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Documentary Photography

This course teaches students how to create a compelling narrative told through pictures and make photographs like the &,quot,giants&,quot, including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Andre Kertesz, Josef Koudelka, Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, and more. Throughout the course we will examine their work, explore their agendas as documentarians, and how their sensitive sensibilities make great impressions upon us. While this is a shooting course, our time in the classroom is structured so that open discussions and weekly critiques of your work are an integral component as you create your phot... [Read More]

Color Correction Workshop

The intricacies of color calibration will be studied to form an understanding of the linkage among monitor, scanner and output. RGB and CMYK color definitions will be discussed. This workshop will broaden one&,#146,s creative options, and delve into color as an essential digital tool.




Digital Black-and-White Photography

A well-crafted black-and-white print is a thing of beauty, a way of seeing that strips away information and leaves the viewer with an abstract truth. While technology has changed how we can create the fine art black-and-white print, it has not lessened it. From capture to output, and with the spirit of Ansel Adams in our hearts, this course will cover the steps necessary to make expressive black-and-white photography using digital technology that includes Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. The digital Zone System, non-destructive editing, paper testing and profile-managed output, among o... [Read More]

Alternative Photographic Processes

In this course students will create hand-coated prints using raw materials and chemistry. We will examine analog printing processes from the dawn of photography-cyanotype, kallitype, platinum/ palladium, gum bichromate and salted paper printing. Sessions will include lectures and printing demonstrations followed by darkroom practice. Each week, students will bring in large format negatives, digital negatives, or items to make photograms with lace, botanical specimens, et al. and have ample opportunity to create prints using these processes.

Basic Photo Retouching with Photoshop Workshop

In this workshop, we will explore the uses of Adobe Photoshop to remove, correct and manipulate various flaws in original images, and reach a full understanding of the process so that the intervention is undetectable. This workshop is an appropriate place for beginners to explore ways to digitally enhance their analog images.

Black-and-White Photography

Serving as an introduction to the analog darkroom, this course will cover black-and-white film and print processing along with the fundamental technical tools of the medium, such as shutter speed, aperture, depth of field and exposure metering. Weekly assignments will explore the creative uses of light, motion, subject matter and composition with class time devoted to aesthetic concerns and critiques. The goal is for each student to balance technical skills with aesthetic decisions to achieve a unique artistic vision.

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