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Shooting photos on location with instructor Jerry Mennenga.

Sometimes when a person is out photographing there are too many choices, and at other times it seems there are not enough.

The Photo Safari Summer class is an extension in taking photographs on location. Its purpose is to help the student “see” the possibilities of what to photograph and how to react in the moment. Students are expected to have a basic understanding of their camera for this class and able to make exposures in the manual and/or aperture or shutter priority modes.

Information for learning and understanding technical details of operating a camera is offered in the Making Better Photographs class.

This class will meet on location two different Saturdays with sessions scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The final class will meet in Advanced Sciences Building, Room L212.

Students will travel and meet at the respective locations. There may be entrance fees for some locations and students are individually responsible for those costs.

When students sign up for this class they should also email Lifelong Learning coordinator Mara Hall ( with a telephone number which will be forwarded to the instructor.

Jerry will be present at each site to offer advice and guidance while students are photographing images that capture their attention.

Students in this class will then exhibit photos from the summer ses- sion in the Media Center during the WITCC’s fall semester. Details for submission for the exhibit will be sent to students after the sec- ond class meeting.

Digital single lens reflex (DSRL) cameras or compact cameras are necessary for this course. Students are responsible for supplying their own camera gear.

Jerry Mennenga has worked for various newspapers as a photojour- nalist for over 25 years. He has photographed in a variety of settings and situations and knows the value and pressure of producing im- ages on deadline for publication. And in doing this, learning to see beyond the obvious or using the obvious to make an interesting photograph of what lies before you. He still creates images for a blog he writes,

SATURDAYS, JUNE 15 (10 A.M. – 4 P.M.), JULY 20 (9 A.M - 3 P.M.) AND AUG. 24 (10 A.M. – NOON)

Location: Location varies
Fee: $80 / Max: 15 / Min: 8
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course #19/FY-CPDV-2732-03

JUNE 15, 10 A.M. TO 4 P.M.: Class will meet at the Prairie Arts Village in Sheldon, I.A., 1423 Park Street. The class may spend time checking out the site. We will then head to the Sheldon Prairie Museum at 319 10th Street and spend time at the museum which is housed in a former Carnegie Library.

JULY 20, 9 A.M. TO 3 P.M.: Meet at the community of Granite, I.A., where the class will spend time at the Annual Threshing Bee checking out the sights. From there we will travel to the Gitchie Manitou State Preserve, roughly three miles away, to photograph a former stone structure and maybe do a short trail hike in the park to the state line.

AUGUST 24, 10 A.M. TO NOON: Students will meet in Advanced Sciences Building, L212, to turn in their prints for the exhibit. 


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