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Photography

Course Details

Tuesday + Wednesday, Jul 2 - 3 | 9am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-2096 ( Class has Started )
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 learn 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 their 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 ( Class has Started )
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)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-TEEN-2196-02 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $10


Description

Discover the basics of shooting, manipulating and printing your digital photographs in the RISD|CE digital photo studio. Camera operations and vocabulary come first as you learn the foundation lessons of exposure, shutter, aperture and sensor plane. Composition for the frame comes next, as you experiment with light painting, flash photography and the proper use of studio lighting equipment. Critique becomes a part of the course as you learn how to talk constructively about your captured images. The final class will wrap up with an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and printing a favorite photograph on a large format photo printer.

Applies to: AT, YD


Instructor
  • Name: Rachel Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesday, Jul 9 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-0040 ( Class has Started )
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

Wednesday + Thursday, Aug 14 - 15 | 9am-4pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CAMP-1982
2 sessions | 14 contact hours | tuition $265 | 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, Y2, YD


Instructor
  • Name: TBA (Bio)
Course Details

Monday - Friday, Aug 5 - 9 | 1-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-CHILD-2007 ( Class is Full )
5 sessions | 15 contact hours | tuition $285 | lab fee $30


Description

This course exposes kids 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. 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)
Course Details

Saturdays, Jul 13 - Aug 3 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/SE-PHO-1606 ( Class has Started )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $275


Description

Providence is a city rich in diverse architectural styles, from colorful and elegant residences to timeworn mills and merchant buildings. Appropriately, it is a miles-wide classroom for the investigation of photographic techniques, from the technical rudiments of exposure, focus and metering to the aesthetic decisions that inform compositional choices. The course begins with a historical presentation, accompanied by classroom discussion leading to assignments (in class and as homework), where students learn best practices that lead to better photographs of the urban landscape.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
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