Q: Will I need a camera for the photography classes?
Q: What kind of camera will I need?
A: The best kind of camera is a single lens reflex camera or SLR. This can be either a film or digital camera. An SLR allows greater creative control over the photographic process by allowing manual exposure control, multiple lenses, a prismatic viewfinder and many other advantages. Therefore, they are the minimum standard of any professional photographer or anyone else who values image quality and shooting flexibility. It is possible to complete the course with a non-SLR digital camera but such a camera should have a minimum resolution quality of 4 megapixels and be capable of manual exposure-control and posses the ability of shooting raw and/or tiff files.
Q: How much will I spend on materials?
A: In general all of the photo courses have a materials cost of $150-$250 over the course of the semester.
Q: Which course should take first?
A: Photo Appreciation (art260) is a basic camera techniques class and should always be taken first before moving to a higher level course.
Q: Do I need extra camera equipment, tripods, flashes lenses etc?
A: Although it is always good to have camera accessories are courses are designed to be completed with just a camera and one lens. Tripods and flash equipment are available for student use at the Central Campus.
Q: What textbook is required?
A: Photo Appreciation, Photo One and Photo Two all use: