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Fine Art Photography w/ Bob Killen

California Center for Photography & Digital Arts

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Brea, CA

Fine Art Photography w/ Bob Killen

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Fine Art Photography Program

The Fine Art Photography program is an intensive, rewarding experience for those who wish to develop a fine art career, avocation, or who want to develop a personal visual voice. 

Unlike photojournalism and commercial photography, Fine Art Photography is thematic and explores social issues, graphic dislocation, subliminal thought, duality, reality, surrealism, impressionism, and is a genre that is often a Vision beyond Record. Fine Art drives new perspectives, it is a space where provocation and peace collide and the tension between hue and contrast often vibrate. Fine Art can be delicate and wit nuance and shift a viewer’s world view ever so slightly or it can bold and ‘rock and roll' your audience with great passion.

In this course, students learn that fine art photography is not a mystery that requires great native talent. In fact, fine art photography is an intimate, human activity, filled with all the dangers, recognition, remuneration, success, and failure that accompanies any creative effort. True, as with any artist, fine art image-makers face the universal fears of all artists because they are moving beyond the image in front of them to the soul of the image within them. 

You will identify themes that are within your emotional range and through creative image capture and postproduction work, you will expand upon your native emotional range to offer your audience a new view, a new feeling. This series is an artistic process that will teach you to see the image in your mind and heart first, then in the camera while visualizing the final product as a fine art print.

As the course comes to an end you will learn to develop an audience for your work with an opportunity to professionally exhibit your work in  our emerging artists gallery show. Here the public and art reviewers will meet your work and you. 

The Course— The course has 5 Learning Modules which consists of 2 to 3 day in class training workshops. Between in class periods student develop their theme by capturing imaging and performing postproduction work. They also work with their instructor one on one by submitting progress photos on line. Student and instructor review these progress photos and improve the capture process to develop their theme. 

Students also receive required reading assignments, on line gallery homework, and attend several gallery shows to explore contemporary and historical fine art photography.    

Perquisites and Equipment— You will need:

  1. A working knowledge of Photoshop at the intermediate level or above. We recommend that you take Adobe Photoshop for Photographers prior to taking this course or an equivalent course.
  2. 35mm DSLR with one or more quality lenses.
  3. Laptop computer with Photoshop CS6 or later. You may bring an I Mac or supplemental big screens. You should have sufficient ram and image storage to manage RAW images. 

We Provide— 

  1. Studio, studio lights, sets, and light modifiers if you need studio facilities for your theme.
  2. Workbook
  3. Practice images when appropriate
  4. Access to rental equipment if necessary 

 

See web site for location, hotel discounts, and places to eat while here. 

 

The Learning Modules

Foundations in Fine Art Photography2 days, 9 AM to 4 PM (includes portfolio review)

You will need to bring your current portfolio for review, journal book for notes, your camera with card. 

Explore the history of fine art photography, the relationship to painting and then delve into contemporary fine art image capture. Students learn several approaches and processes for fine art creation; staged photography, environmental landscape,  classic and contemporary still life, interpretative portraiture, create metaphor, theme context, define duality, dislocation, surrealism, and photographic impressionism.  Students explore, discuss with colleagues, and define their individual emotional range and then set goals for range extension. At the end of the second day, students select several themes to explore for proof of concept images.  

Portfolio ReviewBring a portfolio of your current work. You may bring prints, 8X10 or larger, or you may bring a DVD or flash drive of your images. We will review student portfolios during the first afternoon. We will use screen projection for students with electronic media. 

Post Class Students will receive several reading assignments for self-study; create proof of concept images for their theme exploration, and coordinate on line with their instructor for proof of concept evaluation. 

Vision beyond Documentation— 3 days, 9 AM to 4 PM 

You will need your lap top computer with Photoshop CS6 or later, journal book for notes, your camera with card. 

Students debrief and each discusses their proof of concept progress images. Working with their proof of concept images students develop theme directions and then select a theme for the balance of the course. Students examine images in Lightroom/Photoshop and explore contrast, hue, saturation, color and tone. The class uses several exercises to actualize their visual voice through frame, pattern, composition, perspective, color, impression, tone and more. Students process and learn best practices workflow for their images and adapt for personal style 

Post Class Students will receive several reading assignments for self-study. Students capture images in the field or studio for their theme. During this out of class period, students coordinate with their instructor on line for image progress review.  

Adobe Fine Art Master Tools— 3 days, 9 AM to 4 PM

You will need your lap top computer with Photoshop CS6 or later, journal book for notes, your camera with card. 

Students debrief and each discusses their images and their approaches since the last class. Working with their RAW images and or images processed as homework, students learn the fine art master tools available in Photoshop. In the morning periods, students explore advanced masking, color harmony development, B&W tonal management, blending modes, advanced blending, vector shapes and other tools to clarify and advance their visual goals. In the afternoon, students process theme images with the instructors to resolve visual approaches and technical solutions to produce master images.  

Post Class Students receive several reading assignments for self-study. Students capture images in the field or studio for their theme. During this out of class period, students continue to capture and post process theme images and coordinate with their instructor on line for image progress review.  

Fine Art Output—  3 days, 9 AM to 4 PM

You will need your lap top computer with Photoshop CS6 or later, journal book for notes, your camera with card. You will need to download and Epson 3880 printer drivers as directed and install Epson profiles for Exhibition Fiber, Hot Press, and Cold Press substrates. You will also need 

Students debrief and each discusses their images and their approaches since the last class. Working with their ready to view processed images students learn to create fine art prints with Photoshop soft proofing tools.  Students explore creative and output sharpening techniques and best practices to examine prints with controlled lighting conditions. Students make test prints and necessary modifications to achieve exact screen replications as well as to mirror the emotional range intended. Students explore mat and luster substrates, experiment with hue and contrast graduations. Students learn best practices for file masters, scaling of images for size, and learn to see scale variations. 

Students learn best practices for archival handling, storage and display. 

Post Class Students will receive several reading assignments in preparation for the next class.  Students continue to capture images in the field or studio to complete their theme and may continue to print at the OCPC print lab. During this out of class period, students coordinate with their instructor on line for image progress review.  

 

Fine Art Marketing2 days, 9 AM to 4 PM

You will need to bring your journal book for notes. You will need a portfolio box for print presentation. 

Students learn the methods, techniques, and workflow necessary to develop an audience for their work. They will learn: gallery presentation methods, online presentations, and image-branding programs for fine art success. Students explore sales fundamentals, audience generation, social media methods, on line and bricks and mortar market places, pricing strategies, and valuations. 

Students prepare for mock portfolio review, and develop a real world-marketing program for their artwork with on line as well as bricks and mortar gallery outlets. Students prepare presentations for the development of avocation shows, grants, and press.  

Post Class Students prepare for emerging growth exhibit. 

 

 

 

 

 Please call our studio: 714-529-4686 for more info 

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OC Photography Center
590 West Central Avenue
Brea, CA 92821

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California Center for Photography & Digital Arts

"The OCPC" as it's called by it's members and clients is a state of the art facility featuring plenty of room for photographic lectures and hands on classes. With several shooting areas, sets, props and all needed supplies, THE Center is the ultimate choice for your photographic education.

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