Classes

Summer 2024 Photography Classes

Our live, interactive, and instructor-led photography classes take place online in small groups generally limited to 6 to 8 students. We give each other feedback in real time, with students participating live from around the world.

We offer classes that specialize in storytelling, long-term projects, documentary and street photography, environmental portraits, making photobooks/zines, composition, still life, multimedia, and technical courses in Lightroom, InDesign, Premiere Pro and more.



 
The Life You’re In: The Joy and Pathos of Autobiography (062624)
© Allen Frame
ONLINE COURSE
 

The Life You’re In: The Joy and Pathos of Autobiography (062624)

Dates: Wednesdays, Jun 26–Aug 14, 2024
Time: 2–4pm (ET)
Sessions: 8 (Class meets Wednesdays every week: June 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14.)
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $530
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This class is sold out — but email us to join the wait list and we’ll let you know of any openings.

This course will help students step back from their own unfolding stories and create work about their life, whether based on memories or the current situation. Memory exercises will unlock personal material — interests, preoccupations, and connections to current circumstances — to help find a productive direction. Learning to be specific and authentic is key; fears, inhibitions, and practical obstacles will be discussed and confronted to allow students to mine their most compelling experiences. Many references will be made to contemporary photography, as well as to examples from the history of photography, art, and film. Any subject is viable as long as the photographer is sufficiently moved by it. Form follows content, and the photographer’s choice of approach will be analyzed for its applicability and expressiveness.  

 
Allen Frame is a treasure — intelligent, deep, perceptive. We’re fortunate that he is on your faculty.
—Lisa D. (Brooklyn)
Allan Frame’s class was a truly extraordinary experience! Working in that group was incredibly inspiring, creatively challenging, and so very supportive. I feel like I have taken a huge step into a deeper awareness not only of myself — but of the photographic process as well. Looking forward to the next course.
—Glen (Toronto)


Allen Frame
photo by Marco Giugliarelli courtesy of Civitella Rainieri
Allen Frame

Allen Frame is a photographer and writer, based in New York and represented by Gitterman Gallery. He has released four books of photography: Whereupon (Palermo Publishing, 2023); Innamorato (Meteoro Editions, 2023); Fever, (Matte Editions, 2021); and Detour, (Kehrer, 2001). Currently, his work appears in the exhibition Mexichrome at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. His two-person exhibition Lost and Found was presented at Soft Network in New York, in November. He is a winner of the 2017/2018 Rome Prize from the American Academy in Rome and CEC Artslink’s Back Apartment Residency in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2019. He has curated numerous exhibitions, including Luxe, Calme, Volupte, which he co-curated with Sergio Bessa at Candice Madey Gallery in 2023.  He is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Pratt Institute (MFA) and also teaches at the School of Visual Arts (BFA), the International Center of Photography in New York, and for StrudelmediaLive.

Allen teaches “The Life You’re In: The Joy and Pathos of Autobiography” for StrudelmediaLive.

 
Diptychs, Triptychs, and Panoramics: The Dynamics of Multiples
© Suzy McIntire (student of Kai McBride)
ONLINE COURSE
 

Diptychs, Triptychs, and Panoramics: The Dynamics of Multiples

Dates: Wednesdays, Jul 10–Aug 14, 2024
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 6
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $405
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In this class we learn ways to explore themes, tell stories, and present a visually cohesive narrative across multiple photographs using the deceptively simple technique of grouping the photos together in diptychs, triptychs, and multi-photo panoramics. Building on the language inherited from historical religious art, the contemporary artist can create symbolic relationships in their work that are not possible in a single photograph.

Kai will share technical tips and tricks for the camera set-up, how to integrate them into your projects that also include single images, as well as the post-production workflow. Through weekly exercises, you’ll be making compelling sets of photographs. Beyond the visual impact, creating these images can be a playful and experimental process. Students will enjoy exploring unexpected connections, contrasts, or serendipitous relationships between the images, fostering a sense of creative play.

