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Course Details

Sundays, Oct 13 - Nov 3 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1606
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Providence is a city rich in diverse architectural styles, from colorful and elegant residences to timeworn mills and merchant buildings. Appropriately, it is a miles-wide classroom for the investigation of photographic techniques, from the technical rudiments of exposure, focus and metering to the aesthetic decisions that inform compositional choices. The course begins with a historical presentation, accompanied by classroom discussion leading to assignments (in class and as homework), where students learn best practices that lead to better photographs of the urban landscape.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Oct 23 - Dec 4 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/27
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-2533
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Unleashing the power of bitmap editing involves working with non-linear and non-destructive methods as much as possible. This course presents that workflow using Adobe Photoshop. Lesson topics include layer masks and effects, smart objects, adjustment layers, clipping masks and reverse editing methods to create the most subtle and professional edits to files -- a necessity in the fields of photography, graphic design, illustration and web design. Complete color modification, damage repair, digital make-up techniques, and complex graphic compositing are among the exercises that come together in a final project that demonstrates competency with Adobe Photoshop.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E, NS-R, PG-R, PM-E, PS-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 13 - Nov 3 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CF-PHO-3088
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Autumn in New England is a studio without walls for the photographer looking to better understand color and the diversity of light. No element of design is so dramatic -- and displays such dynamic range -- as color during this season. Add depth to your portfolio with visits to four distinct scenic locations -- all within 30 minutes of Providence. At each site you'll capture images that you'll then edit and post for peer review on our online learning portal. This relaxing and efficient learning experience reinforces the rules of composition and the technical fundamentals essential to making a proper picture. Note: This course meets at various off-campus locations (including Tillinghast Place).

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Sep 29 - Oct 6 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-1982
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're an aspiring art school student, you'll need to represent your paintings, drawings and sculptures in a portfolio. In this hands-on course you'll discover essential techniques for photographing your artwork, including lighting, composition and post-processing. You'll also get an introduction to digital photography equipment and the rules of exposure, focus and framing as they apply to stationary subjects. You'll leave with a practical and effective way to capture and present your artwork, and gain confidence in your ability to navigate the college admissions process.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday + Sunday, Dec 7 - 8 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-CAMP-2096
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | lab fee $20


Description

What makes a great photograph? Great photographers know how to capture a moment with a camera's best possible perspective, and how to place themselves and frame a shot for maximum effect. Students in this course learn how to make creative choices for capturing people, places and even optical illusions while making decisions about point of view, depth of field, cropping and other picture-taking essentials. They'll wrap things up by making a handmade album of their photo adventures. Note: Students must bring their own digital camera. A simple point-and-shoot model is appropriate.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 26 - Nov 23 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-TEEN-2196 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in the RISD CE digital photo studio. Camera operations and vocabulary come first as you learn the foundation lessons of exposure, shutter, aperture and sensor plane. Composition for the frame comes next, as you experiment with light painting, flash photography and the proper use of studio lighting equipment. Critique becomes a part of the course as you learn how to talk constructively about your captured images. The final class will wrap up with an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and printing a favorite photograph on a large format photo printer.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Thursday, Oct 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CF-PHO-1662
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Do you have a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera but feel unsure about how to use it effectively? This workshop is for you if you have little or no experience using a DSLR and want to gain a basic understanding of how to use it to maximum advantage. We cover everything from initial setup and deciphering the camera's menus and settings, to making accurate exposures and dealing with focusing and white balance issues. We also explore the different options available for controlling lighting in various situations. You'll leave with a newfound confidence in handling the DSLR and producing consistently pleasing images. Note: Please bring your camera, its instruction manual and a willingness to learn to this fast-paced introductory workshop.

This course meets at the Westerly Education Center.

Applies to: AN-E, GR-E, IT-E


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Oct 5 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CF-PHO-4153
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Your iPhone is about to get even more useful to you -- even if you didn't think that was possible! In this workshop you'll learn how to take professional-looking photos with just your iPhone. Whether you're looking to photograph your own artwork, or seeking the perfect social media aesthetic for your brand, these skills can be applied to many aspects of your creative life. You'll develop tricks, tips and insights into a few of the instructor's favorite (free) photo editing applications; how to take product/food shots; and how to make use of natural light. You'll also gain resources on local printing companies to print all of your favorite shots.

This course takes place at the Westerly Education Center.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
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