Photography

At Southwest School of Art, we have an exceptional facility for teaching traditional and non-traditional imaging. Students receive a solid technical foundation in photography, combined with opportunities to learn innovative techniques, both historical and digital.

Photography Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

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Course details (meeting times, tuition, etc.) are listed below.

Summer 2022 Photography Studios Course Descriptions

These are the course descriptions only

 5006 | Introduction to Photography | All Levels

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Javier Valdes
Dates: Mon, 6/6/2022 to 8/1/2022 | 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Studio: Gen Ed Classroom | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175.00 | Friends: $160.00 | Sessions: 8

Make your photographs more dynamic by using simple techniques and compositional tools. Learn basic creative control of your manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera as well as focal lengths, composition arrangement, camera angles, creative camera controls, and other strategies for making successful photographs. The instructor will work with you individually to solve specific problems.

 5010a | Black & White Darkroom Photography | All Levels

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Theresa Newsome
Dates: Wed, 6/1/2022 to 8/3/2022 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $330.00 | Friends: $315.00 | Sessions: 10

This class is designed for photographers who have no previous darkroom experience or those who want to expand their knowledge of the darkroom. Learn about black & white film developing and printing, dodging and burning of prints, toning, print retouching, and print finishing. Essential elements of camera handling, metering, lens accessories, camera accessories, and composition issues will be explained and demonstrated. Intermediate-level photographers will be encouraged to achieve better mastery over their equipment, materials, and printing skills.

 5010b | Black & White Darkroom Photography | All Levels

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Joshua Perez
Dates: Wed, 6/1/2022 to 8/3/2022 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $330.00 | Friends: $315.00 | Sessions: 10

This class is designed for photographers who have no previous darkroom experience or those who want to expand their knowledge of the darkroom. Learn about black & white film developing and printing, dodging and burning of prints, toning, print retouching, and print finishing. Essential elements of camera handling, metering, lens accessories, camera accessories, and composition issues will be explained and demonstrated. Intermediate-level photographers will be encouraged to achieve better mastery over their equipment, materials, and printing skills.

 5062 | Adobe Lightroom: | All Levels

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Amanda Dominguez
Dates: Thurs, 6/2/2022 to 7/21/2022 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $250.00 | Friends: $235.00 | Sessions: 8

Learn how to organize, manage, and edit your digital images like a pro with Adobe Lightroom® --- the best all-in-one solution for photographers. With hands-on instructor-led training, you will build a foundational understanding of Lightroom's most powerful tools and learn that Lightroom may be a better alternative to Photoshop for your image editing workflow. This class will primarily focus on Lightroom Classic (desktop-optimized) with a general overview of Lightroom CC® (browser-based). Students are recommended to have their own Adobe Lightroom CC software subscription; includes some materials, please see SSA website for a materials list.

 

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