Sandhills Community College Classes

Take Fabulous iPhone Photos

Sandhills Community College

Course Code: 

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

6 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.

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Course Outline

Week 1


   Camera Settings

   Camera Essentials


Week 2

   Photo Review - Photograph the Mundane

   More Essential

   Advanced Composition

Week 3

   Photo Review - Pop of Color


   Photo Walk

Week 4

   Photo Review - Texture

  Travel and Landscape 

   Wide, Medium, Tight and Detailed - be a visual story teller


   Photo Review - Shadow

   Other Cool Stuff

   Tips and Tricks

Week 6

   Photo Review - Best Photo of the Week

   Editing Your Images

   Incredible Apps

Week 7

   Photo Review - Hats

   Organize Your Photo Library

   Photo Walk

Week 8

   Photo Review - Fill the Frame

   Everything Else

   Awesome iPhone Accessories

Digital Photography Fundamentals

Sandhills Community College

Course Code:  

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

May 25  - July 1
Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6 -8  p.m.

6 weeks (24 hours total)

Course Description, Overview and 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

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Week 1

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

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Week 2

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

Power Point
G Drive Materials

Week 3

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

G Drive Materials
SnapSeed Photo Editing

Week 4

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

G Drive Materials
Street Photography

Week 5

Topics: Flash

Introduction to Flash Photography

Natural Light Portraits

Week 6
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)

The Art of Photography                 

Sandhills Community College

Fall of 2021

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. 

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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