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Studio Photography I

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-2040-A
  • Times Tuesday, Thursday, 6:00PM - 9:50PM
  • Dates May 26 - Jun 30
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

This introductory course in studio photography is for those interested in discovering the versatility of the large-format camera and the abilities of controlled studio lighting to enhance form and texture. Electronic flash, tungsten lighting, and all formats from 35mm to 4x5" cameras will be used to photograph still lifes, portraits, fashion/beauty and nudes in class. This is a hands-on studio course, with special emphasis on the large-format camera, which incorporates lectures, demonstrations and a series of assignments. NOTE: Cameras (4x5"), lighting equipment, meters and seamless paper backgrounds will be provided during class hours. Students must supply their own cameras (small or medium format) and film, and have access to a darkroom or use a commercial lab.

Instructor

Ken Shung

Photographer

Education

SUNY Fredonia, Fashion Institute of Technology. Formerly, studio assistant to Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Bill King

Clients include

The New York Times Magazine, Modern Bride, New York magazine, Vanity Fair, Gourmet, Chanel, Unilever, Elle Decor, HarperCollins Australia, Kunduru Music, Wacoal Lingerie, Procter & Gamble, Smart Money, Workman Press, Marina Maher Communications

Book

Be My Baby, Parents and Children Talk About Adoption

Exhibitions include

New York Public Library; Art Institute of Boston; Barrett House, Poughkeepsie, NY; Artnot Museum, Elmira, NY; Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; Art Chicago; SCOPE Basel, Switzerland

Awards include

Print; Art Directors Club; Advertising Photographers of America Award; AIGA; Photo of the Day, Photo District News; Nikon Awards

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Studio Photography II

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-2045-A
  • Times Tuesday, Thursday, 6:00PM - 9:50PM
  • Dates Jul 02 - Aug 06
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

Using all camera formats from 35mm to 4x5" and controlled studio lighting, students will complete a series of assignments, including still life, portrait, fashion/beauty and nudes. Students will be encouraged to go beyond the technical and explore the aesthetic aspects of their subjects. This is a hands-on workshop incorporating lectures, demonstrations and assignments. PREREQUISITE: PHD-2040, Studio Photography I, or equivalent. NOTE: Please bring a notebook and samples of your work to the first session. Cameras (4x5"), lighting equipment, meters and seamless paper backgrounds will be provided during class hours. Students must supply their own cameras (small or medium format) and film, and have access to a darkroom or use a commercial lab.

Instructor

Len DeLessio

Photographer

Education:

BFA, School of Visual Arts

Clients include:

Alice Cooper, Apple, Credit Suisse, Dolce and Gabbana, Microsoft, Officemax, Viacom, Time, Women's Health, Crayola, Clairol, Fujinon Optical, General Foods, Mercedes Benz, Proctor & Gamble, Sony, Elle, Glamour, GQ, Self

One-person exhibitions include:

East Wing Gallery, Columbia University; Calkins Gallery, Hofstra University

Group exhibitions include:

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland; Brooklyn Art Library; Union Square Gallery; George Eastman House; Amos Eno Gallery; Troika 8, England; Minna Gallery, San Francisco; ZieherSmith; Soho Photo Gallery; Art House Gallery, Atlanta; Gallery Aferro, Newark

Awards include:

Photographis, Art Directors Club, Graphis, Society of Publication Designers, AIGA, Desi

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Photography on Assignment

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-2050-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, 10:00AM - 1:50PM
  • Dates May 27 - Jul 06
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

This intermediate course in photographic nuts and bolts will include technical demonstrations and assignments concerning the use of meters, filters, lighting, flash and color film, among other topics. The course will also include discussions on how to get started in the photographic marketplace, with special emphasis on meeting the visual needs of clients who require promotional photographs (actors, musicians). Student work will be critiqued individually. NOTE: Class schedule, Mon., Wed.; May 27-July 6 (begins Wednesday, May 27)

Instructor

Sardi Klein

Photographer

Education

School of Visual Arts

Exhibitions include

New York Public Library; Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz; New-York Historical Society; AC Institute

Publications include

Women See Women, The Village Voice, New York magazine, Women Photograph Men, Forbes, The Family of Women, People, Woman's Day, Object (Australia)

Accounts include

Dutton Publishing; Penguin Books; International Sculpture Center; Georgetown Publishing; Princeton Review; Simon & Schuster, Inc.; Rio Doce America; Urbahn Associates; Sperry-Mitchell; Thomas Collective; Kobalt Music; Balloon Saloon; Guy Carsone Couture Millinery; Martin Guitar Company; New York City Regional Center

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Intermediate Digital Photography

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-2080-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, 3:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates Jun 01 - Jul 20
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

Adobe Photoshop and software extensions will be used in this course to explore image construction, manipulation, retouching and collage techniques. In addition to exploring various advanced digital-imaging techniques, students will be encouraged to apply these techniques to their work, and to critically examine the effects that new imaging technologies are having on the ways we see and make art. A variety of topics will be covered, including advanced selection techniques, channels, paths, shape-and-text tools, blending modes, filter effects, service bureaus, color management, monitor calibration and digital cameras.

