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" and 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.
Scientifically - We learn more advanced concepts and techniques that will help you
use your camera more effectively to control and manipulate light.
Artistically - We recognize and learn the elements of art that make an image more
interesting. We strengthen your artistic ability by intentionally integrating these
artistic elements into your images. This is the same concept as a dancer who practices
movements repetitiously to develop muscle memory. Eventually, the photographer will
develop a personal artistic style naturally.
- It is recommended that you 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.
- This course is limited to 24 students.
- Bring Point and Shoot and SLR cameras with manual and auto exposure modes only.
Course Fee - $120
Meet Your Instructor
John Wrightenberry is an award winning professional photographer 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
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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