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Photography, scrapbook classes planned this fall

Photography, scrapbook classes planned this fall

Posted: Friday, August 20, 2010 8:58 am

WCP 8.19.10 Area residents can pursue hobbies via digital photography and scrapbook non-degree courses that are planned in September by the University of Tennessee at Martin Office of Extended Campus and Online Studies.
“Digital Photography Part I/Camera Operation and Basic Photographic Skills” will be offered from 6:30-9 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 7-28. The instructor is Dr. Tom Gallien, and the registration fee is $85.
This course is designed to make digital photography less intimidating. It will also help participants better understand all the controls on the camera and show them how to make better photographs using the new digital technology. This course will help participants feel more competent in making good photos in any situation. Proper photographic exposure, composition and use of the camera’s histogram will be discussed.
Participants should provide a digital camera, camera’s instruction manual and a small notebook. Gallien will provide printed and e-mail handouts to supplement the presentations. Even though this course is primarily for novice digital photographers, solutions and ideas for photographers with intermediate skills can also be discussed.
The class will utilize e-mail evaluation and critiques of images during the course.
Gallien has more than 35 years of photographic experience including more than 10 years of digital camera use. He has had the opportunity to study widely under the personal supervision of a number of well-known professional wildlife and landscape photographers and brings these skills to the classroom. He also conducts an annual five-day spring photography workshop in the Great Smoky Mountains.
“Scrapbook Time with a Brown Paper Bag” is planned for 7-8:30 p.m., Thursdays, Sept. 9-30. The instructor is Vickie Lynn Higgs, and the fee is $50 plus a $10 supply fee.
 Participants will make an easy, quick scrapbook using plain brown paper bags and choice of embellishments. The $10 supply fee is paid to the instructor the first night of class. Participants need to provide scissors, glue stick and 15-20 photos to scrapbook.
Pre-registration is required for classes. To register, call ECOS at 731-881-7082 or for online registration, go to

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