Beginning Photography Course starts in January at DSLCC

Beginning Digital Photography, a four-week course offered by the Dabney S. Lancaster Community College Non-Credit Program, will be held on Tuesday evenings, Jan. 19 and 26, Feb. 2 and 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 504, McCarthy Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus. The instructor is professional photographer Chuck Almarez, who owns and operates Fire and Light Gallery in Clifton Forge, VA.

The course will familiarize students with the features and capabilities of modern digital cameras, including hands-on explanations of lenses, shutter speeds, apertures, and ISO settings and how each can affect the final image. By the end of the course the student should have a good understanding of how to use their camera controls for best results (especially for exposure) and how composition plays a critical part in art and photography. No book or software required.

A one-night free Photography Open House for anyone interested in learning about the course will be held Tuesday, Jan. 12, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Room 502, McCarthy Hall, on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus.

To register or for more information, contact Doug Jones, DSLCC Workforce Solutions and Community Education, at 540-863-2870 or email

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