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Join us and learn how to use your own digital camera, as well as learn the basics of photography composition, camera settings, lighting and more. Learn to use your camera effectively and correctly in our Photography classes so you capture the moments you want to keep forever!

Photography - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

What is an F–stop? Should I shoot in JPEG or RAW? If you have a digital camera and have questions about how to use it, this class is for you. You'll become more familiar with your camera and learn how to take better quality images. Note: Please bring your camera and the instruction manual to class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. Bring your camera to the first class.

Section FAB–PE

13800
$65
10/23/17 - 10/30/17
Mon 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Lance Ozier
CE South Building

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Join us and learn what makes a great photograph! Through lecture and examples you will begin to understand how to improve your photographic eye. Discover why the camera can be the least important part of photography, and how composition and light are the keys to good photography.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAA–PE

13802
$45
10/26/17
Thu 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Elliot Madriss
CE South Building

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One definition for photographic composition is simple: the pleasing selection and arrangement of subjects within the picture area. In general, good pictures result from careful attention to some basic elements of composition together with appropriate lighting and an interesting subject. Become familiar with the practical applications of the key elements of composition to improve your photography: point of interest, simplicity, contrast, balance, framing, viewpoint, movement, diagonals and rule of thirds. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA–PD

55782
$125
11/4/17 - 11/11/17
Sat 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Join us and learn what makes a great photograph! Through lecture and examples you will begin to understand how to improve your photographic eye. Discover why the camera can be the least important part of photography, and how composition and light are the keys to good photography.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

Section FAB–PE

13802
$45
11/9/17
Thu 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Elliot Madriss
CE South Building

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Continue to unfold the beauty and joy of digital photography. Fine–tune your photographic skills by understanding how you can set up your shots to get consistently good results and by practicing new composition techniques. Learn the basics of product photography, including how to set up shots for the Web, eBay and/or arts and crafts shows. Make the most of your camera through a deeper understanding of how the digital imaging system works and enhance your creative control over the image in printing and electronic display. Note: Bring your camera, manual, and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: The field trip is required. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA–PD

55802
$249
11/13/17 - 11/20/17
Mon 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Sat 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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In the past, aerial photography had to be shot from manned aircraft. The hugely expanding field of Unmanned Aerial Systems (or drones) has opened up new opportunities for aerial photographers. Drones can make citizens feel like masters of the sky while the FAA scrambles to keep up with regulating unmanned aircraft. Take a close look at these gadgets, how they work, why they are in such demand, and why safety is so important yet so often overlooked. We will discuss the process of flying the drone, operating the camera, downloading the footage and editing it. Weather permitting, a flight demo will be included. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA–PD

55836
$95
11/18/17
Sat 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Explore creative techniques to create interesting and artistic black and white photographs using a digital camera. Discuss unique methods of exposure to develop various moods for your subject. Learn the benefits of photographing in JPEG and RAW, and when to utilize in–camera digital techniques to enhance your black and white photograph. Basic black and white developing utilizing Adobe Lightroom will be discussed. Composition techniques and lens selection will also be covered. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience, must have a digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA–PD

55830
$249
11/27/17 - 12/18/17
Mon 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM and Wed 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM and Mon 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Journey to the magical world of extreme close–ups. Macro photography involves photographing a very small object or detail close–up in such a way that they can be reproduced greater than life size. Using specialized lenses or attachments to existing lenses, create intriguing images from various every day objects. Lighting and depth of field specifically in relation macro photography will be discussed. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities and tripod.

Note: The field trip is required. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA–PD

55833
$249
11/28/17 - 12/5/17
Tue 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Make the transition from camera to computer. Learn how to download photos from your camera to your computer, how to best organize and archive photos, and how to protect your photos from losing image quality. Discuss optimum workflow patterns in order to start with best practices so that your photos are protected, manageable and accessible. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section FAA–PD

