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WSP 292 — Digital Photography and Photoshop

Quarter: Summer
Day(s): Sat/Sun
Course Format: On-campus course
Duration: 2 days
Date(s): Jul 15—Jul 16
Time: 10:00 am—4:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Jul 8
Unit: 1
Tuition: $280
Instructor(s): Erin Gleeson
Limit: 20
On-campus course
10:00 am—4:00 pm
Jul 15—Jul 16
2 days
Drop By
Jul 8
1 Unit
Erin Gleeson
In this course, students will learn how to take better digital photos and improve those they take through editing in Adobe Photoshop CC. The course will provide a basic overview of digital photography and how to use your DSLR camera and will introduce Adobe Photoshop CC and Adobe Bridge CC. We will begin by going over photography basics (f-stop and shutter speed), how to shoot in manual mode, shooting in raw format, how to better use natural light, how to use a flash attachment, lens choices, composition, and depth of field. We will look at the work of well-known photographers for inspiration. Then, although there will be group shooting exercises in class, we will spend much of the course on our laptops learning how to effectively and efficiently edit and process photos using Photoshop and Bridge. Students will be asked to bring in photos that they have shot outside of class using a DSLR camera. Topics covered will include Adobe Camera Raw processing, adjustment layers, selective brightening/darkening, masking, sharpening, color correction, cropping, retouching (“airbrushing”), cloning, object removal, preparing images for the web, and suggestions for making successful prints.

This course is open to photographers of all levels. Students should have a general understanding of digital file management and some knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Students must bring to class a laptop with Photoshop installed. Photoshop CC is suggested and is the version that will be used in class. (Photoshop Elements will not be supported.)

Due to its short format, this workshop may not be taken for a Letter Grade. However, Credit/No Credit is available.

Erin Gleeson, Photographer

Erin Gleeson received an MFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts and has taught photography and Photoshop at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Academy of Art in San Francisco, and The Art Institute of California–Silicon Valley. She is the creator of the blog and New York Times bestselling cookbook, The Forest Feast.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.