Photography and Multi-Media

Put your passion for photography into focus. Learn the fundamentals, from buying the right photography equipment to taking pictures at night. Study photo composition or Adobe® Photoshop®. Go on special field trips with the instructor and learn how to capture photos in the outdoors and at night while enjoying time with friends and classmates.

Requirements
All basic photography classes require a digital camera with some manual controls or a digital SLR.
Photography II classes require taking Digital Photography I or approval from the instructor.

Financial Aid is available for select JCCSF programs and classes. Click here for details.

Click below for class registration policies:
pdf JCCSF Class Registration Policies

For more information about photography or multi-media classes, contact Jackie Lewis at 415.292.1241 or email jlewis@jccsf.org.

Class

Day

Time

Dates

Holidays
(No Class)

Code

Fee

Digital Photography I (RPHOTOW2B)

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With Moshe Quinn
Want to get more impact from your shooting? This five-session course introduces creative and technical controls to those new to photography. Learn the basics of camera operation, various auto-exposure modes, and how to apply shutter speeds, aperture settings and focal lengths. Through weekly shooting projects, learn approaches to composition, contrast, line, shape, color, and effects of black-and-white photography.

Requirements: a digital camera, preferably with manual controls for exposure, or a digital SLR; basic computer skills; a USB flash drive.

Mondays

7:00 pm –
9:00 pm

3/9/15 – 4/6/15

RPHOTOW2B

M $160

P $170

Digital Photography II (RPHOTOW3A)

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With Moshe Quinn
In this five-session workshop, students gain greater command of the camera and increase the effectiveness of their picture taking. Make photographs that build upon fundamental techniques, while exploring visual and creative themes. Learn the benefits of manual exposure control, understand available light and flash lighting and explore approaches to night photography. Create a series of images that explore a unified theme.

Requirements: a digital camera, preferably with manual controls for exposure, or a digital SLR; basic computer skills; a USB flash drive.

Wednesdays

7:00 pm –
9:00 pm

3/11/15 – 4/8/15

RPHOTOW3A

M $160

P $170

Sunset & Twilight Photography: Golden Gate Park, Land's End & Sutro Baths (RPHOTOW5)

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With Moshe Quinn
In this three-hour field trip, students explore a unique San Francisco landscape during the dynamic change of light, from sunset through twilight and into the night. Discover techniques for harnessing available light and obtaining effective focus, exposure and color balance. Explore how to "paint" with light. Learn the basic concepts and trends in landscape photography while getting practical experience working in the field. Both beginners and more experienced photographers are welcome.

Requirements: a camera with fully charged batteries and user

Saturdays

5:30 pm –
8:30 pm

3/21/15 – 3/28/15

RPHOTOW5

M $105

P $115

Introduction to the Digital Camera (RPHOTOW1E)

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With Moshe Quinn
Learn the basics of how to use your camera, covering various auto-exposure modes, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance. What are the best approaches to capturing action? How can you best explore depth of field?  Consider approaches to composition and use of color.

Requirements: bring your camera!  Strongly recommended: bring the user manual

Monday

7:00 pm –
9:00 pm

4/13/15

RPHOTOW1E

M $60

P $65

Introduction to the Digital Camera (RPHOTOW1F)

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With Moshe Quinn
Learn the basics of how to use your camera, covering various auto-exposure modes, shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and white balance. What are the best approaches to capturing action? How can you best explore depth of field?  Consider approaches to composition and use of color.

Requirements: bring your camera!  Strongly recommended: bring the user manual

Wednesday

7:00 pm –
9:00 pm

4/15/15

RPHOTOW1F

M $60

P $65

Digital Photography II (RPHOTOW3B)

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With Moshe Quinn
In this five-session workshop, students gain greater command of the camera and increase the effectiveness of their picture taking. Make photographs that build upon fundamental techniques, while exploring visual and creative themes. Learn the benefits of manual exposure control, understand available light and flash lighting and explore approaches to night photography. Create a series of images that explore a unified theme.

Requirements: a digital camera, preferably with manual controls for exposure, or a digital SLR; basic computer skills; a USB flash drive.

Mondays

7:00 pm –
9:00 pm

4/20/15 – 5/18/15

RPHOTOW3B

M $160

P $170

Digital Photography I (RPHOTOW2C)

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With Moshe Quinn
Want to get more impact from your shooting? This five-session course introduces creative and technical controls to those new to photography. Learn the basics of camera operation, various auto-exposure modes, and how to apply shutter speeds, aperture settings and focal lengths. Through weekly shooting projects, learn approaches to composition, contrast, line, shape, color, and effects of black-and-white photography.

Requirements: a digital camera, preferably with manual controls for exposure, or a digital SLR; basic computer skills; a USB flash drive.

Wednesdays

7:00 pm –
9:00 pm

4/22/15 – 5/20/15

RPHOTOW2C

M $160

P $170

Urban Documentary: Mission & Financial Districts (RPHOTOW6)

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With Moshe Quinn
In this three-hour field trip, students explore a unique San Francisco landscape during the dynamic change of light, from sunset through twilight and into the night. Discover techniques for harnessing available light and obtaining effective focus, exposure and color balance. Explore how to "paint" with light. Learn the basic concepts and trends in landscape photography while getting practical experience working in the field. Both beginners and more experienced photographers are welcome.

Requirements: a camera with fully charged batteries and user

Saturdays

3:00 pm –
6:00 pm

5/9/15 – 5/16/15

RPHOTOW6

M $105

P $115