Instructor

Kimberlee Venable

Visual artist, photographer

Education: 

BFA, Cleveland Institute of Art; MFA, School of Visual Arts

Group exhibitions include: 

Art in General; Storefront Project Space; The Guggenheim Museum; Vaudeville Park; Allegra LaViola Gallery; Humble Arts Foundation; Visual Arts Gallery

 

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Video

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-2090-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, 3:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates May 27 - Jul 15
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

The goal of this course is to familiarize photography students with video in its technical form, as well as its conceptual possibilities. Various genres of the medium will be explored, and students will articulate their interests in narrative form.

Instructor

Instructor: TBA

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Digital Studio: Your Camera, Your Computer and Your Work

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-3051-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, 10:00AM - 1:50PM
  • Dates May 27 - Jul 06
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

The fundamentals of working in a studio that is fully integrated with digital technology will be covered in this course. Students will be working with medium format Leaf digital backs tethered to a computer and Adobe Lightroom, and will progress to an understanding of digital workflow. Processing images from creation to finished print is increasingly the responsibility of the photographer, and this course will help to streamline that process. NOTE: Students must supply their own portable firewire hard drives and CF cards. Class schedule, Mon., Wed.; May 27-July 7 (begins Wednesday, May 27).

Instructor

Ken Shung

Photographer

Education

SUNY Fredonia, Fashion Institute of Technology. Formerly, studio assistant to Irving Penn, Annie Leibovitz, Bill King

Clients include

The New York Times Magazine, Modern Bride, New York magazine, Vanity Fair, Gourmet, Chanel, Unilever, Elle Decor, HarperCollins Australia, Kunduru Music, Wacoal Lingerie, Procter & Gamble, Smart Money, Workman Press, Marina Maher Communications

Book

Be My Baby, Parents and Children Talk About Adoption

Exhibitions include

New York Public Library; Art Institute of Boston; Barrett House, Poughkeepsie, NY; Artnot Museum, Elmira, NY; Center for Photography at Woodstock, NY; Art Chicago; SCOPE Basel, Switzerland

Awards include

Print; Art Directors Club; Advertising Photographers of America Award; AIGA; Photo of the Day, Photo District News; Nikon Awards

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Digital Studio: Advanced Lighting Techniques

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-3066-A
  • Times Tuesday, Thursday, 2:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates May 26 - Jun 30
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

This course will explore the mastery and control of light as well as lighting concepts used for professional editorial and advertising photography. Through visual presentations of printed matter, students will review examples of the direction and quality of light and understand its function in the photograph. Students will acquire a repertoire of lighting techniques to heighten the expressive capacity of their work. Students will shoot tethered with the latest available digital cameras and software in a full digital studio environment. PREREQUISITE: PHD-2045, Studio Photography II. NOTE: Open to juniors and seniors only. Please bring an external hard drive and a portfolio to the first session.

Instructor

Janusz Kawa

Photographer

Education

BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Clients include

Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Vogue (Britain, Australia), Vogue Hommes, Rolling Stone, Interview, Sony Music

One-person exhibitions include

Galerie Art d'Ailleurs d'Aujourd'hui, Paris; E3 Gallery; Ex Convento Del Carmen, Guadalajara; Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta

Group exhibitions include

The Cooper Union; Soho Photo Gallery; Chelsea Art Museum; International Center of Photography; Visual Arts Gallery; Les Elysées de l'Art, Paris; Westchester Center for the Arts, CT; Zieher Smith Gallery

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Photo Bookworks

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-3163-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, 12:00PM - 3:50PM
  • Dates May 18 - Jun 24
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

What do you do with all those photos you have made that are sitting around in boxes? This is a hands-on approach to the photo book using simple bookbinding methods. We will investigate several handmade book structures, including scroll, scrapbook, pamphlet, Oriental fold and fan, as well as the concepts of series, sequence and pacing of images within the books. Books will be examined from the viewpoint of both object and container. A historical overview of book arts, photography books in particular, will be presented. Students will create works from groups of photographs, bound together in completed form. Six to eight books and a group project will be completed. NOTE: Open to all students. Please bring your favorite photography book to the first session.

Instructor

Ellen Wallenstein

Photographer, book artist

Education

BA, SUNY at Stony Brook; MFA, Pratt Institute

One-person exhibitions include

Henry Street Settlement; Aperture Foundation; Camera Club of New York; Arsenal Gallery; 92nd Street Y; The Creative Center; Alison Palmer Gallery, Bantam, CT

Group exhibitions include

HarperCollins Exhibition Space; Center for Book Arts; Barbara Ann Levy Gallery; Canon Gallery, Amsterdam; Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Pelham Arts Center, NY

Collections include

Museum of the City of New York; Performing Arts Library, Lincoln Center; Humanities Research Center, Austin; Center for Creative Photography, Tucson; Brooklyn Museum; Ellis Island Museum; Jaffe Collection, Florida Atlantic University; Southwest Texas State University; Pfizer

Publications include

After Image, Contemplate, The Sun, Metrosource, Spot, Third Coast, PDNedu, Fraction, American Suburb X

Awards include

New York Foundation for the Arts, Ford Foundation, United States Artists Project Grant. Artist residences include: The Creative Center, Women's Studio Workshop

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Location Photography

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-3207-A
  • TimesThursday, 12:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Dates May 28 - Jul 16
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

Providing the technical background necessary for versatility and competence in location photography is the aim of this course. The objective is to develop each student's imagination in order to find visually compelling locations, to study the space and available light, and to determine what additional light to bring to the "set." This course will be supplemented with individual portfolio projects-both exterior and interior locations-and students will explore areas of their own special interests. PREREQUISITES: Students should have completed at least one studio lighting course and have working knowledge of basic lighting principles and manual camera operations.

