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Advanced Photography

Our advanced courses refine the technical and aesthetic skills offered in our foundation courses. Through lectures, critiques and assignments, participants will master new visual tools, allowing them to create more dynamic photographs and add their personal artistic stamp to those images.

You will have full access to NESOP's black and white darkrooms and digital imaging lab (access to the digital imaging facility is restricted to students taking or who have taken other coureses in our digital imaging classrooms or lab). Facilities are available to workshop students after 5 p.m., Monday–Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Access to these facilities is based on your workshop status and your compliance with the policies and procedures regarding use of our facilities.

 

Please note:  NESOP’s evening workshops do not fall under the scope of the school’s accreditation, and so they are not accredited by ACCSC.

Enroll Now: Please note that enrollment forms are course-specific and may be accessed directly above each course description by clicking on the "click here" link. Enrollment Agreements are only available when a workshop is offered during the current session.   If you choose to enroll in any workshop, NESOP is required to provide you with procedures for airing grievances, etc.   Please click here for a copy of NESOP's Student Complaint/Grievance Policies and Procedures for workshop students. 


Advanced Photography Course Descriptions
The following is a list of workshops that we currently offer at NESOP and have offered in the past.  If there's a workshop in which you are particularly interested, please let us know!

 

WORKSHOPS
 Advanced Alternative Process
 Advanced Darkroom   [Fall 2015 ]
 Alternative Process
 Alternative Processes 101: Cyanotypes   [Fall 2015 ] NEW
 Architectural Photography   [Fall 2015 ]
 Architectural Photography on Location
 Business and Marketing for Wedding Photography
 Everything About Lenses
 Fine Art Portfolio & Promotion
 Interior Design Photography   [Fall 2015 ]
 Introduction to Night Photography   [Fall 2015 ]
 Launching Your Photography Business   [Fall 2015 ]
 Nature Photography   [Fall 2015 ] NEW
 Night Photography: Light Painting   [Fall 2015 ] NEW
 Night Photography: Full Moon   [Fall 2015 ] NEW
 Night Photography: Star Points & Star Trails   [Fall 2015 ] NEW
 Platinum Printing
 Pricing For Portraiture
 Sports Photography: Get In The Game   [Fall 2015 ] NEW
 The Dirty Dozen: 12 Essential Truths about Light and Exposure
 The Study of Self (Portraiture)
 Time Lapse Photography   [Fall 2015 ] NEW
 Urban Landscape
 Wedding Photography I
 Wedding Photography II



Advanced Alternative Process

This workshop is designed for the person who already has a working understanding of 19th century photo processes (Cyanotype, Salt Printing, Kallitype, Platinum) and is looking for more guided instruction in a specific process or portfolio. Students will be able to pursue a process previously covered processes and given direct feedback to improve the quality of their images. Topics such as negative making (both digital and analog), paper choice, framing and choosing a process will be covered.

 

 
Advanced Darkroom
Instructor:Nick Johnson
Day and Time:12 Weeks, Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Dates:9/17 - 12/10
Tuition:
$540.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$575.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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Advanced Darkroom is aimed at expanding artistic control of the fine art print. During this twelve-week period, we will explore several advanced negative and print making techniques we can use to bring our creative vision to print. A review of artistic controls in the negative making, the highlight-based printing system, multiple filter printing, color filters in black & white photography, low light photography and selenium processing are some of the topics we will study. 4x5 cameras will be made available for extended student use throughout the course.

 

Prerequisite: Students should know how to develop film and make a print in the darkroom. Basic Darkroom at NESOP or two years of black & white negative and printmaking are strongly suggested for this workshop.

 

 

 
Alternative Process

This class studies and practices 19th century photo processes. We will explore salt printing, cyanotype, platinum printing, pinhole photography and more. These processes require a deeper level of connection with materials and are a jumping-off point to a world of greater creativity. Class time will be divided into demonstration, lecture, class critique and guest speakers. In short, this class hopes to create a safe space where you can take a chance, play and fall back in love with photography. Students are expected to bring negatives and purchase their own materials for each process they wish to explore beyond the demonstration.

