Course Description

RISD CE introductory photography course

This course for new and amateur photographers acquaints students with the basics of photography and the use of their 35mm film or digital cameras, the history of photography, and the aesthetics of composing and shooting great pictures. Lectures, presentations and class assignments cover technical skills involving manual exposure controls, as well as opportunities for personal discovery. With students receiving ongoing guidance through weekly critiques, they explore methods of expanding personal creativity while increasing self-confidence. Whether you are interested in traditional black-and-white or color film, or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit, and a great introduction to the art of photography.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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