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Continuing Education at PAFA


IN 660PH_ON Introduction To Digital Photography


with RA Friedman

Calendar Feb 3, 2020 , runs for 10 weeks

Achieve the technical knowledge and creative camera skills needed to make powerful, professional-quality photographs using a DSLR or mirrorless camera, from initial capture to final print.  Learn the functions, modes, and menus of your camera; how they affect picture-taking; and how to select the appropriate settings for a given environment.  Instruction will address shooting in RAW format, employing expressive natural and artificial light, creating setups for portraiture, photo-editing, and post-processing in Adobe Lightroom.  Develop a unified body of work ready for exhibition, publication, or a portfolio.  Demonstrations, discussions, reviews and short weekly projects are designed to get you up, out and behind the camera!  Prior photography experience is helpful, but not necessary.  A fully adjustable (pro, “prosumer”) DSLR or mirrorless camera, as well as Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop or Gimp software, required.  

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Pre-College Intensives: Photography, IN 660HS


with RA Friedman

Calendar Jul 13, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Discover the creative possibilities of digital photography. Learn to use the camera as an expressive tool as you develop an understanding of photography’s technical and visual aspects. Instruction covers camera functions, compositional strategies, image editing in Photoshop, creating digital prints, and photographing artwork for a portfolio. Required:DSLR or compact camera with manual functions.

Learning Objectives

  • Students will acquire the ability to move from capture to output with confidence and proficiency.
  • Students will understand the digital photography workflow and how to tailor it to one’s needs and vision.
  • Students will gain an awareness of how the camera sees and how the photographer’s visual, technical, and logistical choices impact both the message communicated and its effectiveness. 

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