This course is designed for beginners and those wanting to make the switch from auto to a manual shooting mode in order to take creative control, creating art with a digital camera. Students should bring a Digital SLR (DSLR) camera to class. There will be an emphasis on foundational principles such as camera functions, operation, composition, and lighting basics through a hands-on approach. Instruction will be through theory, demonstrations, practice at home, assignments and projects. At the conclusion, students should exhibit basic proficiency in a variety of photographic situations.