Rock Valley College
CCE Photography

Basic Digital Photography | PHO-800-RV 

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Are you only using $100 of features on your $500 camera? This action packed class will show you how to use your camera controls once and for all! We cover the basics of digital photography and we make it simple! You will learn the elements of exposure control, white balance and composition to strengthen your photographic foundation. You also learn about photographing people, close-ups, action and lowlight photography. We will also discuss ways of sharing images and storing your photos. BRING: Your camera. NO CLASS 3/8.

Adventure Safari Network
Cost: $109
Dates: 3/1-3/22 (Mondays - 3 Courses) from 6:00-8:30 pm

Photoshop Elements | PHO-800-BLL 

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You can’t imagine how much better your images will look with just a little optimization using Adobe Photoshop Elements. This program is designed for photographers, image editors and hobbyists, and we provide entry level instruction to make it easy to use the program efficiently. The software contains most of the features of the professional version but with fewer and simpler options. You will learn to edit, organize and share images. This ‘hands-on’ class is designed to get you productive from the first class. NO CLASS 3/31.

Adventure Safari Network
Cost: $109
Dates: 3/18-4/1 (Wednesdays - 3 Courses) from 6:00-8:30 pm

Mastering Digital Photography: Photographing People 
 

Instructor-led course, you study and interface with a cohort over a 6-week schedule. Courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. OR, for the independent learner, choose self-paced tutorials providing access to all lessons. Start immediately with 3 months to complete. 
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Take beautiful pictures of adults, children, and babies. 

Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera 
 

Instructor-led course, you study and interface with a cohort over a 6-week schedule. Courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. OR, for the independent learner, choose self-paced tutorials providing access to all lessons. Start immediately with 3 months to complete. 
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 Use your digital camera to take stunning nature photos, including landscapes, flowers, animals, and even macro shots. 

Secrets of Better Photography 
 

Instructor-led course, you study and interface with a cohort over a 6-week schedule. Courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. OR, for the independent learner, choose self-paced tutorials providing access to all lessons. Start immediately with 3 months to complete. 
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Take better pictures by understanding your camera and how to use it in a variety of situations. 

Travel Photography for the Digital Photographer  
 

Instructor-led course, you study and interface with a cohort over a 6-week schedule. Courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans. OR, for the independent learner, choose self-paced tutorials providing access to all lessons. Start immediately with 3 months to complete. 
Register at  ED2GO.COM/RVC 
Tricks and techniques digital photographers need to capture scenes from around the world and bring them home. 

Introduction to Guitar 
 

Instructor-led course, you study and interface with a cohort over a 6-week schedule. Courses start monthly with twice-weekly lesson plans.  
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Master basic guitar skills and become the musician you’ve always wanted to be.  

Chords are Key: Guitar Online Seminar $59 
 

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(For Ages 13+) Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it.  REQUIRED: You will need an acoustic or electric guitar to take the class. FEE INCLUDES: Online book and online videos. Also, an optional weekly group question and answer session will be available using ZOOM. 

Chords are Key: Piano Online Seminar $59 
 

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Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. A piano or keyboard with standard size keys is needed for home preparation of assignments. FEE INCLUDES: Online book and online videos. Also, an optional weekly group question and answer session will be available using ZOOM.  

Chords are Key: Playing Piano by Ear Online Seminar $59 


Register at ROCKVALLEYCOLLEGE.EDU/CHORDSAREKEY    Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing-all expressed in everyday language. RECOMMENDED: Prior experience with chords. A piano or keyboard with standard size keys is needed for home preparation of assignments. FEE INCLUDES: Online book and online videos. Also, an optional weekly group question and answer session will be available using ZOOM. 

Piano Discount Super Course $108 
 

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Take BOTH piano classes: Chords are Key: Piano Online Seminar AND Chords are Key: Playing Piano by Ear for a discounted price. 

Chords are Key: Intermediate Piano Lessons $10/month  


Register at ROCKVALLEYCOLLEGE.EDU/CHORDSAREKEY    These online lessons are designed to take you a step further after you have taken the Chords are Key for Piano Seminar and also completed the follow-up material that goes along with that course.  A piano or keyboard with standard size keys is needed for home preparation of assignments. 

 

Photography Certificate of Completion
 

Rock Valley College has partnered with Adventure Safari Network to offer their most popular courses and their expertise. Adventure Safari Network is the leading provider of photographic workshops in the Chicagoland area, and conducts frequent photo safaris in local and international venues.

Photography is a popular career, and gaining this Photography Certificate of Completion is one way to make sure you stand out in the job market. Gain a better understanding of the craft and take your photography to the next level.

Certificate of Completion Required Core Classes
 

  • Basic Digital Photography
  • Digital Photography II
  • Developing Your Portfolio
  • Photoshop Elements
     

Certificate of Completion Required Electives


(Prerequisite: Basic Digital Photography) Choose any combination of our other photography offerings for a total of 11 electives or safaris that fit your goals and interests. Electives and safari offerings vary by
semester.

Any type of camera is acceptable, with an SLR providing best results.

Full Certificate of Completion details will be discussed in the Basic Digital Photography class. For more information, contact the Adventure Safari Staff at (312) 470-6704.