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Our Photography programs offer professional training in creating, editing and manipulating digital photographs. Digital photography may be used in web design, multimedia, filmmaking, as a fine art medium or in commercial photography.

Photography - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Continue your photographic journey and expand from the skills learned in the Photography I class. 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. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. NOTE: Bring your digital camera, manual, and extra batteries to class. The field trip is required.

Section SUB‐PD

55802
$249
07/23/2019 - 07/30/2019
Tue 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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Photo 1 covers the basics of successfully taking good photos. But – what makes a good photo? The class starts with a focus on the exposure triangle, which consists of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how using these settings correctly makes for exact exposure, but also opens a world of creative control over your images. It then covers depth of field, white balance, and the basic elements of photographic composition. We move from using natural light to an introduction of studio lighting. Reviewing the work of master photographers gives creative input to your own practice. Prerequisite: None.Prerequisite: None. NOTE: Bring your digital camera and extra batteries to class.

Section FAA‐PD

55801
$325
08/26/2019 - 09/09/2019
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
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. Prerequisite: None. NOTE: Bring your iPhone or Android phone and charger to class. Phone must have photo capabilities.

Section FAA‐PD

55809
$149
08/27/2019 - 09/03/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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In Photography 2 you continue to hone your skills as a photographer, expanding the technical skills acquired in Photo 1. You learn the basics of commercial/product photography and how to create a studio setup ‐ similar to a higher end photo studio ‐ with next to no budget. You understand and practice three‐point lighting in a real world setup, and learn the basics of the creative use of flash lighting. One of the classes is a photo shoot off campus, allowing you to practice and apply what you have learnt, we review the work in the following session. The class ends with an introduction to current photo editing and organizing tools and the workflow from camera to print, monitor and web display. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. NOTE: Bring your digital camera and extra batteries to class. The field trip is required.

Section FAA‐PD

55802
$325
09/11/2019 - 09/23/2019
Mon, Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building

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TBA by Elliot Madriss

Section FAA‐PE

13809
$55
10/03/2019 - 10/17/2019
Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM
Elliot Madriss
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. Prerequisite: None. NOTE: Bring your iPhone or Android phone and charger to class. Phone must have photo capabilities.

Section FAB‐PD

55809
$149
10/15/2019 - 10/22/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:30 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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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.

Section FAA‐PE

13800
$65
10/22/2019 - 10/29/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM and Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Lance Ozier
CE South Building

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Photo 1 covers the basics of successfully taking good photos. But – what makes a good photo? The class starts with a focus on the exposure triangle, which consists of aperture, shutter speed and ISO, and how using these settings correctly makes for exact exposure, but also opens a world of creative control over your images. It then covers depth of field, white balance, and the basic elements of photographic composition. We move from using natural light to an introduction of studio lighting. Reviewing the work of master photographers gives creative input to your own practice.

Section FAB‐PD

55801
$325
10/28/2019 - 11/05/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM and Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 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.

Section FAA‐PD

55825
$249
11/12/2019 - 11/26/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM and Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building

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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.

Section FAB‐PE

13800
$65
11/12/2019 - 11/19/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Lance Ozier
CE South Building

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In Photography 2 you continue to hone your skills as a photographer, expanding the technical skills acquired in Photo 1. You learn the basics of commercial/product photography and how to create a studio setup ‐ similar to a higher end photo studio ‐ with next to no budget. You understand and practice three‐point lighting in a real world setup, and learn the basics of the creative use of flash lighting. One of the classes is a photo shoot off campus, allowing you to practice and apply what you have learnt, we review the work in the following session. The class ends with an introduction to current photo editing and organizing tools and the workflow from camera to print, monitor and web display. Prerequisite: 55801 or equivalent experience. NOTE: Bring your digital camera and extra batteries to class. The field trip is required.

Section FAB‐PD

55802
$325
12/02/2019 - 12/10/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM and Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 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.

Section FAA‐PD

55836
$95
12/07/2019
Sat 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. For more funding options, and contact information, please visit our Loans and Financial Aid page.


UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Professional Development Tuition Remission for Photography classes.

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