POWELL, Wyo. ─ Aspiring photographers can get a better handle on the technical and creative aspects of digital photography in a Tuesday evening Digital Imaging class starting Jan. 12 at Northwest College in Powell.
Offered from 6:30-9 p.m., the course focuses on creative digital manipulation of photographic images and provides a working overview of both input and production methods of computerized photography.
Students will use Macintosh computers and Adobe Photoshop CC software to learn the technical aspects of digital photography workflow including, F-stop and shutter speed camera settings, and downloading and archiving digital files. They’ll learn about editing digital files using Photoshop CC software and how to be proficient in printing and matting their images.
The class covers a variety of input devices, including the digital camera and reflective and transmission scanners, plus computerized retouching and enhancement of traditionally generated prints in black and white and color.
In addition to covering the basics of electronic imaging, the course explores current trends in the imaging industry, as well as the issues of ethics in the medium.
The class is taught by Christine Garceau, an award-winning photographer who joined the faculty in the Photographic Communication program in 2012.
Garceau holds a doctorate from Michigan Technological University, plus bachelor’s and master’s degrees in photography from Northern Michigan University.
She has experienced the photographer’s world from just about every angle—from working as a color printing technician in a one-hour photo shop to freelancing for the Detroit Free Press.
While working on assignment for The Associated Press Midwest, Garceau photographed for a long list of publications that includes US News and World Report, USA Today, Women’s World Magazine, Parade Magazine, National Geographic and many more.
She’s worked with nearly every age of student in a variety of venues, from the Upper Peninsula American Indian reservations to a 10-day travel class titled “Photographing Romania: the Dracula Trail Tour.” In March, she lead a group of 44 students to Argentina and Uruguay in a Photography Field Studies class.
Garceau said students in her Digital Imaging class should expect to use additional lab time outside the Tuesday evening lectures. The class can be taken for a grade or audited.
For more information, contact Garceau at 307-754-6497.
To register, call 307-754-6149 or drop in at the Enrollment Services Office in the Orendorff Building.