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Course Details

Saturdays, Apr 27 - May 18 | 9am-12pm
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-1987
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $230 | lab fee $10


Description

Express yourself by creating your very own photo journal. On the first day, you'll learn a range of photo techniques, including essential skills like framing and composition, lighting, choosing subject matter and creating optical illusions using point of view and depth of field. On the second day, you'll check out different formats of photo journals and then construct a special handmade book to display your photos.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Apr 13 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-0040 ( Class is Full )
1 session | 7 contact hours | tuition $140 | lab fee $10


Description

In a world where all photography is digital you might expect that capturing great images becomes easier. It can with the proper guidance; this course sets teen photographers on the right path as they get a hands-on tutorial creating a portrait photograph. The fundamentals of photography are explained as students work with our cameras (or theirs) to understand digital capture. Lighting the portrait subject in a studio environment is the next topic as students take turns as both photographer and model. After a short lesson in post processing using Adobe Photoshop, students watch as their digital image becomes a printed reality: a studio portrait they light, shoot and get to keep.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Mar 23 - Apr 6 | 9am-12pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-CHILD-2862 ( Class has Started )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

Making pictures with a camera has become easier and more common, but where to start? Digital Photo Jumpstart is a chance for students to work with kids their own age while learning the art and science of digital photography. RISD provides the equipment as students learn the vocabulary and shooting and editing workflow that form the basis for a satisfying photographic experience. By the end of the session they will have acquired "camera confidence" and a printed image to be proud of.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, May 4 | 10am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-TEEN-2870
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $120 | lab fee $10


Description

"Fauna" means animals, a longtime favorite subject of photographers. This course begins with a presentation by the instructor, a professional photographer who has focused on animals both wild and domestic around the world, and has produced more than ten photographic books. The lessons begin with a crash course in bounce flash and then a chance for students to build their own portable studio boxes that can be used to photograph small creatures. Creatures and specimens in RISD's Nature Lab are the subjects in this first lighting exercise, which then moves on to a studio shoot of a few lovable, well-trained dogs who are ready for their close-ups.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Traer Scott (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, May 5 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus + Off-Campus | 2019/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 thirty 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

Sundays, Apr 28 | 10am-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PHO-1646
1 session | 6 contact hours | tuition $145 | lab fee $15


Description

At its core, photography is a simple process: light is reflected from an object, directed and then recorded onto a photosensitive material. This is the pinhole camera just as it has been used for hundreds of years. Technology marches on, and digital concepts have complicated photography with JPEGs, pixels and light metering, which often obscure the art of photography. Join us to find the middle ground in this workshop that introduces the concepts and practices of digital pinhole photography on the very day when people around the world celebrate Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. Open to absolute beginners and seasoned photographers alike, this course asks only that you bring a sense of discovery to class as you revisit photography's history through the eyepiece of its future.

Applies to: PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Apr 10 - May 22 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/17
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-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, Apr 27 - May 18 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CS-PHO-1663
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275 | lab fee $25


Description

Street photographers deal with life as it is happening, the unrehearsed subject in an unpredictable environment to observe and capture "the moment." You'll visit the work of photography pioneers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Robert Frank, and then venture into the city to look for your own images. Subsequent meetings happen outside, in Providence and nearby Newport, for more shooting in order to sharpen the eye and gather "moments." Finally, we meet at RISD to look at our collected pictures that can be added to the canon established by street photography notables like Vivian Maier, Alex Webb and Constantine Manos.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction or similar experience


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Apr 12 - May 24 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 4/19
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/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

Sundays, Apr 7 - May 5 | 1-4pm | No Class: 4/21
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2019/CS-PHO-4154 ( Class is almost Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Interior designers, architects and builders rely on high-quality photographs to capture their work for portfolios and marketing. This course covers the essentials 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 SLR photography and Photoshop is essential. Please bring to class your digital SLR and tripod for in-class shooting. Also, a laptop with the latest version of Photoshop is needed to follow post-processing instruction.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Working knowledge of Photoshop


Instructor
  • Name: Elaine Fredrick (Bio)