Ferguson Photography & Design

Tom Ferguson's Photography Class Handouts
Conejo Valley Adult School, Thousand Oaks, CA

Note: these are class notes/handouts only. They are meant to augment a class with lectures, demonstrations, and student hands on projects at CVAS in Thousand Oaks, CA. These are NOT complete lessons!

Digital Photography - Introduction:
Week 1: Intro & Choices & Downloading
Week 2: Composition, Aperture Priority and Shutter Priority
Week 3: Flash, Email Files and Color
Week 4: Lens Perspective, Elements Filters, Black & White and Printer Color

Digital Photography - Introduction PLUS:
Week 1: Intro & Choices & Downloading
Week 2: Composition and Shutter Priority
Week 3: Aperture Priority, Exposure
Week 4: Flash, Black & White and Color
Week 5: Metering, Closeups and Portrait Touchups
Week 6: Lens Perspective and Montages

Digital Photography - Intermediate:
Week 1: Handholding Speed, Panning, Sports Shooting and Layers
Week 2: Depth of Field, Filters, Color Theory, Pre-Visualization and Digital Book Layouts
Week 3: Advanced Flash, Bouncing Light, Portrait Lighting and Slide Shows
Week 4: Framing, Hot Lights, Background Systems, Still Lifes and Intro to Webpages

Adobe Photoshop Elements:
Week 1: Opening Files, Modes, Work Space, Cropping and Adjusting Brightness
Week 2: Adjusting Color, Red Eye, Raw, Color Profiles and Fixing Spots
Week 3: Layers, Text, Blend Modes, Resizing and Sharpening
Week 4: Black & White, Selecting, Adjustment Layers and Color Spaces
Week 5: Filters, Organizer, Digital Books and Slideshows

All Classes / Gallery Info:
Los Angeles Area Gallery List: While web surfing is fun, nothing beats seeing and holding real prints. One of the best ways to improve your photography is to see "what is possible". With the number of quality photo galleries in the LA area, we are truly spoiled. Use and enjoy the local galleries! Note: These galleries are not in Thousand Oaks. They are located throughout the Los Angeles area. Click here to view

Note: If you are looking for Tom's upcoming class schedule, it be found here.

1025 Old Farm Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360
Near the 23 and the Janss Road exit
Conviently close to Simi Valley, Moorpark, Westlake, Camarillo, Agoura Hills, Oak Park, Calabassas and the San Fernando Valley.