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Saturdays, Sep 16 - Oct 7 | 9am-12pm | No Class: 9/30
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1878 ( Class has Started )
3 sessions | 9 contact hours | tuition $185


Description

Black-and-white photography has been a mainstay of representation throughout the history of the medium, offering a wide range of personal interpretation of subject matter that is not possible within the faithfulness of representation that color often demands. This course acknowledges technological advances to a medium with origins in the silver printer's darkroom, as students learn how to use digital workflow to interpret a de-saturated world. Through lectures covering history, demonstrations in post-processing, and helpful critique, students gain insight and confidence in their own ability to see through the camera and produce compelling black-and-white images.

Schedule Update: The dates for this course have changed. Class will now meet Sept. 16 - Oct. 7 (no class 9/30).

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 13 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/22
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1658 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Learn to make better and more thoughtful photographs using the digital single-lens reflex camera. Through lecture, demonstration, classroom exercises and individual assignments, you can expect to become more confident as you make technical and conceptual decisions. Each session incorporates lessons in DSLR operation, processes and terminology. Topics include camera RAW workflow, histograms in-camera and in Adobe Photoshop, lenses, light control and metering. Studio lighting equipment and printing options are previewed so that you gain familiarity with the associated gear and output. Whether your interest is in photography for exhibition, documentation or personal growth, this course provides a solid foundation for further exploration. Note: This course was previously titled Understanding Digital Photography.

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

Prerequisite: Photography: Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 18 - Dec 11 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/20
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1660 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Students in this course continue their exploration of the creative potential of the digital camera, begun in Photography I: Making Images. The instructor reviews all aspects of manual exposure settings and camera functions, to build confidence and control when shooting. Students learn about different types of cameras, lenses and lighting controls, as well as alternative image processing techniques and programs. Strong emphasis is placed on critique throughout the class, as students develop their editorial abilities and take greater responsibility for their artistic choices. Early assignments focus on developing a strong sense of composition, and build to a multi-week final project for which students are encouraged to experiment with new approaches to image-making and presentation formats. Note: This course was previously titled Advanced Digital Photography Studio.

Schedule Update: This course will start one week later than originally scheduled. Class will now meet Sept. 18 - Dec. 11 (no class 11/20)

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

Prerequisite: Photography I: Making Images


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Thursdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1647 ( Class has Started )
6 sessions | 18 contact hours | tuition $345


Description

This course for new and amateur photographers introduces ways of seeing through the lens and makes plain 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 you 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

Saturdays, Sep 16 - Oct 21 | 9am-12pm
ages 13-17 | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-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: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Fridays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2017/CF-PHO-1630 ( Class has Started )
12 sessions | 36 contact hours | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Experience "light" as an expressive material in this course that combines technical and aesthetic lessons for the intermediate-level photographer. The classroom is a lighting studio where you'll be instructed in the proper use of continuous, strobe and flash light sources, their modification tools (grids, flags, soft boxes) and the supports, grips and stands that provide structure. Build confidence with the gear as you participate in group exercises, as well as individual assignments. Throughout the term the instructor offers a historical context by presenting the work of photographers who understand the creative potential of studio lighting.

Applies to: AN-E, PG-R, PM-E

Prerequisite: Photography I: Making Images


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)