Union County College offers photography course

UNION COUNTY — If you enjoy taking pictures, learn how you can turn your passion into an income-generating business through a new non-credit certificate program at Union County College. Even if you just take pictures as a hobby, there are important techniques you can learn to improve your picture-taking abilities to get started.

The class will be taught by David Wiener, a certified teacher and wedding photographer who has photographed more than 600 weddings, including celebrity weddings. This course uses weddings as the place to begin a part-time business and will cover how to photograph models, families, seniors, and events such as Sweet 16 parties, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and anniversaries.

Students will learn how to expand their craft into a successful photography business. Additional topics include: equipment and its use; detailed photographic coverage of events; photography styles — such as photojournalism, portraiture, candid and formal; sales; promotion; pricing and bookkeeping; album creation; and Photoshop and Elements basics. This course emphasizes a hands-on and demonstrative approach to help develop photographic style, knowledge, confidence and competence.

This class, course AEBU 504 Sec 146, will be Thursdays, Feb. 7 through April 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the Cranford campus and tuition is $270. The Cranford campus is located at 1033 Springfield Ave. To sign up or for more information, call 908-709-7600 or visit www.ucc.edu/noncredit.