Introduction to Digital Photography
Instructor: Tony Maridakis
10 Sessions / Tuesdays, June 4–August 6
Time: 6:30–9:30 pm
Location: Studio 20A
This course is a multifaceted approach to digital photography, focusing on the fundamentals of digital photography along with the artistry of the medium. Students will learn the essentials of a digital workflow, which includes moving photographs from a digital camera and scanners, Adobe Photoshop and Bridge basics, printing, and D-SLR fundamentals. Students will develop their work through a semester-long project, either new or a continuation of an existing project, which will culminate in 15 prints from that project. Throughout the course, the instructor will reinforce the fundamentals of digital photography by relating student work to that of photographic artists, both contemporary and historic. The class will meet for one off-site gallery visit outside of class instruction.
Tony Maridakis earned his MFA in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2013, a Post-Baccalaureate degree with Distinction in Visual Arts from UC Berkeley Extension in 2010 and a BS in Computer Science from CSUF in 1985. Tony has shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally, including La Maison des Remparts in Saignon, France, Modern Book Gallery, the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau, Thoreau Gallery, and RayKo Gallery in San Francisco. He lives and works in San Francisco. www.tonymaridakis.com