 
Today, sadly, is the last of Kai’s B&W class — it has been great and he’s an excellent teacher. I rejuvenated some of my Photoshop skills which have been dormant and learned a lot.
—Lisa (New York)
Kai's class was brilliant — he's such a good teacher and I hope he does more classes for you. He was so organized with the content and assignments and he left us with some outstanding resources. Wonderful to have met him and I loved rediscovering Black and White photography. Brought me back to the days as a teen in my parents’ basement, developing my own photos on our washer and dryer!
—Jennifer (Monaco)


Kai McBride
Kai McBride

Kai McBride is a photographer, musician, teacher, and avid cyclist who recently uprooted from Brooklyn to sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. He spent the last ten years teaching photography and managing the photo facilities at Columbia University, his alma mater, where he received an MFA in 2008.

Born on the island of Kauai in 1972, by his 18th birthday Kai had lived in California, Oregon, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Texas, Oahu, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He sharpened his powers of observation while adjusting to life between suburban ranch-style homes, cabins with no running water, and a 20-foot teepee in the field of a commune.

His photographs have been exhibited in museum and gallery exhibitions, and are held in public and private collections. His first monograph, About Face: Picturing Tampa, was published by SPQR Editions in Fall 2016.

Kai teaches black and white photography, photobooks, and more for StrudelmediaLive.

 
What’s New in Adobe Lightroom Classic
© Néstor Pérez-Molière
Mini-Workshop
 

What’s New in Adobe Lightroom Classic

Dates: Sunday, Jul 21, 2024
Time: 1–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 1
Fee: $39
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If you’re a Lightroom Classic user you probably know that Adobe constantly adds new features to its software. In this workshop, we will cover all of the new tools that Adobe has introduced to Lightroom Classic during the past 2 years. We will cover the revamped Masking Tools, the new Lens Blur Tool, reducing noise with Denoise filters, Color Grading Tools for fine tuning color, Content Aware Remove Tool, and many more. Bring yourself up to date on this important element of your photography workflow!

Mini-Workshops last about an hour and may have higher enrollment than our other classes.
 
Thank you Nestor, for a fun and illuminating DIY lighting class. I loved your combined free-wheeling “go for it” approach with the gentle but rigorous critiques. I learned a lot about intentionally “sculpting” with light to create mood and content. I also appreciate your willingness to be vulnerable in showing and talking about your personal work, which meant a lot to me. You created a mini-community of sharing and learning. Muchas gracias! 
—Irene (Pennsylvania)
Thanks for a really helpful class! I enjoyed each session — well designed, with the right amount of photo critique and theory — and I feel much more comfortable handling my camera now. You offered great atmosphere in the sessions and provided really useful feedback and practical tips. Crucial for myself: Photography is getting closer and closer to my heart and I'm eager to keep my photography practice going and keep shooting almost daily to improve – and to find my voice as a photographer. Thank you for helping me taking these next steps! Hope we see each other in future classes!
—Stefan (Vienna)


Néstor Pérez-Molière
Néstor Pérez-Molière

Néstor Pérez-Molière was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and currently resides in The Bronx. His practice takes place mainly in the realm of photography, but also incorporates performance, drawing, video, installation, and intaglio techniques. All of these are used in unison as he turns his camera on himself and delves into self-portraiture, exploring his relationship with his body, body image ideals, and food relationships as subject matter.

Nestor has an MFA from Hunter College and holds a BSc in botany. He was part of the Artist in the Marketplace and Creative Capital’s Taller mentorship programs, and was part of The Bronx Museum of the Art’s Fourth Biennial. He has exhibited at the Museo de las Américas, the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural and Educational Center, Longwood Gallery, and the Liga de Artes de San Juan. He currently teaches digital and darkroom photography at the International Center of Photography and The Point CDC.

Néstor teaches lighting for still life and more   for StrudelmediaLive.

 
Experimenting in the Visual Laboratory: Let’s Play!
© Anita Pouchard Serra
ONLINE COURSE
 

Experimenting in the Visual Laboratory: Let’s Play!