 
NEW Alternative Processes 101: Cyanotypes
Instructor:Ron Cowie
Day and Time:1 Day, Saturday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dates:10/17
Tuition:
$175.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$200.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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This one day workshop is a fun introduction to one of the oldest photographic printing processes known. No previous photographic experience is necessary to participate. (Since the inventors didn't have any, why should you)

The Cyanotype process has rather humble origins but is one of the cornerstones of photography. Its subtle range of tones, variety of blue colors, response to toning, and archival quality make this process a terrific jumping off point for any enthusiast of historical photography and processes.

All supplies will be provided, simply bring appropriate clothing for a darkroom experience. We will cover the history of the medium, negative making, printing, toning, and photograms. Every student will get cyanotype chemistry to take home. This is a fun, low-stress process with infinite possibilities. Let's make art!

 
Architectural Photography
Instructor:Keitaro Yoshioka
Day and Time:10 Weeks, Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dates:9/15-11/17
Tuition:
$695.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$725.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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In this 10-week workshop, students will learn to create dynamic images of architectural interiors and exteriors. Extensive demonstration of Photoshop techniques showing perspective correction, ways to extend dynamic range and a variety of other essential skills will help students learn to create professional looking images. Through weekly analysis and discussion of different photographic styles within architectural photography, students will begin to understand the array of creative possibilities when approaching architectural subjects. Students must have proficiency with their digital SLR camera and have access to a tripod. Additionally, to benefit the most from this workshop, students should have access to a recent version of Photoshop.

 

Prerequisites: Digital Camera I or equivalent experience

 
Architectural Photography on Location

In this 10-week workshop, students will learn to create dynamic images of architectural interiors and exteriors. This expanded 50-hour workshop offers the same technical content as our shorter, evening Architectural Photography workshop, with numerous in-class on-location shooting opportunities added throughout the course, providing students with a valuable experiential learning component. The course will also provide extensive demonstration of Photoshop techniques showing perspective correction, ways to extend dynamic range and a variety of other essential skills will help students learn to create professional looking images. Through weekly analysis and discussion of different photographic styles within architectural photography, students will begin to understand the array of creative possibilities when approaching architectural subjects. Students must have proficiency with their digital SLR camera and have access to a tripod. Additionally, to benefit the most from this workshop, students should have access to a recent version of Photoshop.

Prerequisite: Digital Camera I or equivalent experience

 
Business and Marketing for Wedding Photography

This intense course will provide students with the advanced business and marketing skills specific to the wedding photography industry. Through weekly lectures, in-class guests and studio visits, students will be exposed to many different approaches to running a successful wedding photography business. The essential tools of the wedding photographer will be identified and the concepts of always being professional and prepared will be stressed throughout the course. From consultations, contracts and pricing to self-promotion, marketing and working with vendors, all aspects of the business of wedding photography will be addressed.

 
Everything About Lenses

We look and photograph through the camera lens; as the “eye of the camera” it also becomes ours. Discover the true use of focal length; not to just get more or less in the picture, but to actually control the context and meaning of the picture. Through classroom information, hands on student exploration, and a series of specifically designed field exercises with instructor assistance, the course may change the way you use your lenses forever. Cleaning the lens; defining focal length; angle of view; optical perspective; depth of field; lens sharpness; variable aperture and constant aperture lenses; IS/VR lenses, lens hoods; specialty lenses; and the use of filters and tripod are all covered.  

 

Prerequisite: All students must bring a DSLR camera and lenses and be proficient with basic DSLR camera operation. If they have them, they should also bring the following: remote cable release, tripod, laptop, and card reader.

 
Fine Art Portfolio & Promotion

This is an intensive critique based course designed for artists with well-established projects who need the support of a positive, constructive environment to help complete or further a body of work. Artists are open to work with film or digital; black and white or color, and are encouraged to bring a minimum of 20 work prints to our monthly class for intensive and fast paced feedback. Essential skills and career opportunities will also be addressed including artist statements and calls for entry. This is an advanced course which requires a solid technical foundation in photography as well as established understanding of conceptual and theoretical art practices.

 

Class meets on the following dates:  9/20, 10/18, 11/15, 12/13

 
Interior Design Photography
Instructor:Keitaro Yoshioka
Day and Time:10, Tuesday 6:00-9:00pm
Dates:9/15 - 11/17
Tuition:
$565.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$595.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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To download a printable workshop enrollment form, click here
 

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the specialized area of interior design photography. Through weekly discussion, analysis of images and demonstration, students will learn essential skills for creative dynamic interior design photographs, including composition, lighting, exposure and post-production. The importance of paying attention to small details, carefully arranging design elements and using architectural design and decorative styles in creating high-impact images will be addressed. Weekly critique of student images will assist them in overcoming challenges and creating strong interior design photographs.

