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Travel Photography for Seniors   

Class Overview

Do you enjoy photography, especially in new and interesting environments? Whether traveling near or far, for a daylong trip, a weekend getaway, or longer, learn how to take much better travel photos in this fun class.

Learn how to tell stories through photography, so you can share your travel experience with loved ones after your trip. Gain a better understanding of camera handling, settings, subject matter, and composition that you can use in your adventures.

Explore how to prepare for any trip to get excellent photos. With a little knowledge and planning, taking photos can enhance your travel experience and can enjoy the “wow!” experience later looking at your photos.

We will also review what to do when you get back - from organizing your photos, to making the most of the photos you create. Discover opportunities to turn your photos into souvenirs that you and others can enjoy for a long time to come, such as calendars or even books. 

This is a hybrid class. We will meet online for instructions and photo sharing, and in person for photo shoots and practice.  This class is for anyone using any digital camera, from a phone camera to DSLR, or a mirrorless camera. No experience needed.

It’s part of our Broadway Hill Club offerings, designed for older students and offered during the daytime on diverse topics, though students of all ages are welcome!

Supplies Needed

  • Any digital camera – a phone camera, a mirrorless or DSLR – that allows you to download and share your photographs
  • A computer or smartphone to participate in an online class with Zoom
  • A free Flickr account to post photos for sharing with the class


Learning Objectives

  • Make much better travel photographs
  • Have a better understanding of camera handling, settings, subject matter, and composition 
  • Select better what to show
  • Thoroughly research any travel destination online
  • Know more alternatives for how to use your travel photography after you return
  • Feel confident in preparing equipment for travel, from servicing to packing
  • Tell stories with your photography


Who Might Enjoy This Class?

  • Anyone who wishes to come home from trips with better photographs
  • People who enjoy travel and photography
  • Seniors interested in daytime learning opportunities; all ages are welcome
  • All skill levels; everyone is welcome!

Welcome to Continuing Education

Continuing Education is the non-credit department of Seattle Central College.  Our classes are for professional development/career enhancement or personal enrichment and are designed for adults in the community.  Upon completion of classes, students may request a certificate of completion.  Our classes do not appear on student transcripts, earn college credit or qualify for financial aid or tuition waivers.



Travel Photography for Seniors

We recommend registering early!  Many of our classes will fill up, and we are unable to process registrations within 2 hours of the start time, 

on 4/17/2024.  

Item: Spring37137 Ray Pfortner
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM 12 Class Hours
Sessions: 6 W Room: SC - Off Campus - 3400000, ,
4/17/2024 - 5/22/2024 Fee: $129.00
  • Format/Location: Hybrid (online + one in-person photo shoot)
  • Schedule Notes: The class meets online for 5 sessions. The 5/8 class will be an in-person on location shoot (location TBD)
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