Dates: Mondays, Jul 29–Aug 26, 2024
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $360
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Jump-start your creativity this summer by exploring the immense possibilities of taking new and different pictures. Get out of your comfort zone and produce images that will surprise you! Each week we’ll experiment with a different tool or idea — composition, type of camera, different lighting styles, images inspired by words, and more — there are so many elements that can inspire us to exercise our visual creativity. We’ll look at the work of different artists for inspiration, and how you can use these new tools we’re discovering and experimenting with on a possible long-term project. You’ll be challenged each week with a new exploratory assignment and have fun doing it!

 
Anita's course gave me the opportunity to learn more about photography, and also about myself. She was always so willing to help us and guide us to the best ways of narrating our feelings and thoughts through photography.
—Nanu (Venezuela)
It was probably one of the best classes I’ve taken and I was — and still am — pumped because Anita imparted such a wealth of knowledge on us, I seriously wish it never ended.
—Aniya (Barbados)


Anita Pouchard Serra
Anita Pouchard Serra

Anita Pouchard Serra is a French-Argentine photographer based in Buenos Aires and working mostly in Latin America. Her work focuses on current societal problems involving identity, migration, empowerment, and territory, with a strong transdisciplinary approach. She considers each project a laboratory to explore her photographic practice, from drawings to performance. She is a Pulitzer Center grantee and National Geographic Emergency Fund recipient (2020); a “We, Women” grantee by Women Photograph and United Photo Industries (2019); an Open Society Foundation “Moving Walls” fellow (2018); and a multiple IWMF (International Women’s Media Foundation) grantee. Her work has been published in Time, The New York Times, Le Monde, Bloomberg, Amnesty International, Days Japan, Wired, and Geo magazine among others and has exhibited her work in Argentina, France, Uruguay, Spain, and the United States. She has taught photojournalism in Argentina, France, the United States and El Salvador.

Anita teaches documentary storytelling and more for StrudelmediaLive.

 
Curious About Analog and Shooting Film?
© Kai McBride
Mini-Workshop
 

Curious About Analog and Shooting Film?

Dates: Sunday, Aug 11, 2024
Time: 12–1pm (ET)
Sessions: 1
Fee: $39
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Explore the creative joys (and anxieties) of shooting film — whether you’ve never shot on analog before but are curious to try, or have a beloved old camera sitting in a closet collecting dust. Inspired by some 35mm film he shot on a recent trip, Kai McBride will share fresh impressions and give advice on current resources for interesting cameras, film, processing, scanning, and ways to integrate a film camera into your digital photography life. Following this workshop you will be itching to load a roll of film into a camera and make some exposures.

Mini-Workshops last about an hour and may have higher enrollment than our other classes.
 
Today, sadly, is the last of Kai’s B&W class — it has been great and he’s an excellent teacher. I rejuvenated some of my Photoshop skills which have been dormant and learned a lot.
—Lisa (New York)
Kai's class was brilliant — he's such a good teacher and I hope he does more classes for you. He was so organized with the content and assignments and he left us with some outstanding resources. Wonderful to have met him and I loved rediscovering Black and White photography. Brought me back to the days as a teen in my parents’ basement, developing my own photos on our washer and dryer!
—Jennifer (Monaco)


Kai McBride
Kai McBride

Kai McBride is a photographer, musician, teacher, and avid cyclist who recently uprooted from Brooklyn to sunny Santa Fe, New Mexico. He spent the last ten years teaching photography and managing the photo facilities at Columbia University, his alma mater, where he received an MFA in 2008.

Born on the island of Kauai in 1972, by his 18th birthday Kai had lived in California, Oregon, Mississippi, Wisconsin, Texas, Oahu, North Carolina, and Massachusetts. He sharpened his powers of observation while adjusting to life between suburban ranch-style homes, cabins with no running water, and a 20-foot teepee in the field of a commune.

