Seeing the World as a Photograph

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Joseph Podlesnik
Course Meets
01/08/2018 - 01/11/2018 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed Thu
$400/ 4 days
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By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
Skill Level
Beginner to intermediate
Digital Photography
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An introductory workshop into seeing the world as a photograph, using your digital camera.

  1. There will be perceptual exercises: gestalt flash-drawings and a Rudolf Arnheim drawing exercise.
  2. Compositional basics will be covered: Seeing photography through paintings and other photographs. The frame. Lighting. Point of view.
  3. Camera basics: Aperture, shutter, ISO, lenses/focal length, dynamic range, image formats, RAW images and their use.
  4. The course will involve simple image adjustment (dodging/burning), using Adobe Raw and Photoshop software.
  5. Critiques will be regular, friendly, and informal. Noticing how we solve photographic (structural, compositional, expressive) problems will lead to a fulfilling experience for all.