Take your digital photography to the next level with personal guidance and engaging assignments. This intermediate photography workshop is designed to help you master your camera’s manual settings while exploring the subjects that interest you most.
Students will move beyond the basics of digital photography learned in Photography Basics (or the equivalent), while continuing to reinforce the fundamentals and manual camera operations to take their photographic expression to the next level.
Over the course of this six-session workshop, participants will work on bi-weekly shooting assignments covering a topic of their choice. Landscape, portraiture, documentary, still life, or other genres, are all possible topics that students can dive into! With the direction of the instructors, students will explore examples and discuss approaches to these different topics. Students will present their photography for regular supportive group critiques.
An integral aspect of digital photography is processing digital files. During non-assignment weeks, students will expand their post-processing skills using Adobe Lightroom Classic, including importing, basic adjustments using the Develop module, and local adjustments.
Thursdays, March 28 – May 9, 4:30–6:30PM (No Class April 11)
Day 1: Introductions and class discussion on individual areas of photographic interest. Review and refresher on Lightroom development and exporting images for print.
Day 2: Print critique and class discussion on 1st round of work.
Day 3: Lightroom instruction with Nathan Lomas.
Day 4: Print critique and class discussion on 2nd round of work.
Day 5: Lightroom instruction with Nathan Lomas.
Day 6: Final print critique and class discussion on 3rd round of work; class wrap-up.
Stuart Schwartz graduated from the Art Center in 1979 and then spent 35 years as an advertising photographer in the U.S. and Europe. Stuart is comfortable working in the studio, on location, and with all sizes of productions. He continues to shoot for a limited number of clients. Stuart’s personal work spans a variety of styles, from street photography to abstract and mixed media. Stuart founded The Image Flow in 2008 with the vision to empower the avid photographer looking for personal growth in photography.
Nathan Lomas hails from Buffalo, NY. He developed his passion photography at the tender age of five when his father gave him a Ricoh camera. He has a BFA from the College of Creative Studies in Detroit and an MFA in Imaging Arts from the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York. He is an adjunct professor at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, owns his own photo studio in Alameda where he specializes in 19th-century tintype photography, and at The Image Flow, works with digital restoration, film scanning, and printing, as well as teaching workshops and working one-on-one with clients.