His photographs have been exhibited in museum and gallery exhibitions, and are held in public and private collections. His first monograph, About Face: Picturing Tampa, was published by SPQR Editions in Fall 2016.

Kai teaches black and white photography, photobooks, and more for StrudelmediaLive.

 
Developing the Continuity between Your Life and Photography
© Carlos de la Sancha
ONLINE COURSE
 

Developing the Continuity between Your Life and Photography

Dates: Thursdays, Aug 22–Sep 19, 2024
Time: 12–2pm (ET)
Sessions: 5
Limited enrollment: 8 students
Fee: $360
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Imagine a thread that represents the continuity between our lives and the images we create. What can we understand about ourselves through the photos we make? How does the way we live express itself in our photographic practice? Our beliefs and values affect what we do and how we do it, and by looking closely at our artistic practice we can understand more about ourselves and our work.

Assignments, exercises, and analysis during class are based on observation and self-reflection, and the images and texts you create will help you develop a more clear and concise visual language. Through conversation and analysis of images and symbols, students will understand and give meaning to the work they make and practice the tools and methods to communicate their ideas through images. Along the way, we’ll examine the work of a variety of artists, including Karina Juarez, Mariela Sancari, Jon Henry, Hu Bo, Frida Kahlo, Chang Yuchen, Nina Berman, and others.

Students will develop a more clear understanding of their own photographic practice and learn tools to clearly craft a personal language to communicate their own unique ideas through their images — and in the process, understand more about themselves.

 


Carlos de la Sancha
photo by Victoria Manzoli
Carlos de la Sancha

Born in Mexico City and now living in Brooklyn, Carlos works in bookmaking, portraiture, unique chromogenic prints, poetry, and street photography. Carlos earned a BA in psychology at the Universidad Autónoma de México, before transitioning to photography and studying at different institutions in Berlin, New York City, Oaxaca, and Mexico City, where he worked as a printer and production assistant for Cristina Kahlo for over 7 years. He completed his Creative Practices certificate at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York City in 2021. His work has been exhibited at venues including Centro Fotográfico Manuel Alvarez Bravo and Centro de las Artes de San Agustín in Oaxaca, Mexico; Imago Fotokunst (Berlin); and ICP (New York City).

Carlos teaches “Developing the Continuity between Your Life and Photography” for StrudelmediaLive.

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A Better Tool for Black and White? Meet Silver Efex Pro

This mini-workshop is an introduction to Nik Collection’s Silver Efex Pro — a plugin for Photoshop and Lightroom designed particularly for black-and-white photographers.… [read more]
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A Photographer’s Guide to the Expressive Richness of Light

Light is foundational to photography and one of the medium’s most playful forces — somber in some moments and joyful in others. We’ll learn… [read more]
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A Photographic Exploration of the Psychogeography of Your City

The city has always been the stage where the most urgent conflicts of the times are discussed and negotiated. In this class, following a different… [read more]
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Adventures in Still Life

This class will help develop your still life practice into a body of work that’s cohesive and expressive — whether you’re… [read more]
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AI and Photography, Part 1: Beginnings

Get a deep introduction to AI as it relates to photography in this three-part Mini-workshop — register for all three or just take an individual section.… [read more]
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AI and Photography, Part 2: Practical Applications

Over the past year, many of us have been hearing about Artificial Intelligence and what its use might mean — whether it’s simply a plagiarism… [read more]
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AI and Photography, Part 3: Implications and What Lies Ahead

Get a deep introduction to AI as it relates to photography in this three-part Mini-workshop — Part 3 looks at the broader implications of AI on… [read more]
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An Interior View

In this class focusing on architectural interiors, we’ll discuss lighting, equipment, and camera settings, but also the challenge of how to translate and… [read more]
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Architecture and Narrative: A Sense of Place

How can we use the genre of architectural photography to tell a more personal story of place? This course invites you to engage with architecture… [read more]
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Assignment Workflow from a Pro: Plan, Shoot, Deliver — Repeat!

