INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
12 Sessions >> Tuesdays, January 31-April 25
No session March 21 due to spring break
6:30-9:30 pm, Studio 20A, $530
No prerequisite. Students are not expected to have any prior knowledge of photography. This course will be structured as a beginner course and every effort will be made to accommodate all levels of skill.
This introductory digital photography course will provide you with a basic working knowledge of the digital workflow including: how to use a digital camera and its various functions, basic editing skills through Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Camera RAW, and the printing process. The course will focus on how to accomplish these through self-led assignments and photographs the students make each week. The class will start with a short lecture on master photographers, general camera knowledge, and digital editing skills, followed by studio time in which more personal attention will be given to students and their projects.
Brian Dean received his MFA in Photography from SFAI and his BFA in Photography from Bard College. He has studied under such renowned photographers as Stephen Shore, Larry Fink, and Linda Connor. He has exhibited photographs locally in SOMArts and the Berkeley Art Center and in numerous galleries on the East Coast. He has also won several awards, including being chosen as a finalist for the INTRODUCING! Young California Photographer Award by Paris Photo, Los Angeles; the Murphy and Cadogan Contemporary Art Award; and the Paul Sack Building Competition. Dean is currently a freelance photographer in San Francisco.
Image courtesy of Brian Dean
PLEASE NOTE: Public Education courses are held contingent on a minimum enrollment, which is determined up to 24 hours in advance of the class start date. Public Education Staff will contact you ONLY if there is a course cancellation or change.
What is the refund policy?
You can view the SFAI Public Education refund policy on the SFAI website here.
What materials (if any) will I need to bring to class?
Each course requires specific materials that we ask you bring to your first class session so you can get started making right away. Materials lists are available approximately two weeks prior to the course start date. Visit the SFAI website here, click on your course title, and then click on the blue "Materials List" link underneath the course dates. If you have any questions regarding materials, please contact Public Education Staff.
What are my transport/parking options getting to San Francisco Art Institute?
All classes meet at 800 Chestnut Street, between Jones and Leavenworth. You can find directions to campus on the SFAI website.
SFAI is located in a residential neighborhood, and free two-hour parking is available on all of the streets immediately surrounding the school. The two-hour restriction cuts off at 9 pm, so evening Public Education students do not need to move their car, unless you arrive prior to 7 pm.
SFAI is easily accessible via public transportation, with Muni bus lines #30 Stockton, and #47 Van Ness located within a few blocks of campus.
I have a question that isn't on this list. Who can I contact?
SFAI Public Education Staff are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Public Education program, or our courses. We are in the office Monday-Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Call us at: 415.749.4554 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org