Digital Photography, Art 213, is offered both fall and spring semesters and is currently taught by Professor Kyle Petersen. According to the catalog description, “This course offers students of all levels a working knowledge of digital photography. Students will develop an understanding of operating a digital camera and explore photographic methods as they relate to digital images, develop their creative expression through photography, use relevant software for image modifications, and learn to value the contributions of photography to our global society.” This sounds like a tall order, but Petersen delivers on the promise by creating a humorous, supportive and challenging environment in which students are free to learn and explore the field of digital photography. Class periods involve lecture, hands on experience with the camera, and guided practice on exercises geared toward a true understanding of photographic concepts. Students are guided in learning how to operate a digital camera with a focus on understanding the various settings and functions of the camera. Additionally, the discussion of design principals, purposeful homework assignments, and honest critiques provide students with the tools needed to create interesting images. Computer programs such as Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, and Bridge are used for organizing, modifying, and developing digital images. Everything from buying a camera, to making and developing pictures is covered in this class. Art 213 teaches students everything they need to begin of the process of digital photography in a fun environment. So what are you waiting for?
Black Hawk College is a community college with campuses located in Moline, IL (Quad Cities) and Kewanee, IL.
Students majoring in art at Black Hawk can pursue an Associate's Degree in Visual Communication, Art or Fine Art, or a certificate in Art Technology.
ArtSpace is Black Hawk College’s art gallery. Located in the hallway of Building 4 of the Quad-Cities Campus, ArtSpace displays exhibits that rotate on a monthly basis.