Course Description

Many interesting and exciting subjects for photographs are as close as your own back yard. Whether you have an SLR digital camera loaded with special features or a simple point-and-shoot camera, you can learn how to take great photographs in your garden using lighting and other techniques. Additional topics include: macro photography, composition, and how shooting from different angles can create dynamic images. This course includes two field trips. General knowledge of your camera would be helpful but not necessary, photography basics will be covered in the first class.

Course Details

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Set shutter speed and aperture to get sharp images with appropriate depth of field
  • Set shutter speed, aperture and ISO to achieve proper exposure
  • Recognize the advantages and challenges that are posed by various lenses when doing garden photography
  • Use flash in a manner that enhances the image, if necessary
  • recognize the advantages of using a tripod in the garden
  • Take a more deliberate approach to photographing the garden, whether for close-ups or for broader shots.

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6:00PM to 8:30PM
Jul 31, 2019 to Aug 21, 2019
7:30AM to 10:00AM
Aug 10, 2019 to Aug 17, 2019
Schedule and Location
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $240.00
Potential Price Adjustments
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The instructor will use a laptop computer connected to a projector. Instruction will be a combination of Powerpoint lectures, handouts, demonstrations, assignments, a field trip and critiques of images taken by the participants.
Section Notes

This course will run over four (4) Wednesday evenings and two (2) Saturday mornings.

This course will be supplemented with Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers. Unless otherwise stated, notice of a withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least ten calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Receive a discount of 5%, per course, by registering  into three or more courses within the Visual Design Certificate, at the same time. 

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