Offered through Continuing Education
If taking pictures is your passion and you have an artistic flair, our photography classes will help you build new skills, focus on your strengths, and learn the tricks of the trade necessary to take your passion to the next level. From introductory classes to field photography to lighting, you’ll gain an understanding of all facets.
Please call 314-984-7777 to register for classes by phone, or click the button above to register and pay online.
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Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
Learn to tell a story using photos, either through single images that capture a decisive
moment or a series of images that illustrate unfolding news. Complete real-world assignments
and receive immediate constructive feedback equipping you to contribute photos to
organizational publications and websites and to illustrate personal projects. Analyze
images taken by legendary photojournalists including Pulitzer Prize winners, and learn
how to put their award-winning techniques to work!
PHOT-731 | 5 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 Tu 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
Aug. 18 – Sept. 15 | Online
F02 M 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
Oct. 19 – Nov. 16 | Online
Nature and Outdoor Photography
Improve outdoor nature and photography skills and expand your creativity in this class.
Transform your work with thorough instruction coupled with classroom sessions and
image critiques. Learn what makes a great photo, the techniques required and the tips
and tricks professional photographers use. Complete weekly assignments and bring photos
to each class for critique. Field trips required on own; details to be announced in
class. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or equivalent experience. Bring
digital camera to first class. Course meets the curriculum requirements for Digital
Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT-708 | 4 sessions | $67 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
F01 M 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
Sept. 21 – Oct. 12 | Online
F02 M 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
Nov. 23 – Dec. 14 | Online
NEW! Portrait Photography
Create compelling “on location” portraits at home, work or play without the need for
a studio or expensive equipment. Learn why a long lens makes faces look great, how
to adapt your existing lenses for portrait shoots and the best angles to make your
subject look their best. Replicate the aesthetic of a Hollywood motion picture by
separating subjects from backgrounds using shallow focus and learn how to take advantage
of available and supplemental light sources. Complete weekly assignments and bring
photos to each class for critique. Field trips required on own; details to be announced
in class. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or equivalent experience.
Course meets the curriculum requirements for Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT-710 | 5 sessions | $69 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
F01 W 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
Sept. 23 – Oct. 21 | Online
F02 W 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
Nov. 4 – Dec. 9 | Online