 

Prerequisite: Students must have a DSLR camera and basic knowledge of DSLR functionality as well as basic proficiency with Photoshop.

 
Introduction to Night Photography
Instructor:Lance Keimig
Day and Time:5 Days, Friday - Sunday 6:00- 9:30 PM
Dates:11/6-11/15
Tuition:
$365.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$390.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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Digital technology has created opportunities to make impressive photographs that were exceedingly difficult or even unattainable with traditional tools and materials. A great example of this is the increasing popularity of photographing at night, which has grown from the obscure practice of a few night owls to a widely accessible range of fascinating subspecialties such as astro-landscape photography, full moon photography, urban night photography, light painting, and light drawing. Lance Keimig brings his authoritative and popular workshop back to NESOP to provide a technical and aesthetic introduction to night photography, exposing students to the various genres of night shooting and preparing them for more advanced and specialized night photography classes.


Please Note: Class will meet at NESOP at 6:00 PM on the following dates:  11/6, 11/8, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15. The first class on 11/6 will meet 5:30-8:30 PM. Class will leave for on location shoots after a discussion and critique of work from the previous class. The structure and timing of these shoots will be discussed during the first class session. Additionally, please be aware that there is a substantial amount of information that will be provided during the first class. Many subsequent classes will take place on location, so it is crucial that all enrolled students attend the first class session. If you are unable to attend the first class, we highly recommend that you consider waiting to take the course when it is offered in a future workshop session.

Prerequisite: Students should have a good understanding of their camera's operation, be comfortable shooting RAW files in manual exposure mode, and have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of photography, especially exposure and depth of field.

 

 
Launching Your Photography Business
Instructor:Keitaro Yoshioka
Day and Time:10 Weeks, Thursday 6:00 - 9:00 PM
Dates:9/17 - 11/19
Tuition:
$465.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$485.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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This course is designed to provide an overview to help prepare students, both mentally and literally, to launch their own photography businesses. Topics include understanding the photographer's market, creating a 5-year business plan, self-promotion and marketing tools, portfolio presentation/securing new clients, pricing and providing estimates. Legal and logistical issues addressed include understanding photo usage rights, copyright, model and property releases and other legal forms, invoicing and getting paid, insurance, and tax issues. Discussions will include effective means of preparing to launch your business and ways to stay in business as the photographic industry evolves. This course will also include a brief overview of professional studio lighting and a Photoshop demonstration for architectural, portrait, event, and product photography. By the end of the course, students will have an understanding of all of the elements involved in running a photography business.

 
NEW Nature Photography
Instructor:Glen Cooper
Day and Time:2 Days, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dates:10/3-10/4
Tuition:
$275.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$300.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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Let's be Ansel Adams for a day...or at least an apprentice digital version of the master and others like him. We will meet in the picturesque hamlet of Harvard, Mass--think horse farms, deciduous forests, hills, ponds and rivers. We will start by discussing what makes a great landscape/natural world photo and how to make your own images sing. This is a hands-on class with an in the field approach, questions answered and problems solved in real time. The following day we will meet in the classroom at NESoP to edit and critique our work via Lightroom. Rain or shine.

 
NEW Night Photography: Light Painting
Instructor:Lance Keimig
Day and Time:3 Days, Friday - Sunday, Friday 6:00 - 11:00 PM, Saturday 3:00 - 10:00 PM and Sunday 4:00-9:00 PM
Dates:11/20 - 11/22
Tuition:
$350.00 for registration and payment in full received by 8/6/2015
$375.00 for registration received after 8/6/2015
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The word photography means "writing with light," but in this class, students will learn how to paint with light! This hands-on workshop extends the possibilities of night and low light photography by introducing the concept of light painting with hand held portable flash, flashlights and almost any other light source you can think of. The class will begin with an introduction to equipment, techniques and a presentation of light painted images, followed by a studio session where students can experiment with different sources using the light painting technique indoors. The bulk of the class will be spent photographing in the field in different locations. There will also be critiques of images produced during the workshop. Students are expected to have a film or digital SLR camera, tripod, cable release, a couple of flashlights and understanding of their camera and the basic principles of photography.

