UNM-LA Digital Photography Class Starts Sept. 15

Students will learn the skills necessary for creating better images of their favorite subject matter. Courtesy/iStock

UNM-LA News:

Digital photography can be daunting at times, but a popular UNM-LA Community Education class in digital photography will teach beginning students the keys to successful image capture and post processing.

Beginning Digital Photography will run Sept. 15 through Nov. 17 and meets 6-8 p.m. Tuesday evenings at UNM-LA. The cost for the class is $140.

Professional photographer Jim Caffrey, who has taught digital photography at community colleges in the area for many years, will teach the class. Caffrey lives in Jemez Springs where he has explored and photographed the hidden and unique landscapes of New Mexico.

Caffrey said, “I have been a photographer for more than forty years and I still get a sense of satisfaction when I release the shutter.”

This course will cover the basics of digital photography and students will learn about shutter speed, aperture, file formats, color spaces, white balance, ISO, and how they influence the image. They will apply what they have learned to landscape, portrait, and macro photography. Previous experience in photography is not required. Students should bring their camera and a thumb drive to the first class.

Caffrey says the class is designed for anyone who wants to be more intentional about their photography or is just searching for better results while photographing family and friends. The art and craft of photography will also be covered.

For more information about this, or any other Community Education class, contact UNM-LA Community Education at 505.662.0346, or by email commed@unm.edu. Registration is available online by visiting http://losalamos.unm.edu/community-education/humanities-and-arts.html.


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