Photography

Color Saturation
Mondays, Sept. 18 – Nov. 13 (8 classes*)
*No class Oct. 16
Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Open to: All Experience Levels
Come along with us on adventures as we explore the colors of autumn in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas using a DSLR (digital color) camera and a variety of inkjet photo papers for prints. We’ll explore color palettes, profiles, papers, and the tools in Photoshop to add, take away, or enhance the color of our images. In the end, you’ll have a portfolio of awesome digital images and prints.

Multimedia: Shape and Design
Tuesdays, Sept. 19 – Nov. 14 (8 classes*)
*No class Nov. 7
Teaching Artist: Rici Brockinson
Open to: All Experience Levels
The intro to photography class is back! You’ll learn how to use a DSLR (digital color) and film (black and white) cameras. You’ll study composition—including the rule of thirds and the golden ratio—and how these make photos aesthetically pleasing. Not only will you understand the photo lingo, you’ll use different mediums like color inkjet, RC (resin coated), and transparency papers to print out the cool photos you’ve captured.

Holga Nation
Wednesdays, Sept. 20 – Nov. 15 (9 classes)
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open to: All Experience Levels
The Holga camera was designed in the 1980s as an inexpensive, lightweight camera for the masses. Because of the unique results this “toy” camera produced, it also gained popularity among professional photographers. We’ll use Holga cameras to shoot all sorts of antique looking images. Not only will you learn to process and print your own photos, but you’ll use two different types of black and white films.

Photo Trek
Thursdays, Sept. 28 – Nov. 16 (8 classes*)
*No class Sept. 21
Teaching Artist: Germaine Watkins
Open to: All Experience Levels
This traveling digital photography course will visit urban and rural locations. Learn to work with composition to affect the mood of a photograph. Learn these techniques and discover some fascinating places you may not have known about! Weekend trips are planned and will be open to all MCG students, but first preference is given to students enrolled in this class.