Introduction To Digital Photography

Designing the Compelling Photo - Continuing Education at Seattle Central College

Class Overview

Are you perplexed by your digital camera and all the settings and buttons? Do you wish your photographs looked better? Learn how to get much more out of your camera in this rewarding hands-on class.

Explore what the automatic settings can do for your photographs - and what they can’t. Learn how to go far beyond “automatic” and make your photographs more memorable and evocative. We will explore the different settings, giving you time to practice and share your results.

This hybrid (online and in person) class will meet in person to photograph together, and to allow one-on-one tutorials on location with your own camera. If you are beginning your photography journey with a digital camera, get ready for a fun learning experience with your camera.

Supplies Needed

  • A digital camera, anything from point-and-shoot, to digital SLR, to mirrorless.
  • A computer so you can attend online classes via Zoom, and post your photographs to the internet using for sharing and for feedback.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the foundation of photography
  • Demystify most of the settings on your camera, including Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority and Manual Exposure
  • Know when to use automatic, and when not to
  • Have a comfort level working with a variety of the settings on your camera
  • Understand white balance and histograms and why they matter
  • Adopt a primary setting for the bulk of your future photography
  • Create better photographs
  • Better capture the photo opportunities in front of your lens

Who Might Enjoy This Class

Anyone who wants to get more out of their digital camera - whether a brand-new camera or one that you have owned but don’t understand well


Class Details


Fall 2022

  • When : Tuesday, Sep 27 to Oct 18 ; 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
  • Location : Online
  • Fee : $279