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Wednesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-DFOU-2533
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | 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 your competency with Adobe Photoshop.

Applies to: GR-E, IT-E, NS-R, PG-R, PM-E, PS-R

Prerequisite: Digital Design Techniques


Instructor
  • Name: Michael Ryan (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 29 - Nov 19 | 9am-12pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1606 ( Class is Full )
4 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $250


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 pictures of the urban landscape photograph, suitable for public display or personal documentation.

Applies to: ID-E, PG-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Tschirch (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Dec 2 - 9 | 10am-4pm
ages 9-12 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-CHILD-2096 ( Class is Full )
2 sessions | 12 contact hours | tuition $215


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.

Please provide a lunch, snacks and a beverage.


Instructor
  • Name: Cheryl Johnson (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Oct 26 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1671
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Much of what we know about the world has come to us through the work of documentary photographers, whose curiosity and sensitivity have alerted us to a tremendous range of subject matter. Students in this course learn how to explore the world with their camera, developing and exploring documentary projects of their choice, in either color or black-and-white. Informal but comprehensive discussions of student work, as well as an historical overview of documentary photography, are combined to create a lively and supportive classroom. The course is an ideal experience for photographers who wish to tell their story in a meaningful way.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
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