Digital Photography: The Image

Ready to take your photography to the next level? Review the basics of the digital camera functions and dive into the art of creating a photographic image. This class will take you beyond the basics of photography and will explore more advanced uses of the camera as well as the techniques and strategies behind creating compelling photographs.

Weekly classes will generally be a mix of discussions, presentations, review of student images, and demonstrations. Students should have consistent access to a camera for the duration of the course and will be highly encouraged to spend time outside of the class shooting projects to practice the skills covered each week. Most styles of cameras are welcome, though to take full advantage of the techniques that will be covered during the course a camera with an interchangeable lens is recommended. This includes any DSLR and many mirrorless cameras as well. Information about cameras including recommendations will be covered in the first class. You are also welcome to contact the instructor with questions ahead of time.

The lab fee includes the use of our digital studio, and one digital print.

Special Notes

This is an in-person class which will take place onsite at Fleisher. Please review our COVID-19 community safety policies for current guidelines.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for winter term assistance is Wednesday, November 23; Notifications will be sent by Wednesday, December 7.

What you will learn:

  • Develop a greater mastery of basic photo concepts including: Equivalent Exposures; Depth of Field Control; Effects of Focal Length; Shooting Modes; and Focus Controls.

  • Develop a greater understanding of digital imaging concepts.

  • Develop a stronger ability to recognize compositional elements and and how to apply them purposefully.

  • Learn how to recognize the more subtle qualities of light, how it changes constantly, how it can be manipulated, and how to use it effectively in photo

Required supplies:

  • Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera, or digital mirrorless camera, or a digital point and shoot camera with manual settings capabilities

  • Memory card for digital camera

  • Please bring an external flash or hard drive to class or be prepared to save your work on a cloud-based storage alternative. Fleisher’s computers are shared tools and the hard drives are cleared regularly to keep them in good working condition.