 

The class begins with a classroom lecture at NESOP on Friday evening 6:00 PM, followed by a location shoot Friday night 9:00 - 11:00 PM. There will be Saturday afternoon image review and critique 3:00-5:30 PM at NESOP, with a field session on location Saturday night 7:30-10:00 PM. Sunday will be an in-studio light painting demo at NESOP 4:00-9:00 PM.

 
NEW Night Photography: Full Moon
Instructor:Lance Keimig
Day and Time:3 Days, Friday - Sunday, Friday 6:00 - 11:00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 - 10:00 PM
Dates:9/25 - 9/27
Tuition:
$350.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$375.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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This class will introduce students to night photography by moonlight. We'll take advantage of the full Harvest Moon to make long exposure photographs away from city lights. Long exposures present the opportunity for time to transform the scene before the camera into something other than what can be seen with the eye. Full moon photography presents some of the best opportunities for creativity and we will explore the possibilities during this weekend intensive. The class begins with a classroom lecture at NESOP on Friday evening 6:00 PM, followed by a location shoot Friday night 9:00 - 11:00 PM. There will be Saturday and Sunday afternoon image review and critiques 3:00-5:30 PM at NESOP, with field sessions at different locations each night 7:30-10:00 PM.

 

Required equipment includes a camera capable of bulb exposures with the camera manual, a remote timer or intervalometer, at least one flashlight, preferably several, and a sturdy tripod.

Students must be comfortable shooting RAW files in Manual exposure mode.

 
NEW Night Photography: Star Points & Star Trails
Instructor:Lance Keimig
Day and Time:3 Days, Friday - Sunday, Friday 6:00 - 11: 00 PM, Saturday and Sunday 3:00 - 10:00 PM
Dates:10/9 - 10/11
Tuition:
$350.00 for registration and payment in full received by 8/6/2015
$375.00 for registration received after 8/6/2015
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This class will introduce students to night photography for star points and star trails. We'll take advantage of the new moon to make both short exposures at high ISO and long exposures at native ISO. We will also learn about image stacking techniques to create images with longer star trails than can be achieved in a single exposure. The class begins with a classroom lecture at NESOP on Friday evening 6:00 PM, followed by a location shoot Friday night 9:00 - 11:00 PM. There will be Saturday and Sunday afternoon image review and critiques 3:00-5:30 PM at NESOP, with field sessions at different locations each night 7:30-10:00 PM.

 

Required equipment includes a camera capable of good quality images at high ISO (1600-6400) Current APSC DSLRs and most full frame DSLRs will work well, your camera manual, a remote timer or intervalometer, at least one flashlight, preferably several, and a sturdy tripod.

Students must be comfortable shooting RAW files in Manual exposure mode.

 
Platinum Printing

Our own Ron Cowie is an alternative kind of guy and ideal tour guide for this hands-on weekend exploration of arguably the most beautiful process for photographic reproduction ever invented.  Students will work with vintage and digital negatives, learn the history of the process and the wide variation of methods used for successful platinum printing.  Perfect for both the darkroom aficionado or a tech-weary digital shooter looking to slow down and expand their vision.

 
Pricing For Portraiture

Are you struggling to figure out how much to charge for an 8x10? Are you trying to decide what products to sell as a portrait photographer? Are you unsure of the answer to the current hot-­‐topic industry question, “To give the files or not to give the files?” Whether you are an aspiring portrait photography business owner, in the middle of taking the plunge, or already in business, this is a great class for you! It will walk you through some very important decisions that need to be made in order to begin the process of creating your pricing, as well as provide hand-­‐holding as you create your product lines. Looking at various photography business models, through weekly lectures and group discussions, each student will work towards creating pricing that individually meets their personal and business goals.

