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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 discussions of 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

Please Note: If a particular date is marked as full, you are welcome to contact us and request a spot on the waitlist.

 

Upcoming Dates:

 

Oct 2 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Tuesdays)*Full*

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

Oct 28 1pm-3pm (Six consecutive Sundays) *Full*

 

Nov 13 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Tuesdays)

 

*Note: there will be a make-up available for anyone who has to miss the week of Thanksgiving

 

Jan 3 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Thursdays)

Jan 8 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Tuesdays)

Jan 9 12pm-2pm (Six consecutive Wednesdays)

Jan 13 1pm-3pm (Six consecutive Sundays)

 

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Austin Photography Classes
Photography II 
($299)


Course Description:

This more advanced class takes the principles established in Photography1 and applies them toward higher-level creative and professional goals. If Photography1 establishes a familiarity with the components of the medium, then Photo2 establishes a more fluent and more sophisticated control over the medium, including the use of more advanced, complex image structures, understanding the logic and distinctions that make up different photographic styles, and a comprehensive understanding of photography as both a fine art medium as well as an occupational task.

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 fine art theory, as well as some knowledge of the history of photography. Finally, students will understand the logic behind why the various disciplines of professional and fine art 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:

Oct 3 6:15pm-8:15pm (Six consecutive Wednesdays)*Full*

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

 

 

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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 photographic theory 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

 

Sept 10 6:30pm-8:30pm (Six consecutive Mondays)*Full*

 

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Austin Photography Classes

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 develop the ability to navigate a viewer, very concisely, through a series of visual cues that control how the viewer understands the image.

Who should take this:

Students wanting to 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, isolate subjects, suggest movement within the image in multiple ways, to organize an image into "subjects" and "qualifiers," to promote more dynamic or more 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:

 

Oct 22 6:30pm-8:30pm (Six consecutive Mondays)*Full*

 

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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.