Course Description

Helping students explore not just the hows of photography, but the whys, this course delves into advanced photographic techniques and tools, encouraging students to go beyond basic camera settings. While aiming for a deeper understanding and control of light in the natural world, students also gain fundamental insights into the camera RAW file format, and how to effectively apply this critical photographic power tool.

Learner Outcomes

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

  • Use and understand digital camera menu choices
  • Apply best practices for camera settings, including shooting with RAW file format
  • Recognize different qualities of light, both indoors and out
  • Understand best practices for capture workflow
  • Gain a more in-depth understanding of ISO, shutter speed and aperture relationships, and evaluate/select best solutions for various scene choices
Christopher Broughton, Instructor

A renowned photographer and educator in the photographic arts, Broughton served as a faculty member of Brooks Institute of Photography for more than 20 years, and his experience in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses has ranged from Basic Digital Photography to Advanced Photographic Theory. Broughton, who is widely recognized for his ability to truly inspire his students, is currently working on a photographic passion project about artists in Paris. christopherbroughton.com

With fresh, exciting courses in photography, Brooks at UCSB seeks to stimulate, inspire, and energize students. Whether for school projects, business presentations, or just to express ideas in more creative and unique ways, these hands-on classes are taught by former faculty members of Brooks Institute of Photography, and special guest instructors. For more information, visit ernestbrooksfoundation.org.

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