This course is suited for a person using either a simple or a complex camera. The class will concentrate on improving composition by discovering how to see as a professional does. Participants will take color prints based on specific assignments given in class. Participants will explore techniques that will make their photographs dynamic and powerful. Topics will include history of cameras, features, film types and uses, elements of exposure, lens types and uses, basics of composition, light meters, flash units, lighting techniques, depth of field, rule of thirds, shooting various locations, focusing on the subject, multiple flash use, situations, time exposures, filter uses, difficult shooting and marketing yourself.