Bill AgeeAssociate Faculty
Phone: 949-212-1112 mobile
Photo 160 can make you a significantly better color digital photographer. We use Adobe software to adjust and enhance all the images we shoot for assignments. We also talk about other software that is available for professional photographers that will give you an edge in creating unique images. I use 7 conceptual assignments to re-train your visual thinking so you can see and understand light, design, color, shape, texture and other elements that will help you produce images at a higher level and make photography more fun and rewarding. After 16 weeks you will be able to see photographic opportunities for creating unique images that ordinary photographers totally miss along the way.
Another major goal is to thoroughly learn and understand the digital darkroom workflow from camera input to adjustment to output on high end digital printers and the web. We have professional quality Epson 3800 printers in the class. Ninety percent of the students taking this class use SLR type cameras or one of the new micro 4/3 format cameras. This is an intermediate class and you will need to complete photo 50 or the equivalent beginning photo class at another college in order to take the photo 160 class. You also need to have experience and a basic understanding of using a PC or Macintosh computer.
Management instituted a new system this semester to qualify students for these advanced classes. If you find you are blocked from enrolling in photo 160 because you donít have photo 50, you may petition by emailing me. You will need show me that you have equivalent school work or personal experience that shows you are at least at the intermediate level photographer. It is also helpful to be able to show an online portfolio of images that exhibits a mastery of the basic photographic skills.
If the class is not completely filled by the first meeting on Tuesday, January 10th, show up at 5 PM at the classroom at Village 32-2 on the lower campus and petition for a space in the class.. See the map on the saddleback website for the location.
Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. Went to high school in Ohio and at Kimball Union Academy, Meriden, N.H. BA in Psychology from Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, OH and MFA in Studio Art / Painting from California State University, Long Beach.
I moved to Southern California and became a full time professional photographer after a 12 year career in book publishing in New York and San Francisco. I did the usual weddings and newspaper work to learn the business... I eventually gravitated to working with fashion and print models with an emphasis on people on location. Later I moved into architectural and advertising work with a travel and location specialty. I have been teaching photography part time at Saddleback College in Mission Viejo for over 25 years. Thirteen years ago I switched to digital photography exclusively and have been teaching the Photo 51 / Digital Imaging / Photoshop Class in the Fine Arts Division and Photo 160 / Color Digital Photography. I currently teach Photo 160.