Caitlin has an avid and active interest in photographic history and antique processes and her love of photography and teaching led her to start Photography School. She supports individuals to learn how to use their camera, think critically about viewing and taking pictures, offers guidance with personal projects, and helps students find their own photographic voice using the history of photography and contemporary artists.
Overview – Photography School offers either small group or individual classes. It is currently structured as follows but can be customized to the student or group:
- Friday: Caitlin gives assignments for the following week: 1) Creative and/or personal projects; 2) Technical projects; 3) Historic images selected for brief observations and written statements
- Monday: Caitlin conducts individual check-ins; Possible further detailed discussions of Friday’s assignment and feedback on any new work the student would like to discuss: 30 minutes per student
- Wednesday: Caitlin provides presentation on history of photography; Caitlin and student(s) do deep critical dive into particularly important historic photographs; Book Club optional
- Thursday: Students submit assignments for a group critique and discussion; Caitlin provides detailed feedback; Discuss goals for the following week
Technical Assignments – Our eyes and brain see very differently than the camera. With technical assignments we work to master all aspects of the camera: from focus to metering; the relationship between shutter speed, aperture and ISO; learning how to manage various lighting conditions; and workflow and post production.
Critical Observations and Written Statements – By providing images for the student to interpret, we start to understand what makes an effective image and detail the tools they can draw upon to construct a compelling image.
History of Photography – Through interactive slideshows, we look at the invention of photography, how image making has changed over time and how photography has recorded and influenced humanity. We examine different historic processes and how individual photographers and photographic schools were influenced by various resources, inventions, and local and global events.
To learn more and sign up for classes, please contact Caitlin at 707.290.7608 or firstname.lastname@example.org