Photography

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Meramec | Corporate College

If taking pictures is your passion and you have an artistic flair, our photography classes will help you build new skills, focus on your strengths, and learn the tricks of the trade necessary to take your passion to the next level. From introductory classes to field photography to lighting, you’ll gain an understanding of all facets.

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Core Classes

Digital Photography: Introduction

Learn the basics of photography such as camera skills and the use of light, exposure and composition. Understand aperture, shutter speed, ISO, basic composition, depth of field and histograms. You will need a digital camera and memory card. Provide own transportation. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:720 | 4 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Digital Photography: Intermediate

Expand your understanding of composition and lighting techniques. Learn how lighting and composition change the way you take photos and enhance your skills as a photographer. This class is the next step for introductory photography students or those who have a fundamental knowledge of their camera functions. Bring your digital camera, accessories and memory card. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or Take Better Pictures: Introduction or equivalent experience. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:721 | 4 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Digital Photography: Advanced

Continue and expand your learning on composition and lighting techniques. Enhance your skills as a photographer, exploring ways lighting and composition change how to take photos. Bring your digital camera, accessories and memory card. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Intermediate or equivalent experience. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:722 | 4 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Field Classes

NEW! Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Learn to tell a story using photos, either through single images that capture a “decisive moment” or a series of images that illustrate unfolding news. Complete real-world assignments and receive immediate constructive feedback equipping you to contribute photos to organizational publications and websites and to illustrate personal projects. Analyze images taken by legendary photojournalists including Pulitzer Prize winners, and learn how to put their award-winning techniques to work! Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction, Take Better Pictures, or equivalent experience. Bring digital camera to class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:731 | 5 sessions | $48.50 AGE 60+ | $79 REG 

Event Photography: Sports, Concerts, Weddings and More

Learn how to shoot events as a participant—not an observer—and create images that put your audience at the center of the action. Discover how to pick the best lens for each event, choosing from wide angle, normal, portrait or telephoto. Explore how professionals harness natural light to achieve great images. Master the basics of bounce flash to get expert results with just one light. Learn how to use a “shot list” to ensure that you capture all the images that each job requires. Get acquainted with legendary field photographers and learn how to put their techniques to work for you. Bring a digital camera to class. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction, Take Better Pictures Introduction, or equivalent experience. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:765 | 4 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Nature and Outdoor Photography

Improve outdoor nature and photography skills and expand your creativity in this hands-on class. Transform your work with thorough instruction coupled with classroom sessions and image critiques. Learn what makes a great photo, the techniques required and the tips and tricks professional photographers use. Complete weekly assignments and bring photos to each class for critique. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or Take Better Pictures: Introduction or equivalent experience. Bring your digital camera to class. Field trips required on own; details to be announced in class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:708 | 4 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG

Enhanced Skills

Darkroom Developing and Printing for B&W Photography: Part I

Develop and print black and white pictures in a darkroom and explore chemical mixture, exposure time and use of darkroom equipment. Students must provide film and 35mm camera. Chemicals, developing equipment and some paper will be provided. This is a film developing class, not a photography instruction class. Students should bring film to develop or negatives to print to first class.
PHOT:705 | 6 sessions | $72.50 AGE 60+ | $109 REG

NEW! Darkroom Developing and Printing for B&W Photography: Part II

Expand your skills to develop and print black and white pictures in a darkroom and further explore chemical mixture, exposure time and use of darkroom equipment. Students must provide film and 35mm camera. Chemicals, developing equipment and some paper will be provided. This is a film developing class, not a photography instruction class. Students should bring film to develop or negatives to print to first class. Prerequisite: Darkroom Developing and Printing for B&W Photography: Part I or equivalent experience.
PHOT:705 | 6 sessions | $72.50 AGE 60+ | $109 REG 

Studio Lighting, Portrait and Indoor Photography

In this introduction to basic techniques of using flash as a primary and secondary light source, explore flash and its effects on your imagery through projects, classroom discussion and image critiques. Bring your digital camera to class. Field trips required; details to be announced in class. Provide own transportation. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or equivalent experience.
PHOT:711 | 4 sessions | $45 AGE 60+ | $79 REG 

Close-Up and Macro Photography Workshop

Explore the hidden world of close-up photography from the macroscopic to the microscopic. This workshop delves into the selection of lenses and accessories and demonstrates exposure and lighting techniques to achieve professional results. Students are recommended to bring their camera and tripod (if available).
PHOT:730 | 1 session | $34.50 AGE 60+ | $49 REG 

Architecture and Real Estate Photography

Whether you are interested in the commercial applications of architectural photography for real estate or building documentation, or simply have an appreciation for architecture, this course will focus on the methods and techniques of photographing interiors and exteriors of buildings, homes and landscapes. This hands-on course includes discussion on equipment, lighting, exposure, wide field panoramic photography and virtual tours. Students provide own camera and transportation. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction.
PHOT:710 | 4 sessions | $44.50 AGE 60+ | $69 REG 

Copyright and Fair Use in Photography and the Visual Arts

In the visual arts protecting your work is often as important as the work itself. What are intellectual property, copyright, creative commons, fair use and public domain? What are the legal differences between commercial, non-commercial and personal usage of images? Come to this workshop to discover the issues photographers and artists need to know to safeguard themselves and their work.
PHOT:765 | 1 session | $21.50 AGE 60+ | $29 REG

 

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