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Digital Photography

Course #4000005

You are required to purchase this textbook:
Complete Digital Photography by Ben Long
ISBN: 1584505206, 6th Edition

We have reserved copies of the textbook for everyone at Shakespeare & Co. Please call them before you go to ensure they have the book in stock.

Shakespeare & Co. 
716 Broadway @Washington Place

You might also be able to get the textbook used on various websites, like,, or for a cheaper price.

Additional required materials:
Digital camera with manual (If you do not yet own a digital camera you may consult the instructor about your selection and purchase one before the second session.)

Pen and paper for taking notes.

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.