Photographer Marco Bello (Reuters, Bloomberg, Getty Images, and others) will share an in-depth look at his workflow for a variety of assignments — from editorial… [read more]
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Assignment: Monochrome! Analysis, Technique, and Exercises in B&W

Black and White photography is utterly fluid — it can appear as a soft-toned airbrush drawing or as a dense and gritty pen-and-ink scratching,… [read more]
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Beyond Documentation: New Approaches to Exploring Family Stories

Explore new ways that go beyond photographing every-day life to delve into your family’s personal stories. These different methods of storytelling can include… [read more]
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Bi‑Weekly Feedback Group for Your Photo Project

This group, limited to 6 students only, meets every other week and is for photographers and media artists who are looking for support and continuity while… [read more]
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Black and White Photography Refined

Have you admired the lyrical black and white work of other photographers and wondered how you could bring those dramatic qualities to your own images?… [read more]
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Bringing Depth to Your Longterm Project

No matter the scope, working on a longterm project isn’t just about picture-taking. Learn how to plan, collect, research, and identify the materials… [read more]
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Cameraless Photography: Creating Magic with Alternative Processes

In this class, you’ll explore alternative processes that redefine the boundaries of traditional photography through creativity and sustainability. Simplicity takes center stage as you… [read more]
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Capturing the Beauty and Feeling of Interior Spaces

If architectural interiors — intimate or grand — have a special resonance for you, this workshop will be a catalyst for your work as we… [read more]
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Collaboration as an Ethical Documentary Practice

What would an ethical way to practice documentary photography look like? This class suggests that collaboration between the image-maker and the people or communities who… [read more]
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Congratulations, You’ve Finished Your Photography Project! Now What?

Understanding how to present your particular project in the most compelling way is as important as taking good pictures. In this class, you’ll… [read more]
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Create Your Own Zine or Photobook with InDesign

Adobe’s InDesign is the most flexible and powerful application to layout and design a photobook or zine — this class is for students who are… [read more]
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Create Your Own Zine or Photobook with InDesign

Adobe’s InDesign is the most flexible and powerful application to layout and design a photobook or zine. This 6-session class is for students who… [read more]
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Creating a Video Diary: Intro to Multimedia Storytelling

Some stories are best told using a variety of components in addition to photographs — like video, audio, and text — to add a deeper dimension. In… [read more]
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Creating Environmental Portraits That Tell Powerful Stories

Learn how to tell stories about people by photographing them in their own environments — their neighborhoods or homes, indoors or outdoors — and how… [read more]
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Creating Multimedia Portraits: Building Memories

Learn to create deep and expressive video portraits using personal stories and memories — and discover the power of blending archival material, like photographs, with… [read more]
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Creative Visual Storytelling: An Exploration

Would you like to bring your photography to the next level by telling richer stories with your images? In this class we’ll explore… [read more]
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Delicious Photography

Do you have a passion for both the culinary arts and photography? Bring both together in a single practice and discover how food photography can… [read more]
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Diptychs, Triptychs, and Panoramics: The Dynamics of Multiples

In this class we learn ways to explore themes, tell stories, and present a visually cohesive narrative across multiple photographs using the deceptively simple technique… [read more]
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Discovering the Poetry in Nighttime Photography

Nighttime can be magical — cityscapes buzz with electricity, and in nature, trees and meadows are glazed with moonlight. The scarcity of light creates… [read more]
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Diving Deep: A Monthly Mentoring Group: Fall

This intimate mentoring group meets once per month and is for photographers and media artists who are looking for long-term support and continuity while working… [read more]
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Do‑It‑Yourself Lighting at Home

Look closely at how to manipulate the lighting in your photography in a do-it-yourself environment utilizing common household items. Through demonstrations and weekly assignments,… [read more]
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Documentary Photography: Reality as Subject

Award-winning photojournalist Marco Bello will share his experience and skills on how to create powerful documentary stories. Students will learn different techniques to develop a… [read more]
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Documentary Storytelling: Explore New Tools and Ideas

