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Photography

Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-1608
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Beyond the basics of the Photoshop tool kit lies a sea of possibilities for image adjustment and manipulation. Intended as a follow-up to Adobe Photoshop, this in-depth course pays particular attention to advanced image controls for color correction, exposure with contrast adjustment and overall image refinement. The class revisits selection tools and explores their advanced uses for creating masks, layer masks and paths. Lectures and demonstrations are supported by in-class and homework assignments, where students have the opportunity to investigate new techniques and apply them to their own photographs. Emphasis is given to developing an image workflow, the particulars of file formats and organization, as well as color management and calibration. The finer points of digital printing are also explored.

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

Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jun 19 - Jul 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-DFOU-2533-02
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

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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

Tuesdays, Jun 18 - Jul 23 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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

Thursdays, Jun 20 - Aug 1 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 7/4
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PHO-1647-02
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

Thursday, Jun 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-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.

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


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jun 22 - Jul 27 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-PHO-3089
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $365


Description

Scenic Rhode Island is the perfect canvas for the landscape photographer in the summer season. This course is an introduction to the state's waterways, beaches and marshes as subject and classroom. Students review ways to engage subject matter, exploring qualities of light, line, pattern, texture and color that combine to become the most successful photographic composition. Throughout the experience students experiment with lenses, filters and improvised lighting as they capture images. Students should bring a familiar camera, a sturdy tripod and wear comfortable shoes -- as well as a sense of adventure, ready to engage with the natural world. Note: This course meets at various off-campus locations (including Tillinghast Place).

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction or equivalent experience


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jun 17 - 21 | 9am-4pm
ages 6-8 | Tillinghast Place | 2019/SE-CAMP-0873
5 sessions | 35 contact hours | tuition $515 | lab fee $20


Description

RISD's bayside Tillinghast Place is an art oasis, a place where creativity soars as young artists experiment with image making through a variety of art materials including pencils, paint, cut paper and magical photographic processes. They then incorporate these techniques as they explore bookmaking techniques that take the form of flip books, comic strips and photographic books. Students create characters, record impressions and design pages as they build books to share with their classmates, family and friends.


Instructor
  • Name: * Steven Hayes, Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday + Wednesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2096 ( Class is Full )
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 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. They'll wrap things up by making a handmade album of RISD 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

Thursdays, Jul 11 - Aug 8 | 6-9pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2188
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $20


Description

Black-and-white photography is viewed as a foundation for understanding the basic principles and concepts involved in "painting" with light. Beginning with photograms and pinhole photography, students in this course explore how to capture an image with reflected light. They learn how the 35mm camera works and investigate the range of possibilities that black-and-white photography offers. In the darkroom, they explore chemical processing and different techniques used in making prints, while in the classroom, they explore the how-tos of producing a first-rate photograph, building a solid portfolio in the process. Note: Students will need a manual 35mm SLR camera, or one with manual override capabilities (older models are perfect). The lab fee covers all basic darkroom supplies, but please note that there are limitations on paper for printing.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)