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Continuing Education

Continuing Education . Classes

Continuing Education + Community Outreach

Fall registration will be open from July 12 through August 23. Please contact our office at 216.421.7460 or ce@cia.edu with any questions.

Black & White Photography

Course No. CEPH 100 00
Cost $365 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 9-October 28 (Mondays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

In this course, you will learn the basics of black and white film photography. We will focus on how to shoot and process 35mm negatives, print contact sheets of negative and individual photos in the darkroom, AND digitally scan your negatives as well. This class will include lectures, demonstrations, on-location shooting assignments & in class feedback. Students will be expected to bring their own camera, film, and photo paper, (CIA will provide darkroom chemicals). The instructor will go over these supply requirements in the first class. This class is ideal for analog photography beginners or anyone who would like a refresher! This adult class also welcomes students in grades 10-12.

About the instructor:

Amber N. Ford is a photographer based in Cleveland, Ohio. She received her BFA in Photography from the Cleveland Institute of Art, where she currently works full time as the Technical Specialist for the Photography + Video Department. While attending CIA she also explored video and printmaking. Her work generally focuses on race.

Photographing People

Course No. CEPH 270 00
Cost $325 Register Now
Sessions 8
Location Cleveland Institute of Art
Dates September 10-October 29 (Tuesdays) – 6-9pm
Location: Cleveland Institute of Art

This digital photography course explores methods for photographing people outside of a formal studio situation. Learn the difference in methods and meaning between portraits, candids, and photojournalism. Students will learn techniques for using available light for photographing their subjects, as well as enhancing or balancing the light with various photo tools. The class will stress the relationship between the photographer and subject, as well as how the subject relates to the environment. Students will bring their own DSLR camera and flash drive, and should know how to transfer photos from camera to computer. Some classes will take place on Saturday mornings and include outdoor or on-site shooting around University Circle, with dates to be determined at the beginning of the course!

About the Instructor:

Michael Edwards is a commercial and fine art photographer with over 35 years of professional experience at American Greetings and with his own studio. He has shot assignments as diverse as landscapes in Hawaii, street scenes in Paris and model sessions in Miami and NYC. His clients have included Carlton Cards, Recyled Paper Greetings, Cleveland Ballet , The New York Times and Town and Country Magazine. He was a Photography Instructor for 10 years at the Cleveland Institute of Art, and he and his wife Deborah were co-founders and owners of Boommodern, a vintage modern design gallery in Cleveland Heights.

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