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Photography

Course Details

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-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

Fridays, Jan 10 - Feb 14 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PHO-1618
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $425 | lab fee $30


Description

Family photos on the mantel are evidence of the deep tradition of the photograph as an object of great importance. The photographic print as an object of beauty and value underlies this course, which examines the generation, presentation and preservation of the digital photographic image. In this age of pixels and camera RAW files, image longevity requires a complete understanding of archival inks and the image's digital profile. Students in this course build upon their existing knowledge of Photoshop as they learn to properly balance the variables that create a stunning image on paper. Throughout the experience, participants become more familiar with the digital workflow as they gain a new understanding of this final step in the digital photographic printmaking process.

Applies to: GR-E, PG-R

Prerequisite: The Digital Darkroom


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Jan 8 - Feb 12 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-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, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-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: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Jan 9 - Feb 13 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-PHO-1647-03
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

Tuesdays, Jan 7 - Feb 11 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-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 or equivalent


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)
Course Details

Saturday, Feb 8 | 10am-1pm
ages 18+ | Westerly | 2020/CW-PHO-4153
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $85


Description

Your iPhone is about to get even more useful to you -- even if you didn't think that was possible! In this workshop you'll learn how to take professional-looking photos with just your iPhone. Whether you're looking to photograph your own artwork, or seeking the perfect social media aesthetic for your brand, these skills can be applied to many aspects of your creative life. You'll develop tricks, tips and insights into a few of the instructor's favorite (free) photo editing applications; how to take product/food shots; and how to make use of natural light. You'll also gain resources on local printing companies to print all of your favorite shots.


Instructor
  • Name: Dawn Temple (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 8 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-0568
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

The face in the lens belongs to you, a classmate, your brother, sister or even your dog. All become portrait subjects as you learn how to photograph your friends and family and capture them as digital images. Next, you improve and enhance the shot, manipulating it with Photoshop tools that can make your subject glamorous or grotesque. You may have taken the photo in a studio, but you can use Photoshop layers and masks to transport the subject to uncharted territory -- to the deepest trenches undersea or across the universe, wherever you choose.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Carlos Cruz (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Jan 12 - 26 | 1-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2020/CW-TEEN-1982
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $175 | lab fee $10


Description

If you're an aspiring art school student, you'll need to represent your paintings, drawings and sculptures in a portfolio. In this hands-on course you'll discover essential techniques for photographing your artwork, including lighting, composition and post-processing. You'll also get an introduction to digital photography equipment and the rules of exposure, focus and framing as they apply to stationary subjects. You'll leave with a practical and effective way to capture and present your artwork, and gain confidence in your ability to navigate the college admissions process.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jan 11 - Feb 1 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | Tillinghast Place | 2020/CW-PHO-3083
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

The stark contrasts of a New England winter provide the landscape photographer with a challenging outdoor classroom in which to find valuable images. This introductory course presents this chilly season as a model to photographers interested in practicing technical skills like exposure and filtration, as well as the deeper design decisions that inform compositional success or failure. Bring a warm coat, a sturdy tripod and unyielding curiosity as you and your classmates meet in four distinct locations -- all within a short drive of Providence. You'll then edit and submit your pictures to our online learning portal for peer review and critique. Note: This course meets at various off-campus locations.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)