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Introduction to Digital Photography


Bring your point and shoot or SLR camera to class as we discuss some of the most common functions and features: focus, zoom, flash, shutter speed, ISO, resolution, white balance, and media cards. Once you’re familiar with the camera controls, we’ll move on to the key elements of taking better pictures: composition, exposure, lighting, and subject matter. Now that you’re taking better pictures and taken lots of them, what do you do with all of these pictures? Creating an efficient workflow is one of the most important aspects of digital photography! We will discuss importing, managing, storing, and printing your digital files.  This course is limited to 24 students.

Point and Shoot and SLR cameras with manual and auto exposure modes only. 


Upcoming Sessions

 Course: PD16-2127: Introduction to Digital Photography
 Dates: Tuesday: 06/07/16 - 06/28/16
 Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
 Fee: $95.00
 Session(s): 4
 Notes: Approximately one week before the class starts, you will receive an email with course location and parking instructions.

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Meet 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.


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