Digital Photography - Beginner

Digital Photography - Beginner


Course Overview:

This class will cover the basics of digital photography. Topics include: Differences between point and shoot vs. SLR, equipment settings, such as resolution, zoom, and white balance, uploading images to various web sites, use of various lighting situations, natural posing composition. Camera and technical skills will be covered, including how to adjust ISO, shutter speed, and aperture (F-Stop) for different lighting conditions, and how to shoot in manual mode with better results. In addition, the course will answer questions such as, "What is depth of field?" and "How and when should I use fill flash?"


There are no prerequisites required for this course. The student only needs to know how to point and shoot.


Cost: $150
Materials: bring your digital camera if possible
Material Fee: free




Mr. Chuck Billiot


Photographer and Owner of Billiot Photography and Video in Mandeville, will be teaching beginner and intermediate photography courses and Photoshop for photographers.


Chuck’s "dare to be unique" approach to photography and videography has won him critical acclaim from his peers as well as several awards from the Greater New Orleans Professional Photographer’s Guild (GNOPPG). Chuck has been shooting professionally since 1978.


Chuck's interest in photography was sparked by a biology class in high school. His photography career began in the Navy on the USS Kitty Hawk photographing air craft carriers along with aerial shots. He is also a photojournalist. His most recent photography achievement is his status as a Certified Professional Photographer.


Sessions Available:

Section Date & Time Instructor Location Meeting Dates Holiday


6:00-9:00 pm

Chuck Billiot Mandeville 3/19/14 - 3/26/14 N/A




"It was a great class! When I went home and took a moment to review, I really did understand all of the concepts. I am looking forward to next weeks for sure!"







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SLU 10858

204 Azalea Circle

Mims Hall, Room 222

Hammond, LA 70402