SCC Offers Photoshop and Photography Classes


Event Location: The Pilot Center, Pilot Mountain, NC and Dobson Campus-E Building

Two new Photoshop classes will be offered by Surry Community College this fall and taught by Boyce Shore who will also be leading his regular series of photography instruction classes.

Basic Photographic Photoshop is scheduled on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SCC campus, 630 S. Main Street, Dobson. During this class, students will learn the basic core techniques and skills for a photographer using Adobe Photoshop software such as setting up the workspace; how to load tools, actions, presets and brushes for maximum productivity; learning to use layers; image enhancement and retouching; color cast removal; corrections, brushes and tools; and much more. The cost is $39.

Intermediate Photographic Photoshop will be held Saturday, Sept. 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SCC campus in Dobson. In this class, students will begin the process of analyzing a print/image to not only determine how to improve it, but also how to develop the most efficient steps to proceed without changing the original file to complete the process. Instruction will include soft focus and sharpening techniques, to minimize lines on older faces (history magic); amazing tricks to make head swaps easy; eye enhancements for beautiful eyes; slimming and trimming extra pounds, rolls, bulges and jowls; and the finishing touch for portraits including dramatizing techniques or the soft touch; removing or neutralizing sunburn; liquefy; and much more.

DSLR Cameras: Getting to Know Your Camera will be held Sept. 9-18, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Pilot Center, located at 612 E. Main Street, Pilot Mountain. The cost is $39.

This 8-hour mini course will help you improve on your skills and become more proficient with your DSLR (Digital Single-Lens Reflex) camera. From choosing the right equipment to understanding what it takes in getting the right shot, the class will help increase your passion and proficiency in these two areas of capturing images.

Improving Your Photographic Skills Series: Fall Foliage/Exploring the Night will be held on Mondays, Oct. 20 through Nov. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. Students will meet at The Pilot Center the first night of class to discuss field trips and class dates/times. The cost is $39.

In this class, students will explore the different angles, lighting and compositions of landscapes and fall designs as well as capturing nighttime images of cities, buildings and homes in the areas along with the night skies. Students should be equipped with a DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses (more than one lens is recommended but not required) and a sturdy tripod for the nighttime events. Students should be familiar with the settings on their cameras. If not, students should consider taking Getting to Know your DSLR Camera that will be taught in September.

For more information about these classes, call Sonnie Hardy at (336) 386-3229 or

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