Digital Photography

Gain the skills you need to take great photos with your digital camera and never miss a memorable moment again. This class is an informative introduction to digital photography, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras.

This course will teach you all about digital cameras, from DSLRs to smart phone cameras and what different equipment is used for. You will learn about different display methods for your camera, including sizing, print options, online storage, and how social media factors into digital photography. If you have old slides, negatives, or prints, learn how to scan those "old school" photo assets.

After completing the course, you will understand how the process of composing photos has changed with the evolving capabilities of digital photography.

Lesson List:

  • Lesson 1 - What Is Digital Photography?
    Learn how digital photography works and what's needed to get started with a digital workshop at home.
  • Lesson 2 - Learn About Cameras
    Understand the key features of a digital camera. Learn about what to look for both inside and outside the camera and as you explore the different levels of equipment available.
  • Lesson 3 - Shopping for Digital Equipment
    This lesson covers more of the attributes and features of digital photography so you can make the right choice in puchasing your own camera.  
  • Lesson 4 - Storing Digital Images
    When it comes to digital images, you'll need storage space—not only on your camera, but also on your computer and somewhere offline for backup. This lesson recommends how to get the most out of your storage space and the best backup option.
  • Lesson 5 - Phone and Tablet Photography
    Explore the option of using your phone or tablet camera to take pictures, display your images, or even do quick editing. If you've been confused by all the new terminology connected with smartphones and tablets, you'll find easy explanations and clear examples of how to make the most of this technology.
  • Lesson 6 - The Digital Darkroom
    The ability to edit your digital images is one of the most compelling features of digital photography. This lesson will show you several of the software programs available to you and some of the many features you'll find in digital editing programs.
  • Lesson 7 - Digital Photography Online
    Discover ways you can easily use digital images with email and on websites. Learn how to size images for use on the Internet. 
  • Lesson 8 - Digital Printing
    This lesson explores the options for printing at home and the extensive network of retail printers available for digital work. Learn how to prepare your images for the best quality prints. If archival quality is important to you, or if you're scrapbooking, there are some things you'll want to know!
  • Lesson 9 - A Changing Society
    This lesson explores how new and how digital imaging is changing communication, business practices, and the way photographers protect their images.
  • Lesson 10 - Scanning and Restoring Photos
    Scanning printed images is an important option for digital photography. This lesson focuses on restoring old and damaged photos, as well as using scanners to convert slides, negatives, and prints into digital images. Learn how to capture an image of a 3D object with a scanner. 
  • Lesson 11 - Traveling With Digital Equipment
    This lesson focuses on how professionals in the field handle the challenges, as well as techniques and opportunities you can use when you travel, including file organization with Adobe's Lightroom.
  • Lesson 12 - Composing Digitally
    Your final lesson will teach you how to compose your pictures with digital options in mind. There's a lot more to being a digital photographer than just owning a digital camera. In this lesson, you will see some great examples of difficult situations that you can remedy with digital solutions. 

Course Dates and Times

Date and TimesLocationCourse Cost/Fees

New class starts monthly

(Participate anytime day or evening) 


Course Hours: 24 Hours

This workshop is offered through our continuing education online partner.