 
NEW Sports Photography: Get In The Game
Instructor:Glen Cooper
Day and Time:2 Days, Saturday & Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Dates:10/24 - 10/25
Tuition:
$275.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$300.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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This is a hands-on class for any sports enthusiast with a camera! We will spend our first day looking at great sports photography and talking about shooting techniques before heading out to photograph a local sporting event. (Type of sport and venue TBD depending on weather and schedule) Possible events to include HS and college level football, pop warner football, lacrosse and soccer. The following day we will meet in the classroom at NESoP to edit and critique our work via Lightroom. This course is geared toward the parents that want to make better images of their child athletes to those wishing to take the next leap towards great sports photography. Rain or shine

 
The Dirty Dozen: 12 Essential Truths about Light and Exposure

12 hours, 12 topics to solidify your foundations in exposure for digital photography, and maybe even change your life. Master the truths about exposure to instill more confidence in your photography and ensure more consistent results even in challenging situations. Develop a thorough understanding of metering, meter modes, and the information provided by the histograms and “blinkies”. Learn to maximize the information in each file to minimize the need for post production. If you have problems with exposure, this weekend class is for you!

Required Equipment: DSLR Camera, lens(es), media card, two charged camera batteries, camera instruction manual, remote release, lens cleaning supplies.

Prerequisite: All students must be proficient with basic DSLR camera operation.

 
The Study of Self (Portraiture)

Self-portraiture is an expression and exploration of one's internal self. Accomplished self-portrait artist Alicia Savage has designed this powerful new workshop to encourage students to identify concepts that are significant to them, and to then extract and communicate those ideas through interpretive self-portraiture. Students will maintain a daily written journal to assist in identifying and tracking concepts, and class sessions will explore various technical and concept development processes while monitoring the weekly progression of each student's work. Weekly assignments will challenge students to investigate forms of expression and encourage trust and appreciation of one's own individual creative process. This workshop offers both hands-on training and critique, with heavy emphasis on peer discussion and photographing independently outside of class (3-6 hours per week). Online materials and individual critiques with the instructor are an integral component of this course, which will leave students with a new and personal definition of "what a Self-Portrait is".  This course will meet twice per week:  one class per week at NESOP and one class per week via remote video conference.

 

Prerequisite: A basic understanding of photography and the digital SLR, competence with basic Photoshop layering, masking and selection techniques is helpful but not required.

 
NEW Time Lapse Photography
Instructor:Bruno Debas
Day and Time:1 Day, Sunday 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dates:10/4
Tuition:
$165.00 for registration and payment in full received by 9/11/2015
$190.00 for registration received after 9/11/2015
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Join a group of passionate photographers and go explore the city with Bruno Debas, who will introduce the group to the art of Timelapse photography. After an introduction to the various technique in a classroom environment the class will travel through Boston to capture timelapse... ... Upon returning to Nesop we will put the final touches to our projects.

 
Urban Landscape

It’s all around us, and it invites us to look at it deeply with a camera—how do you visually define landscape? Intended for intermediate students with a working knowledge of the basic techniques of photography and comfort with darkroom and digital practices, this workshop moves you toward developing your own landscape vision. We will combine critiques of weekly assignments with an overview of the techniques and hardware involved in landscape photography in an urban environment. Topics covered will include camera choices, a short photo history of the urban landscape, format choice, the finished print, the creative use of lenses, exploring color and developing a workflow to support personal work. Students will be expected to select and complete a short project.

 

Prerequisites: Students in this class should already be comfortable with digital or film SLR camera operation.

 
Wedding Photography I

Through this specialized workshop, Laura Pineda - owner of Alternate Angles Photography - will introduce students to the exciting world of wedding photography. Weekly class discussions will address appropriate equipment, communicating with subjects, photographing under pressure and beyond. Regular in-class shoots will provide students with the opportunity to explore a variety of lighting techniques and challenges, posing subjects and working on location. Through numerous critiques, students will refine their image making skills, working toward creating a slideshow of wedding photographs to present to perspective clients.

 

Prerequisite: Proficiency with fundamental DSLR camera controls and photographic skills as well as the basics of working with flash. Students must have their own DSLR camera with strobe, allowing off-camera capabilities.

 
Wedding Photography II

This workshop is designed to assist individuals interested in running their own wedding photography business. Through weekly discussion, examining case studies and viewing examples, students will learn the components of running a successful wedding photography business. Course topics will include defining your clientele, marketing, promotions, pricing, contracts and beyond. Balancing the challenges of owning your own business with your life will be discussed. While this is primarily a business class - not a shooting class - there will be one in-class location wedding shoot to augment the rest of the course content. This course is designed for photographers already shooting weddings, but looking to develop those skills into a successful business.

 

Prerequisite: Wedding Photography I or equivalent knowledge.

 

 

 
 

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