There is still time to register for Haywood Community College’s  new community education certificate in Media Arts:  Photography. The course will begin November 11 and run through March, 14 2012. It will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The program requires basic knowledge of cameras and computers.

The Media Arts Certificate in Photography offers hands-on instruction in basic camera operation, lighting, printing, editing, promotion, presentation and networking. The focus of the photography course is on the creative process of concept to completion, while teaching the technical and creative aspects of the craft. Through hands-on instruction, the photography program will enhance the skills of the individual as well as prepare them to be competitive in a media-rich job market. Upon completion of the certificate, participants will have a professional portfolio that can be presented in a print or a digital portfolio. 

Lori Johnson, HCC Media Arts:  Photography instructor, has taught photography courses for curriculum and community education for 10 years. She is a freelance photographer whose work has been shown throughout the U.S.  Johnson has a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Savannah College of Art and Design.

Cost of the class is $240. For more information about the Media Arts Certificate in Photography, please contact Denise Thomason at 828-565-4242.