Strengthen and refine your skills in telling documentary stories and discover ways to get them out to an audience. We’ll discuss how to… [read more]
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Dynamic Composition for Visual Storytellers

In this live online photography course, you’ll refine your composition skills and improve your photographic seeing to help you tell stronger stories with your… [read more]
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Editing and Sequencing for Your Website or Portfolio

This online course is for photographers who already have an existing body of work they want to edit, sequence, and finalize for a website or… [read more]
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Enrich Your Photographic Vision: Seeing Through the Eyes of Others

Do you ever wonder how the world looks through another person's eyes? How would a familiar street look to you if you were walking… [read more]
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Experimenting in the Visual Laboratory: Let’s Play!

Jump-start your creativity this summer by exploring the immense possibilities that photography offers. Get out of your comfort zone and produce images that will surprise… [read more]
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Explore Your Surroundings — Wherever You Are

Every place has a story to tell, but sometimes it's hard to see what's right in front of you. Explore your immediate surroundings… [read more]
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Fall Photo Shake Up!

Shake Up! returns, with all new prompts! This class will have you saying, “I never would have made photographs like these, and… [read more]
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Feedback Group: Your Long‑term Project

Are you in need of feedback on your current project? Or are you ready to start a new one but aren't sure how to… [read more]
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Finding Photos Where You Find Yourself

Pictures are everywhere — it doesn't matter if you live in the city, a suburb, or a quiet rural country. Even the most common… [read more]
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Finding Your Voice as a Photographer

Have you been taking pictures for a while but feel your images could be improved with more focus and meaning? Do you have difficulty… [read more]
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Flexing Your Camera Controls

Are you a photographer who isn’t totally comfortable using your camera in manual mode? Do you feel your images could be better if… [read more]
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For Writers and Journalists: Improve Your Photography

Do you write and photograph for online publications, blogs, social media or local newspapers, but feel your photos could be stronger? Join us for this… [read more]
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Function of Memory: Photography in Context

Since its beginnings, photography has been shaping our personal and collective memory. We often look to images — whether historical documentation or an archive of family… [read more]
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Gestalt Theory for Photographers: Practical Application of the Principles of Visual Perception

Gestalt principles of human perception explain how our brain sees patterns, structure, form, and logic in the world around us. Painters like Vermeer, Bouguereau,… [read more]
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How to Archive, Organize, and Care for Your Digital and Analog Photographs

Get your photo work organized! Are you overwhelmed with all the digital files, prints, and negatives that you’ve accumulated over the years? Keeping… [read more]
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How to Build a Still Life: A Series of Experiments

Immerse yourself in the foundations of still life — whether you’re experienced with the practice or are brand new to it. In … [read more]
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How to Light Environmental Portraits

Do you struggle with lighting? Learn on-location lighting using the least amount of equipment possible. We will concentrate on environmental portraits in a variety of… [read more]
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Image and Text: Extending Your Message

If words can paint a picture, and a picture is worth a thousand words, what happens when we combine the two? This course invites you… [read more]
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In‑Person Weekend Workshop NYC: Explore Broadway, NYC’s Longest Street

Broadway is New York City’s longest street — running the full length of Manhattan up to the Bronx — passing through and connecting… [read more]
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In‑Person Weekend Workshop NYC: Queens along the 7 Train

New York City’s 7 subway line — a mostly elevated train with great views — runs from Hudson Yards in Manhattan out to Flushing,… [read more]
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In‑Person Weekend Workshop: Photographing New York City Islands

Join us for this special in-person weekend workshop in New York City to photograph some of the lesser-known parts of three different islands that lie… [read more]
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InDesign for Photobooks and Zines

Learn InDesign so that you can layout and design your own photobook or zine. This class is for students who are new to InDesign or… [read more]
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InDesign Project Group: Develop Your Photobook or Zine

This new project-based group meets every other week and is for people who want to move forward on a photobook or zine using InDesign. We'… [read more]
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InDesign: Beyond the Basics for Photobooks and Zines

