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Start Date: Jan 22, 2018 Days: Mon Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Mon)

Go Big or Go Home is a class designed for silver gelatin printers who want to go that extra mile and make large scale prints from a variety of negatives. Split filter printing as well as dodging and burning techniques will be introduced to help produce beautiful silver gelatin prints no smaller than 16x20.

Prerequisites: Some silver gelatin printing

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Start Date: Jan 31, 2018 Days: Wed Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Wed)

Join us for this comprehensive course in digital photography. How do F-stops, shutter speeds, depth of field, ISO, exposure, panning, and composition sound to you?  Add to the aforementioned venerable terms those of pixels, file size, histogram, RAW, jpeg, color balance, memory cards, Photoshop, and inkjet printers and the notion of digital photography seems daunting indeed.  Introduction to Digital Photography will demystify all these ideas and more.  From basic camera controls to post-processing and printing, the class, utilizing lecture, slide presentations, hands on instruction and assignments, will establish a firm foundation for beginning digital photographers. 

Prerequisite: None

Start Date: Feb 5, 2018 Days: Mon Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Mon)

A hands-on introduction to basic Photoshop skills, tools and workflow. Emphasis on providing a solid foundation and understanding of this powerful photographic editing program and applying it to students’ own work. Illustrated handouts and guided practice assignments will be given at each class.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; Opening and Closing programs, copying, cutting, pasting. Selecting files. Using a mouse or touchpad.

Start Date: Feb 15, 2018 Days: Thu Time: 6:30pm - 9:30pm (Thu)

Darkroom II Beyond the Basics is a hands-on class that dives into the world of silver gelatin printing, building a body of work and printing cohesively in a series. Students will employ split filter and advance dodging and burning techniques to go beyond formal print making to produce beautiful prints. Students will work with fiber paper and learn to print a cohesive body of work toward building a portfolio. Katharine T. Jacobs is a skilled silver gelatin printer whose knowledge of the subject and unique teaching style will have you hooked on the process.

Prerequisites: Darkroom I or equivalent is helpful but not necessary

Start Date: Feb 25, 2018 Days: Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sun)

Spend the day with Ashley Jennings learning this fascinating civil war-era process. You will learn how to mix up the needed materials and receive instructions on how to gather and build the equipment to make wet plate collodion tintypes. We will spend the day pouring plates and making images in the studio and darkroom. By the end of the day you will have had a chance to make several plates and should have a good understanding of the process. Learn to use equipment and materials needed for Wet Plate Collodion:

4x5 view cameras to make Tintypes and Ambrotypes

Pouring plates

Exposing plates

Developing plates by inspection

Finishing plates using sandarac varnish

Safety

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Mar 10, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

Learn large format photography with Ray Bidegain.  In this workshop, you will be introduced to large format photography.  You will spend the first day learning about working a large format camera and working in the studio with a model to make large format portraits. The second day, we will be working outdoors making photographs around campus of the landscape and structures, then in the darkroom processing film from the workshop. You should bring your own large format equipment to use if you have it, if you do not have your own equipment some will be available for students to use during the workshop. 

The Studio day:

Types and styles of view cameras, basic operation and accessories.

Loading film holders

Metering

Camera movements for portrait photography

Portrait composition

Camera movements for portrait photography

Working with art models

Posing, gesture, and intention

Basic B&W film processing demonstration

 

The Landscape day:

Metering outdoors

Camera movements for landscape and nature photography

Landscape composition ideas

Ideas on being intentional with your landscape photography

Back to the darkroom for film processing.

 

Prerequisites: None

 

Start Date: Mar 10, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

This weekend intensive is designed for those that want to get into film photography but don’t have the time to commit to a 5-week class. In two days, you will explore the world of darkroom photography. Working hands on with Katharine T. Jacobs who’s years of darkroom experience will leave you inspired to learn traditional photographic techniques. Leave this 2 day workshop with a few selects of darkroom prints, the introduction to shooting and processing 35mm film and basic darkroom skills to continue in your own practice and apply to your current photography techniques.

Use your SLR camera
Process 35mm film
Make a series of prints in a traditional darkroom
Create a series 5-10 final prints

Employ darkroom techniques such as dodging, burning and split printing to manipulate images for your desired results.

Prerequisites: None

Start Date: Mar 17, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

This weekend intensive is a crash course that consolidates Darkroom 2 into a two day session. This is a hands on class that dives into the world of silver gelatin printing, building a body of work and printing cohesively in a series. Students will employ split filter and advance dodging and burning techniques to go beyond formal print making to produce beautiful prints. Students will work with fiber paper and learn to print a cohesive body of work toward building a portfolio. Katharine T. Jacobs is a skilled silver gelatin printer who’s knowledge of the subject and unique teaching style will have you hooked on the process.

Prerequisites: Darkroom I or equivalent is helpful but not necessary

 

Start Date: Apr 2, 2018 Days: Mon Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Mon)

As the rainy Portland winter sets in, it's a great time to stay warm and cozy inside and experiment with still life photography.  This class is an in-depth look at the world of still life, with an emphasis on the use of natural light.  You'll view the work of important still life artists for inspiration as you explore new ways to create successful images of your own.  You will also learn helpful design and composition skills to guide you in framing your shots.  Weekly take-home shooting assignments will encourage you in new directions beyond the traditional as you create new work.  In-class slide shows and review and critique sessions will help you refine your vision and understanding of still life.  The possibilities are endless.  No special lighting equipment or lenses are needed for this class.  A tripod is helpful. You should bring 10 examples of previous work to the first class.

Prerequisite: Thorough knowledge of your camera

Start Date: Apr 22, 2018 Days: Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sun)

Spend the day with Ashley Jennings learning this fascinating civil war-era process. You will learn how to mix up the needed materials and receive instructions on how to gather and build the equipment to make wet plate collodion tintypes. We will spend the day pouring plates and making images in the studio and darkroom. By the end of the day you will have had a chance to make several plates and should have a good understanding of the process. Learn to use equipment and materials needed for Wet Plate Collodion:

4x5 view cameras to make Tintypes and Ambrotypes

Pouring plates

Exposing plates

Developing plates by inspection

Finishing plates using sandarac varnish

Safety

Start Date: May 8, 2018 Days: Tue Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm (Tue)

This class offers an in-depth look at digital photography. In this four week course, instructor Beth Conyers will help you navigate your camera’s settings, use manual modes, and learn what all of those camera buttons actually do! 

Photography is not all that complicated if you understand a few simple concepts like f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISO. You will learn how to beautifully blur backgrounds, perfectly freeze motion, and bring your entire picture into focus. This class will also cover camera topics and techniques such as metering, composition, and how to improve shooting conditions. We will also discuss some must-know technical details, such as determining file types, using histograms, setting white balance, choosing lenses, and post processing. 

Prerequisites: None, please bring your own camera

Start Date: May 12, 2018 Days: Sat Sun Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm (Sat, Sun)

An introduction to the creative possibilities of iPhone photography. We’ll look at basic phone camera settings, experiment with composition and camera angles, see useful accessories, take lots of photos and learn how to edit and manipulate them using a variety of apps available on the phone. Styles covered range from gritty street photography, travel shots, family, pets, portraits and painterly multi-layered artistic creations.

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills; Opening and Closing programs, copying, cutting, pasting. Selecting files. Using a mouse or touchpad.