Photography

The Workshop’s photo department has six computers: three Mac and three Windows. When signing up for these classes, please state your preference. Students with laptops may bring them instead of using CAW’s computers. Photoshop CS5, CS6, or CC is recommended. Students must provide their own paper for printing.
 

Spring Term:
March 13 – June 11

All Levels

Lightroom and RAW Workflow

with Kurt Heumiller

In this course, students will use Adobe Lightroom to organize, edit, adjust, and output their photographs. An emphasis will be placed using the RAW capture that most SLR and Mirrorless digital cameras offer in order to have the most control of the images. While Lightroom is designed to be a much simpler, intuitive program than Photoshop, it is very powerful, and students will learn controls ranging from color correction and black-and-white conversion, to advanced topics such as removing lens distortion.

Note: Basic computer knowledge (Mac or Windows).

Supplies: A camera that shoots in RAW is recommended but not required.

Tues, 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM, 3/14 – 5/2
8 sessions: $260; Early bird price: $247 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Smartphone Photography & Video

with Jon Weekes

Smartphone cameras have developed into powerful creative expression machines. Within a very short period of time you can shoot, edit and publish professional quality photographs and videos. Instructor covers image composition through a series of creative projects throughout the semester. Image editing assignments will help participants get the most out of our photographs. Shooting of video clips and assembly of short movies will also be covered.

Advanced video topics will include: time-lapse, slow motion, and stop-motion. Photography and Video Apps will be discussed.

Supplies: Smartphone with latest operating system required.

Wed, 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM, 3/15 – 6/7
13 sessions: $325; Early bird price: $309 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Digital Capture

with Kurt Heumiller

This course will focus on understanding the digital camera and rules of composition. Students will learn to use their camera’s controls to express their vision, to use composition techniques to draw interest and gain an understanding of lighting to make the most impact with their photos. Through demonstrations, assignments and critique, students will develop as photographers.

Note: This class is NOT a Photoshop class, as the main goal is getting the most out of your camera use of computers will not be covered. There will be another course offered in the following session that focuses processing and the digital darkroom using Lightro

Supplies: Digital camera with full manual control (usually DSLR or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera).

Thurs, 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM, 3/16 – 5/4
8 sessions: $260; Early bird price: $247 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Intermediate + Advanced

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Digital Photography II

with Harold Shapiro

This intermediate course will help you to refine your photography skills as well as your Photoshop skills. Also, we will work on building a portfolio. Weekly assignments.

Note: Basic knowledge of the camera and computer required.

Supplies: Digital camera with full manual control (usually DSLR or Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera).

Mon, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM, 3/13 – 4/17
6 sessions: $234; Early bird price: $222 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Developing A Portfolio

with Harold Shapiro

This class is designed for independent study in a group setting. Advanced students are expected to work independently on their own photography projects, whether digital or darkroom. The photography studio has 6 computers with Photoshop, a state-of-the-art Epson 7900 printer, and a fully equipped darkroom. The instructor is available throughout the class for help, guidance, suggestion, critique and individual instruction.

Prerequisite: New students need to submit a sample of their work to the instructor. Please contact the Registrar to enroll at katrina@cawmail.org.

Wed, 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, 3/15 – 5/17
10 sessions: $260; Early bird price: $247 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Expanding Vision

with Phyllis Crowley

This is an advanced non-technical class for those ready to develop a cohesive body of work. Portfolio development assumes prior knowledge of workflow and printing skills. Students will show past work, discuss ideas, create new work, and formulate an ongoing practice of editing and sequencing. We meet every other week to allow time for making new work. The course will refine aesthetic skills and deepen your level of personal expression with critiques, readings, visual presentations, and assignments.

Prerequisite: Students must bring finished fine art prints to class. A final portfolio or book is required in the last class. Bring 6 prints to the first class. Portfolio review required for admission. Contact the Registrar for details.

Note: Meeting times include: March 22; April 12 and 26; May 10 and 24; June 7

Supplies: Any kind of camera may be used.

Wed, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM, 3/22 – 6/7
6 sessions: $108; Early bird price: $103 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Intermediate Photoshop

with Ken Lovell

This mid-level course builds on the information covered in the introductory course. Learn how to produce complex selections and paths, take advantage of adjustment layers and masks, and color correct like a pro with curves. Automation features and time-saving shortcuts, that speed up production tasks, will also be covered. This Photoshop class has been updated for the most current version of Photoshop, but training for previous versions is also available.

Note: Basic computer knowledge required.

Supplies: Users are encouraged to bring their own laptops with the software installed.

Sun, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM, 3/18 – 6/11
13 sessions: $260; Early bird price: $247 (Discount available until 2/6)

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Open Studio

Open Digital Print

with Ken Lovell

This studio offers monitored sessions for those students who have worked at CAW for at least one term and who would like to work on their own. Includes 3 hours of weekly print time in the Photo Studio.

Prerequisite: Students must be approved by an Instructor to enroll and must have adequate knowledge of the Photo Studio.

Note: Pre-registration required with Instructor permission. Please contact the Registrar via email at katrina@cawmail.org.

Sat, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, 3/18- 6/10