'Photography your way' class at Grayson College Begins March 1
By Lauren Hummert
Mar 1, 2014
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“Photography is more than a medium for factual communication of ideas. It is a creative art.” -- Ansel Adams

Have you ever looked at an amazing photograph and wondered if you could do the same thing? Did you purchase an expensive camera and then become stumped by the user manual?

The Center for Workplace Learning at Grayson College has the solution to all of your photographic problems. Photography Your Way is a Saturday morning class that covers the essential basics of photography. Taught by Dale Thoreson, retired photographer, it has received rave reviews from students.

“Mr. Thoreson expanded my knowledge of photography and introduced me to art. I’m not afraid of my camera anymore.”

“I now have freedom with my camera. It is no longer a foreign object to me.”

With 20 years as a professional commercial photographer in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dale has covered many diverse fields. He teaches “how to accomplish what you want, not what the camera thinks you want.”

During the first two sessions, students will learn to turn off the automatic setting and dive into the manual functions. They will also learn several of the other functions their camera has to offer. During the third session, lighting will be discussed. Dale will explain how lighting affects the third dimension, mood and texture in a photograph. Finally, the fourth session will demonstrate composition and how to get the greatest impact with a camera.

Classes will meet March 1, 8, 15 and 22. Class size is limited. Learn more about Photography Your Way and registration information at or call 903-463-8765.

Please note this class is specifically
for students with SLR cameras.