DescriptionUnlock your photographic talents! Whether you are a beginner or an experienced shooter, this eye-opening experience will show you all that can be captured using an iPhone camera. The course is heavy on vision and light on equipment, which frees you to deepen the relationship between your camera and your subjects, and demystify the art of seeing in order to express your unique photographic voice.
Class one will take the form of a lecture that outlines the most effective way to use the iPhone to capture gallery-quality images, as well as the meaning of composition, the emotions of color, the fundamentals of seeing, and the foundations related to CLICS: Camera, Light, Individual, Composition, and Sharing.
The session will include time for questions and to prepare for fieldwork, when you will practice what you have learned.
The second class will meet during the “golden hour” (sometimes called the "magic hour"), a time of day with the best natural lighting long favored by photographers. We’ll meet for a refresher before setting out in small groups to conduct fieldwork on the St. Paul campus. As you capture images, the instructor will make suggestions—pointing out how to read the light to build a successful image—and in some cases, helping to “decode” a scene.
Even small alterations can significantly change the mood or emotion of a photograph, helping to pull the viewer into the work, so the final class will be dedicated to post-production when you will manipulate your photographs in order to advance your vision and create your final images. And because sharing images is one of the best ways to accelerate learning, individual photographs will be projected and discussed as a group. By the end of the course, you’ll have learned not only what can be accomplished with an iPhone camera, you’ll also have gained new skills and insights into your unique visual storytelling gifts.
Required: iPhone or iPad.
Steven Wewerka, BA, University of New Mexico, is a freelance photographer who has worked for numerous companies, foundations, and periodicals, both in the United States and abroad. His work has been published internationally and appeared on the cover of Life and in the pages of Newsweek, Time, Sports Illustrated and the New York Times, among other periodicals.
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