Bay West Offering Digital Photography Course

Bay College West Campus (Bay West) will be offering two training opportunities on digital photography this July taught by David Heritsch.

Heritsch offers forty years of varied photographic experience and a diverse set of tools for teaching photography. His portfolio includes everything from studio lighting for Harley Davidson, shooting Sports Illustrated magazine, the NCAA Final Four Tournaments, NBA Finals and Olympics, as well as covering four presidential elections for TIME Magazine, etc. However, his greatest passion – making photographs of nature and wildlife subjects, which have been published in magazines such as Ducks Unlimited, Wisconsin Trails and Birds & Blooms.

“Digital Photography Basics” will take place July 18, 25, August 1 and 8 from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. CST. With this series of 4 classes, students will take complete control of their camera and all of its most important settings, rather than shooting only in auto modes. Students will get a firm understanding of ISO, f-stop and shutter speeds, as well as exposure modes, focus techniques, depth of field and much more. Whether a student owns a simple point-and-shoot or a DSLR the basics are the same. The cost for this class is $120.

“Nature Photography Primer” will take place on July 17, 24 and 31 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. With this class students will learn basic photographic techniques and camera equipment needs for a variety of nature subjects. They will learn about shooting landscapes, fast moving water, birds and animals and macro photography of flowers and insects. This workshop will take place in the classroom and at locations around Iron Mountain. The cost for this class is $110.

The deadline to register is Thursday, July 12. Registration can be done online by visiting Questions about the training or registration can be answered by contacting Gina Wollner by phone at 906.302.3012 or by e-mail at