Penn College to offer digital imaging courses

Two digital imaging courses will be offered this fall by Workforce Development and Continuing Education at Pennsylvania College of Technology.

Instructor Wayne Palmer has been involved with photography for more than 40 years. The owner of Palmer Multimedia Imaging, he will share his mastery of digital photography and Adobe Photoshop with WDCE students starting in September.

The fall 2017 courses are:

• Mastering your advanced digital camera

6-9 p.m. Thursdays (Sept. 7 and 28 and Oct. 5)

This class covers understanding of the camera’s features and using them in hands-on practice and editing photographs to produce extraordinary images. The “aperture/shutter speed/ISO relationship” will be demystified, as well as the camera program modes and other features. Photo improvements such as cropping, resizing, color and tonal corrections also will be covered.

This course offers one-on-one interaction and assistance with the instructor. Requirements include an advanced digital camera, SLR-style, that allows control over exposure; access to an owner’s manual; and an understanding of computer file management. There is a cost for the course cost.

• Adobe Photoshop

6-8 p.m. Thursdays (Oct. 12 to Nov. 9)

Learn to use Photoshop for selecting parts of images and moving, duplicating and resizing photos. Other topics include using layers and applying layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects.

Participants also will be taught to use painting tools and blending modes to create shading effects and will learn to perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. There is a cost for the course.

Contact WDCE at 570-327-4775 or visit www.pct.edu/wdce for a complete course listing, descriptions and dates.