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Beginning Digital Photography (six weeks course)

Learn how to us the manual settings of your DSL camera and to create more thoughtful digital photographs. Students will be given exercises to improve knowledge about photography in general with weekly critiques. A digital SLR camera and a laptop computer will be required for this course.  Please bring laptop, camera, and camera manual to each class. Instructor will guide you to the software you need for editing and printing your images. There is no lab fee for digital photo classes.

Photo by JC Johnson, Sarratt Art Studios Instructor

Digital Photo 2: I Took the Photos, Now What? (six weeks course)

What’s the next step after shooting all those photos? How do I organize, edit and decide what photos to use? This course is intended to approach each of those questions. Guided by the instructor, students will primarily use Adobe Lightroom to edit their photos in class, organize, and prioritize them and show off each student’s “photographic style.”

This class also includes “cellphoneography”, taking and editing photos in your cell phone. No prerequisite is required, but you must have an up to date laptop,  previously taken photos, and a version of or subscription to Adobe Lightroom (instructor will give more information on the first day of class).

Experimental Photography (12 weeks course)

This class will focus on experimental cameras and printing techniques, while introducing students to the basics of taking a picture, processing film, and using the darkroom to make prints.  Students are encouraged to search their attics for vintage cameras and equipment they may already have.  Holgas, Dianas, and modern alternative cameras will also work.  Don’t have a camera?  Don’t fret.  We’ll spend the first night discussing your options and there will be a limited number of cameras to loan or buy.  We will also explore techniques that will allow you to take an image without even using a camera, like photograms, cyanotype, and pinhole.  No experience required, just curiosity!  A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of your first pack of darkroom paper and use of the chemistry and facilities. Film and additional paper will be available for purchase in the studio. Class size is limited to 10 students.

Introduction to Photo Art Studios – Photographic Prints & Objects (12 week course)

Photography is not always just a picture from a camera; it has often been used as a base for a number of other processes. This course is designed to break some of the traditional applications and philosophies of photography. In this course, you can print photographs on objects such as boxes, metal, watercolor paper and will often using the sun as our source. and create a hand-made book. Projects could include pinholes, cyanotypes,  book binding, Holgas, photographic metal etchings and toning. No special camera is required. A $30.00 lab fee covers the cost of supplies and dark room chemistry. Film and additional paper will be available for purchase in the studio. Class size is limited to 10 students.