This calendar shows all the class dates, including those multi-week classes already in session as well as student exhibition dates and holiday closings. To view upcoming classes arranged chronologically by start date, click here.
Locations listed by color:
BLUE @ BKC GREEN @ Gowanus Darkroom ORANGE @ Bushwick Community Darkroom
In just a few hours, we'll show you how to take awesome portraits of the people you love, including how to find the most flattering natural and available light, how different focal lengths will affect the dimensions of the human face, how to get comfortable photographing people and how to put your subjects at ease. Get a crash course in taking beautiful, revealing portraits, and capture the moments you'll want to remember.
Beginning with simple concepts like leading lines, 1-point perspective, frame-within-a-frame, and then breaking down the ideas that made classic works of art famous, we'll get you looking deeper at the underlying forms and structure of effective images. Then we'll take our experiments outside where you'll respond to challenges designed to spark new ideas. Employing techniques discussed, and forging new ones of your own, you'll be able to try unexpected approaches to visual puzzles presented by the real world.
This one-day class invites you to think critically about color in your photographs. We'll briefly overview the history of color photography, from early trials in 3-color process by Thomas Sutton to the digital pixel palettes of today's Photoshop world. Then we'll go hands-on, making photographic stories that challenge our interpretation of color. You'll discover what makes a great color vs black & white photograph, and become familiar with critical terms like luminance, saturation and hue.