The UWG Photography Certification consists of a series of three courses: Photography I, Photography II and Adobe Photoshop CC. The Fall 2017 Course Series will be held in Carrollton. All courses are instructed by Steven Broome.
The Photography I and Photography II courses consist of 10 hours of classroom instruction and 2 hours of fieldwork. The Adobe Photoshop CC course consists of 10 hours of classroom instruction for a total of 34 hours for the Certification.
Photography I, Photography II and Adobe Photoshop CC courses may be taken individually or linked together for completion of the Photography Certificate.
Participants earning a UWG Continuing Education Photography Certification will be able to maximize the use of their cameras and Photoshop software in order to produce a “professional” grade photograph suitable for use in brochures, publications and personal display.
The editing software is being changed from Adobe Photoshop CS6 to Adobe Photoshop CC in Fall 2016 due to UWG licensing.
Fall 2017 | UWG Carrollton - Dates TBA
Adobe Photoshop CC
Photography I: Getting the Most from your DSLR
The Photography I course explores the myriad of functions available in today's popular DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) cameras and how they relate to great picture-taking. Exposure modes, white balance, shutter speeds, and f/stops will be among the many topics covered. Participants should bring their camera and owner's manual to the first class.
Participants should bring their camera and owner's manual to the first class. The class will meet from 6:00-8:30pm on Tuesdays evenings and on a Saturday, for a two-hour shooting workshop. The instructor and class will determine the time and location for the Saturday workshop/fieldwork. Participants will share their images and participate in a class discussion to improve learned techniques at the final session.
Photography II: From Idea to Image
The Photography II course is designed to build upon the basics of your DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) learned in Photography I. It will give you a more in-depth understanding of exposure and will cover image composition, subject matter, and - most importantly - lighting. Class assignments will be given to help you learn to "see" unique photographic opportunities out of the seemingly ordinary.
Participants should bring their camera and owner's manual to the first class. The class will meet from 6:00-8:30pm on Tuesday evenings and on a Saturday, for a two-hour shooting workshop/fieldwork. The instructor and class will determine the time and location for the Saturday workshop. Participants will share their images and participate in a class discussion to improve learned techniques at the final session.
Adobe Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop CC software, the professional image-editing standard and leader of the PhotoShop digital imaging line, delivers more of what you crave. Groundbreaking creative tools help you achieve extraordinary results. Unprecedented adaptability lets you custom-fit Photoshop to the way you work. And, with more efficient editing, processing, and file handling, there's no slowing you down. This course will provide a general overview of Adobe Photoshop CC. It is designed for participants that are beginners and have not used the program extensively prior to the course.
This is will be a hands-on course instructed by Steven Broome and the pace is expected to be slow. Each of the topics covered will include at least one example image provided by the instructor with which the participants will work. Each student will be provided with a CD containing images that they will work with during the course. Students will become familiar with the general layout of the workspace, learn to use layers, conduct an overview of tools, participate in class projects and learn about the output of work/images.
About the Instructor:
Photography is an art form like no other. It captures a particular moment and freezes reality for one precious second. For Steven Broome, photography has been his life’s joy since he got his first camera in the fourth grade. As part of the UCM family, Steven channels his passion into creating stories and memories through photography and other visual technology. Steven has been part of the University of West Georgia family for more than two decades, having received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the university and joining the staff in 1989. He has received several honors, including an APEX Award of Excellence for a photo taken on campus just following September 11, 2001, as well as being part of the team that won a CASE Gold Award for Campaign Publications during the UWG Centennial. As Associate Director of Visual Services, Steven supervises a team of skilled photographers and videographers who work hard at showing the story behind UWG and what makes it great. He finds inspiration in the unbridled spirit embodied by the UWG community. Steven collects old cameras, a collection that has grown to include approximately 100 different types. In his words: “these are the tools that allowed regular people to document their own history, and it's that vernacular history that I find very interesting.”
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