USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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Fine Arts


We are continuing to add new classes to our schedule.  If you have any suggestions for new courses, please send us an email to We are also always looking for knowledgeable instructors! 

Introduction to Digital Photography

Overwhelmed by your digital camera?   If so, get started with the basics in this introductory course. Become familiar with basic camera operation - taking pictures to storing and printing your favorites.

 9/30/14 - 10/21/14Tuesdays6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Intermediate Digital Photography

This course will focus on the key elements of creating images that have impact!  Camera controls, composition, and subject matter will be discussed in this highly interactive class.

 10/28/14 - 12/2/14Tuesdays6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Photography After Dark

This class will explore the many ways to creating dynamic images after dark using a mix of “on camera” flash and long exposures. Photo assignments will include photographing portraits in night scenes (inside and out), mixing flash and ambient light, painting with light, fireworks, and city street scenes after dark. 



 10/2/14 - 10/23/14Thursdays6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Creating Portraits Using Available Light


This class is for photographers who are comfortable working with their camera, but are looking for a hands-on approach to learning new lighting techniques and creating beautiful portraits using only available light sources. The term, available light, usually refers to sources of light that are already available naturally (the sun, moon, lightning) or artificial light already being being used (room lighting). This workshop is an introduction to the basics of creating portraits while manipulating natural light – using reflectors or diffusers, controlling shutter speed or aperture to capture action or create depth of field based on available light, and more. This course covers the principles of light, exposure control, and effects of light on image design. Whether you are looking to improve your portraits as an amateur or a beginning professional photographer, this class will dramatically improve your photographs.


 10/30/14 - 12/4/14Thursdays6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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