Exploring the Digital Darkroom: Playing with Pixels
August 1 - August 5, 2011
This workshop is all about pixels, the building block of the digital image – how we capture digital images, manipulate and edit images on the computer and translate those pixels into prints. The class begins by offering basic instruction in operating your digital SLR camera. You will practice shooting on location, then head into the digital imaging lab for basic instruction on editing your images in Adobe Lightroom and printing. There will be some time spent looking at digital images and each other’s work to develop a critical eye. We’ll also explore creative approaches to digital imaging, including printing on non-traditional media with inkjet printers. By week’s end, each student will have a collection of prints to take away and the opportunity to make a large inkjet print.
Required: Students must have their own digital SLR camera set-up (including lens, battery, manual and memory card). The school will provide the ink, paper for printing and a small flash drive for each student to take home their images. Familiarity with computers is assumed. While not essential, some familiarity with Macs is helpful, as we will be working exclusively on Mac computers.