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Pratt’s Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate combines modern and traditional photography practice with a curriculum that fosters individual style and vision. Immerse yourself in a discourse in photography while learning advanced digital post-processing techniques in small, hands-on classes. A wide selection of electives covers photographic genres for commercial and art applications. Portfolio development provides a springboard into professional practice. Through the SCPS Gallery, Photography and Digital Imaging Certificate students annually exhibit their work to the public and Pratt community at large.

Certificate Fee

$100, non-refundable

Choose SIX

PMPH 472        The Grammar of Photography
PMCG 422       Introduction to Photoshop
PMCG 425       Photoshop Advanced
PMCG 500       Introduction to Digital Photography and Adobe Lightroom
PMCG 505       Digital Photography and the Digital Darkroom: From the Studio to the Final Image
PMPH 525       Developing Your Personal Vision
PMPH 485       Photographic Lighting
PMPH 518       Introduction to Fashion Photography
PMPH 507       Video Storytelling

THE GRAMMAR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

PMPH-472

Photographs tell stories. As writers use cadence, sentence structure, or the sounds of words to help advance the story, photographers use light, shape, and color. In order for photographers to communicate effectively, they must go beyond employing general visual principles. Analyze the challenges and potential solutions involved in photographical composition. Investigate how photographers say what they say based primarily on ideas suggested in the seminal writing on photography, John Szarkowski’s The Photographer’s Eye. Students are required to purchase the book. Through regular shooting assignments that deal with the principles of photographic vision and composition, students will learn how to formulate, strengthen, and translate an idea into the visual form of a photograph.

THURSDAYS
MAY 17–JULY 19 | 6:30–9:30 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $950


INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY and adobe lightroom
PMCG-500

Discover the world of digital photography, camera systems, and controls. Learn how your camera functions and collects information. Explore aesthetics, composition, color correction, image and color management, storage archiving with Adobe  Lightroom, and image output. DSLR required. 

THURSDAYS
FALL 2018 | 3–6 PM
13 SESSIONS | 3.9 CEUs | $950

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY AND THE DIGITAL DARKROOM: FROM THE STUDIO TO THE FINAL IMAGE
PMCG-505

Develop a studio workflow that includes lighting, cataloging, editing, and image creation.  Learn to photograph with the final image in mind, delving into the setup, safe handling and use of lighting equipment, photographing tethered to the computer, developing the image for print (as well as the screen), and maintaining a library of images. DSLR required. Prerequisite: PMCG 500 Introduction to Digital Photography and Adobe Lightroom.

WEDNESDAYS
FALL 2018 | 3–6 PM
13 SESSIONS | 3.9 CEUs | $950

DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL VISION
PMPH-525

 

What is style in photography? Photographs by Lee Friedlander, Richard Avedon, or Nan Goldin are instantly recognizable as such because we see not only the subject depicted in the photograph, we also perceive the photographer’s way of seeing the subject. As photographers, we want to create images that bear the imprint of our thoughts, values, and experiences. The decisions we make—where to stand, when to press the shutter, and how to arrange the subject within the frame—provide an entry point revealing the photographer as subject. Prerequisite: PMPH 472 The Grammar of Photography.

WEDNESDAYS
FALL 2018 | 3–6 PM
13 SESSIONS | 3.9 CEUs | $950

PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING
PMPH-485

 

Master the fundamentals of working with a variety of lighting systems and techniques. Learn the theory and application of lighting in the studio and on location. Focus on the photographic works and lighting of master photographers to give you a background in visualizing light and lighting methodology. Work with a variety of lighting systems, including existing light that is enhanced by fill cards, reflectors, and flash, tungsten, and studio strobes with umbrellas, and soft boxes. Setups will include art and commercial applications of portraiture, still life and food, editorial, magazine, and beauty photography. Explore historical perspectives, capturing truthful moments and new perspectives, and organize a portrait session, including scheduling and setup, managing client expectations, lighting backgrounds, clothes, props, and makeup. DSLR required. Prerequisite: PMCG 500 Introduction to Digital Photography.

SATURDAYS
FALL 2018 | 10 AM–1 PM
13 SESSIONS | 3.9 CEUs | $950

INTRODUCTION TO FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
PMPH-518

 

Explore the art and production of the fashion shoot, which covers editorial, advertising, and beauty tasks in a hands-on format. Develop lighting techniques for strobe and natural light. Learn how to produce your own photo shoots, scout locations, and work with models and makeup artists. Study the relationship between photographer, model, art director, and client. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I. Please Note: Students must work with a digital SLR camera. Please bring samples of your work to the first class. DSLR required. Prerequisite: PMCG 500 Introduction to Digital Photography.

SATURDAYS
FALL 2018 | 1–4 PM
13 SESSIONS | 3.9 CEUs | $950

VIDEO STORYTELLING
PMPH-507

 

Video storytelling abounds in both commercial and art applications. Develop visual literacy in linear and non-linear narrative and non-fiction forms used in documentary style filmmaking. Cultivate a unique vision by applying these forms to a story. Learn how to use basic video production tools and perform basic video editing in Adobe Premiere. Create your own video: a portrait of a person, place, or event.

WEDNESDAYS
FALL 2018 | 12–3 PM
13 SESSIONS | 3.9 CEUs | $950

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP
PMCG 422

 

Learn how to use Adobe Photoshop's powerful tools while developing techniques in the premier image-editing program used by professionals for image/photo color correction, retouching, compositing, and more. Gain the skills and confidence to work with this versatile program. Develop portfolio pieces.

WEDNESDAYS
MAY 16–JULY 18 | 12–3 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3.0 CEUs | $950

PHOTOSHOP ADVANCED

PMCG 425

Go beyond the basics and unleash the full potential of Adobe Photoshop. Produce seamless images for a multitude of industries with this versatile application. Develop portfolio pieces.  Prerequisite: PMCG 422 Introduction to Photoshop.

WEDNESDAYS
FALL 2018 | 6:30–9:30 PM
13 SESSIONS | 3.9 CEUs | $950


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