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Workforce Training & Education

Photography Workshops

Great images are so much more than the camera when you photograph your everyday life.

Join us for two workshops and learn how to compose, capture and edit your photos like a professional.

Get tips from a pro! Your instructor, Russ Ford, a professional photographer prepared to help you learn to get the most from any kind of camera.


We suggest you take the courses back to back.

Courses - Spring 2023

Course WTEI 110
Title Basic Photography SLR and Mirrorless Camera

This workshop meets twice, 2.5 hours per session. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to apply ISO, proper aperture, and shutter speed; discuss filters; explore lenses and proper use of different lens types. This hands-on workshop requires you to bring your camera and manuals.

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Course WTEI 120
Title Beyond the Basics

This workshop meets twice, 2.5 hours per session. As a result of this 2-day workshop students will be able to apply focus, composition, background selection and lighting to photographs; demonstrate file management; and practice proper use of Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. No experience necessary, however basic knowledge of ISO, Aperture, and Shutter Speed would be useful. The workshop includes hands-on learning of flash photography so a camera capable of external flash would be useful.

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No, you do not need to be a student at the college to register.

To register call our registration office at 801-957-5200.

The photography classes are taught at the Miller Campus. 

You will need to bring your SLR digital camera, your camera manual, and note taking materials. There is no textbook for this class.

You can enroll in the Beyond the Basics class even if you have not taken the Basic class. However, we recommend that you take our informal self-assessment quiz. If you are able to answer most of the questions, your current knowledge should be adequate for the Beyond the Basics course.

The photography classes offered in Workforce & Continuing Education are not for credit, which means college credit is not awarded, and they do not show up on a college transcript. Salt Lake Community College does offer a Visual Art & Design degree with a photography emphasis. If you are interested in taking photography classes for credit, you can find more information here.