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Digital Photography I

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-1042-CE
  • Day(s) M
  • Dates Sep 23 - Dec 08
  • Hours 06:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

For those who wish to begin their photographic education in the digital realm, this course will embrace digital technology for its potential to push photography's aesthetic and conceptual boundaries. Fundamental photographic theory and the basics of digital equipment will be covered, including a practical introduction to Adobe Photoshop and digital printing. In addition to camera basics such as composition, exposure, aperture and shutter speed, students will learn about RAW image files and how to exploit their possibilities using Photoshop. Though we will leave the physical dark room behind, this course will engage photography in much the same way as its predecessors, emphasizing an understanding of light and the concept of "seeing photographically." Through our studies, students will begin to master photographic ideas and digital tools in order to make deliberate and innovative creative choices. Lab time will be used for demonstrations and one-on-one instruction. Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the Macintosh computer operating system. NOTE: Please bring a digital SLR camera to the first session. Lab time is included in the instructional hours; additional lab time is not available.

Instructor

Matthew Baum

Photographer; co-founder, co-director, Visualife Photo Education Program, School of Visual Arts

Education:

BA, Brown University; MFA, School of Visual Arts

Awards include:

Chairman's Honors Award, Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts; Photo District News; Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship, School of Visual Arts

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Digital Photography II

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-2042-CE
  • Day(s) W
  • Dates Sep 24 - Dec 17
  • Hours 06:00PM - 10:00PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 23 Lexington Ave

Description

This course is for intermediate photographers who have some experience using a digital SLR and Adobe Photoshop. Classes will be used for group critique, supervised computer lab sessions, demonstration of advanced Photoshop techniques and looking at the work of photographic masters. Digital Photography II will emphasize the development of a personal photographic vision and style. Students will be encouraged to initiate and sustain a focused project over an extended period of time. PREREQUISITE: PHC-1042, Digital Photography I, or equivalent. NOTE: Please bring a digital SLR camera to the first session.

Instructor

Matthew Baum

Photographer; co-founder, co-director, Visualife Photo Education Program, School of Visual Arts

Education:

BA, Brown University; MFA, School of Visual Arts

Awards include:

Chairman's Honors Award, Paula Rhodes Memorial Award, School of Visual Arts; Photo District News; Aaron Siskind Memorial Scholarship, School of Visual Arts

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Studio/Advertising Photography

Course Details
  • Course Number PHD-2408-CE
  • Day(s) S
  • Dates Sep 20 - Dec 06
  • Hours 10:30AM - 03:00PM
  • Credits 3.00
  • Cost$3360
  • Additional Fees$0
  • Status Open
  • Location 214 East 21st Street

Description

Want an exciting and challenging career? Learn to light and take photographs as the pros do using different types of lighting and props while incorporating your ideas and design. Which lens to use, and the appropriate lighting and equipment for different situations are all part of being a knowledgeable photographer. With an emphasis on advertising photography, this course will give you the needed experience in studio and location environments. Using medium format or DSLR 35 cameras, students will shoot ads (still life/fashion/products), as well as create ads using live models. PREREQUISITES: A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and a basic photography course, or equivalents. NOTE: Lighting equipment, meters and seamless paper backgrounds will be provided during course hours. Students must have their own medium format digital camera and access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop. Students must supply their own props and backgrounds other than seamless. Please bring a digital SLR camera to the first session.

Instructor

Mario Calafatello

Photographer

Education:

Queens College, New York University

Clients include:

IBM, Revlon, Air India, Nabisco, Union Carbide, Hathaway, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, R.J. Reynolds, Panasonic, Nikon, MasterCard, Playtex, Cyro Industries, Otis Elevators, Xerox, Inside Sports, Cotton Incorporated, Barr Laboratories, Women's Wear Daily, Parade

Awards include:

Art Directors Club, ANDY

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