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Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 31 - Aug 4 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2096 ( Class is Full )
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

Tuesdays, Jul 11 - 25 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1697 ( Class is Full )
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 ( Class is Full )
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

Mondays, Jun 26 - Jul 31 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-TEEN-2196 ( Class has Started )
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

Tuesday, Jun 27 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-PHO-1635 ( Class has Started )
1 session | 3 contact hours | tuition $75


Description

If you're fascinated by the landscape of a flower blossom or the vista of a spider's web, then you have an appreciation for the wonders of macro photography. This one-day workshop introduces the wonderfully complex photographic discipline of close-up photography through a multimedia presentation and hands-on demonstration of technique. The demo includes examination of focusing tools such as diopters, extension tubes, and the costly macro lens, which are critical to successful image capture. Lighting options are also covered, from sophisticated ring flashes to inventive ambient lighting scenarios. Join us as we go on a photographic exploration of the often-overlooked details within plants, animals and other interesting objects.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-E

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Erik Gould (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Jul 10 - 21 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/SE-CHILD-2007 ( Class is Full )
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)
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