UCDA Workshop: Intersect—Photography for Designers
Do you want to further develop photography skills, or hone how you look at light and composition? Do some of the settings on your camera mystify you? Visit Portland Oregon and work with higher education photographer Matthew Lester during an intensive day-long workshop focusing on the intersection of photography and design.
Topics will include: understanding the settings on your camera, seeing light and composition, exploring what makes a good image, portraits, and telling a story through photography.
We will discuss the photographic process and create images in various locations. Then we’ll edit and critique the photos, honing our vision. The workshop is limited to a small number of participants for one-on-one attention.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Designers and other creative professionals (in and out of the education field) who photograph along with along other job responsibilities and want to sharpen their photography skills. This workshop is for all levels of experience.
WHAT TO BRING
You will need to bring a DSLR camera and a laptop with photo-editing software. You may want to be sure you bring your battery charger or extra battery.
This is a hands-on workshop that will include several photography assignments, so comfortable shoes are also recommended.
Discussions: What Makes a Good Image and Getting to Know Your Camera
Assignment 1: Composition/Color/Light
Discussion (8:30-8:45 a.m.)
Shoot Assignment (8:45-9:45 a.m.)
Post Production and Editing on Laptop (9:45-10:30 a.m.)
Sharing Images and Group Critique (10:30-11:15 a.m.)
11:15 a.m.-12 noon
Discussion: Photo Editing and Selection of Best Image
12 noon-1 p.m.
Lunch on Your Own
Assignment 2: Environmental Portraits
Discussion (1-1:30 p.m.)
Shoot Assignment on Location (1:30-2:15 p.m.)
Post Production and Editing on Laptop (2:15-3 p.m.)
Sharing Images and Group Critique (3-3:30 p.m.)
Assignment 3: Visual Storytelling Through Photography
Discussion (3:30-3:45 p.m.)
Shoot Assignment (3:45-4:45 p.m.)
Post Production and Editing on Laptop (4:45-5:15 p.m.)
Sharing Images and Group Critique (5:15-5:45 p.m.)
REGISTRATION FEES (all prices in USD)
|UCDA Professional, Associate, or Faculty Member||Partner Member||Non-Member||Student|
|Register before May 1||$75||$100||$125||$50|
||UCDA Professional, Associate, or Faculty Member||Partner Member||Non-Member||Student|
|Register after May 1||$100||$125||$150||
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For over 13 years Matt has been telling the stories of the higher education and health care industries by capturing the natural interactions that occur all around us. He takes great pride in showing the energy, vibrancy, and life on campuses and in classrooms, while also exploring the compassion and caring that exists between a patient and their caregiver. Matt focuses on creating images that are natural and give viewers a sense of place and depth.
Matt’s work has taken him from Afgan mountain villages and rural Haiti to places like the National Institutes of Health in Washington DC. In each photograph he takes, he strives to honor the people captured as they devote themselves to the work and the world they live in.
Infused with a lifelong passion for learning, Mattrelishes the opportunity to work and collaborate with a wide array of people ranging from art directors and project managers to directly with his clients.