...Definitely expanded my knowledge of composition skills. Mary S.
Both new and experienced photographers can benefit from continuing education in photography. From traditional film photography within our expansive darkroom to advanced digital imaging techniques in our labs, DCAD offers hands-on experiences through assignment and critiques. Challenging, personalized and portfolio-building classes are taught by professional, exhibiting photographers who help bring our students’ vision into focus. Classes range from the introductory to specific, creative problem-solving workshops designed for photographers with an emphasis in building each student’s creative and technical skills.
All Continuing Education students have the opportunity to exhibit their work within DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at the annual Continuing Education Exhibition.
Classes are open to the community as part-time, non-degree courses of study.
Join us! Whether you are interested in sharpening your skills, enhancing your artistic abilities, or advancing your career, we have classes that fit your interests and schedule. For information, advisement or a tour, contact firstname.lastname@example.org at 302.622.8867 x.110.
Register online or via phone (302.622.8867 x.110).
Classes & Workshops include:
Dave Norbut Thursday 2/25-3/31; 6 - 9:15 PM $250.00 $35.00 lab fee
Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography in a state-of-the-art laboratory setting. Detailed instruction will cover the operation of the 35mm camera. Students will learn to expose and develop film and contact prints. This class will cover enlarging and finishing, as well as procedures for manipulating the image. Group and individual critiques focus on issues of composition and design. Students must bring a 35mm camera with manual controls; no experience required.
Dave Norbut Thursday 4/7 - 5/12; 6 - 9:15 PM $250.00 $35.00 lab fee
Students will build on their knowledge of black & white photography through an advanced class and additional assignments to continue to explore the beauty of black & white. Students must bring their own 35mm camera with manual controls.
Kathy Buckalew Monday 2/22 -5/9; 6 - 9:15 PM $490.00 $35.00 lab fee
This course is designed for the novice and begins with basic photographic principles in a digital platform. Students will learn to make critical decisions in image making from visualization to print. Basic digital camera functions will be covered including exposure aperture, shutter speed, ISO, metering, image capture and file types. Students will transfer images to a high-end digital work station where basic editing, retouching, color management and printing will be covered using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. Critical discussion of both print and screen images will occur weekly to enhance the student’s understanding of subject matter, composition and other aesthetic considerations. At least two class periods will be reserved for photo field trips so that students can practice what is covered with the instructor’s supervision.
Leon Syfrit Thursday 2/25-5/12; 6 - 9:15 PM $490.00 $35.00 lab fee
Digital Photography II will focus on the creative application of the fundamental principles of photography learned in Digital Photography I. Each week we will shoot on location at various local destinations, and have class critiques to further develop our understanding of the technical and creative possibilities of photography. We will continue to refine our understanding of Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop in an effort to streamline our personal digital workflow and photo editing. Each student will need to provide a DSLR camera for this course, and their own transportation to designated shoot locations.
Rob Whitehead Saturday 2/27; 10 AM - 4 PM; $100
This workshop will introduce students to Adobe Photoshop Lightroom which is used to organize, process, and re-touch your digital images. Learn essential tips and techniques from photographer and web designer Rob Whitehead, who travels the world creating stunning images. A lunch break is provided; students may bring lunch or visit a local eatery. Students should be prepared and bring a flash drive with images for demonstration purposes.
Dave Norbut Sunday 4/20 - 4/24; 1 - 4 PM; $125
To quote Pulitzer Prize winner photojournalist Barry Staver, the best camera "...is the one you have with you." Take advantage of your iPhone's capabilities and be inspired: through discussion, examples, critiques, demonstrations, and photo shoots, students will explore light, composition, color, contrast, cropping, and resizing. Students must have their own iPhone or Android phone, and account in order to purchase a few apps (between .99 and $5.00).
Randle Reed Saturday & Sunday 4/9 - 4/10; 10 AM - 4 PM; $200
Join artist and photographer Randle Reed for this two-day intensive workshop which will prepare photographers to create striking portraiture and dynamic still life images. The first class meeting will focus on studio essentials: equipment, lighting options, portrait posing, and composition. The second class will focus on hands-on photography to test, experiment, and successfully execute demonstrated techniques, including the use of softboxes, umbrellas, and other key tools.
Sharon Koehlblinger Wednesday 2/24 - 3/30 6 - 9:15 PM; $300/lab fee $35
Digital camera functions alone do not ensure great images. In this course, students will examine the various tools available for post processing, color/contrast correction, image toning, retouching, and other enhancements for digital images. Aspects of digital capture, color space, profiles, workflow and asset management will also be explored. Students should have a basic knowledge of DSLR and bring a flash drive containing image samples with them to class.
Randle Reed Saturday 4/30 & 5/7; 10 AM - 4 PM; $200
Join artist and photographer Randle Reed for two field trips to enable you to treat yourself to two full days of digital photography. Day one will have students meet in Old New Castle: from cobblestone streets to historic architecture and the riverfront, Old New Castle provides ample opportunities for photographers to capture the spirit of this local treasure of a town, created in 1651. Day two will be conducted in Valley Garden Park on Campbell Road in Wilmington, Delaware – the heart of chateau country. Walking trails, waterfalls, and luscious landscape will enable photographers to enjoy and capture the natural beauty within minutes from the city. Each day will conclude with an edit and critique session in DCAD’s lab. A lunch break will be provided; students may bring their lunch or visit a nearby eatery.
Register online or via phone (302.622.8867 x.110).