“From Photo to DVD – Preserving Those Precious Memories”
covers three primary topics. First, we’ll
explore some techniques and strategies for taking better digital photos. We’ll take a moderately deep dive into portrait
and landscape photography and an overview look at sports, low-light and
underwater photography. Next, we’ll
explore the editing of photos using Adobe’s Photoshop Elements. We begin simply with things like cropping, light and color adjustments. By the time
we’re finished we’ll have explored photo merges, panoramas, special effects and
even creating your own images from scratch.
We conclude the course with a look at creating high quality videos and
DVDs with Adobe’s Premiere Elements.
Again we start simply with things like single-threaded timelines, music,
narration and transitions. By the time
we conclude you will be creating photo montages, utilizing multiple,
simultaneous timelines and creating your own menus. It should all be great fun.
The course is best suited for individuals familiar with
digital photography, but seeking to improve their skills. No prior knowledge of photo or video editing
is required. Similarly, Adobe’s
Photoshop and Premiere Elements are not required. The download and installation of the free
trial versions of each of these products is described within the course.
Rick Phillips, Ph.D., the instructor for this course,
describes himself as “someone who doesn’t always color within the lines.” He is energetic and entertaining, but will
likely challenge you within every section to expand your understanding and explore the
world around you. As Rick is known to
say, “have some fun out there, but Keep On Learning!”