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Tuesdays, Oct 25 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 6-8 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1671 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | 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, shooting in either digital or traditional, or color or black-and-white, and bringing their work to a local lab for processing. Additionally, informal but comprehensive discussions of student work, as well as an historical overview of documentary photography, round out the course. The course is perfect for anyone who wishes to apply photography in a meaningful way to the world around them.

Applies to: DI-E

Prerequisite: Photography: An Introduction or Digital Photography I


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 30 - Nov 20 | 5-8pm
ages 6-12 | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1697 ( Class has Started )
12 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $250 | 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: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: Vanessa Ruiz (Bio)
Course Details

Sundays, Oct 16 - Nov 20 | 1-4pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-3092 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $420 | lab fee $30


Description

Children are common subjects for photographs, but they can provide deeper content than smiles and cute faces. In this course, we look at various photographers and their approach to telling the stories of children, including well-known magazine photographers Annie Leibovitz and Steve McCurry, serious social documentary work by James Nachtwey and James Mollison, and even controversial series by Sally Mann and Jock Sturges, among others. In class we address the issues that surface in these images, such as authorship and exploitation. We also review portraiture lighting, posing, and other factors to enhance our images and give them visual power. Through shooting assignments, students explore the issues and topics that we discuss in class, and then create a final cohesive series that makes a statement about the young or the youthful.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E


Instructor
  • Name: Vanessa Ruiz (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Oct 19 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1647 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | 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: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: John Hames (Bio)
Course Details

Saturdays, Oct 30 - Dec 11 | 9:30am-12:30pm | No Class: 11/28
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1647-02 ( Class has Started )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | 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: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, NS-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: Evan Villari (Bio)
Course Details

Wednesdays, Sep 15 - Dec 8 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/25
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1658 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

With the digital revolution in full swing, the challenge in digital photography is to manage this burgeoning technology. Through lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice, students in this course learn to operate digital cameras and to utilize them as precise tools for image capture. Discussions include the many camera, lens and equipment options available to digital photographers and how to establish a digital workflow. As students develop technical and aesthetic skills, they explore shooting techniques, composition and framing, as well as the basics of light control. Other topics covered include image management, adjustment and editing in Photoshop, and printing and archiving digital images. Whether the student's interest is in fine art, portraiture, event photography or product advertising, or simply in making the move from film to digital, this course provides a solid foundation for future work.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, CB-E, DI-R, DS-E, GR-E, JM-E, NS-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Photography: An Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 11/24
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1630 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0.00 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Discover how photographers manipulate natural and artificial light sources to achieve a painterly color palette and the illusion of sculptural form, not to mention sharp detail, in their work. This course covers controlling and combining light situations, as well as using the creative potential of light to interpret and define. A variety of lighting conditions and tools are explored both on location and in the studio. Lighting set-ups, the use of available light, and metering techniques are all covered. Students learn about the creative use of lenses, black-and-white and color film, and how they are influenced by their lighting decisions. Still life, commercial illustration, portraiture and industrial applications are also discussed.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-R

Prerequisite: Photography: An Introduction


Instructor
  • Name: Shane Gutierrez (Bio)
Course Details

Mondays, Sep 20 - Dec 6 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1660 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

Students in this course continue their exploration of the creative potential of the digital camera, begun in Understanding Digital Photography. 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.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-R, GR-E, WE-E

Prerequisite: Understanding Digital Photography


Instructor
  • Name: Lindsay Elgin (Bio)
Course Details

Friday, Sep 24 | 6:30-9:30pm
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-PHO-1700 ( Class has Started )
3 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $75


Description

As its name implies, Bridge is Adobe's answer to one-stop image asset management. In this class, students are introduced to the product and given an overview of its functionality. Starting with image management, students learn to label and rate images, create and manage a light table, assign key words and understand metadata. Students develop workflow best practices as they open images in Adobe RAW through Bridge. We discuss output options including making a PDF catalog and proof sheets, and the creation of simple automated websites. By the session's end, creatives of all types will have a better command of photographic bookkeeping.

Applies to: AD-E, AV-E, DI-E, GR-E, WE-E


Instructor
  • Name: David Fleurant (Bio)
Course Details

Tuesdays, Sep 14 - Dec 7 | 6:30-9:30pm | No Class: 10/13
ages 18+ | RISD Campus | 2019/CF-DFOU-3542 ( Class has Started )
36 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $595 | lab fee $50


Description

The screen is the entryway through which we view our digital world. This introductory but fast-paced course begins with the real hardware assets (processors, monitors, memory) needed for digital design work, and from there moves on to the software tools and protocols that impact what can be viewed on the screen -- QuickTime, HTML and the components of Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools. All the elements can be daunting, but once explained, we're well on the way to digital fluency which, in turn, leads to original and unexpected visual solutions. This course enables students to better understand computer-aided design and digital workflow as we gather, preserve, modify and combine images, text and information until they comprise examples of well considered design.

Applies to: AD-R, AV-R, CB-E, DI-R, JM-R, WE-R


Instructor
  • Name: Bryan Rodrigues (Bio)