This class is for students who know the basics of InDesign and want to dive deeper and develop their understanding of layout options, typography, fonts,… [read more]
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Introduction to Handmade Books

Dive into the world of handmade books and learn how to create a unique and tangible object for your photographs. This introductory workshop will cover… [read more]
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Introduction to Multimedia Storytelling: Combining Stills, Audio, and Video

Are you ready to make your photographs come alive by adding audio and video to a story? This class is for students who would like… [read more]
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Learn to Make Short Films with Still Photographs Using Premiere Pro

A great way to show your work and bring new life to a project is to make a short video with your still photographs. In… [read more]
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Learn to Work with Color in Adobe Lightroom Classic’s Develop Module

In this mini-workshop, you’ll expand your understanding of color editing and manipulation in Lightroom’s Develop Module. We’ll look at how to use… [read more]
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Let Movies Inspire Your Photography, Part 2

This continuation of our popular class on the movies is for all photographers, whether you took Part 1 or not — examining the work of filmmakers… [read more]
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Let Movies Inspire Your Photography: Part I

Examining the work of filmmakers can be eye-opening for photographers. This class will help you improve your compositional skills and deepen your work through a… [read more]
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Let Movies Inspire Your Photography: Part I

Examining the work of filmmakers can be eye-opening for photographers. This class will help you improve your compositional skills and deepen your work through a… [read more]
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Lighting Your Still‑Life Using Household Lamps

In this do-it-yourself lighting mini-workshop, Néstor Pérez-Molière will demonstrate ideas on how to light your still life utilizing… [read more]
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Looking Inward: Photographing Family

In this one-hour mini-workshop, we will explore the contemporary history of photographing those closest to us and examine strategies — both technical and conceptual — for making… [read more]
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Make a Photobook with One Sheet of Paper

Join book artist Elizabeth Castaldo for a mini-workshop to learn about “artist’s books” —  an artwork in the shape of… [read more]
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Make Your Own Handmade, Hardcover Photobook

If you're thinking about creating a photobook, making the physical book by hand can be super-satisfying and can add another level of creativity to… [read more]
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Make Your Own Handmade, Hardcover Photobook

If you’re thinking about creating a photobook, making the physical book by hand can be super-satisfying and can add another level of creativity to… [read more]
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Make Your Own Zine

Want to share your photo project with people in a way they’ll remember? Zines are a great way to present your work as… [read more]
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Mastering Color in Your Images

Color can be a complex topic, but it’s so important to creating visually satisfying images. In this course we’ll uncover… [read more]
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Mastering Flash Photography

Do you wish you could have more control over the light in your photographs? Flash photography may be the answer — and it doesn&rsquo… [read more]
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Mastering Lightroom Essentials

Have you been using Adobe Lightroom Classic for a while but still find yourself confused by some of the concepts? In this class, Lightroom enthusiast… [read more]
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Mosaic and Entanglement: Photographic Histories in Europe from 1950–2000

Europe in the 20th century doesn’t have one single history of photography, but rather a whole spectrum of movements and photographic practices occurring in… [read more]
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Multimedia Love Letter

Are you craving connection with others? When was the last time you felt seen and heard or expressed your feelings and gratitude towards your loved… [read more]
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Our Ever‑Changing Landscapes

In this class we’ll look at different approaches photographers have used to depict their surroundings — whether that’s a vast natural… [read more]
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Parks and Pictures: Paths to New Ways of Seeing

Parks and green spaces are places of singular importance — they offer refuge and relaxation, a stage for social interaction, and are an effective antidote… [read more]
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Photo Workshop in German: Reportage ‑ Fotografie

Live online class in German co-presented with Forum Journalismus und Medien Wien (fjum) in Vienna, Austria. This class will be presented entirely in German. In… [read more]
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Photo Workshop in German: So entstehen dynamische Bilder

Live online class in German co-presented with Forum Journalismus und Medien Wien (fjum) in Vienna, Austria. This class will be presented entirely in German. Dieser… [read more]
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Photobook Intensive: Structure and Meaning

