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Photography

Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 9 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-0568
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

The face in the lens belongs to you, a classmate, your brother, sister or even your dog. All become portrait subjects as you learn how to photograph your friends and family and capture them as digital images. Next, you improve and enhance the shot, manipulating it with Photoshop tools that can make your subject glamorous or grotesque. You may have taken the photo in a studio, but you can use Photoshop layers and masks to transport the subject to uncharted territory -- to the deepest trenches undersea or across the universe, wherever you choose.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Anthony Silva (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PHO-1639
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

The popularity of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom continues to grow among photographers who want to quickly organize, process and output their images, enabling them to spend more time taking photographs and less time in front of their computers. This course introduces the software interface and topics that include importing, RAW developing, and global and local adjustments that lead to output options, including printing and upload to online galleries. By the end of the course, you will have learned techniques that can improve your productivity for more effective representation of your photography enterprise.

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

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Matt Francis (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-DFOU-2533 ( Class is almost Full )
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: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Jan 6 - Feb 10 | 9am-3pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PHO-4442
6 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $525 | lab fee $30


Description

Long before the advent of digital photography, the quality of a photograph was largely dependent on the process involved in printing it. Today, museums and galleries continue to encourage the appreciation and acquisition of traditionally printed fiber-based images. This advanced darkroom course introduces students to the intense process of printing museum-quality images. Students investigate several fiber-based papers, print developers and toners while learning the time-consuming darkroom process of creating archival silver gelatin prints. Long days in the darkroom are required for this time-consuming process, with the end result being a deeper understanding and appreciation of this traditional archival process. Please note that in addition to the lab fee, you can expect to have to buy additional supplies for this course, which should not exceed $200.

Applies to: PG-E

Prerequisite: Black-and-White Darkroom, or similar approved experience.


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-TEEN-1982
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | 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, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PHO-4155
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $215


Description

What is your voice? Always an extremely competitive industry, photography has become even more so since the introduction of the digital camera and social media. In order to stand out from the crowd, it's vital to have your own style: a consistent look to your photographs that helps separate you from the thousands of other photographers. We'll study examples from well-known photographers, and discover what makes them unique. Then, through guided projects, you will begin to develop the foundation of who you are as a photographer.

Applies to: PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Frances Tulk-Hart (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Feb 9 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2019/CW-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 to perfect your 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: Jaclyn Altieri (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - 19 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PHO-3093
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $145


Description

Photography is an art form in which the compression of three-dimensional space into a two-dimensional picture plane happens quickly, and often without the care of similar art forms like drawing and painting. The truth is, photography must also consider the rules of composition and their relationship to the elements and principles of design. Using lecture and an image-rich slideshow, the instructor introduces basic compositional control strategies that can greatly improve image making decisions. A shooting assignment allows you to apply certain ideas of effective composition to your images. Whether you're interested in portraiture, fine art, event photography or documentation, you'll come away with a greater appreciation of how to create images that evoke emotion, reveal meaningful intentions, and intrigue the viewer.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: An Introduction or similar experience


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PHO-1647
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

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


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 12 - Feb 16 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CW-PHO-1647-03
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and illuminates the underlying two-dimensional design issues and visual concepts hidden within the photographic image. Through weekly assignments and critiques, students explore ways to use photography and photographic conventions for their unique personal expression. Lessons include the technical operations like focus, shutter speed and aperture common to all cameras, and how they influence artistic choices. Whether students are interested in traditional or digital photography, this course provides a strong foundation for any subsequent photographic pursuit.

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


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)