Exploring Digital Photography


Exploring Digital Photography


This course is for anyone with or without experience in photography, interested in improving their skills in digital photography using any digital camera or phone. You will learn basic camera settings, including aperture, shutter speed, ISO, exposure and color balance, because if you want to take great photos, you need to understand all of these basic camera settings and modes. They are the key to unlocking your camera’s fullest potential and capabilities and for you to be able to take great photos.

We will look into shooting macro (close up) photography and portraits and you will also learn how to shoot in manual mode. Manual camera settings may be challenging to beginner photographers, but shooting in manual mode with your camera is a great way to learn photography and improve your skills.

You will also learn basic post-production, including editing and retouching techniques. Editing is a basic correction of images whereas retouching is actual photo manipulation to change the look. Editing is important because it’s what makes the picture. It helps you get the best image possible, as close to what you imagined when you took the photo.

This course will take place in the classroom, on campus as well as outside around Jersey city, weather permitting.



In addition to the in-person meetings that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, this class will include a pre-assignment and follow-up assignment as part of the 36-hour class.

You will be invited to join Google Classroom 2 weeks before class starts, which is the platform we use for all our assignments. Check your junk or spam folder, as invitations to join Google Classroom sometimes end up there. Please make sure you register for the course with a valid email address, since this is where you will receive the invitation. Your email has to be Google compatible, so it’s best to use gmail, hotmail or yahoo. If you do not receive a notification to join Google Classroom, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to contact us.

The pre-assignment will be posted on Google Classroom 2 weeks before class starts. Make sure you join Google Classroom early and complete the assignment BEFORE coming to class. It will take you approximately 9 hours to complete

The follow-up assignment will be posted on Google Classroom on the weekend of class, and also consists of 9 hours. You must complete it in order to receive your course completion certificate. Course completion certificates will be uploaded to Google Classroom, a few days after the assignment deadline. You will have 2 weeks to complete the assignment. If you need your certificate earlier, please indicate it during the registration process and we will email it to you as soon as you complete the follow-up assignment.

All assignments must be completed in order to receive your course completion certificate!



Attendance is mandatory Saturday and Sunday. If you are late or leave early, you will not receive a course completion certificate. Please note, that this is a weekend intensive class and the days are long. We expect you to come to class well rested and ready to participate.

$295 | **IN-PERSON** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)
Saturday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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$250 | **ONLINE** | 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits)

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Contact Information

Office of Continuing Education
161 Newkirk Street, Room E504
Jersey City, NJ 07306
(201) 360-4224