Intermediate Photography

Rise Above the Basics

Learn more advanced techniques in composition, exposure, light and lighting, close-up photography, illustrative photography, and portraiture. 

Learn to conceptualize and create photogenic images from material presented in the classroom. This is an advanced class. Students must have own their own DSLR camera and working knowledge of it. 

Every Tuesday in April, 6-9 p.m.

For more information or to register, download the registration form or contact Sara Engle at 406-377-9441 or sengle@dawson.edu

April 2

  • Short overview of the history of photography
  • Light and its properties, modifying, controlling, adapting
  • Exposure – ISO, shutter, aperture, white balance, depth-of-field, reciprocal exposures
  • HDR-High Dynamic Range
  • Fidgets, gadgets, flashes, and other accessories

April 9

  • Composition
  • Rule of thirds
  • Lines – leading, descending, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, repeating, curves
  • Patterns – textures and form
  • Twelve elements of a photograph
  • Seeing vs. looking

April 16

  • Creativity – thinking outside of the box
  • Time exposure
  • Painting with light
  • Multi-frame panoramas

April 23

  • Portraiture – portrait dynamics, individuals, couples, groups, venues, lighting, adults, children, animals

April 30

  • Printing – print options, sizing, matting, and framing
  • Competition

About the Instructor

Terry Osborn is a professional photographer of over 30 years and is now semi-retired. His interest in photography began at the age of eight when he received his first camera. In later years, his interest in photography continued to grow as he upgraded his equipment as often as possible and obtained as much education and hands-on learning as possible. 

Terry was the photographer/owner of Osborn Photography in downtown Glendive for nearly 20 years, closing his studio in the summer of 2014. He also was appointed as the department photographer of the Glendive Police Department for approximately fifteen years. 

Terry has been a member of the Professional Photographers of American for over 20 years and a member of the Montana Professional Photographers Association for 23 years, having served on the board of directors for thirteen years and three years as president. 

Terry has won awards in portraiture and commercial photography and has been named in the Top Ten Montana Professional Photographers for three consecutive years. He has had his work published in magazines and on national network television. 

Terry has taught law enforcement photography classes at DCC numerous times and presented youth photography workshops and classes with local 4-H clubs and the Boys and Girls Club. 

Terry has judged both 4-H and open class photography at regional county fairs for many years. 

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