The Summer Intensive Experience: Week 7

Students share their mid-term slideshows to their peers in last Friday’s mixer.

SI keeps rolling along and it’s already nearly the end of Week 7! At this stage, our students are progressing nicely with both their technical skill, comprehensive understanding and artistic pursuits. Last Friday the students presented their major slideshow projects in front of their peers and staff, which is truly an inspirational and emotional experience for all.

This was a week full of intensive study and practical application. It started with another round of Light Studies instruction involving studio equipment, print outsourcing preparation and advice in Output.  The students also received introductory instruction on the topic of photojournalism in Photo Studies, more advanced Photoshop instruction in Edit, and they delved deeper into the artistic process in Visual Studies.

Lighting instructor, Heather Anne Thomas, demonstrates food photography and lighting technique to the students.

To top things off there were optional publication-oriented critiques and special group lectures involving some amazing professional photographers. Speaking on the topic of pro sports¬†photography and sharing his incredible body of work was accomplished Sports Illustrated staff photographer and Canon Explorer of Light, Peter Read Miller. Giving a comprehensive lecture entitled, “Food & Still Life Photography; Producing a Cookbook” was lighting instructor and portrait & food photographer, Heather Anne Thomas. Check out Heather’s bio here. And finally tonight is another informative presentation being given by experienced award-winning NYC photojournalist, Michael Albans.

Week 8 promises to be more of the same and concluding with the beginning of a long weekend off for all involved.

For an excellent peek into the experience of one of our current students along with his impressive slideshow, check out Charlie Bulla’s recent personal blog post he titled “Focused!”