CCSF Photography Online Lecture Archive

Each semester, the CCSF photography department hosts a one unit college lecture series called “PH52 Photographers and Their Images” where Professional photographers present and discuss their work in technical and aesthetic terms, a unique opportunity for students to learn about notable photographers and discuss topics in a question and answer format. Some lectures may be viewed on… Read More CCSF Photography Online Lecture Archive

The Value of a Professional Photographer, or: ‘Can I Have All the Unedited Photos?’

Published May 06, 2016 by Caleb Kerr Every photographer has gotten the question after a successful shoot: “The photos look great, but can I get the rest of them just in case I need them later? You don’t need to edit them or anything.” If you’re here for the short answer, the answer is no,… Read More The Value of a Professional Photographer, or: ‘Can I Have All the Unedited Photos?’

“Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

To recognize Black History Month – I am sharing the fabulous film “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”  directed by Thomas Allen Harris, which I have screened with my students at the City College of San Francisco (available in our library on DVD) and via PBS. This is a… Read More “Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People”

Artist Spotlight: Matt Lipps

Looking Through Pictures http://www.mattlipps.com In this series, Lipps explores the genre of still life photography in relation to the mise-en-scène of theater as a space for figures, props, objects—and photography itself—to perform. With a broad cast of characters culled from various high and low sources, the “actors” range from the familiar to the formal (including… Read More Artist Spotlight: Matt Lipps

Photography in France 2017

Let’s see and make beautiful photographs together. This summer I’ll be teaching, touring and making photographs in various parts of France. Join me!. Here are two very different opportunities to study and make photographs. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me with your questions. Both have early bird registration rates of $100 off if you register by Dec 31, 2017.… Read More Photography in France 2017

Drone Photography In Fine Art

I recently attended a “Drone Educators Conference” co-hosted by the City College of San Francisco and Skyline College in the Bay Area. I learned that while it is clear that the use of drones is trending in areas such as scientific researc, search and rescue, agriculture and industrial survey use, real estate sales and replacement for helicopter work in aerial film – it’s role in the “fine art” world has yet to become widely known. … Read More Drone Photography In Fine Art