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Fall 2015 Classes at
Danville Area Community College

A Full Slate of Photography and Digital Imaging Classes Scheduled at DACC for Fall 2015

Photography "THE BASICS"

This course of study introduces the student to: The use and handling of 35mm as well as digital cameras; a working knowledge of film and digital imaging; the basic elements of a photograph; an understanding of lighting, both natural and artificial (flash); basic portrait lighting and posing; and the care, storage, and display of printed photographs as well as digital images.

Requirements: 35 mm camera and/or digital camera.

Class Schedule - Tuesday nights 6-8:00pm,
September 1 through October 20

 At the DACC Village Mall Office

On-line outline and resources



Digital Photography

Traditional film is almost a thing of the past. This workshop will emphasize digital photography techniques, explain digital photography terms, camera operations and settings, basic photo manipulations, and file management of digital images.

Class Schedule - Thursday nights 6-8:00pm,
September 3 through September 24
t the DACC Village Mall Office



This class will introduce you to the basics of working with Photoshop CS-5.1 for retouching photographic images.

Students will be able to use techniques for selecting images in order to edit and retouch images,

and prepare images for inclusion in a website or for printed documents. Students will be able to edit images using the painting tools, clone stamp and drawing

they will be able to create new images using the pen tool and the drawing and painting tools. Participants will be able to create and edit images using layers and make photo composites and montages.

Class Schedule- Wednesday nights 6-8:00pm,
September 30 through October 21
At the DACC Village Mall Office


Photoshop Elements 10.0
Photoshop Elements is a program that comes with many new digital cameras and scanners. It can perform many of the functions that the more expensive Photoshop CS5 or CS6 can do, but is more user friendly to amateur artists and photographers. The class will teach how to view and organize, fix, and enhance photos, and produce photo creations and composites.

Class Schedule - Thursday nights - 6-8:00pm,
November 5 through December 3
At the DACC Village Mall Office


Lightroom® - A New Digital Imaging Class
Now Offered at DACC

Les Woodrum recently completed Adobe certified training in Adobe® Photoshop® Lightroom® 4 software and will offer a class at DACC this fall. Lightroom provides a comprehensive set of digital photography tools, from powerfully simple one-click adjustments to cutting-edge advanced controls. Create images that inspire, inform, and delight. Lightroom is becoming the photographer’s choice program in sorting and cataloging their photo collections. Besides cataloging and editing your photos, there are many retouching and photo manipulations that can be performed with this rather inexpensive program.

Class Schedule - Tuesday nights 6-8:00pm,
November 3-24

At the DACC Village Mall Office


This course of study introduces the student to the basics of studio and commercial photography. Classes will explore photojournalism, studio photography, commercial advertising photography and scenic art photography.

Business issues such as resale, zoning, state sales tax and income tax reporting will also be covered.
Weekly photo assignments and photo critiques are a part of the curriculum. Participants will need to produce 2-3 8x10 photos each week to complete weekly assignments. A camera, either digital or film is required.

Prerequisite – Photography I, “The Basics” or permission of the instructor.

Look for this class in the Spring Semester
Classes at DACC Village Mall Office

You should enroll as soon as possible. The college has minimum enrollments required to run any of these classes. To enroll, contact the DACC Community Education department at 217-554-1668 or 217-554-1667.

Deadline for registration is one day prior to the starting date of each class.

Let me know what classes or Workshops you would like

Besides teaching classes for DACC, I also try to offer classes, workshops, photo trips and tours that you want. Past classes and workshops have included basic studio portrait photography, advanced black & white photography, and B&W darkroom techniques. Tours have included overnight trips to Southern Illinois and one day trips through west-central Indiana . Extended trips include Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

I will soon start making plans for spring classes and workshops. If you have any ideas, or if there are any special topics you would like to see offered in a workshop, contact Les at lesw@woodrum-media.com


Les & Dallas Woodrum
1619 N. Bowman Ave.
Danville, IL 61832
Phone: 217-443-4403

E-mail at - info@woodrum-media.com