Beginning Digital Photography


This is an introductory course in digital photography for the beginning photographer that has a DSLR or Mirrorless Camera with Manual settings. Students will learn how to operate their digital cameras in Manual Mode to get proper exposures and process images in Lightroom software. Topics covered will include the "Exposure Triangle" - (Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO), composition, file formats, lenses, cataloging photos, workflow practices, image editing and preparing files for social media and printing. We will discuss various photography genres, however the emphasis will be on Nature, Landscape, and Portraiture photography. There will be some outside and in-class demos by the instructor during this evening class. Your camera's manual will be the textbook and Macintosh computers are used during class. Basic computer navigation experience is a must.


Each "session" would be a weekly module to complete at your own pace throughout the week plus a once a week "live class" online with the instructor for an hour. During the Live, online sessions, students will be able to ask questions, receive feedback, etc. Live meetings will be conducted with Google Meet


DSLR camera, memory card, sketchbook, or binder for notes/photo logs, a computer that can accommodate Photoshop, Photoshop software or subscription, printer & ink

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Thursday, October 8, 2020 to Thursday, November 19, 2020
Thursdays, 5:00-6:00pm
Delivery Method: 
Synchronous and Recorded Demos
At home
$150, plus Students provide a digital camera and storage device for images.

Registration Information

PLEASE NOTE: Most classes meet over multiple weeks. Registration for each class is open until the class fills or until 2 days before the class begins, whichever comes first. If you miss the registration for this session we hope you will consider taking this class the next time it is offered. Please contact Kyndall Bennett at to be added to the mailing list if you would like to be notified when new classes are offered.

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Kyndall Bennett at 828-262-2744 or email

If you need accommodations due to a disability, contact the Office of Disability Services at least two weeks prior to the beginning of your Craft Enrichment class. (828) 262-3056

Cancellation Policy: You may cancel a craft class up to two weeks before the class begins, with a $30 cancellation fee assessed. No refunds are allowed within two weeks of the start date, nor after the class begins.

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