College Classes

Take Fabulous iPhone Photos

Sandhills Community College

January 17 - March 7, 2023

Tuesdays, 9 am - Noon

Course Code: 1041

To register or for more information: (910) 695-3980 or 1-800-338-3944, ext. 3980

8 weeks (24 hours total)

Course Description

Make your photos stand out from among the millions of other photos taken with the iPhone every day.

Do you want to take better pictures of your family or even want to use the iPhone camera professionally? This class is for you. You will learn how to take pictures with the iPhone, how to troubleshoot the most common issues, and use the best photo apps available.

Besides learning how to use the iPhone camera and apps, you'll learn techniques that can be used to create amazing images. You'll learn the art of composition, how to find great lighting and advanced techniques like long exposure and more.

Upload Folder

Week 1


  Camera Settings

  Camera Essentials


   Assignment: Take photos of what you love.

Week 2

   Photo Review

   More Essential

   Assignment:  Photograph the Mundane

Week 3

   Photo Review


   Panoramas, Burst Mode, Long Exposure, Time-Lapse

    iPhone Photography School  (YouTube)

   Assignment: Pop of Red

Week 4

    Photo Walk

    Assignment: Patterns, Details and Texture

Week 5

   Photo Review

  Travel and Landscape

   Photo Review

  Other Cool Stuff

   Tips and Tricks

   Assignment: Black & White

Week 6

   Photo Review

   Editing Your Images

   Incredible Apps

   Assignment: Water

Week 7

    Photo Walk

Week 8

   Photo Review: Photo Walk



   Memory Movie

Digital Photography Fundamentals

Fayetteville Technical Community College

January 12 - March 2, 2023

Tuesdays, 6 - 9   p.m.

Course Description, Overviewand Portfolio

At the end of this class, students will be able to take their digital photography from good to great, understand their camera controls and learn to put a little bit of themselves into every photo.

Classes will be made up of lectures, demonstrations, critiques and discussions. Students will be encouraged to share their work with the class. Each class will last 3  hours

Photo Upload Folder - Thursday Class

Week 1

Topics: Composition, Visual Story Telling, Shooting Modes and Exposure Triangle

G Drive Materials
Inspiration - The Photographic Eye

Week 2

Topics: Shutter Priority Mode, Exposure Triangle, File Formats, White Balance and Histogram 

Power Point
G Drive Materials
Inspiration - Johnny Horne

Week 3

Topics: Aperture Priority Mode, Exposure Triangle, Depth of Field, Lens and  Light Metering Modes

G Drive Materials
SnapSeed Photo Editing
Inspiration - Rick Sammon

Week 4
Photo Walk
Inspiration -Margaret Bourke-White

Week 5

Topics: Manual Mode, Auto ISO, Focus, Camera Equipment and MetaData

G Drive Materials
Street Photography
Inspiration - Diane Wehr

Week 6

Topics: Flash

Introduction to Flash Photography

Environmental Portraits
Inspiration - Joe McNally

Week 7

Photo Walk
Inspiration - Jay Maisel

Week 8
G Drive Materials
Topics: Organizing, Storing and Backing Up Photos
Post ProcessingEditing in LightRoom and SnapSeed

Cropping, Golden Crops
SnapSeed - the Perfect Tool for the Reluctant Post-Processor (PDF)
Inspiration - Fred Herzog

The Art of Photography                 

Fall of 2023

Course Description

Raise your photography to the next level by learning how to capture amazing images. Students will learn by a combination of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on workshops and fun photo challenges. Everyone is encouraged to share their work with the class. Each class will last 2 hours.

Students are expected to have a working knowledge of photography fundamentals such as the exposure triangle, depth of field and composition. An understanding of their camera's controls is also very important, as is how to take images in Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Modes. 

Shooting in RAW will be encouraged as will be editing photos in SnapSeed App or any other free software. A tripod, cable release are recommend. Using LightRoom or PhotoShop is optional. 

Review PDF

Review PowerPoint           

1. Stunning Landscapes

2. Panorama Workshop

3. Eight Things I Wish I Knew at the start

4. Low Light Workshop

5. Sunset, Sunrise and the Night Sky

6. Taking Great Photos of Mundane Things

7. Take Interesting Candid Photos

8. Flash Photography Workshop

9. High Dynamic Range (HDR), Focus Stacking and Hyperfocal Distance

10. Long Exposure Workshop - Meet at the Carolina Hotel

11. Visual Story Telling

12. Backlight/Silhouettes