Photography

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Forest Park | 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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Continuing Education

Phone

314-984-7777

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Registration for spring 2019 Continuing Education classes opens on Jan. 7. Ageless Learning Seminar registration opens Jan. 22Call 314-984-7777 to register for spring classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.

Click on the headings below to view available photography classes:

Core Classes

Digital Photography: Introduction

Come learn the basic skills involved in 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. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:720 | 4 sessions | $37 Age 60+ | $69 Regular
P01 | M 6:30-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse | Jan. 28-Feb. 25 | MC-SW, 108
• NOTE: No class 2/18.
P02 | Tu 6:30-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse | Feb. 5-26 | MC-SW, 108
P03 | Th 6:30-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse | Feb. 7-28 | Corp. College, 207
P04 | M 6:30-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse | March 4-April 1 | MC-SW, 108
• NOTE: This section has been added. No class 3/18.

Digital Photography: Intermediate

This class is geared for you to continue and expand on learning about composition and lighting techniques. You will learn how lighting and composition will 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 camera and accessories. 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 | $37 Age 60+ | $69 Regular
P02 | Th 6:30-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse | March 7-April 4 | Corp. College, 207
• NOTE: No class 3/21.
P01 | Tu 6:30-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse | March 12-April 9 | MC-SW, 108
• NOTE: No class 3/19.

Digital Photography: Advanced

This class is geared for you to continue and expand on learning about composition and lighting techniques. You will learn how lighting and composition will change the way you take photos and enhance your skills as a photographer. This class is the next step for intermediate photography students or those who have a fundamental knowledge of their camera functions. Bring your camera and accessories. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Intermediate or equivalent experience. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:722 | 4 sessions | $37 Age 60+ | $69 Regular
P01 | Th 6:30-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse | April 18-May 9 | Corp. College, 207
P02 | Tu 6:30-9 p.m. | Gary Hesse | April 23-May 14 | MC-SW, 108

Field Classes

Studio Lighting, Portrait and Indoor Photography

This class serves as an introduction to the basic techniques of studio and location lighting. Students will learn how to use their flash as a primary and secondary light source. The use of multiple flashes, reflectors and other light modifiers as well as the pros and cons of flash versus continuous light will be discussed and demonstrated in a hands-on environment. Learn effective and economical tips and techniques to achiever professional results. You will need to bring your digital camera to class. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or Take Better Pictures: Introduction or equivalent experience.
PHOT:765 | 4 sessions | $31.50 | Age 60+ | $59 Regular
P01 | Sa 9-11:30 a.m. | Gary Hesse | Jan. 26-Feb. 16 | MC-SW, 108

Field Photography: Sports, Concerts, Weddings and Events

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. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or Take Better Pictures: Introduction or equivalent experience. Bring digital camera to class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Certificate.
PHOT:712 | 4 sessions | $39 Age 60+ | $59 Regular
P01 | Sa 9-11:30 a.m. | John Kerans | Feb. 23-March 16 | MC-SW, 108

Nature and Outdoor Photography

Improve your outdoor photography skills and expand your creativity. In this hands-on class, you'll learn the techniques to transform your nature and outdoor photography with infield, hands-on photo instruction coupled with classroom sessions and image critiques. You will gain a greater understanding of what makes a great photo, learn the techniques required, and pick up some tips and tricks professional photographers use. This class will meet in a classroom and in a nature setting. You will need to have your photos developed or printed and brought to the last class. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or Take Better Pictures: Introduction or equivalent experience. Bring digital camera to class. Field trips required on own. Details to be announced in class. Provide own transportation. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT:708 | 4 sessions | $31.50 Age 60+ | $59 Regular
P01 | Sa 9-11:30 am. .| John Kerans | April 27-May 18 | MC-SW, 106

Enhanced Skills

Darkroom Developing and Printing for B&W Photography

Students will learn to develop and print black and white pictures in a darkroom. 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 | $62.50 Age 60+ | $99 Regular
P01 | F 6:30-9 p.m. | Cheryl Petrovic | Feb. 8-March 15 | FP-F, 411

We also offer a variety of digital image editing classes for Adobe Photoshop… click here to discover more.

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