Instructor

Sean Hemmerle

fine art photographer

Education

BA, University of Miami, MFA, School of Visual Arts

One-person exhibitions include

Feroz Galerie, Bonn, Germany; Front Room Gallery; Sanctuary for Independent Media, Troy, NY; Westchester Arts Center, White Plains, NY; Brooks Brothers Liberty Square; James Francis Trezza Gallery; Filtro, Miami

Group exhibitions include

International Center for Photography; Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL; Paris Photo, Paris and Los Angeles; New Orleans Museum of Art; Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, FL; Open Society Foundations; Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China; Sotheby’s; The French Embassy, New York, NY; Pont Du Machine Bridge, Geneva, Switzerland; Frances Wolfson Gallery, Miami, FL; Roebling Hall; Saatchi Gallery, London; Franklin Street Works, Stamford, CT; Thread Waxing Space

Publications include

The New York Times Magazine, Time, Newsweek, Harper’s, Le Monde 2, New York magazine, Die Zeit, Sunday Telegraph, The New York Times, Metropolis, Daylight, Columbia Journalism Review, Princeton Architectural Press

Awards include

Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, Time Magazine Pictures of the Year, Communications Arts, American Photography

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Advanced Fashion Studio

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-3233-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, 2:00PM - 5:50PM
  • Dates May 27 - Jul 01
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

This course is designed for students who are seriously interested in fashion. We will cover all aspects of the field: editorial, advertising, beauty and portrait. Both studio (tungsten and strobe lighting), and location (available light augmented by strobe) will be taught. Various camera formats, from 35mm to 4x5", will be used. Emphasis will be on the anatomy of a fashion shoot: working with models, hair and makeup people, editors, art directors, etc. Personal style will be stressed. PREREQUISITE: PHD-2040, Studio Photography I, or equivalent.

Instructor

Janusz Kawa

Photographer

Education

BFA, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Clients include

Cosmopolitan, The New York Times, Vogue (Britain, Australia), Vogue Hommes, Rolling Stone, Interview, Sony Music

One-person exhibitions include

Galerie Art d'Ailleurs d'Aujourd'hui, Paris; E3 Gallery; Ex Convento Del Carmen, Guadalajara; Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta

Group exhibitions include

The Cooper Union; Soho Photo Gallery; Chelsea Art Museum; International Center of Photography; Visual Arts Gallery; Les Elysées de l'Art, Paris; Westchester Center for the Arts, CT; Zieher Smith Gallery

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Portfolio Colloquium

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-3260-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, 6:00PM - 9:50PM
  • Dates May 11 - Jun 22
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

Verbalizing an idea is not the same as making it visible. In this course, we will analyze your images and discuss your progress as you work on a thematic project. It is important that we are clear about our intentions and be able to articulate them photographically. By the end of the course, you will have forged a cohesive body of work and a vocabulary with which to discuss it. NOTE: Please bring representative examples to the first session, as well as any concepts you may have for an extended project.

Instructor

Seth P. Greenwald

Photographer, creative consultant

Education

BFA, Parsons School of Design; MA, New School University

professional experience includes

Director of photography, Photonica

One-person exhibitions include

Middle Collegiate Church, Mezzina/Brown Advertising, Synchronicity Space

Group exhibitions include

Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA; Danforth Gallery, Livingston, MT

Collections include

New York Historical Society

Publications include

Metropolis, Glamour

Awards include

Photo District News

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Advanced Portfolio Colloquium

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-3265-A
  • Times Monday, Wednesday, 6:00PM - 9:50PM
  • Dates Jun 24 - Aug 03
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$2550
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

A continuation of PHD-3260, Portfolio Colloquium, this course will focus on developing a photographic vocabulary and refining conceptual practice. Students will complete a portfolio of thematic work. NOTE: Please bring representative examples to the first session, as well as any concepts you may have for an extended project. Class schedule, Mon., Wed.; June 24-August 3 (begins Wednesday, June 24).

Instructor

Seth P. Greenwald

Photographer, creative consultant

Education

BFA, Parsons School of Design; MA, New School University

professional experience includes

Director of photography, Photonica

One-person exhibitions include

Middle Collegiate Church, Mezzina/Brown Advertising, Synchronicity Space

Group exhibitions include

Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD; Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA; Danforth Gallery, Livingston, MT

Collections include

New York Historical Society

Publications include

Metropolis, Glamour

Awards include

Photo District News

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