Digital Photography Classes
Digital Photography classes teach you to take beautiful photographs and use your camera confidently
Why Should I Take a Photography Class?
Live digital photography classes with our instructor and local photography expert, Josh Hardin will help you become confident and comfortable using your camera. Beginner or advanced, we have a class for you!
Whether you just bought that new DSLR camera or you are a seasoned user looking to find better ways to use your camera, our classes will help you become more productive and have more fun with your camera. DWC has classes for all skill levels from beginners to advanced.
You will leave each of DWC’s digital photography classes with the skills and knowledge to capture that perfect picture. All of our hands-on photography classes include: a course reference packet prepared by the DWC, one month of technical support, and one year for a free re-take*.
DWC digital photography classes are taught in a live format. You will get your questions answered immediately by a live instructor.
What Can I Create?
When you complete any one of our photography classes, you will be able to:
- Take quality photos with a DSLR or Point and Shoot Camera
- Work confidently with ISO, f stop, shutter speed, and aperture
- Choose and use camera equipment for several types of situations
- Process RAW images in Photoshop
- Compose and capture photographs in a variety of natural scenes
What Should I Bring to Class?
Students are encouraged to bring their own DSLR camera for hands-on application of the topics covered. Support hardware may also be beneficial but not required.
Every DSLR camera differs slightly in where the settings and controls are located. It is likely that the instructor will not be able to review each individual DSLR camera. If you recently purchased your camera, we recommend you familiarize yourself with the settings and controls before the start of class.
How Do I Get Started?
Click a class title below to view class schedules and register. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 970-980-8091. Customized individual or group training sessions are available.
This course is designed for people who want to learn how to use Adobe Lightroom to organize and post-process digital photography. Here you will be introduced to the Lightroom workflow and learn the basic tools needed to improve photographs, use advanced post-processing and to organize & manage photographs.
DSLR Photography In the Field
Itching to capture earths natural beauty? Wildflowers, lush trees, blue sky...you get the picture. Grab your camera and join us in a unique photo workshop that combines classroom learning with real-life practice in a gorgeous natural setting.
DSLR Photography Level 1
This three-hour DSLR Photography Level 1 course is aimed at taking the guesswork out of your digital SLR (DSLR) camera. Focusing on everything from the setup of the initial shoot to how to load your pictures onto your computer, this course will help you take better photos. Students should expect to work closely with an instructor on modern photo techniques and how to get the most out of your equipment.
DSLR Photography Level 2
Going beyond the basics of DSLR photography, this class allows you to use that knowledge in a hands-on environment. We’re setting our cameras on “Manual,” getting out of our seats and photographing a wide variety of situations such as portraits, close-ups and even an indoor nature photo at the Workshop office.
This nature photography course will cover the basics of composition, natural light, exposure, equipment choice and filters for both color and black & white methods. Discussion topics will include digital post-processing tools, guidelines for approaching wildlife and "leave no trace" ethics.
This course provides an introduction to the art of photographing people. Students will learn both studio and on-location techniques. Topics will include subject posing, subject rapport, equipment choice, natural light use, strobe use and environmental portrait setup. Digital retouching tools will also be discussed. Students will have the opportunity for constructive critique of their images from their peers and the instructor.
This three-hour course is aimed at teaching photography techniques for smartphones and compact cameras that will help you take better photos for a wide range of purposes. Additionally, students will work work closely with an instructor on learning how to upload photos to a variety of social media outlets from Facebook to Flickr. Students will be empowered to conveniently take and share images with communities of co-workers, friends and family.