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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

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, 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

Mondays, Jun 26 - Jul 31 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-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: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Apr 30 - May 21 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus + Off-Campus | 2017/CS-PHO-1373
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


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, as well as various off-campus locations.

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 26 - 30 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-1737
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $270 | lab fee $20


Description

Love capturing life through the lens of your smartphone? Mind, Body, Selfie encourages you to take your social mask off, and be your true self. Explore the "selfie" as a photographic art form and expressive device by creating a series of selfie-­portraits that meaningfully tell your story. Examine the role and significance of portraiture and self-portraiture in various social, cultural and historical contexts, and discover the factors that affect identity, positive body image and self-esteem. Fashion designer/educator Everett Hoag guides you in the use of fashion and theater techniques to present you to the world the way you want to be seen. You'll learn about selfie techniques, lighting implications, body positioning tips, image sizing guidelines and filter considerations. Note: Bring your own phone or camera that is capable of taking a selfie.

Applies to: AT, Y2


Instructor
  • Name: Everett Hoag (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2007
10 sessions | 30 contact hours | tuition $490 | lab fee $40


Description

This course exposes children to the many creative possibilities that photography provides, zooming in on ways to have fun with various aspects of this strange and wonderful visual art. Making pinhole cameras is just one of the exciting and fun projects we have in store. Students also learn to make photograms, cyanotypes, collage, photomontage, and their own photodocumentary journals, as well as feel the alchemist's thrill of seeing their photos spring to life in a chemical bath. The ultimate goal is to experience the magic of photography both inside and outside the darkroom. So focus, say "cheese" and join us for what is bound to be an eye-opening journey.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)