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Photography

Course Details

Saturday, Feb 8 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-PHO-4153 ( Class is almost Full )
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.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Apr 12 - May 24 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2020/CS-PHO-4154
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Interior designers, architects and builders rely on high-quality photographs to capture their work for portfolios and marketing. This course covers the basics of shooting, including lens choices, perspective, tethering and styling. Discussions include the importance of scouting a project and preparing for an interiors shoot, and students follow along in class with demonstrations on shooting techniques. Demonstration of various post-processing techniques show how to fine-tune the final image. The instructor also shares experiences in the business of interiors photography. Note: Knowledge of digital photography (and your specific camera) and Photoshop is essential.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: Elaine Fredrick (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Feb 28 - Apr 3 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-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


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-2535
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Building on the Adobe Photoshop course, this course focuses on more advanced aspects of this industry-standard image editing software through projects that explore vector-based clipping masks for crisp edged transparency for print, gradient masks for smooth layer transitions utilized in all sophisticated editing techniques, and "Actions" for building automated processes. These multilayered subtractive processes serve to separate the Photoshop professionals from the hobbyists, and give the user pixel-perfect control of their image-editing environment.

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

Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Feb 24 - May 18 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 25 - May 19 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/14
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-02
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Feb 26 - May 20 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/15
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-03
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Feb 29 - May 23 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 4/18
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-DFOU-3542-04
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $625 | lab fee $50


Description

Explore the interdisciplinary relationship between imaging, coding, text, animation and video that come together as the designer's toolkit. This fast-paced digital media course is ideal for the novice or even the intermediate user desiring a better understanding of computer-based workflow. A single unified web design project, built over 12 sessions, is broken down into manageable lessons that include bitmap editing, vector graphics, page layout, image capture, preservation and manipulation. The terminology, protocols and connections between products are made clear as you become familiar with the techniques necessary for anyone who designs digitally.

Applies to: AN-R, GR-R, ID-R, IT-R, JM-R, NS-R, PG-R, PM-R, PS-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Apr 26 - May 17 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus + Off-Campus | 2020/CS-PHO-1373
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Widen your photographic eye and be inspired by the change of seasons in this landscape photography course built around the vernal equinox. The course begins with a comprehensive presentation of the landscape photographer's art form that includes antique, traditional and contemporary images, as well as a review of post-processing options. For subsequent classes, you’ll meet at three scenic locations, all within 30 miles of Providence. You'll explore these new locations where spring is in full bloom, while practicing the rudiments of focus, depth of field, and proper exposure. Color and composition are always a concern as you share assignments online for constructive critique. Note: This course meets on the RISD campus and various off-campus locations.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Feb 25 - Mar 31 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CS-PHO-1618
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Family photos on the mantel are evidence of the deep tradition of the photograph as an object of great importance. The photographic print as an object of beauty and value underlies this course, which examines the generation, presentation and preservation of the digital photographic image. In this age of pixels and camera RAW files, image longevity requires a complete understanding of archival inks and the image's digital profile. Students in this course build upon their existing knowledge of Photoshop as they learn to properly balance the variables that create a stunning image on paper. Throughout the experience, participants become more familiar with the digital workflow as they gain a new understanding of this final step in the digital photographic printmaking process.

Applies to: GR-E, PG-R

Prerequisite: The Digital Darkroom


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)