Photography II: Digital – Winter 2020

Photography II: Digital – Winter 2020

Regular price $130.50
Melinda Hurst Frye
DAY / TIME Thursdays 6-9pm | Jan 9 - Mar 12, 2020
TUITION $825 + $45 Materials Fee | Payment & Refund Policy
LEVEL Intermediate
PREREQS Photography I: Digital
CREDITS 3 – Fulfills Photography II requirement for Certificate Program


Learn advanced digital photography techniques that will help you create visually sophisticated fine art photographs. Explore advanced camera operations and artistic processes used to create memorable images. Develop a vocabulary that will allow you to discuss your images both technically and aesthetically. Through an intensive hands-on approach, we will further cover exposure techniques, output and printing, an introduction to history, composition, and creative expression as it relates to each student's personal photographic practice. Class will include lectures, demonstrations, discussions and critiques to encourage students to explore the potential of the medium.


  • Continue using camera in full manual mode, and increase comfort with changing settings for both technical and aesthetic results
  • Learn advanced in-camera controls in technical support of your images and vision
  • Learn to shoot in RAW, and to utilize the power of this file format in post-processing exercises; understanding of difference between JPEG and RAW and saving files for different output
  • Gain confidence in personal workflow using Adobe editing tools (Lightroom/Photoshop)
  • Develop the ability to edit work in a series and successfully sequence images
  • Completion and presentation of a cohesive series as part of the final project


  • Further fluency in camera function and operation
  • Advance your personal digital workflow from camera upload, to image organization, editing and export/print
  • Begin to develop a personal style and/or set of photographic and conceptual interests that culminates in a personal photographic project


  • Students must have a digital camera with full manual control (e.g. Digital SLR, including a range of shutter speeds and aperture settings.
  • Students must have proficient working knowledge of basic workflow in Adobe Lightroom, such as is introduced in the prerequisites Photography I: Digital.
  • Students should expect to spend several hours per week on assignments for this course, which may require use of PCNW facilities; view our Rental Rates for details about additional fees.
  • The Materials Fee for the course includes a digital print allotment for in-class and outside of class printing, the details of which will be shared on the first day. Other supplies are the responsibility of the student.
  • Additional information about course expectations and required materials will be provided by the instructor at the start of the quarter.


Image © Britland Tracy, PCNW Certificate Program Graduate


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