Program Overview

Photography Continuing Education Courses

students using professional looking cameras to photograph something offscreen
Photos capture the moments we never want to forget. Durham Tech offers a host of classes for those who want to document their moments with crisp, aesthetic photos. Students will learn and advance on basic techniques of digital photography, how to document that breathtaking nature view, and how to tell a story through photography.


 

CSP-4000HD Better Cell Phone Pictures

Given that a growing number of people are turning more and more to their cell phones to take pictures, this course is designed to help you get the most out of what your cell phone camera can offer. Do your pictures tend to come out fuzzy? Do you wish they were more colorful? What apps are the best to use for making your photos better? This class concentrates on helping you take better pictures on your cell phone and even when using your actual camera! This is a fun course! 24Hrs.
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CSP-4000HJ Digital Photography: The Basics

Have you ever taken a picture of a beautiful scene, but it didn't turn out as pretty as you remembered? Have you ever gotten a new camera but didn't understand how it worked or the manual wasn't helpful? Enabling you to pick up a camera and use it easily, this course helps you improve the quality of the photos you take by focusing on basic techniques and then moves well past amateur photographic knowledge. Students may need to purchase additional materials. 24 hours. $99
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CSP-4000HN Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics

Now that you have the Basics down, learn more advanced controls to the camera. Many pictures that you take that turn out bad are often due to not understanding all the camera controls or even knowing that it is possible to adjust the camera to get what you really want. We will learn more about metering, improving the color in our images, lighting, shooting for different environments and so much more. If you really want to start making your camera do what you want, this class is for you! (Note: it is highly advisable to take the Basics class first or at least discuss options with instructor) 24 hours.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70398
3/24 - 5/12
Main Campus
109
T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classroom

CSP-4000HM Landscape/Nature Photography

This course examines the great outdoors. The nature photographer needs to have the right equipment, the right light, and know what to look for in the right moment. This course will instruct the student on various techniques to capture landscape, wildlife, and close-up subjects. Every other class we will experience the beauty of photographing the magic of nature. Recommended Text:John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide, Full-day special outing is possible. Prerequisite:Photography: Beyond the Basics. 24 hours $99.
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CSP-4000HG Photography the Basics

Community Service Programs provides courses, seminars, and community activities that contribute to an individual's cultural, civic, and/or personal growth. These programs are self-supporting and are not reported to the state for budget FTE.
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70395
3/25 - 5/13
Main Campus
109
W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classroom

CSP-4000EZ Intermediate Photography

Are you ready to have fun taking pictures now that you know how to use all of your camera controls well? In this course, students participate in advanced photography projects using histograms, custom white balance tools, flash controls, details of exposure, and custom functions of the camera. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Beyond the Basics or permission of the program coordinator. 24 hours. $104
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70399
3/26 - 5/14
Main Campus
105
TH 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classroom

CSP-4000HK Fine Arts Photography

Students learn what makes a good black and white photograph by exploring creative tools and techniques in Photoshop. 24 hours. $104
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CSP-4000HL Photo Outings

This course takes the learning outside - the best place to develop your photography skills. A basic understanding of photography is recommended but not necessary. This course concentrates on developing your "photographic eye" to take better pictures. Every other class meeting is held at a different location. Learn to take better nature, portrait, action, close-up, architecture, and travel shots on location. After every location shoot, the photos taken are reviewed to help you improve your ability and understanding of good photography. 24 hours. $99
Section Number Dates Location Building Room Time Format
70401
3/7 - 5/2
OCC
105
S 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Classroom