Instructor information about this course
Learning Management System (LMS) for this course:
Course start page:
Office: OCN 2274
Office hours: Tu Th 5:30 - 6:30pm
Phone: 760-757-2121 x 6596
For success, students will need the following resources:
Manually adjustable digital camera.
There are some compact digital cameras that have fully adjustable
focus, aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. DSLR cameras and Mirrorless
Camera Systems are manually adjustable. NO CELL PHONE CAMERAS
Computer and software.
You will need access to a computer with Adobe Lightroom CC, or version 6
or later. Adobe's CC - Creative Cloud has several subscriptions options
so read the fine print and choose carefully.
Learning Management System, for delivery of
course instructional materials and turning in / posting assignments.
No Text Book:
Our course does not have a required text book. There are ample
training videos, power point style presentations, etc. available through
About the Course: There is a discussion board on
different photographers, a gallery blog where you post your
photography, and exercises for learning principles of photography and
camera controls. The projects are designed to help you become fluent in
the language of photography and to grow creatively. At the end of the
semester you create an online published book in a subject of your
Cost of the course: Not counting the cost of the
camera, the Adobe Lightroom subscription will run about $120.00.
Printing the portrait project and the final book project starts
around $35. depending upon where you choose to print your portrait, and
final project book features such as size and binding. The instructor
also suggests one or two external storage devices @ around $20. each.
course is one of the foundation courses for the Digital Photography
Certificate and the A.A. transfer in Digital Photography. Expect the rigor of a college level course.
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