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Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 21 - Jul 26 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-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: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1602
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $20


Description

This foundation-level photography course is a hands-on introduction to silver printing in a black-and-white darkroom. Lessons include film developing, chemistry and enlarger use; making contact prints and work prints; and final printing in the darkroom using variable contrast materials. Darkroom safety and etiquette are also discussed to ensure a safe and productive lab. This course provides an alternative to digital workflow, and is essential preparation for any photographer planning a greater commitment to traditional photography.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2096
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | 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. You'll explore the RISD campus, camera in hand, learning 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. You'll wrap things up by making a handmade album of your RISD photo adventures. Note: Students must bring their own digital camera. A simple point-and-shoot model is very appropriate.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, May 21 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Farm | 2017/CS-PHO-3087 ( Class is almost Full )
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

Tuesdays, Jun 20 - 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-DFOU-4618
2 sessions | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

Here is your chance to paint digitally in bitmaps and vectors, as you introduce yourself to the Adobe Suite workflow using Photoshop and Illustrator. In the first session you'll concentrate on the more approachable Photoshop, as you learn to set up and adjust your paintbrush, color palette and canvas, and then create and edit using layers. The second session introduces Adobe Illustrator topics like the blob brush vs. paint brush, shapes vs. segments, strokes, fills and gradient fills. Erasing, editing paths and adjusting layers are all demonstrated, along with a tutorial on keyboard shortcuts essential to efficient digital painting in both programs.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (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

Thursdays, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1694
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345 | lab fee $40


Description

Fashion photography might well be called "fashionable photography," because the images change as trends fall in and out of favor. This is partly due to photographers being charged with shooting models and personalities with high styling and high concept. This advanced course introduces students to an ironically disproportionate area of the photography canon as they work in the studio and on location to capture photos that highlight design and human beauty. Students practice lighting and compositional "eye" while cultivating a greater appreciation for the design rules underlying all photographic endeavor. Genre specific lessons such as styling, rights and releases and shooter/subject rapport are also discussed. Group critique and guided self-assessment help students to become more artful and marketable photographers.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-E

Prerequisites: Photography: Introduction and Studio Lighting


Instructor
  • Name: Matt Francis (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1697
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185 | lab fee $20


Description

Light matters if you are a photographer. If there is none then you must bring your own, so a camera synced flash is a necessity. This workshop introduces you to this equipment "must have" and how to take full advantage of it. Lessons include essential flash anatomy, decoded equations of sync speed, exposure calculation using your guide and flash/ambient ratios. Students engage in aesthetic experiments using diffusion, filters and continuous light sources. Through lecture and demonstration, creating a timeless picture is revealed to be a delicate relationship between a knowledgeable photographer and dependable gear.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Brittany McGuire (Bio)
Course Details

Sunday, Jul 23 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1675
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $130


Description

Imagine that you have contracted with a couple to photograph their wedding. Writing the terms for a contract is as important as your choice of Canon vs. Nikon. The design of your photographic business is as critical to your success as any of your artistic or technical choices; this class shows you where to start. The presenter reveals the need for contracts, insurance, promotion and marketing strategies. Attention is paid to taxes, including suggestions for accounting tools and services and their native vocabulary. The class provides you with a running start as you consider the challenges inherent in running a photographic business.

Applies to: PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: Joseph Carreiro Jr. (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jun 20 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1662
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


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.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Brittany McGuire (Bio)