This year, the Julia Dean Photo Workshops has some new workshops to help you sharpen your photography skills, offering workshops for the fine art photographer as well as the budding videographer and photography novice. Check out the list below for upcoming January workshops.
Street Shooting 2 with Julia Dean, Jan 14-June 3.
This six-month class is about shooting on the streets and critiquing the work. It is designed for those who have already taken Street Photography I, where participants learn about the approaches of historic and contemporary street photographers, the rules of shooting on the street, and a whole lot more. Street Shooting II is a continuation of Street Shooting I, minus the lectures. It is simply a way to continue shooting together. The group will meet on Monday evenings once a month for critique (7:00 - 9:00 pm) and once a month on Saturdays for three hours. Shooting times will include dawn, dusk, evening, and mid-day. (See below for the schedule.) At the completion of the class, JDPW will host a slideshow party to show off the street shooting work.
The Next Step 2 with Aline Smithson, Jan 14-Feb 15.
Designed for students who have completed The Next Step 1 in or prior to 2012, this four-session class continues to instruct the emerging photographer on how to present work to the fine art and documentary markets. Photographers are encouraged to build on their bodies of work over the break and come prepared to fine-tune, edit, and enhance their series or images. We will also continue to explore competitions, grants, presentation and packaging, marketing, and other venues for presenting work. Submissions to competitions and portfolio reviews will be encouraged and guest speakers, if available, will share their work.
The class will culminate in a group exhibit at the Julia Dean Gallery (currently scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, 2013) that we will work on together, from image selection, announcements and mailing lists, editioning, pricing, and hanging.
Basic Photo 1: The Fundamentals with Kawai Matthews, Jan 15- Feb 26.
In this beginning six-week workshop, students will learn all the controls and functions on their digital or film Single Lens Reflex (SLR) cameras, basic camera operation (including f-stop, shutter speed and ISO), fundamental concepts of photography, and how to control the photograph's final look. Discussions include composition and light, how to get the background in or out of focus, how to stop or blur motion, why to use one ISO over another, when to use a tripod, and how to use the camera’s light meter to provide the best exposure. Other topics covered include using the appropriate lens for a desired effect (the difference between a prime lens and a zoom lens), how to hold the focus on a subject if changing camera positions (exploring auto focus modes and manual focus), and how to properly hold the camera.
Digital camera technology will be covered thoroughly, such as how to adjust the camera’s white balance, how to view and delete images, the difference between shooting RAW and JPEG, choosing the appropriate memory card, and how to transfer the image from the camera to a computer. The goal is to provide each participant with the technical information needed to operate his or her digital or film SLR camera properly and with the confidence and ability to shoot consistently in manual mode. Students will work in both black-and-white and color while learning how to “see” in the chosen mode. Weekly assignments will be given followed by critiques during the next class session. Open to students who own a digital or film SLR camera. Digital users are encouraged to continue their studies by enrolling in Basic Photography 2: Diving into Digital.
Graphic Design in Photoshop and InDesign with Michael Pliskin, Jan 16-Feb 20.
Adobe InDesign makes it very easy to create flyers, brochures, business cards, mar- keting postcards and photo books. This hands-on workshop will show students the basics in creating compelling designs that they can print themselves or send to a professional printer. Students will learn everything from page layout to typography.
Discover how to: • Create printed materials from scratch • Format type • Link photos that will automatically update when the original is changed • Create style sheets to streamline formatting • Wrap text around graphic elements and images • Output to PDFs for printing or website downloads
This course will be taught in JDPW's digital lab. Students will have their own workstation equipped with a 27" iMac computer loaded with Photoshop CS6 and In-Design CS6. Bamboo Pen & Touch digital tablets will be available if needed. Although participants will be learning using Photoshop CS6 and In-Design CS6, the skills taught are cross-platform to earlier versions of Photoshop and In-Design.
Getting to know your Mac with Tanya Robinson, Jan 19.
This essential three-hour seminar is the introductory class for anybody looking to take extensive coursework in the school’s digital lab. It’s also perfect for students learning to use a Mac for the very first time, transitioning from PC to Mac, or even experienced users looking to have a refresher or learn something new. Emphasis will be placed on navigating the Mac OS X operating system, specifically proper techniques for filing and saving, while staying clear of hardware and software issues.
The course will begin and end with a “Computer Literacy Test” to measure students’ progress and learning curves.
This course will be taught in JDPW's digital lab. Students will have their own workstation equipped with a 27" iMac computer loaded with Mac OS X Snow Leopard.
DSLR Video Basics with Snehal Patel, Jan 19.
In today’s ever-demanding world , it’s important that still photographers are equipped with the knowledge of shooting video. In this one-day class, students will learn the technical elements on their video-enabled DSLR cameras to shoot motion properly. Class lecture in the morning will be followed by hands-on practice in the afternoon.
Get hands-on experience on how to exploit DSLR technology for capturing moving images on your camera. From philosophy of motion picture to practical tricks that help you create amazing filmic imagery, this intensive workshop will get you the information you need in order to get started recording video right away. Still photographers who want to add a skill to their roster of creative tools will find that a lot of photography theory translates well to motion picture, but some things are just different. Learn the methods used by professionals and take your work to the next level. Topics covered include: DSLR history, camera settings, focus & framing, dealing with motion, accessorizing the camera, telling a story, on-set practices, downloading & back-up.
Introduction to Video Editing with Snehal Patel, Jan 20.
This course enables students to effectively edit their video in post-production. Using Apple’s readily accessible iMovie software, participants will first import their video clips and then learn various editing techniques, such as adding titles, music, and effects, including basic color correction and video enhancement tools and transitions such as fades and slides.
Julia Dean Photo Workshops
755 Seward St.
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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