Learn the basic operation of your camera while recognizing why and how photography
is combining art and science to write with light. Important core fundamentals are
explained to form a firm foundation for future photographic skills.
Bring your point and shoot or SLR camera to class as we discuss some of the most common
functions and features:
- Shutter speed
- White balance
- Media cards
Once you’re familiar with the camera controls, we’ll move on to the key elements of
taking better pictures: composition, exposure, lighting, and subject matter.
Once you’re taking better pictures and taken lots of them, we'll uncover what to do
with all of these pictures. Creating an efficient workflow is one of the most important
aspects of digital photography. We will discuss importing, managing, storing, and
printing your digital files.
- This course is limited to 24 students.
- Bring Point and Shoot and SLR cameras with manual and auto exposure modes only.
Course Fee - $95
Meet Your Instructor
John Wrightenberry is an award winning professional photographer with over 100 awards
recognizing his photographic talent. Graduating from the University of South Carolina
in 1987 with a degree in Media Arts, John began his professional photography career
shooting freelance assignments and managing Columbia Photo Supply's color, B&W and
E6 photo labs. He has taught numerous portrait and lighting classes at professional
photography workshops. Through the years, John studied with some of photography's
greatest nationally known talents. His photography experiences and education allows
him to create portraits and document weddings that combine traditional methods mixed
with fashion and photojournalism. John's work has been published in Professional
Photographers of America's Loan Collection, The New York Times, The State, Columbia
Metropolitan Magazine, numerous wedding publications, and he is currently the cover
story photographer of Columbia Home and Garden Magazine. John was also one of five
photographers chosen to document "A Day in the Life of USC" year after year. John
has served as President and Chairman of the Board of The Professional Photographers
of South Carolina. He currently serves as one of three appointed South Carolina Counselors
for Professional Photographers of America and as School Director of South Carolina's
Lamaar Williamson School of Professional Photography.
Registration and Fees
|Dates / Sessions||Times||Fees|
|Introduction to Digital Photography|
10/29/2020 – 11/19/2020
Register Online or Register By Mail
Notes: Class location/directions will be emailed one week before the course starts.
|6:00 PM – 8:00 PM||$95.00|
Registration and Payment Notes
If you plan to pay by check or purchase order, select "register by mail." Complete the form and return a printout with payment to: USC Continuing Education
and Conferences, Close/Hipp Building at 1705 College Street, Suite 591, Columbia,
SC 29208. Your seat is not guaranteed until payment is received.
We accept online payment via electronic check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express through MarketPlace,
a secure electronic environment that simplifies business transactions with the university.
Follow the MarketPlace prompts to complete payment. Your transaction is only complete
when you receive an order number, which is your receipt of payment. Your seat is not
guaranteed until payment is received and you receive an order number.
Once you have paid and are enrolled, you'll be emailed location and parking information for face-to-face programs or online
instructions about one week before the program begins.