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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

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 Spring 1

55809
$169
02/04/2020 - 02/11/2020
Tue 9:00 AM ‐ 11:30 AM
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 Spring 1

13800
$65
02/11/2020 - 02/18/2020
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Lance Ozier
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 Spring 2

13800
$65
03/04/2020 - 03/11/2020
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM
Lance Ozier
CE South Building

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This class will enable you to see the world with a new eye, in relation to allowing yourself to open up to new possibilities. You will be exposed to the art of many genres in an effort to see the value of examining all areas of the art world, which will serve to enhance their your creativity. This class will help you learn how: Great image‐making begins in the mind, not the camera To direct your creative eye toward a more mindful way of seeing To ''silence'' the outer noise To discover the ''complete'' image Photographing out of your zone can enhance your own work To put it all together You will walk away from this class with a new way in which to view your work in a much more focused and creative manner. You will also learn that great photography is not created by equipment, but by the individual holding that camera.

Section Spring 1

13809
$95
03/07/2020 - 04/11/2020
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM
Tim Anderson
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 equivalent experience. Required Equipment: Digital camera with manual capabilities.

Section Spring 1

55825
$269
04/13/2020 - 04/27/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM and Sat 1:30 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Pat Berrett
CE South Building, Offsite

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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. Bring your digital camera and extra batteries to class.

Section Spring 2

55801
$269
04/20/2020 - 04/27/2020
Mon, Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
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 Spring 1

55836
$125
05/02/2020
Sat 12:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM
Mary Elkins
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. Bring your digital camera, manual, and extra batteries to class. Prerequisite: Photography 1 or equivalent experience. NOTE: The field trip is required.

Section Spring 1

55802
$325
05/06/2020 - 05/13/2020
Wed, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM and Sat 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Reinhard Lorenz
CE South Building, Offsite

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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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