Dive head first into digital photography.

There are no available registration dates at this time.

NOTE: This class will be held online using the Zoom Platform.

Zoom Meetings from 9am-noon and 3-5pm, Monday through Friday. The time from noon until 3pm is for lunch and creating new images for the afternoon, based on morning presentations. During the meeting times, participants will be doing hands-on learning with the camera and software.


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Learn the basic controls of your digital camera while using key visual concepts to create photographs in daily exercises. You will learn to use Adobe Lightroom software to import, organize, and output your images while practicing image adjustments and creative processing controls. 

Instruction and practice will include:

  • Learning the basic controls of the camera (Modes, file types, exposure, white balance, etc.)
  • Working in manual and automatic modes
  • Photographic composition
  • Importing, organizing, processing and exporting images using Adobe Lightroom Classic software
  • Utilizing and controlling motion and depth of field
  • Responding to light and color

Daily sessions will typically be divided between morning and afternoon sessions (EDT). Each session will begin with group instruction, followed by individual practice. This may consist of photographing subjects locally around your home or using the computer and software to organize and adjust your images. There will be daily feedback sessions as well as support provided by a teaching assistant.

Students looking for a multi-week experience, view also Digital Photography II Online

Past student work (clockwise): Barry Resnick, Cortney Keegan, Ann Marie Frissell Rogalcheck, Judy Condon, Greyson Wall, Nick Selch, Marjori Siskel, Emily Harris

Header Image:  Aidan Bliss

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Instructor: Terry Abrams

Terry Abrams has been teaching photography since 1975, when he moved to Europe to establish photography programs for an American college. He lived overseas for 13 years, during which time he taught and travelled extensively throughout Europe. Since 1990, Terry has been teaching photography full-time at Washtenaw Community College and led the transition of that program from film and darkroom to digital media.