Learn how to see, compose, and capture beautiful images using your digital camera. Photograph landscapes and natural elements in ways that set them apart from the usual snapshot. Learn elements of composition and qualities of light, along with some post-production techniques. Some field trips will require carrying gear over moderate terrain. For beginning to intermediate students capable of operating their digital camera in manual mode.
Creating impactful portraits requires understanding the vulnerability of the person in front of the camera. Learn how to collaborate and develop a sense of intimacy with your subjects and how that thoughtful collaboration contributes to images that are equitable representations. Cultivate both social and technical skills to engage with your subjects in a meaningful way. Intermediate and advanced students are welcome in this conceptual class.
Cyanotype is a historical photographic printing technique recognizable by its intense shade of blue. Tap into this over 200-year-old tradition as we learn to create images with objects and negatives, using the sun as our UV light source. Experiment with camera-less photography, printing digital negatives, bleaching, toning, and printing on alternative surfaces. Time permitting, explore incorporating collage, printmaking, and drawing elements into your prints. All levels welcome.
Experience the joy of capturing the natural world in photographs. Learn basic techniques or enhance your current skills for photographing nature with a digital SLR camera. Compose pictures of mountain landscapes, wildflowers, and wildlife while strengthening your powers of observation. Expect a mixture of classroom time and field trips.
Improve your photographs both in-camera and in post-processing. We’ll cover the basics and beyond, including how to correct exposure and white balance, manipulate light and tones, convert an image to black and white, touch up imperfections, remove distracting objects, and more. Work with layers and layer masks to discover when to use each option. With tips for taking better images in your camera, post-processing will be a snap. Perfect for Photoshop beginners.
Anyone can take a picture with an iPhone, but how about taking a good picture? Brush up on the basic concepts of photography such as color, lighting, composition, background, and foreground, then learn specific tips for using the iPhone in certain kinds of photography. Explore different ways of shooting, extra equipment, and the most common editing apps and how to use them. Get helpful information about sharing your images through print and social media.
Sharpen your focus on photographing people on location. Explore how portraits fit into natural and man-made spaces, from playing with composition and lighting to finding ways to connect with and put your subject at ease. Practice taking portraits both in natural light and with on-location lighting equipment, and learn how to use a camera to greater effect. Students should be familiar with using their cameras in both Aperture Priority [“A”] and Manual [“M”].
See, compose, and capture beautiful images using your digital camera. Photograph landscapes and natural elements in ways that set them apart from the usual snapshot. Learn elements of composition and qualities of light, along with some post-production techniques. Some field trips will require carrying gear over moderate terrain. For beginning to intermediate students capable of operating their digital camera in manual mode.
Love shooting, but dread editing? Learn to effectively edit photos and streamline your post-production process. Gain confidence with Lightroom and Photoshop to give your images a professional edge. Explore presets that allow you to edit and experiment with ease. We will split our time between shooting in the field and editing sessions in the studio. Students will need a camera with RAW capability and an external hard drive. Basic computer processing knowledge recommended.
Curious about the fascinating world of macro photography? Practice the basics of taking great close-up photos, both indoors and out. Learn about essential equipment and basic techniques such as controlling depth of field and using filters. Students will need a method of macro photography—macro lens, extension tubes, or diopters—and a 28mm or wider lens. For beginning to intermediate photographers.
Elevate your point of view with an introduction to drone photography. Fly t hrough the Appalachian landscape as we cover drone safety, set up, basic flight controls, and complicated aerial maneuvers. Capture photos and video and learn best practices for utilizing your drone’s camera. Return home with new confidence in your abilities as a recreational pilot. Students will need a drone similar to a DJI Mavic, Mini, or Air.
Learn to create a camera of endless potential with nothing more than a lightproof box, some film, and a pinhole. Learn the very basics of analog photography while creating sculptural cameras that can be an extension of the images that you capture. Experiment with a variety of cameras and apertures to develop direct positive images that don’t require extensive darkroom equipment.
Unlock the magic in your camera by learning to use aperture, ISO, and shutter speeds to create stunning photographs. Learn how understanding visual theory, composition, and light patterns can add more impact and meaning to your work. Bring your DSLR or mirrorless camera and plan for a lot of hands-on learning outdoors—where the magic lives! Be prepared for moderate outings over uneven terrain. Beginners welcome.
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