Your digital camera is a precise tool for capturing a still, visual representation of a moment. Learn to harness the power of digital photography by understanding the specialized features of your camera, proper exposure, depth-of-field, composition, lighting, and the fundamentals of photo management within Adobe Photoshop. Then challenge your imagination with weekly shooting assignments and software manipulation. At the end of the course, you will leave with a portfolio of images! Discussions include a brief history of photography and an exploration of contemporary trends. Group critiques enhance learning. Students must bring their own digital SLR camera. PC users can learn on the Mac during class, and transfer their knowledge to practice on their PC at home. All skill levels are welcome. Basic computer skills required.