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Photography

The SSA boasts 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.

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5000 | Darkroom Studio Rental
The Lende Photography Studios are completely equipped photographic workspaces available to experienced photographers. The equipment is available on a first-come, first-served basis, with photography classes and full-term students given priority. The fee includes access to the darkroom, traditional black and white chemistry, and dry workspaces. Students are responsible for all cleanups. Prerequisite: Intermediate photography classes or equivalent experience. Before enrolling, students need to contact Department Chair Victor Pagona at 210.200.8256. May 30 - Aug 13 | Mon - Thurs, 12:30 - 9:00pm and Fri - Sun, 12:00 - 4:00pm Semester rate: $360 (Members $345)

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Victor Pagona
Dates: 5/30/2017 to 8/13/2017 | Dates and times to be arranged with instructor
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $360 | Members/Seniors (65+): $345
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting 5/30/2017 and ending 5/30/2017
 
Attendees: 1 $ 360.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 345.00 ea.

5001a | Introduction to the Digital Camera
Digital cameras can be easy and fun to use, but expanded knowledge can take results to a higher level. Explore what all those controls, features, and functions are for. This class covers how to take better photographs as well as how to transfer images from camera to computer or the internet. Students will discover their camera's potential by practicing classic shot techniques, and will also learn how to manage digital assets by editing, preparing, printing, and archiving images.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ramin Samandari
Dates: Tues, 5/30/2017 to 6/27/2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 5/30/2017 and ending 6/27/2017 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5001b | Introduction to the Digital Camera
Digital cameras can be easy and fun to use, but expanded knowledge can take results to a higher level. Explore what all those controls, features, and functions are for. This class covers how to take better photographs as well as how to transfer images from camera to computer or the internet. Students will discover their camera's potential by practicing classic shot techniques, and will also learn how to manage digital assets by editing, preparing, printing, and archiving images.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ramin Samandari
Dates: Tues, 7/11/2017 to 8/8/2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 7/11/2017 and ending 8/8/2017 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5006a | Introduction to Photography.1
This introductory class is designed for those who want to learn basic creative control of their manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera. Sessions will cover cameras, focal lengths, composition, camera angles, and strategies for making successful photographs. This class reveals methods to make photographs more interesting, dynamic, and impactful by using simple techniques and compositional tools. The instructor will work individually with students to solve specific problems.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ramin Samandari
Dates: Mon, 6/5/2017 to 7/3/2017 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Studio: Ellison Lecture Hall | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 7/3/2017 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5006b | Introduction to Photography.1
This introductory class is designed for those who want to learn basic creative control of their manual 35mm film or digital SLR camera. Sessions will cover cameras, focal lengths, composition, camera angles, and strategies for making successful photographs. This class reveals methods to make photographs more interesting, dynamic, and impactful by using simple techniques and compositional tools. The instructor will work individually with students to solve specific problems.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ramin Samandari
Dates: Mon, 6/5/2017 to 7/3/2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Ellison Lecture Hall | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 6/5/2017 and ending 7/3/2017 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5007 | Introduction to Photography.2
This class continues where the Introduction to Photography.1 class ends and expands upon its content in greater depth. Class assignments will cover topics such as the use of available light, flash, tripod, and creative camera control. This class will emphasize the creative and innovative applications of equipment to achieve inspired photographs.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Ramin Samandari
Dates: Mon, 7/10/2017 to 8/7/2017 | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Ellison Lecture Hall | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $160 | Members/Seniors (65+): $145
Classes scheduled every week on Monday starting 7/10/2017 and ending 8/7/2017 at 7:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 145.00 ea.

5010 | Basic Black & White Darkroom (Full)
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.

Level: All Levels
Instructor: Carra Garza
Dates: Wed, 5/31/2017 to 8/2/2017 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $310 | Members/Seniors (65+): $295
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/31/2017 and ending 8/2/2017 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 310.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 295.00 ea.

5035 | Intermediate/Advanced Darkroom
This class is designed for the advanced photographer who desires a challenging environment in which darkroom skills can be honed. Through darkroom demonstrations, class assignments, field trips, and informal gatherings to discuss photographic ideas, students will finish the term with a rich body of work ready for exhibition. Prerequisite: Instructor approval of portfolio prior to enrollment.

Level: Advanced
Instructor: Anthony Francis
Dates: Wed, 5/31/2017 to 8/2/2017 | 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Studio: Lende Photography Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $335 | Members/Seniors (65+): $320
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 5/31/2017 and ending 8/2/2017 at 9:30AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 335.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 320.00 ea.