“Night Photography” is one of two courses that will make its debut this fall in the University of Tennessee Photography Certificate Program.

Instructor Steve Chastain will teach you the technical side of taking great night and low-light images.

Learn how to determine exposure, fine-tune white balance, control depth of field, and reduce digital noise.

Discover how to handle natural and artificial low light, how to shoot in mixed lighting, the importance of contrast control, and techniques for exposing the night sky.

The six-session course ($199 fee) begins October 14; online registration is available.

This is a hands-on course. The first five nights will be spent outdoors shooting photos and learning at various locations around Knoxville. The final class session will be spent in a computer lab working with Photoshop to refine the images you’ve taken.

Our Fall 2010 non-credit photography courses begin in mid-September—the perfect time to begin your pursuit of the UT Photography Certificate. (View the program requirements.)

September courses include Fundamentals of Digital Photography I and II, Lighting Essentials, Nature & Travel Photography, Sports Photography, Portrait Photography, Beginning Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom from Start to Finish, and Introduction to Photojournalism.

Darrin Devault, UT Professional & Personal Development

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