Intermediate Photoshop for Photographers
Instructor: Elizabeth Cunningham
10 Sessions / Thursdays, June 6–August 15, no class on July 4
Time: 6:30–9:30 pm
Location: Studio 20A
Do you have some experience with Photoshop, but want to take your skills to the next level? Photoshop is one of the most powerful tools for photographers in the contemporary art world. From traditional film to digital photography, Photoshop is the industry standard software that is critical to the arsenal of any photographer. In this course we will investigate new ways to use Adobe Photoshop CS6 to enhance your professional practice, while also developing your current skills to an intermediate level. From artwork documentation to portrait retouching, this course will cover a diverse range of skills that can be applied to a variety of photographic practices. Students will be assigned a series of projects to practice and apply these newly learned skills creatively. Prerequisite: Introduction to Digital Photography, Introduction to Photoshop, or similar experience.
Elizabeth Cunningham is an artist currently based in San Francisco, but generally committed to a nomadic lifestyle, having also spent significant time in Cleveland, Seattle, Philadelphia, and New York City. In 2012, Cunningham completed her MFA with a concentration in photography at the San Francisco Art Institute. She received her BA in Fine Arts and Sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 2010. Simultaneously fascinated and anxious with the social world around her, Cunningham seeks to use her art as a method of communication and translation when her own abilities at verbally describing the bizarre worlds in her head fall short. She is currently using a hybrid process of stop-motion animation and photographic collage to create abstract films that explore her fascination with the oversaturation of information in the digital environment.