Many of us remember (and loved) when photography involved film and darkrooms. But today, most of us have converted to (and embraced) the new age of digital images. This seminar will explore that world. Students will be encouraged to use either their digital or smart phone cameras. We will look at contemporary fine art photographers for inspiration. Daily assignments and field trips will be given to stimulate your imagination. There will be an optional evening Door County photo shoot, to discover the magic of night photography. Instruction will be given on using the simple photo editing already on your computer (both for Mac and PC) to enhance your images. If you have Photoshop or Lightroom, you may use that instead. We will also look at photo apps for your smart phone. Participants will use a pigmented ink jet printer to make professional enlargements of their work. This class is designed for both the beginner as well as those who have a more advanced understanding of their camera and photo editing.
Suggested Materials: Any digital camera (DSLR to Smartphone), a computer for photo editing, a USB flash drive, and a simple tripod.
Philip Krejcarek is a Professor of Art at Carroll University where he has taught the past 41 years. He has also taught photography classes at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. He is delighted to be returning for his fifteenth photography seminar at Bjørklunden. He is the author of the book, An Introduction to Digital Imaging. His work has been displayed in national exhibitions and has been included in collections at the Milwaukee Art Museum, The Denver Art Museum, Wustum Museum of Fine Arts and the Haggerty Museum of Art.