Photography



Darkroom Photography: Alchemy in the Digital Age
 

Photo by Harlan Campbell

This seven-week course covers the foundations of the analog black-and-white photographic process. Students will use 35mm cameras in manual mode, learning principles of exposure such as aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Students will expose film, develop it by hand, and use the negatives to make traditional gelatin silver prints in the wet darkroom. (21 hours / Beginning)


Harlan Campbell is the photography and digital arts associate at the Center for Documentary Studies, where he has taught a multitude of photography courses for over a decade. He has a degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While Harlan’s personal work focuses mainly on portraiture and landscape photography, his freelance projects have included book and album covers. He also specializes in custom scanning, processing, and printing for artists and galleries. His recent work employs historic processes, such as wet plate collodion and gelatin dry plate.



Additional information:
Students must provide their own camera, film, and photo paper.



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Campbell 9/11 - 10/23 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $313.00 View

Photography from Concept to Print to Gallery
 


Photograph by Barbara Tyroler

Whatever the photographic concept—landscape to portraiture, fine art, social justice photojournalism, commercial, or studio practices—workshop participants will learn advanced level skills to strengthen their portfolios culminating in an exhibition, public reception, and an educational community forum at the FRANK Community Outreach Gallery during the October month of photography in the Triangle.


Under the guidance of photographers Barbara Tyroler and Durward Rogers, participants will sharpen their photographic skills and camera techniques to create, edit, print, curate, mount, market, and hang their work with accompanying artist statement and wall text. Instruction includes advanced Photoshop techniques, individualized portfolio development, and printing techniques for fine art display. Experimentation with various photographic papers and presentation models for exhibition will be explored. (16 hours / Intermediate)


Barbara Tyroler is an experienced photographic educator and a professional portrait artist who utilizes her experience in both to integrate aesthetic form with social advocacy. She creates contemporary-style semi-abstracted imagery with emphasis on the figure, working on-site in private homes and artist studios, in therapeutic aquatic classes, and on college campuses. She creates projects that embrace the collaborative process, partnering with those who enjoy working together to make a difference through community engagement. With an MFA in digital art and a masters in education, Barbara served on the University of Maryland art department teaching staff. She offers independent critique, workshops, and seminars for photographers and is currently photographing North Carolina creative writers and the spaces they inhabit.


Durward Rogers is a filmmaker with an interest in scientific and technical documentaries. He started practicing film photography at the age of nine and has used Photoshop and digital cameras since they were first released. Before earning his Certificate in the Documentary Arts, Durward spent twenty-five years as a computer graphics engineer, working on such projects as the world’s fastest graphics supercomputer and the original Xbox. He is currently working on a film about climate change.



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PH180FA19
Center for Documentary Studies
Room 104
Tyroler 9/3 - 10/22 Tu 06:45 PM - 08:45 PM $308.00 View

Photography Projects
 

©Bryce Lankard


The Audio, Photography, and Video Projects courses provide documentary artists the opportunity to work with award-winning professionals in small group settings. Each term, CDS invites three established artists to teach the Projects courses, which are designed for individuals who are working on projects and seeking creative guidance. The courses are designed around the specific needs of participants, who share excerpts from their works-in-progress.

Students may take the course for credit more than once. Certificate students are required to take a Projects course in their chosen concentration before enrolling in the Final Project Seminar; in this case, the objective is to emerge with a nearly finished version of their project, ready for a final polish. (12 hours/All Levels)

Bryce Lankard is a North Carolina native and graduate of UNC–Chapel Hill. His work has been published in numerous magazines, including the Village Voice and the New York Times Magazine. In 1995 he co-founded Tribe Magazine in New Orleans, serving as creative director. After Hurricane Katrina he cofounded the nonprofit New Orleans Photo Alliance. Since returning to North Carolina, he has helped develop and coordinate what is now the Click! Triangle Photography Festival. His most recent project, “Drawn to Water,” debuted as a solo exhibition at Flanders Gallery in Raleigh in October 2016.



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Room 104
Lankard 9/9 - 10/14 Mo 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM $368.00 View

Portraiture: At the Heart of Documentary Practice
 


Portraiture is central to documentary work, be it of a person, animal, plant or place. In this six-week course we will look carefully at the work of documentary portrait photographers from the U.S. and abroad, and investigate formal, candid, environmental and extended portraiture forms. We will consider elements such as lighting, composition, mood, and story, and you will also use weekly assignments to hone your techniques, develop your own aesthetic, and build confidence to work collaboratively and sensitively with your subjects. After all, making portrait photographs is not a spectator sport! During this course, you can develop projects that you are already working on, or build your portfolio with new work. All image capturing devices welcome. (12 hours / All levels)


Rhonda Klevansky is from Durban, South Africa. She is a photographer, writer, and documentary filmmaker who uses documentary tools for advocacy. She contributes photographs to Getty Images and the Nature Picture Library, and her photography collaboration with refugees and exiles in London has been exhibited in the United States, the United Kingdom, and South Africa. She has made video documentaries about a high school marching band in Durham, sand artists on a South African beach, a death penalty survivor, an American dancer and choreographer, and Tanzanian HIV adolescents. Before moving to the U.S., she worked for television broadcasters in the UK, South America, and South Africa. She has written magazine articles and a nonfiction children’s book and is currently writing about Patagonia. rhondaklevansky.com



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Room 201
Klevansky 9/19 - 10/24 Th 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM $300.00 View

The Digital Print: Photographic Currency
 


In this seven-week course, students will learn how to edit image files using Photoshop to ensure that their prints look as good on paper as they do on the screen. We will make prints of various sizes and experiment with different papers. The final products will be archival-quality, suitable for hanging in a gallery. (18 hours / All levels)


Harlan Campbell is the photography and digital arts associate at the Center for Documentary Studies, where he has taught a multitude of photography courses for over a decade. He has a degree in photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design. While Harlan’s personal work focuses mainly on portraiture and landscape photography, his freelance projects have included book and album covers. He also specializes in custom scanning, processing, and printing for artists and galleries. His recent work employs historic processes, such as wet plate collodion and gelatin dry plate.



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Campbell 10/30 - 12/11 We 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM $313.00 View