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Austin Photography Classes

Photography I ($299)

Course Description:

This is a comprehensive survey of practically everything a photographer needs to know in order to begin shooting with purpose. Think of this as the gateway to our more advanced classes. Photography1 will thoroughly cover photographic equipment, numerous exposure strategies, complete focus and depth-of-field control, and the difficulties involved in motion capture. This class will also serve as an introduction to composition control, aesthetic theory, and viewer psychology. Throughout this course, your progress will be carefully monitored by the instructor and your habits continually assessed and adapted.

Who should take this:

Practically everyone. This class is designed for people with no previous knowledge of photography, so beginners should feel entirely welcome. However students with more advanced needs are also encouraged to begin with Photography1, as this course gradually expands to include a lot of intermediate skills, and toward its conclusion, this class will begin to include some fairly advanced methods.

Upon completion:

Students should expect to possess a solid understanding of the equipment and terminology involved in photography, as well as how to employ several technical and compositional strategies.

*This is a 12-hour course consisting of one 2-hour session per week for 6 consecutive weeks.

Upcoming Dates:

 

Sept 6 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Wednesdays)*Full*

Sept 7 12pm-2pm (Six consecutive Thursdays)*Full*

Sept 28 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Thursdays)*Full*

 

Oct 7 1pm-3pm (Six consecutive Saturdays)*Full*

Oct 18 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Wednesdays)*Full*

Nov 14 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Tuesdays)

 

 

 

 

 

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Austin Photography Classes
Photography II 
($299)


Course Description:

This more advanced class concentrates on the application of the principles established in Photography1 toward aesthetic and creative goals, including advanced composition theory, assessment and development of photographic style, and a comprehensive understanding of photography as both an art form and a method for communication.

Who should take this:

This course is designed for those who wish to be able to exercise very concise and willful control over their images - both creatively and communicatively. A strong knowledge of photographic theory is required, so if you are still in the intermediate stage we recommend you begin with Photography1.

Upon completion:

Students should be able to control how their images are structured, control how a viewer's eyes will respond to their images, and exercise concise control over what their images communicate. Students should also expect to possess substantive knowledge of practical aesthetic theory, as well as some knowledge of the history of photography. Finally, students will understand, entirely, why the various disciplines of professional photography are compelled to employ the strateiges that they do.

*This is a 12-hour course consisting of one 2-hour session per week for 6 consecutive weeks.

Upcoming Dates:

Nov 9 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Thursdays - skips Thanksgiving)

 

 

 

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Austin Photography Classes

Studio Lighting I 
($299)

Course Description:

This course teaches photographic strategy within a studio setting, including the use of strobes, lighting accessories, advanced metering strategies, portrait lighting, and how to combine artifical flash with existing ambient light.

Who should take this:

Students wanting to develop an expert level of control over commercial portraits, fashion, interiors, and product photography, as well as artists and hobbyists who wish to expand their knowledge of how light can be manipulated in a controlled environment. A near-expert understanding of exposure and lenses is required for this course, so if you are not entirely confident in your knowledge of the photographic sciences, we recommend you begin with Photography1. It is also worth noting that those interested in Wedding Photography should be advised that the professional tasks of a wedding photographer are a combination of these skills and the skills addressed in the Editorial Photography class.

Upon completion:

Students will have a solid working knowledge of both the equipment and the strategies involved in commercial and creative studio photography.


*This is a 12-hour course consisting of one 2-hour session per week for 6 consecutive weeks.

Upcoming Dates

Oct 23 6:30pm-8:30pm (Six consecutive Mondays)

 

 

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Editorial Photography I
($299)


Course Description:

This course addresses expert-level construction of visual narrative. Students will learn the advanced mechanics, and visual syntax, involved in conveying information and context within a narrative photograph. The goal is for students to navigate a viewer, very concisely, through a series of visual cues that control how the viewer understands the image. This course also contains a photo history component.

Who should take this:

Students wanting shoot documentary photography, photojournalism, magazine photography, or wedding photography at a very high level. It should be noted that this is the most rigorous course offered at ASOP, and as such both Photography1 and Photography2 are strict prerequisites. Students are expected to enter the course with a working knowledge of how to utilize the photographic sciences in order to create spatial hierarchies, to isolate subjects, to suggest movement in multiple ways, to organize an image into subjects and qualifiers, to promote more dynamic or static readings of their compositions, etc. This course builds upon those skills by configuring them and applying them toward specific editorial exercises. It is also worth noting that those interested in Wedding Photography should be advised that the professional tasks of a wedding photographer are a combination of these skills and the skills addressed in the Studio Lighting class.

Upon Completion:

Students will understand the technical and semiotic decisions involved in creating either a single informative image, or a larger body of narrative images.

This is a 12-hour course consisting of one 2-hour session per week for 6 consecutive weeks.

Upcoming Dates:

Sept 11 6:30pm-8:30pm (Six consecutive Mondays)*Full*

 

Gift Certificates ($299)

ASOP Gift Certificates can be redeemed for any available 6-week class we offer, and they never expire. To purchase one, simply click on any of the registration buttons above. PLEASE NOTE: all gift certificates are non-refundable.


Private Instruction ($225)

ASOP offers private instruction in order to accommodate difficult schedules or unusual needs. The fee is $225 for each 2-hour session. To schedule a private session, please contact the studio directly.