Lifelong Learning Photography Courses
Lifelong Learning courses are designed primarily for students age 50 and over. Not all listed courses are offered each semester. See schedule of Lifelong Learning classes to find current schedules, location, dates, and costs.
Digital Photography, ILL623 – Hours: 75
This course will introduce you to digital photography, beginning with traditional photographic and art concepts. You will be instructed on camera settings, lens choices, focus settings, compositional quality, lighting, and much more. The course is built around a variety of assignments that include specific topics and issues such as lighting, photographing people, and motion. You will learn basic applications of Adobe Photoshop to optimize and enhance your images. The work of famous photographers will be examined and analyzed. No prior photography experience is required. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.
Introduction to Landscape and Cityscape Photography, ILL627 – Hours: 12
Learn the fundamentals of making photographs of outdoor scenic spaces including both city scenes and classic landscapes. Develop compositional and exposure techniques for creative framing and dealing with tricky lighting situations. A Saturday field trip and a follow-up in-class critique session are included.
Digital Photography for Fine Arts II ILL644 – Hours: 75
This course is designed for students who are experienced with setting f/stops and shutter speeds, and have some experience finding their way around a digital SLR. Concepts and techniques that were introduced in the Digital Photography class will be explored in greater depth, and you will likewise expand your mastery of Adobe Photoshop in creative image-making. Projects and assignments will be designed to further challenge you and encourage exploration of more individualized themes. Prerequisites: Digital Photography ILL623 or equivalent experience. Tuition waiver applies; seniors pay fee only.