55783
$95
12/7/17
Thu 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Get started with the best practices for the basic capabilities of your office or personal digital camera. Find out how to download photos from your camera to a computer. If you've just purchased a new digital camera or you've been assigned to use your office digital camera or you don't yet feel comfortable using it, this is the perfect way to get started! Notes: Bring your camera, batteries, memory card, manual, and cables to class. For a more extensive course in digital photography, see 55781 or 55801. Prerequisite: Must have a digital camera (any type). Suggested: Basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55751
$95
1/8/18
Mon 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Learn the basics of photography as you explore the capabilities of your digital camera. Discover what aperture, shutter speed and ISO are and how they affect your photographs. Find out how and when to use flash, and experiment with photographic composition to get the most out of your camera––and yourself! Recommended for those new to photography as well as film photographers who want to make the switch to digital. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55781
$125
1/9/18 - 1/16/18
Tue 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Whether you're looking to buy your first digital camera or upgrade your existing digital camera, you'll want to make the right choice. Gain the information you need to make a decision that's right for your professional or personal photography goals by discussing camera features such as megapixels, zoom values, JPG and RAW file formats and manual versus point and shoot capabilities. Learn about the differences between various memory cards, batteries, lenses, and other key accessories that will allow you to make the most out of your future camera investment. Note: To learn how to use your digital camera, see 55751 or 55801. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55752
$95
1/13/18
Sat 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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One definition for photographic composition is simple: the pleasing selection and arrangement of subjects within the picture area. In general, good pictures result from careful attention to some basic elements of composition together with appropriate lighting and an interesting subject. Become familiar with the practical applications of the key elements of composition to improve your photography: point of interest, simplicity, contrast, balance, framing, viewpoint, movement, diagonals and rule of thirds. Prerequisite: None.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55782
$125
1/13/18 - 1/20/18
Sat 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Explore creative techniques to create interesting and artistic black and white photographs using a digital camera. Discuss unique methods of exposure to develop various moods for your subject. Learn the benefits of photographing in JPEG and RAW, and when to utilize in–camera digital techniques to enhance your black and white photograph. Basic black and white developing utilizing Adobe Lightroom will be discussed. Composition techniques and lens selection will also be covered. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience, must have a digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55830
$249
1/13/18 - 2/3/18
Sat 2:00 PM – 4:15 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Sports and action photography is all about being in the right place at the right time. Each sport has predictable and unpredictable moments. From your child's soccer game to professional level sports, discover the best approaches to creating memorable images. Tackle the challenges of working both indoors and outdoors and get a grasp on exposure, lens selection and courtside access and etiquette for all sports. Prerequisites: 55801 or equivalent experience&#59; working knowledge of your digital camera in manual mode. Suggested: 55802. Required Equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilites. Suggested Equipment: Telephoto lens.

Note: The field trips are required. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55832
$249
1/22/18 - 2/5/18
Mon 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Sat 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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You have your phone with you almost every waking moment. Learn to use all of the features in the camera, whether it is an iPhone or and Android phone. Get a camera primer on focus, exposure and white balance, a photography primer on the importance of light and composition, and an introduction to key tools and apps. In addition, we'll cover tips for sharing images. Note: Bring your iPhone or Android phone and charger to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Cell phone with photo capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55809
$125
1/23/18 - 1/30/18
Tue 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Make the transition from camera to computer. Learn how to download photos from your camera to your computer, how to best organize and archive photos, and how to protect your photos from losing image quality. Discuss optimum workflow patterns in order to start with best practices so that your photos are protected, manageable and accessible. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55783
$95
1/24/18
Wed 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55801
$249
1/27/18 - 2/10/18
Sat 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Lisa Tannenbaum
CE South Building

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Take advantage of natural light, regardless of the situation, while improving your compositional skills. Practice and improve your knowledge of digital photography with local field trips and subsequent critiques. Find out how to take better photos, without having to buy an expensive and complicated camera and without getting bogged down in a lot of technical details. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55810
$249
1/29/18 - 2/19/18
Mon 6:00 PM – 8:15 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Journey to the magical world of extreme close–ups. Macro photography involves photographing a very small object or detail close–up in such a way that they can be reproduced greater than life size. Using specialized lenses or attachments to existing lenses, create intriguing images from various every day objects. Lighting and depth of field specifically in relation macro photography will be discussed. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities and tripod.

