Take your photography hobby to the next level with Middlesex Community College’s noncredit Digital Photography Certificate. This program is designed to meet the needs of anyone interested in photography, portraiture, digital-image editing or selling photos or services on the web. Courses begin Tuesday Jan. 26, and include:

“Digital Photography I” (CAR 611 30) – Using a combination of classroom instruction, one-on-one consultation, shooting assignments and critique, an expert digital photographer will guide students through the technical and artistic aspects of digital photography. Students need an SLR digital camera.

“Digital Photography II” (CAR 612 30) – This class is a continuation of “Digital Photography I.” Through assignments, critique and guidance, students will work toward developing their own personal style of photography.

“Adobe Photoshop CS6” (CAR 610 30) – Photoshop has become an essential tool for professional and amateur photographers. This course will cover batch processing images, advanced masking techniques, special effects and filters, High Dynamic Range Photography (HDR), and the current creative trend in image manipulation.

“Business of Photography” (CAR 615 30) – Students will learn how to present, price and market their photography. Topics include: portfolio preparation, marketing, freelance photography, working for a photographer, and opening a photography studio.

“Studio Lighting” (CAR 613 30) – Through classroom instruction, in-studio photo assignments, and critique, you will learn how and when to use different types of lighting. Gain confidence in using strobe-lighting equipment. Three of the classes will take place off-campus at a studio in Littleton; all other classes will meet on the Bedford campus.

 

For more information or to register for these and other noncredit courses, call 1-800-818-3434 or visit www.middlesex.mass.edu/careertraining.