Beginning Digital Photography -- Spring, 2018

This is an introductory course in digital photography for the beginning photographer. Students will learn how to operate their digital cameras in Manual Mode and process images in Lightroom and Photoshop software. Topics covered will include the "Exposure Triangle" - (Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO), composition, lenses, file formats, cataloging photos, workflow practices, image editing and preparing files for printing. We will discuss various photography genres, however the emphasis will be on Nature/Landscape and Portraiture photography. There will be some in-class demos by the instructor, but no outdoor photography during class time as it’s an evening class. Your camera's manual will be the textbook and Apple computers are used during class.

Instructor: Lynn Willis
Enrollment: 15
Dates:   Mondays, March 12 -- April 30 (7 weeks)  *No class April 2
:   5:30 pm -- 8:00 pm
Cost:    $165   Students provide a digital camera and storage device for images.
Location: Herbert Wey Hall Room 214

Registration will begin on the following dates and will remain open until the class fills or three working  days before the class starts, whichever comes first:

  • FALL SESSION: August 10 at noon
  • SPRING SESSION: December 1 at noon
  • SUMMER SESSION: May 1 at noon

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PLEASE NOTE: 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.

Lynn Willis is a graphic designer and photographer and owner of High South Creative, a design and photography firm. His letterhead tags him as an image maker, story teller, pixel pusher, and digital artist and his portfolio includes photos of adventure sports and mountain landscapes from the Appalachians to the Himalayas. Lynn discovered the joy of photography as a child in the late 1970’s with his dad’s hand-me-down Brownie camera with black and white film. Currently, he’s focusing on portraying outdoor sports and landscape images specific to the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as family portraits. He much prefers the digital age over the film days of the past. 

Lynn received his B.F.A. in Graphic Design from the University of Tennessee and since then has produced freelance design and photography work for more than two decades, with his specialty being brand building in the outdoor industry. In the past, he has been a publisher of a climbing magazine and is now the publisher of the Boone Region Outdoor Recreation Map and Guide.  

Lynn’s imagery includes outdoor adventure, landscape, portrait, and event photography and his work has been published in calendars, books, catalogs, websites, regional and national magazines, and the Associated Press. He has placed every year for 14 years in the Appalachian Mountain Photography Competition, including multiple category wins and the People’s Choice Award in 2013. His personal projects include donating his images for environmental causes, land protection with conservancy groups, and the promotion of local trails, parks, and Greenways. In his free time and in addition to playing with his kids, Lynn enjoys rock and ice climbing, mountain biking, and nordic skiing.

He also teaches a Basic Photography class at ASU.



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

Director: Dacia Trethewey,

Director Emeritus: Eric Reichard,

If you experience problems completing the registration, contact Teri Reddick at 828-262-2530 or email Teri Reddick at

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.

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