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Photography, 3D Printing, and Windows Classes at SCC This Summer

Five photography classes, a class in 3D printing, and a class in Windows 10 will be offered at Sandhills Community College through the division of Continuing Education this summer. These classes are a great way to have fun and make new friends while learning how to use cameras, technical equipment, and computers.


Purchasing a new camera can be a confusing process. DSLRs, crossovers, point and shoots, mirrorless, megapixels, features, and budget, are all important considerations. Laura Gingerich will help you become a more educated consumer and lead you to confidence in your decision. “Which Digital Camera Should I Purchase?” will be held on Friday, June 7, from 2-4 p.m. The cost is $50.

“Photography Bootcamp” will help you to say goodbye to using automatic and learn the fundamentals that will enable you to become comfortable with the dials, modes, and menus on your camera. “Photography Bootcamp” will be held on Wednesday, June 19, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The cost is $75. The class will set aside time to practice and create beautiful images. You will experience the best results if your camera is less than five years old.

Laura Gingerich will help you learn more about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO and help you learn how to shoot on manual mode in this hands-on workshop. She will also help you understand the basics of photographic composition. “Understanding the Exposure Triangle” will be held on Friday, June 21, from 9 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $75.

Understanding the fundamentals of composition can dramatically improve your photographs. Laura Gingerich will help you know the difference between mediocre shots and an excellent one by studying the elements of design. Discussion, lecture, fieldwork, and critique session is included. “The Art of Seeing” will be held on Friday, June 21, from 1-4 p.m. The cost is $75.

“Photo Editing Using Photoshop Elements 19-Advanced” will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays, Aug. 26-Oct. 7 from 1-3 p.m. This class will teach you how to edit in raw, use the guided and expert mode in Editor, how to include various types of layers and blends to correct or combine two or more photos, and how to create a type mask and montages. You will also learn to frame pictures, create twirl effects, push a photo through text, add texture, and make a photo look like a painting. The prerequisites for this class are Elements 19-Part 1, or prior experience, and a good working knowledge of computers, using a mouse or pen tablet, file management, and a creative mind. The cost is $75.

3D Printing

The “3D Printing” class will allow you to create 3D image files using the TinkerCAD design and printing app. After file creation, you will print your object. You will also learn the history, terminology, and types of 3D Printing technology. “3D Printing” will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays June 4-27 from 6-8 p.m., and Saturdays, June 15 and 22, from 8 a.m.-Noon. The cost is $75.

Windows Operating System

Enhance your Windows 10 skills in “Windows 1-Level 2.” Discover how to use the Action Center and the All Settings screen, how to customize your Desktop, set up, and use virtual desktops, creating folders for basic file management, and how to use File Explorer. A brief introduction to email and the Windows Store will be covered, as well as how to update Windows 10 and keep it safe. The prerequisite for this class is Windows 10-Level 1 or prior experience. The class will be held on Mondays and Thursdays, July 8-Aug. 15 from 9-11 a.m. The cost is $75.

Customized Training Courses

Business owners can request customized computer and technology training for employees. Please contact Lori Degre, to learn more.


Seats are still available for these classes. To register in person, stop by the Sandhills Community College Continuing Education office located on the first floor of Van Dusen Hall. Registration by phone at (910)-695-3980 or preregistration online at are also available accepting all major credit cards. Registration hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. until noon.

For online registration, visit link. Select “Registration and Payment” on the left sidebar and follow the instructions.

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