography column for
Writer's Journal for the past 11 years. In addition to teaching at VU, Kness teaches two digital
photography courses for an adult community education program.
If you are ready to jump in to digital photography or you would like to increase the skills
you already have, this roll-up-your-sleeves course will teach you how to start taking great
pictures right away. This course reveals what you need to know to become proficient with your
digital camera and take better landscape, wildlife, people, and close-up photos. Renowned
photographer and course author Ron Kness shares tricks of the trade in a straightforward and
down-to-earth manner. Detailed instructions walk students through the steps of how to make the
most of their camera's features and how to shoot crisp images every time. From close-ups to
panoramas, you'll get expert tips on how to set up your camera so you can't go wrong.
Students who participate in this workshop will use free Web space on Photobucket.com or their
own website to upload images for critique and friendly advice from instructor Ron Kness. With
his guidance, you will soon be getting more satisfaction from your digital camera and the
quality of your digital photos will improve from so-so to sensational!
The course will explore these major topics:
Digital Camera Features: Camera user manuals are
notoriously hard to understand. The course explains in plain English the common
features found on digital cameras and reveals how and when to use each feature.
The Menu System: Camera menu systems can be confusing
for beginners. Students will learn about the basic menu system on a digital camera and how to
select the best settings to use for a photograph based on lighting, distance and
The Golden Triangle: Explore the meaning and importance of
ISO, aperture control and shutter speed, and how to use these concepts to take the quality of your
digital photography to the next level.
Rules of Composition: Learn the ten "rules" or elements
of composition that will have the greatest impact on your images. You might not use all of
the rules for every image, but knowing the concepts and when to use them will enable you to take
digital photos of the highest quality.
Lenses and Filters:With so many lens and filter
choices available, how does a novice photographer know which one to buy? This course will
examine the differences between the various types of lenses including prime and zoom,
wide-angle, telephoto and close-up, and when and how to use each option.
Making Money with Your Camera: Learn the nuts and bolts
information needed to turn your love of photography into a profitable endeavor. The course will
explain how to break in to today's photography market, how stock photography agencies work, how
to get noticed on the Internet, and much more.