Course Description


Christopher Broughton photographer

Take command of what you capture in front of your smartphone camera, your point-and-shoot camera, or your DSLR—with creativity and flair. Offering students an understanding of digital capture from the ground up, this course blends the fundamentals of photography with the application of digital tools to the creative image-capture process. Learn to use manual settings to create compelling imagery with a depth of focus, aperture, shutter speed, and sensor settings, while gaining an understanding of the qualities of light and the principles of design.

Taught by Christopher Broughton

Broughton, a renowned photographer as well as an educator in the photographic arts, served as a faculty member at Brooks Institute of Photography for more than 20 years. Broughton, whose teaching experience ranged from both undergraduate and graduate courses such as Basic Digital Photography and Photographic Theory has been recognized for his ability to inspire. He is currently working on a photographic project about artists in Paris.


With Brooks at UCSB, you’ll be inspired by these new courses in photography, whether for school projects, business presentations, or just to express your ideas in a more unique way! These hands-on classes are taught by award-winning photographers and former faculty members of the Brooks Institute of Photography, as well as special guest instructors. For more informatic on, visit: ernestbrooksfoundation.org

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Learner Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand manual settings with a DSLR camera
  • Apply manual settings to create compelling imagery
  • Develop a basic understanding of qualities of light
  • Use best practices in file management
  • Understand principals of design

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9:00AM to 3:00PM
Jan 11, 2020 to Feb 08, 2020
UCSB Campus
TBA: Location to be announced
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee credit (4 units) $500.00
Available for Credit
4 units
Section Notes

No textbook required.

No refunds after 1/6/20