Photography and Filmmaking

Beginner or pro? Film or digital? Our courses will help you find your focus, whether you want to learn a new technique, get introduced to the latest software, and immerse yourself in critique and discussion.

Photos and videos taken by camera traps not only allow scientists to study rarely seen species, but they can also provide wildlife photographers and videographers with the means to create mesmerizing images of animals.

This class will explore the history of camera trapping, from the early 1900's to present. Lectures will feature still images from the earliest camera trap experiments, as well as photos and videos from more sophisticated camera trap setups that are being used today.

Saturday
Jul 11 - Aug 8
9:30am-12:30pm
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The cyanotype, one of the earliest developed photographic processes, is an accessible option for students interested in exploring alternative photography. In this workshop, students will learn basic cyanotype techniques and create their own with just sunlight and water, while learning a brief history of alternative photographic processes. During the first class session, students will apply sensitizer to paper to make solargrams and prints from desktop negatives and the images they bring along.

Saturday
Aug 1 - Aug 8
9:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
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This class will focus on the creative possibilities within digital photography. For most teachers, updating skill sets can be a challenge, both technically and creatively, with the evolving state of hardware, software, and students' growing abilities. In this workshop, students will explore the advances made within the two main digital imaging programs: Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom, as well as develop creative and engaging assignments for a wide range of high school classrooms.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 22 - Jun 26
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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This workshop will focus on the mechanical operations of a Digital SLR (Single Lens Reflex) camera, and with those skills, learn how to best formulate projects and assignments for high school students.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Jun 15 - Jun 19
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
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This class will offer an introduction to stop-motion animation, covering frame by frame techniques and basic concepts of this traditional and very hands-on style of animation. The instructor will share behind the scenes videos of animations that use stop-motion animation techniques and will provide an overview of DragonFrame, the stop motion capture program. Students will dig into the fundamentals of animation by learning about frame rate and basic animation principles, such as squash and stretch, ease-in/ease-out, anticipation, and more.

Monday
Jun 1 - Jun 15
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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The 1975 exhibition, New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, was a watershed moment for landscape photography. The genre, which was largely perceived of as merely office decoration or an antiquated aesthetic, was reintroduced with a vibrant and contemporary voice. Using this exhibition as inspiration and photography as the medium, the class will delve into humanity's effect upon the natural world, and its effect upon those within it.

Monday
Jun 1 - Aug 3
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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In every sport, there are moments of power, grace, and transition, many of which go unnoticed by spectators. A successful sports photograph achieves a delicate balance between storytelling and art. Moving beyond basic photo techniques, international sports and Olympic photographer, Paul Phillips will teach students the tools necessary to effectively capture the excitement and drama of any sporting event--from a child's soccer game to a professional baseball game.

Wednesday
Jun 3 - Jul 1
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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During this class, students will explore the world of portrait photography using strobe and studio photographic methods. Used in fashion, art, journalism, and more, the portrait is an incredibly versatile subject.

Tuesday
Jun 2 - Jun 30
6:30-9:30 p.m.
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