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Digital Photography: Achieving a Better Picture

This course will explore photography using a digital camera, both consumer cameras sometimes referred to as point-and-shoot cameras, and DSLR cameras. Occasional references will be made to smartphone cameras. The course will introduce typical camera controls and functions; offer suggestions for getting better photos through composition techniques; importance of exposure and white balance; fundamental editing of photos to achieve a better image; suggestions for managing a growing collection of digital images. Techniques for sharing and printing photos will be included. The course is well suited for the beginner or the uneasy amateur seeking to learn and improve taking and sharing photos, but more advanced photographers may find useful tips..

Instructor Bio:

Bob Stroud holds degrees from Washington and Lee University: AB, 1956; LLB, 1958. In addition to practic­ing law before retirement in 2002, he had been a lecturer at W&L and its law school, the Darden School of Business, UVA Law School, and the Virginia State Bar continuing legal education program. He has had a long-time interest in both photography and computers. He switched from film to digital cameras in the early 2000s and has extensive experience as an advanced amateur using Photoshop and Proshow programs for editing, viewing, and displaying digital images. He has been printing his own images since he switched from film to digital and now also produces video DVDs of his pictures for viewing on a TV or the web, frequently using what are called Ken Burns effects.

Course Number Instructor Dates Day Time Location Available
B13 Bob Stroud Apr 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Tu 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Unity of Charlottesville A

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