PHOTOGRAPHY & DIGITAL MEDIA

The Photography & Digital Media Department has a traditional black and white darkroom, Mac Computer Lab and photo studio. It is a workspace where you can meet like-minded folks, learn about your camera gear and explore various ways to make photographic imagery. We are bridging digital technology with the tried and true art of hand made print. We are a place where you can develop your personal vision with a camera.

Online Classes

Fundamentals of Photography (800)

Corinne Satterlee, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, April 13 - May 18
10 " 11am/6 weeks
$70/Members: $50

Take control of your photography! Go beyond your camera's Auto mode and master the fundamentals of photography. Basic photographic concepts on exposure control and composition are explored, helping you to communicate your unique voice with images. Mastering the technical functions of the camera creates better photos. Understanding camera controls can change everything in your picture making.

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Intro to Lightroom (801)

Kelly Walkotton, Online with Zoom Pro
Thursdays, April 29 " May 20
6 " 8 pm/4 weeks
$85/Members: $65

Learn to import images from a memory card, camera, or folder into the Lightroom catalog; create keywords, ratings and use the basic photo adjustment tools to enhance your images. Leave this class knowing a logical workflow from import into Lightroom to export for the web, email, or print.

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Macro Photography (802)

Mark Cassino, Online with Zoom Pro
Tuesdays, April 6 " May 4
6:30 " 8 pm/5 weeks
$90/Members: $70

Explore the world of high magnification macro photography! Cover the basics of how to photograph tiny subjects at high magnifications. Topics will include techniques for achieving high magnification, managing depth of field, lighting subjects, and using focus stacking. Studio techniques for photographing small subjects will be covered including a demo of techniques for snowflake photography. Field techniques for outdoor photography of insects and flowers will be presented.

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Memoir in Collage/Mixed Media (803)

Errin Ironside, Online with Zoom Pro
Saturdays, May 1 " 22
10 am " Noon/4 weeks
$95/Members: $75

Create a personal history, make a statement, and explore abstract textures. Cut and paste with color, shape or text from old books, magazines, and pages out of your sketchbook or your own photographs. Taking materials out of their original context and reassembling them into a new visual narrative can combine disparate elements combined into a finished work or series of collages. Various strategies demonstrated and a variety of mediums will be utilized. This class will include prompts and group discussions about work created in this course. Packets of various materials will be available for this class to add your own image archive. Pick up at the KIA will be scheduled.

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Onsite Studio Classes

Traditional Black and White Film & Printing (804)

Mary Whalen, Darkroom
Tuesdays, April 13 " May 18
6 " 9 pm/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Learn how to develop film and print black & white photographs. Through demonstrations and supervised printing sessions, participants will learn film and print development, how to control print contrast, and special darkroom techniques. This class is a perfect opportunity to print your special black and white negatives from the family archives. Students must provide their own film and paper for the class. Darkroom chemicals and equipment are provided.

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Traditional Black and White Film & Printing (805)

Mary Whalen, Darkroom
Wednesdays, April 14 " May 19
11 " 2 pm/6 weeks
$170/Members: $150

Learn how to develop film and print black & white photographs. Through demonstrations and supervised printing sessions, participants will learn film and print development, how to control print contrast, and special darkroom techniques. This class is a perfect opportunity to print your special black and white negatives from the family archives. Students must provide their own film and paper for the class. Darkroom chemicals and equipment are provided.

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Polymer Photogravure (806)

Instructor: Dave Jones and Laurie Pruitt, Darkroom/ Print Studio
Friday, May 14, 3 " 5 pm,
Saturday, May 15, 9am " 5 pm/ 2 days
$130/Members: $110

Prerequisite: Alternative Processes or Photoshop
Using a polymer-coated plate and a digital positive, you ll create an intaglio-etched plate for high-quality images approaching those produced using traditional copperplate gravure. This process produces a beautiful photographic gradation of tones. Contact Dave at senojev@aol.com or Laurie at laurielle@sbcglobal.net.

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Field Trip Fun with your iPhone (807)

Mary Whalen and Corinne Satterlee, Multi-Purpose Classroom
Thursdays, May 6 " 20
1 - 3:30 pm/3 weeks
$80/Members: $60

Using the camera phone as your photographic tool, we will visit the Kalamazoo Nature Center, the Kellogg Bird Sanctuary and the Gilmore Car Museum for the annual reciprocal museum month. Students will learn to effectively capture and edit with various apps while exploring our community s wealth of natural, artistic and historic resources. Please bring your camera phone fully charged to the first class. A KIA membership or membership at one of the participating institutions will give you admittance to all! There is an entrance fee for non-members.

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Encaustics Techniques; Transfers & Painting (808)

Mary Whalen and Laurie Pruitt, Studio 6
Saturdays, May 1 & 8
12:30 - 5 pm/2 days
$130/Members: $110

Learn the basics of working with this ancient process. The encaustic medium will be used in combination with photographs, photo transfers and collage techniques. Learn various techniques for adding color. Through the layering of color with pigment sticks and the encaustic medium you will create a transparency and depth to your imagery. Equipment, paint, medium and brushes will be supplied.

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