USC: Continuing and Professional Education

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Intermediate Digital Photography


Bring your point and shoot or SLR camera to class as we discuss some of the most common elements that help to create images that have impact.  What is an fstop?  Shutter speed?  ISO?  Auto exposure vs. manual exposure?  Learn the primary exposure controls of the camera and how the play a vital role in creating a great image.  Learn to "see the light".  When to use a flash.  Learn how to compose your images that make your subject stand out.  Basic photoshop elements will be discussed to further enhance your images.  This is a highly interactive class with photo assignments that will be reviewed by all participants.

*It is recommended to take the Introduction to Digital Photography course before enrolling in Intermediate Digital Photography.  Otherwise, you are expected to have a working knowledge of ISO, aperture, shutter speed, white balance, and your personal camera's controls including manual exposure and aperture priority exposure modes. 


Upcoming Sessions

 Course: PD16-2133: Intermediate Digital Photography
 Dates: Wednesday: 07/06/16 - 08/10/16
 Times: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 Fee: $120.00
 Session(s): 6
 Notes: The course location and directions will be emailed approximately one week before the course begins.

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About the Instructor - John Wrightenberry

John Wrightenberry

John Wrightenberry is an award winning professional photgrapher with over 100 awards recognizing his photographic talent.  Graduating from the University of South Carolina in 1987 with a degree in Media Arts, John began his professional photography career shooting freelance assignments and managing Columbia Photo Supply's color, B&W and E6 photo labs.  He has taught numerous portrait and lighting classes at professional photography workshops. 

Through the years, John studied with some of photography's greatest nationally known talents.  His photography experiences and education allows him to create portraits and document weddings that combine traditional methods mixed with fashion and photojournalism.  John's work has been published in Professional Photographers of America's Loan Collection, The New York Times, The State, Columbia Metropolitan

Magazine, numerous wedding publications, and he is currently the cover story photographer of Columbia Home and Garden Magazine.  John was also one of five photographers chosen to document "A Day in the Life of USC" year after year. 

John has served as President and Chairman of the Board of The Professional Photographers of South Carolina.  He currently serves as one of three appointed South Carolina Counselors for Professional Photographers of America and as School Director of South Carolina's Lamaar Williamson School of Professional Photography.


If you would prefer to register by phone, please contact us at (803) 777-9444.


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