PHOTOGRAPH, PRINT, PRESENT

A UNIQUE 2-PART COURSE WITH MICHAEL VUCKOVIC AND JIM LAMONT

The joy of photography is in sharing our vision with others.  This course develops the students' photographic vision and takes the students through printing to sharing the prints in a small exhibition and photo critique.  Students may take just the Photo classes, or just the Print classes, or both.  The Photo and Print classes interweave, allowing the learning from the other.

 For those who take both Photo and Print classes, there is a small exhibition and a final overall photo critique.

REQUIREMENTS: Laptop computer, Photoshop CS or CC

PREREQUISITE:  Digital Photography I: Foundations and Photoshop I or equivalent.

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PHOTO IN PHOTOGRAPH, PRINT, PRESENT  with Michael Vuckovic

Why do you take pictures and what is your photographic vision? This course is about discovering and developing your photographic vision in an urban environment.

Each class will start with a brief discussion on the work of influential photographers.

Next, students will tackle One One Six — a personal exercise to help you develop your personal vision. Each participant will venture out into the local area for up to one hour, limited by up to one kilometre, and we will repeat the exercise six times! The limitations and the repetition will help you:

  •    See beyond the typical cliche photograph.

  •    Re-investigate photographic settings that you might have previously ignored.

  •    Develop and strengthen your personal photographic vision.

  •    Stimulate creative energy if you are feeling in a bit of a photographic rut.

Finally, part three of each class is a group discussion of your work. Each week you will present for discussion one printed image you created from the week before. 

Through studying the work of others, repetitive practicing, personal reflection and open discussion, your photographic vision will emerge, which you can build upon to develop a stronger body of work.

RECOMMENDATION: Creating an image is only part of the craft we call photography. To quote one of my heroes, Ansel Adams, "The negative is comparable to the composer’s score and the print to its performance. Each performance differs in subtle ways". 

EQUIPMENT: This workshop is open to anyone with any type of camera: digital, film, point-and-shoot, smartphone, SLR, 4x5, or whatever you can use to make an 8x10 print (or larger). However, having a camera you can use to adjust shutter speed and aperture will give you more creative options.

PRINT IN PHOTOGRAPH, PRINT, PRESENT - with Jim Lamont

The instructor, Jim Lamont, will assist students to make proof prints for discussion in the Photo classes, and for a final exhibition and critique for those students taking both Photo and Print classes. The classes will be entirely hands-on, covering theory on an as needed basis. Students will be expected to have a version and basic understanding of Photoshop or Lightroom, and bring a laptop to class with their chosen image files and post-processing software. This class is a prequel to "The Art of Digital Printmaking", which is a more in depth course in terms of the theory and practice.

PRESENT IN PHOTOGRAPH, PRINT, PRESENT

For those who take the Photo class, the Print class, or both, there will be a small exhibition and a final overall photo critique.

PHOTO IN PHOTOGRAPH, PRINT, PRESENT
OCTOBER 15 - NOVEMBER 26, 2016
OCTOBER 15, 22, 29; NOVEMBER 5, 12, 19, 26
SATURDAYS 1:00PM - 4:00PM
7 SESSIONS - 21 HOURS
LOCATION: SPAO
MICHAEL VUCKOVIC
LEVEL: BASIC | $375

PRINT IN PHOTOGRAPH, PRINT, PRESENT
OCTOBER 16 - NOVEMBER 27, 2016
OCTOBER 16, 23, 30 ; NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27
SUNDAYS  1:00PM - 4:00PM
7 SESSIONS - 21 HOURS
LOCATION: SPAO
JIM LAMONT
LEVEL: BASIC | $375

 Photo by Jim Lamont