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Photography

Personal Enrichment

Offered through Continuing Education

@ Corporate College | Online

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.

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314-984-7777

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STLCC's Digital Photography Essentials program combines classroom learning and hands-on assignments to hone your artistic and technical skills, improve your portfolio and gain knowledge in equipment and industry-leading software. Select classes on this page meet the curriculum requirements for this certificate program. Learn more and get started today.

The following courses may be taken individually and/or to meet curriculum requirements for STLCC's Digital Photography Essentials program.

Class schedules provided below may change.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which includes, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements.


Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

 

Introduction to Digital Photography

If you’d like to take memorable photos, but you don’t understand your camera, this course is designed for you. Each week, you’ll learn two or three principles of photography. Then, through demonstration and class discussion, you’ll learn how to apply those principles to whichever camera you own. Between classes, you’ll put those principles to work by shooting a weekly assignment and returning with your photos for a personal, detailed critique. By the end of this course, you’ll understand technical terms (e.g., aperture, shutter speed and ISO), as well as artistic terms (e.g., rule of thirds, leading lines and depth of field). Course meets the curriculum requirements for Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT-720 | 5 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P02 W 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
Jan. 27-Feb. 24 | Online
P03 M 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
April 12-May 10 | Online

Photojournalism and Documentary Photography

Learn to tell a story using photos. Create single images that capture a decisive moment or capture a series of images that illustrate unfolding news. Complete real-world assignments and receive immediate constructive feedback. Knowledge gained from this class will equip you raise your photojournalism skill, whether your goal is to contribute for publication or more effectively illustrate personal projects. You’ll analyze images taken by legendary photojournalists and learn how to put their award-winning techniques to work! Course meets the curriculum requirements for Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT-731 | 5 sessions | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 M 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
March 1-April 5 | Online
NOTE: No class March 15.

Nature and Outdoor Photography

Improve outdoor nature photography skills and expand your creativity in this class. Through classroom sessions and image critiques, learn what makes a great photo and techniques professional photographers use. Complete weekly assignments and bring photos to each class for critique. Field trips required independently; details will be announced in class. Prerequisite: Digital Photography: Introduction or equivalent experience. Bring your digital camera to first class. Course meets the curriculum requirements for Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT-708 | 4 sessions | $66.50 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
P01 M 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
Jan. 25-Feb. 22 | Online
NOTE: No class Feb. 15.
P02 W 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
March 3-31 | Online
NOTE: No class March 17.

Wild Animal Photography

Explore the wild side with this four-session photography course. The class will focus on how to get that “awesome” photograph of a non-domesticated animal. Class topics will include selecting which image you want to take, understanding the importance of angles and aperture, and evaluating background and lighting. Students will need to provide their own camera. Course meets the curriculum requirements for Digital Photography Essentials Program.
PHOT-708 | 4 sessions | $99 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
P03 Sa 10-11:30 a.m. | Marian Brickner
April 3-24 | Online

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, which angles make your subject look their best, and how to take advantage of light sources. Replicate the aesthetic of a Hollywood motion picture by separating subjects from backgrounds with shallow focus. Field trips required independently; details will 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 | $68.50 AGE 60+ | $109 REG
P01 W 6:30-9 p.m. | John Kerans
April 7-May 5 | Online

iPhone® Photography: Move Beyond Snapshots

Learn to take better photos with your iPhone and explore what you can do with them afterwards. We’ll start with the basics of the camera app, including its multiple modes and options. After a hands-on walkthrough of camera functions of recent iPhone models, you’ll use what you’ve learned during a brief walking tour. Together, we’ll help train your “photographer’s eye” through use of available light and composition options. Lastly, we’ll discuss the lifecycle of a digital photo, from snap to editing, sharing, printing, organizing, backup and storage management.
PHOT-720 | 1 session | $49 AGE 60+ | $49 REG
P01 Th 5-8 p.m. | Gregory Ray
March 11 | STLCC-Corp, 210

 

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