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Course Details

Fridays, Mar 3 - Apr 7 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-2533
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | 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 your 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

Fridays, Apr 14 - May 26 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-2535
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | 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

Saturdays, Apr 22 - May 27 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-1741
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320 | lab fee $40


Description

Known today as alternative photographic processes, these early processes (some a century old!) can be used to create striking, unconventional photographic images. This course covers antique processes such as cyanotypes, kallitypes, salt prints and gum bichromates. Using simple overhead transparencies we'll create basic digital negatives and contact print them onto hand-coated emulsions, and then use daylight to expose the prints. Images can also be made without photographic negatives by drawing on acetate (cliche-verre) or laying objects directly on the coated papers (photograms) and then exposing. These processes are excellent foundations for post-production experimentation such as hand coloring and collaging or as stand-alone photographic works of art. Students will create unique works of art while enhancing their understanding of the science and history hidden behind the art of photography.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Robert Sansone (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Mar 3 - May 26 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-DFOU-3542 ( Class is Full )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | 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. Note: This course was previously titled Digital Design for the Screen.

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

Monday - Friday, Mar 13 - 17 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-CAMP-0298
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $490


Description

In the digital age, a picture is easily worth a thousand words; however, the art and science of photography can still be challenging. In this camp, students gain more confidence behind the still camera by first learning about the settings and functions of digital cameras, and the basics of focusing, metering and composition. Next, we learn to use the computer as a digital darkroom, maximizing the quality of images through lessons in Adobe Photoshop and bitmap editing. Finally, lighting techniques are introduced, as students take turns as both photographer and model. Students work cooperatively as they master new skills, finishing the week with an archival print of their favorite shot. Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Apr 30 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-2450
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $110 | lab fee $15


Description

Whether snapshots taken at the beach or group portraits in holiday sweaters, families and photography go together. This workshop introduces the concepts and practices of digital pinhole photography on the very day when people around the world celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Both young and old (and novice and experienced) learn more than expected as they engage in the science behind a centuries-old process with a 21st-century boost. These techniques can be brought home and shared with family and friends as easily as the resulting images are shared in frames or on your Facebook account. Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, May 21 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CS-PHO-3087
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

Flying, remote-controlled cameras are all around us (for better or for worse). If you want to strive for the better, this class can help you understand this complicated new mode of imaging. The instructor introduces the elements of the drone experience in a presentation that gives participants an understanding of terminology and a basis for comparative shopping. Imaging formats, copter designs and control differences are explained, as well as the regulatory policies that are in place to keep our skies and privacy safe. Presentation becomes demonstration as the experience moves outdoors to RISD's Tillinghast Farm to see a drone in action and its experienced pilot/photographer ready to answer your questions.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Cate Brown (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Apr 27 - Jun 1 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Off-Campus | 2017/CS-PHO-0366
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

The digital revolution in photographic imaging is more than simply underway -- it's won, but maybe you need a little nudge to make the move from film to digital. If you're a photographer eager to understand the basics of digital workflow while sharpening your compositional eye, then this introductory course is the ideal opportunity. You'll begin with the rudiments of camera operation and handling to increase your confidence as you complete weekly assignments that build upon one another. These pictures are reviewed during class time in a focused critique led by your instructor, with participation by your classmates. Throughout the course, the history of the art form is presented to give students a context for their re-engagement with digital photography. Note: Please bring a digital camera and its manual to each class session.

Note: This course is held at the Westerly Education Center.



Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Mar 7 - May 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-PHO-1665 ( Class is Full )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $50


Description

The goal of this course is to create a body of work that can serve as a central portfolio piece. As we follow the development of this work through its evolution from concept to finished piece, we discuss factors relating to the photographer's workplace. We deal with preparing work for digital, slide and print portfolios; marketing work for the Web, galleries and other clients; and preparing work for exhibition and presentation. Storage concerns such as archiving and preserving digital prints are discussed, as is the digital photography marketplace in relation to event, wedding, portrait, commercial and fine art photography.

Special Schedule: Class meets every other Tuesday on 3/7, 3/21, 4/4, 4/18, 5/2 and 5/16.

Applies to: PG-R

Prerequisite: Photography II: Advanced Critique


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 4 - Apr 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CS-TEEN-2196
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $320


Description

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in our digital photo studio. Students first learn about the settings and functions of their digital cameras, as well as the basic techniques of shooting digital photos. Each week, we photograph various subjects and review and critique each others' images. Using scanners and Adobe Photoshop, we import our images into Macintosh computers and learn how to manipulate various elements before printing, offering endless possibilities for special effects. Note: Bring your digital camera and either a disk of Photoshop images or a photo CD to each class.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)