Photography

Delaware College of Art and Design
...Definitely expanded my knowledge of composition skills.  Mary S.
Photography

Both new and experienced photographers can benefit from continuing education in photography.   From traditional film photography within our expansive darkroom to advanced digital imaging techniques in our labs, DCAD offers hands-on experiences through assignment and critiques.  Challenging, personalized and portfolio-building classes are taught by professional, exhibiting photographers who help bring our students’ vision into focus.  Classes range from the introductory to specific, creative problem-solving workshops designed for photographers with an emphasis in building each student’s creative and technical skills.  

All Continuing Education students have the opportunity to exhibit their work within DCAD’s Toni & Stuart B. Young Gallery at the annual Continuing Education Exhibition.

Classes are open to the community as part-time, non-degree courses of study.

Join us!  Whether you are interested in sharpening your skills, enhancing your artistic abilities, or advancing your career, we have classes that fit your interests and schedule.  For information, advisement or a tour, contact jcampbell@dcad.edu at 302.622.8867 x.110.

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Classes & Workshops include:

Black & White Photo Techniques

Cityscape Photography

Digital Photography I - Basics and Beyond

Digital Photography II

Emulation:  Masterworks in Photography

Landscape Photography

Let there be Speedlight:  How to use your Speedlight Flash

Photographic Lighting

Street Photography

Black & White Photo Techniques

Dave Norbut Thursday 9/17 - 10/22 6 - 9:15 PM $250.00 $35.00 lab fee

Learn the fundamentals of black and white photography in a state-of-the-art laboratory setting. Detailed instruction will cover the operation of the 35mm camera. Students will learn to expose and develop film and contact prints. This class will cover enlarging and finishing, as well as procedures for manipulating the image. Group and individual critiques focus on issues of composition and design. Students must bring a 35mm camera with manual controls; no experience required.

Cityscape Photography

Randle Reed Saturday 10/31 - 12/12 10 AM - 1 PM $250.00 $35.00 lab fee

This class will focus on creating dynamic images that invoke the heartbeat of the city, featuring buildings, skylines, bridges and city streets. Students will experiment through abstraction, rhythm and perspective to gain creative and technical skills. Through discussion, demonstration, field trips and critiques, students will build confidence in their ability to create compelling cityscape images. Students must be prepared to provide their own transportation for field trips and will need to have their own camera (either DSLR or Analog) and a tripod.

Digital Photography I - Basics and Beyond

Kathy Buckalew Tuesday 9/15 - 12/1 6 - 9:15 PM $490.00 $35.00 lab fee

This course is designed for the novice and begins with basic photographic principles in a digital platform. Students will learn to make critical decisions in image making from visualization to print. Basic digital camera functions will be covered including exposure aperture, shutter speed, ISO, metering, image capture and file types. Students will transfer images to a high-end digital work station where basic editing, retouching, color management and printing will be covered using the latest version of Adobe Photoshop. Critical discussion of both print and screen images will occur weekly to enhance the student’s understanding of subject matter, composition and other aesthetic considerations. At least two class periods will be reserved for photo field trips so that students can practice what is covered with the instructor’s supervision.

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Digital Photography II

Leon Syfrit Thursday 9/17 - 12/10 6 - 9:15 PM $490.00 $35.00 lab fee

Digital Photography II will focus on the creative application of the fundamental principles of photography learned in Digital Photography I. Each week we will shoot on location at various local destinations, and have class critiques to further develop our understanding of the technical and creative possibilities of photography. We will continue to refine our understanding of Adobe Bridge and Adobe Photoshop in an effort to streamline our personal digital workflow and photo editing. Each student will need to provide a DSLR camera for this course, and their own transportation to designated shoot locations.

Emulation: Masterworks in Photography

Randle Reed Wednesday 10/28 - 12/9 1 - 4 PM $250.00 $35.00 lab fee

In this six-session course, students will be inspired and challenged to invoke the spirit of master photographers. Each class will be dedicated to a specific, iconic photographer, his/her techniques, approach and point of view as the catalyst for the students’ own work. Students will become acquainted with each photographer through discussion of their importance in the evolution of the history of photography, with subjects as diverse as landscape, portraiture and still life. Explore the imagination, creative process, diversity and immense beauty created by these masters while conceiving and executing new work for your portfolio. Prerequisite: Digital I, or with permission of instructor.

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Landscape Photography

Randle Reed Saturday 9/19 - 10/24 10 AM - 1 PM $250.00 $35.00 lab fee

In this course, students will explore a variety of landscapes, from the urban jungle to the woodland forest. With inspiration from the master landscape photographer, Ansel Adams, as well as modern photographers’ documentation of the dramatic changes in the world around us, students will embark on an adventure through the lens of their cameras. Through demonstrations, field trips, and discussions regarding composition and depth of field, students will gain confidence in their ability to create exciting and meaningful landscape photographs. Field trips will be conducted; students are responsible for their own transportation. Students will need to have their own camera (either DSLR or Analog) and a tripod.

Let there be Speedlight: How to use your Speedlight Flash

Leon Syfrit Monday 9/14 - 11/30 6 - 9:15 PM $490.00 $35.00 lab fee

Learn how to use your Speedlight flash in a dynamic workshop that explores every facet of your flash. We will review the manual, TTL, high-speed sync, and slave modes of your flash, and gain experience using each of these flash modes in a studio and on-location environment. We will discuss Speedlight flash modifiers such as honeycomb grids, soft boxes, globes, colored gels, and reflective/shoot-through umbrellas. Students will gain a working understanding of how to successfully manipulate light using their flash through instructor-lead demonstrations and hands-on working experience. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I

Photographic Lighting

Randle Reed Wednesday 9/16 - 10/21 6 - 9:15 PM $250.00 $35.00 lab fee

During this course, students will explore various techniques of using available and artificial light to create professional looking images. Lighting techniques are demonstrated in a series of exercises with still life and portraiture. Emphasis is placed on aesthetic understanding of the principles of light. Students will use digital cameras. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I.

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Street Photography

Dave Norbut Wednesday 9/16 - 11/18 6 - 9:15 PM $400 $35 lab fee

This class will concentrate on photographing the human condition within public places. Learn tips to shoot street portraits, candid scenes and cityscapes. Classes will be held in the classroom, darkroom and in the streets. The course will cover everything from light & composition to meeting & photographing people you encounter in the world. Requirements: digital or 35mm film camera (if using a film camera, student must know basics of film processing & printing. The darkroom will be available with minimal instruction. Prime lenses and rangefinder cameras are encouraged but not necessary).

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