Standard Photo Courses
Standard Courses provide week-to-week consistency and learning through challenging assignments. A Standard Course is more goal-oriented than the Field Guides and Crash Courses, with classes culminating in final projects or group exhibitions. Solid technical instruction is mixed with creative experimentation, critique and discussion with plenty of personal attention.
This class will use the photographic medium as a tool for students to explore the creative process along with short readings, A/V content, and various in-class and homework exercises. Students will learn how to tap into their innate creative abilities and gain tools to combat fears and perfectionism and shake up their normal routine in healthy ways in order to create space for new ideas. Texts drawn from will include Art and Fear, The Artist’s Way, Big Magic, The Photographer’s Playbook and others.
This methodical approach to learning studio photography begins with analyzing lighting in well-known photographs and breaking down the setups, tools and techniques required to accomplish these images. Each week we'll tackle one essential factor of lighting, from single-light setups to complex multiple-light setups, using modifiers, backgrounds, and various light sources to deliver amazing results.