Note: The field trip is required. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55833
$249
2/6/18 - 2/13/18
Tue 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Produce great digital pictures of people, indoors or outside. This class covers the basics of posing and lighting your subjects to get the look you want and to get the best results from your photos. Learn to take quality candid photos of adults and children at work or at play. Discuss the importance of lighting and lens selection. Use the techniques learned to photograph your classmates on a special class field trip. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalant experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: The field trips are required. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55825
$249
2/12/18 - 2/26/18
Mon 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and Sat 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Tackle the challenges of photographing architecture and interiors. Explore the history of architectural photography, design theory and the aesthetics of compositional elements. Using exposure, depth of field, lens choices and color theory, find out how to evaluate a location and determine the best angles. In addition, learn about the technical issues of artificial and natural light and the materials used within the built environment to recognize differing qualities of light. Prerequisites: 55801, 56311/31. Required equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: The field trip is required. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55831
$249
2/12/18 - 2/19/18
Mon 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Sat 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Robert Reck
CE South Building

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Learn the basics of digital wedding photography with your creative talent. Class topics will cover when to shoot in RAW and when to shoot in JPEG, essential camera equipment, lens selection, photography styles based on client needs, day readiness, and presenting your customer outstanding finished prints. There will be an outdoor field trip to simulate an on location event photographing your classmates using the topics learned in class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities. Suggested: 55802.

Note: The field trip is required. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55827
$249
2/15/18 - 2/22/18
Thu 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIB–PD

55801
$249
3/1/18 - 3/8/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Continue to unfold the beauty and joy of digital photography. Fine–tune your photographic skills by understanding how you can set up your shots to get consistently good results and by practicing new composition techniques. Learn the basics of product photography, including how to set up shots for the Web, eBay and/or arts and crafts shows. Make the most of your camera through a deeper understanding of how the digital imaging system works and enhance your creative control over the image in printing and electronic display. Note: Bring your camera, manual, and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: The field trip is required. UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55802
$249
3/5/18 - 3/12/18
Mon 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Sat 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Create exceptional digital photographs by increasing your understanding of light. The quantity and quality of light directly affect the outcome of your photographs. Discover how to see light and then determine how the camera will respond to that light. Learn about ISO, exposure, white balance, color temperature, and color spaces. Setting up lighting equipment on location and in the studio will be covered, including basic studio lighting in your home or office. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent expereince, must have a digital camera with manual capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55822
$249
3/6/18 - 3/20/18
Tue 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM and Tue 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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Whether you want to make prints of your paintings, share your work online, submit digital files to exhibitions or use them for presentations, it is important to know how to take a professional photograph of your artwork. Learn the importance of proper lens selection and lighting in photographing both two– and three–dimensional artwork. From the matte surface of pastel paintings to the shiny surface of polished jewelry, we'll uncover how to get the results you're looking for. Prerequisite: 55781 or equivalent experience. Required equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55785
$125
3/17/18 - 3/24/18
Sat 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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You have your phone with you almost every waking moment. Learn to use all of the features in the camera, whether it is an iPhone or and Android phone. Get a camera primer on focus, exposure and white balance, a photography primer on the importance of light and composition, and an introduction to key tools and apps. In addition, we'll cover tips for sharing images. Note: Bring your iPhone or Android phone and charger to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Cell phone with photo capabilities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIB–PD

55809
$125
3/17/18 - 3/24/18
Sat 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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In the past, aerial photography had to be shot from manned aircraft. The hugely expanding field of Unmanned Aerial Systems (or drones) has opened up new opportunities for aerial photographers. Drones can make citizens feel like masters of the sky while the FAA scrambles to keep up with regulating unmanned aircraft. Take a close look at these gadgets, how they work, why they are in such demand, and why safety is so important yet so often overlooked. We will discuss the process of flying the drone, operating the camera, downloading the footage and editing it. Weather permitting, a flight demo will be included. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section WIA–PD

55836
$95
3/24/18
Sat 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA–PD

55801
$249
3/26/18 - 4/2/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPB–PD

55801
$249
4/16/18 - 4/23/18
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Embark on a photography adventure that will allow you to make the best use of the basic capabilities of your digital camera for professional or personal use. Learn the intricacies behind aperture, shutter speed and ISO and how they can change the outcome of your photographs. Discover how great pictures result from careful attention to basic elements of photographic composition along with the best use of lighting and an intriguing subject. Note: Bring your camera, manual and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: None. Required Equipment: Digital camera (any type).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPC–PD

55801
$249
5/15/18 - 5/22/18
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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You can find more Photography classes in the Digital Arts Digital Photography Program.


UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Photography Classes.

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