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Photo II: Technique & Style
9 Weeks | $325 | In-class

Designed to inspire intermediate photographers who are comfortable with the basics of photographic camera work (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), Photo II will help you take your work to the next level—both artistically and technically. To support your journey in this Technique and Style-driven course, you will be participating in detailed demonstrations, hands-on exercises and constructive critiques. Discover your personal photographic style while photographing a variety of subjects under varying conditions. Explore different methods and types of photography including narrative photography, still life photography, histograms, color theory, portraiture, electronic flash basics, night time photography, time exposures and more.

What You Will Learn:

  • How to improve composition and exposure techniques.
  • The ability to create compelling portraits.
  • A basic comprehension of artificial lighting using off-camera lighting and light modifiers.
  • How to develop the skills to photograph in low-light levels using long exposure times and composited exposures.
  • The way to further develop a RAW workflow using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Camera Raw and Adobe Photoshop software.
  • How to tell a story with your photographs.


Quarters Offered: Fall, Spring | In-class
Course Fee: $325
Prerequisite: Photo I: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO (ART-40629) and Digital Photography Workflow (ART-40705).
Materials/Software/Hardware: Adobe Creative Cloud and LinkedIn Learning are required materials. LinkedIn Learning will be used as a reference guide.​ Fully adjustable DSLR or prosumer camera and Creative Cloud Photography Plan required (Lightroom Classic not Lightroom CC).
Note: Required course for Photography: Images and Techniques professional certificate.
Contact: For more information about this course, please email the academic department at unex-digital@ucsd.edu.

Course Number: ART-40631
Credit: 3.00 unit(s)
Related Certificate Programs: Photography: Images and Techniques

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