Photography (203)

203-111. Introduction to Photography. (3 Credits)

Become familiar with the features, advantages and disadvantages of the digital camera. Gain proficiency in meter usage and exposure control, lens selection and composition.

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203-122. Lighting Techniques. (3 Credits)

Apply lighting to still, motion picture and television production to create a variety of special effects. Manipulate light to evoke emotion, create texture and to complement the subject. Learn how to apply these methods to any medium.

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203-141. Studio Photography. (3 Credits)

Study and practice the principles of composition, lighting, exposure, optimum use of equipment and materials, and other techniques as applied to making photographic images in commercial settings. Most sessions will involve photographing still life images in a studio.

Prerequisites: 204-131 with a minimum grade of C

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203-142. Photography for Design. (2 Credits)

In Photography for Design, students will study the photographic principles of composition, lighting, and exposure, as well as photographic techniques specifically related to design, advertising and social media. Participants will practice optimum use of digital equipment and materials, including arranging and photographing products inside and outside the studio.

Prerequisites: 204-131 with a minimum grade of C-

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203-420. Night & Low Light Photography. (2 Credits)

This short course will focus on theory and techniques used to create dramatic and interesting photos at night or in low light level situations. Subjects covered include: special equipment needed for night photography, how to capture images as the light levels change from early evening into the night darkness, how to photograph moving objects in low light, painting your subject with light using a small strobe or flashlight. Most importantly, students will learn how to succeed in taking better photos of subjects in difficult lighting and weather conditions with their own equipment. Emphasis will be placed on quality photos of buildings, street and cityscapes, and entertainment venues after dark. This experience includes two field trips in the Milwaukee area to capture beautiful area lighting after dark. The field trips will be held later than the normal scheduled class time. Effective summer 2014, this class may be taken three times.

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203-600C. Basic Digital Photography.

Designed for those who have recently acquired or are thinking of purchasing a digital camera, Discover the common features and camera settings found on many of today’s digital cameras. Learn how pictures are transferred from a camera to a computer system for storage or printing, and become acquainted with photo editing software to crop photos and remove red-eye.

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203-600D. Macro Photography.

Designed for the amateur photographer, discover the worlds that appear when the camera is brought close to the subject. Learn the skills of focus, lighting and composition to turn the simplest, smallest object into a photographic work of art (e.g., a flower petal becomes a landscape of color). Students should already know the basic features of their cameras and have some familiarity with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Bring a camera to class.

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203-600E. Travel Photography.

Focus on theory and techniques used in photography to capture the essence of historic buildings, natural wonders, scenic vistas, famous monuments and other visuals specific to a particular travel destination or vacation spot. Using personal camera equipment, learn about exposure, equipment needs, how to use ambient or available light, how to achieve special effects with filters, night photography, selecting the best angle or view, and other topics.

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203-600F. Portrait Photography.

Develop techniques to take stunning portraits of family and friends at home or on location. Learn about exposure, how to use ambient or available light, camera and lighting equipment needs, how to pose individuals and small groups, and selecting the best angle or view. This course provides an opportunity to photograph portraits in a studio. Students are required to bring their own equipment.

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203-600G. Introduction to Photoshop.

Through a combination of lecture and hands-on experiences, discover the introductory features of Adobe Photoshop.

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203-600H. Advanced Photoshop.

Through a combination of lecture and hands-on experiences, learn the advanced features of Adobe Photoshop.

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203-600I. Basic Digital Photography-3 Hr.

A shorter version of the Basic Digital Photography class, this course is designed for those who have recently acquired or are thinking of purchasing a digital camera. Discover the common features and camera settings found on many of today’s digital cameras, learn how pictures are transferred from a camera to a computer system for storage or printing, and become acquainted with photo editing software to crop photos and remove red-eye.

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203-600J. Exploring Our Digital World.

In this class students will explore various digital technology available for use in our modern society. They will look at various apps and learn how the technology can aid them in their day-to-day lives.

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203-600K. Digital Humanity.

In this course students will develop crucial life skills while utilizing key concepts through a digital approach.

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203-600T. Smart Phone Photography.

Smartphones are being used by most amateur photographers (and some pros) for capturing snapshots of friends, family and everyday happenings. Smartphone cameras have expanded the world of photojournalism, and many of the images taken are being used on the web and in advertisements. Learn about composing, saving, enhancing and uploading photos; discover applications that enhance images; and learn about aftermarket attachments that can be used on phones.