Would you like to make a photobook, but you struggle trying to shape your individual images into a cohesive form? How do you get your… [read more]
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Photographing Domestic Life: Pleasure and Chaos

This course is for students who would like to photographically explore the joys, sorrow, expectations, and demands of domestic life including the intimacy of… [read more]
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Photographing People, Telling Powerful Stories

Learn how to tell stories about people by photographing them in their own environment — their home, workplace or on the street in their neighborhood … [read more]
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Photographing Strangers: Practical Tools and Ethical Questions

For many photographers, one of the biggest challenges in taking street portraits or working on a documentary project is how to approach strangers. In this… [read more]
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Photography and Storytelling: Explore New Tools and Ideas

How can we take advantage of the current at-home time many of us are experiencing to further develop a project? If you can’t… [read more]
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Photography as a Pilgrimage

In this course, you'll examine the role of walking as a personal practice and a means for generating photographic artwork. With the idea of… [read more]
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Photography Meets Writing: Finding New Ways to Speak about Your Work

Why is it easier to talk about somebody else’s photographs than about your own? As photographers, what happens if we look to writing… [read more]
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Poems and Pictures: A Shared Vision

In Mary Oliver’s poem “Sometimes,” she writes: “Instructions for living a life: / Pay attention. / Be astonished. / Tell about it.” Her words are… [read more]
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Poetics of Space: Explore the Vast Universe of Your Home

Gain a new perception of the place closest to you: your home. In this timely visual inquiry, we’ll “deconstruct” the materials… [read more]
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Poetics of Space: The Place We Call Home

Developed in conversation with Stefan Frank (instructor, Poetics of Space: Explore the Vast Universe of Your Home), this class invites you to explore… [read more]
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Questionable Pictures

Inspired by the book Photo No-Nos: Meditations on What Not to Photograph (Jason Fulford, Aperture, 2021), we'll explore different ideas about aesthetic and… [read more]
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Recent Histories: A Survey of Photography from 2000–2020

The last twenty years have brought enormous change to the medium of photography. From large-scale color documentary work that prevailed through the early 200… [read more]
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Rediscovering Your Forgotten Frames: Using Your Personal Photo Archive to Create New Work 

Explore the potential of the perhaps overwhelming number of images in your photo archive: unused pictures from earlier or unfinished projects, or just random photographs… [read more]
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Reflecting Blue: Cyanotypes on Glass

Cyanotype is a photographic process that uses iron compounds, sunlight, and water to create uniquely blue images. This course will focus on both traditional and… [read more]
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Seeing in Black and White for Digital Photographers

Have you experimented with shooting in black and white but were not quite happy with the results? Do you love the depiction of the world… [read more]
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Seeing Ourselves in the Street: Identifying with the Other

Street photography is an improvisation, performed in long hours of wandering alone on foot, guided by the scent of human character and fragility, poetic… [read more]
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Sending Your Photobook or Zine to Print: An Overview of the Process

Holding your own printed photobook or zine in your hands can be really satisfying — but how do you get there? Jump into this broad… [read more]
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Sequencing Techniques for Photographs: Concepts and Workflow

Placing our photographs in pairs and sequences, whether displayed on a wall or in a book, is a powerful way to suggest connections and provide… [read more]
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Still Life and the “Do‑It‑Yourself” Home Studio

From the poetic paintings of the Dutch Masters to commercial products in catalogs, the still life is ubiquitous in art and photography. How can we… [read more]
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Storytelling with Photo Embroidery and Mixed Media

Most of our pictures exist on either a digital display or as a mostly two-dimensional print. In this class, you’ll take your photos… [read more]
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Street Portraits: How to Approach Strangers

Do you want to make street portraits but have a fear of approaching strangers? In this 90-minute Mini-Workshop, learn some of the ins and outs… [read more]
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Stretch Your Creative Muscles!

Feeling a little stiff in your photographic practice? Need a little push to try something new? Stretch your creativity muscles with this new class! Unique… [read more]
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