2015 Fall Classes Start Soon – Register Now!

Students begin a workshop with Erika at Rayko.
Students begin a workshop with Erika at Rayko.

It’s time to start thinking about your photography workout again whether you’re interested in a full semester course or an intense workshop experience to tune up your foundation skills. Let me help you finesse and celebrate your images of summer, and create new ones this fall. I hope you can join my  colleagues and I in some of the diverse array of classes being offered as early as August 15th. Register today to save your seat!  Rather schedule some one-on-one time? That can be arranged too. I want you to help you, feel free to reach out. See you back in class very soon, Erika .

 Sat and Sun, 10am-5pm, Aug 15 and 16
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom software is essential for today’s digital photography workflow. Quickly import, process, manage, and showcase your images, from one shot to an entire shoot. This intensive course introduces the fundamentals of the Library and Develop Modules with emphasis on file structure. digital asset management, workflow, organization,rating, editing, non-destructive image processing, and delivery of images regardless of type of output. The course includes some open lab time to work on personal images. Bring uncorrected RAW, jpg, or png files. BRING: 25 unprocessed images in RAW, JPG, TIFF format, Cameras, and portable drives to transfer files.  REGISTER

Sat & Sun, 10am-5pm, Aug 29 and 30
You’ve got some beautiful images – but how do you properly prepare them to take full control of the printed image?  Master printer and award-winning instructor Erika Gentry will teach you how to take your digital printing skills to the next level.  Learn Photoshop tips and techniques for tone control using levels and curves, dodging and burning, layer masking, and sharpening.  Other workshop topics include soft proofing, ICC profiles, best practices for B&W image conversion, and comparisons of paper substrates/surfaces and inks.  Emphasis is placed on evaluating test prints in class until you’ve refined your images into final, beautiful prints. Three 11×14 prints are included in the workshop.  Students may print small or large – up to 44 inches wide. Students will also receive a one-time use coupon good for 20% off their next digital printing session within one month of the class. REGISTER


See a full schedule of CCSF’s amazing Fall Photography Courses. Need take a a pre-req test for prior experience? You can.

ERIKA will be teaching:

PHOT 50A. History and Aesthetics of Photography Before WW2 (4)
Lec-4, field trips   P/NP Available
Illustrated lectures on the achievements of important photographers. Designed to stimulate visual thinking and creative problem solving. Visits to museums, films and slide lectures. UC/CSU

PHOT 52. Photographers and Their Images (1)
Lec-1   P/NP Available / PREREQ.: none
Professional photographers present and discuss their work in both technical and aesthetic terms. This is a unique opportunity for photography students to meet world renowned photographers and discuss topics in a question and answer format CSU
Meets six Fridays starting 10/2 – speaker schedule announced soon!

PHOT 60B Intermediate Photoshop (3)

Lec-2, lab-3, field trips
PREREQ.: PHOT 60A or PHOT 81D or VMD 154
ADVISE: PHOT 51 and PHOT 100/VMD 101/DSGN 101

An in-depth exploration of digital tools that will provide students skills to create expressive images and explore various electronic methods of output. Students will integrate available technical resources in preparation for a rapidly changing field. The course includes lectures, demonstrations, creative assignments, lab exercises and class critiques. UC/CSU

PHOT 67 Digital Negatives for Darkroom Printing (3)

Lec.-3, lab-1
Credit, Degree Applicable
P/NP Available
PREREQ.: PHOT 51; and PHOT 60A or PHOT 81D or demo of exit skills
Creation of film negatives from digital files for use in a traditional darkroom. Students will perfect their negatives in the digital realm, output them using digital techniques and then print them using traditional, historical and alternative printing methods in the darkroom. CSU

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