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203-600U. Photographic Composition.

Photographic Composition takes an overall look at photography and introduces composition and art techniques as they apply to the photographic medium. Examine the different techniques used to enhance the composition of a photograph to create a still art form. Those enrolling in this course should have an understanding of photographic principles and some knowledge of Photoshop.

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203-603. Digital Photography Basics.

This course will be useful for the individual who has recently acquired or considering the purchase of a digital camera. Students will be introduced to the common features and camera settings found on many of the digital cameras currently available. In addition to the above, students will learn how pictures are transferred from a camera to a computer system for storage or printing. Demonstrations will also be conducted using photo editing software so participants can learn what type of software is available for cropping images and/or removing "redeye" from digital photographs. Effective summer 2014, this class may be taken three times.

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203-607. Macro Photography.

This MACRO Photography course will introduce the amateur photographer to the worlds that appear when the camera is brought up close to the subject. Flowers become landscapes of color, a butterfly's wing fills the frame like a wind sail, and the face of a miniature figurine becomes a life size portrait. This course will give the amateur photographer an opportunity to learn the skills of focus, lighting, and composition to turn the simplest, smallest object into a photographic work of art. All students should already know the basic features of their cameras and have some familiarity with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Bring your camera. Effective Summer 2014, this class may be taken three times.

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203-608. Basic SLR Camera Operations.

Learn to operate a single-lens reflex (SLR) camera and lens to take sharp, vivid photographs. Develop an understanding of how to make adjustments to the camera's settings for different lighting conditions and shutter speeds, compensate for the limitations of auto-focus and digital lag, and related topics. Students are required to provide their own SLR or DSLR camera and accessories.

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203-611. Intro to Photo Composition.

Take a historical look at photography, and learn composition and art techniques as they apply to the photographic medium. Examine different methods used to enhance the composition of a photograph to create a still art form. Students should have an understanding of photographic principles and some knowledge of Photoshop.

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203-612. Landscape Photo Exploration.

Combine theories and techniques used in photography to capture the beauty of scenic vistas and landscapes. Acquire a better understanding of exposure, equipment needs, night photography, how to use ambient or available light, how to achieve special effects with filters, choosing the best angle or view, and other topics. Students are required to bring their own equipment to class.

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203-613. Beginner Sports Photography.

Learn to shoot sports like a pro, and bring the viewer into the game! Learn basic photographic principles and techniques associated with sports and action photography, and develop skills to take better pictures of a variety of fast-paced youth, amateur and professional sports. This can include, but is not limited to, soccer, baseball, football, swimming, running, biking, auto racing and sailing. Hone skills to take vivid shots of subjects in different lighting and weather conditions. Students must bring their own equipment to class.

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203-614. Beginner Macro Photography.

Designed for the amateur photographer, discover the worlds that appear when the camera is brought close to the subject. Learn the skills of focus, lighting and composition to turn the simplest, smallest object into a photographic work of art (e.g., a flower petal becomes a landscape of color). Students should already know the basic features of their cameras and have some familiarity with Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Bring a camera to class

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203-617. Night/Low-light Photo - Novice.

Learn techniques to create dramatic photos in night or low-light environments. Learn what special equipment is needed for night photography, how to capture images as the light level changes, how to photograph moving objects in low light and how to paint a subject with light using a small strobe or flashlight. Emphasis will be placed on capturing images such as streets, cityscapes, buildings and entertainment venues after dark. Students will use their own equipment for this course. Note: Students must be available for at least three night sessions of class.

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203-618. Portrait Photo - Beginner.

Develop techniques to take stunning portraits of family and friends at home or on location. Learn about exposure, how to use ambient or available light, camera and lighting equipment needs, how to pose individuals and small groups, and selecting the best angle or view. This course provides an opportunity to photograph portraits in a studio. Students are required to bring their own equipment.

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203-619. Travel Photography - Hobbyist.

Focus on theory and techniques used in photography to capture the essence of historic buildings, natural wonders, scenic vistas, famous monuments and other visuals specific to a particular travel destination or vacation spot. Using personal camera equipment, learn about exposure, equipment needs, how to use ambient or available light, how to achieve special effects with filters, night photography, selecting the best angle or view, and other topics.

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