Students in Photo III start to pull together the cumulative knowledge and experience gained thus far from Photo I and Photo II classes. The seven weeks of Photo III will challenge each student to apply their photography skills to a creative project for the duration of the class. The goal is to continue your development as a photographer with special emphasis on your creative and critical eye.
Students will pick a theme or subject that will be the basis of the their assignments. Each week students will photograph to that specific theme. Assignments for lab work will involve refining the photograph that will be printed and presented for a round-table analysis, review, and critique in class. Not merely “what you like and don’t like”, but more attention will be given to photographic thinking,”what could be done differently in capture of the image to improve it?” and — what tools can be applied as a part of post processing to ensure that your showing the best print of your photograph?
The class will also introduce additional photography tools, that at this stage of their development, students will want to consider adding to their expertise. This includes some specific Photoshop routines that are commonly used by digital photographers, as well as different lenses and other camera accessories that expand creative potential.
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Photo III is a prerequisite for any students who desire to take the “Show Class”. Up to this point many students have focused on shooting for a specific exercise to support their learning in Photo I and II. In Photo III, students will be building a body of work based on a given subject, which lays the foundation for preparing a body of work for “show “presentation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are the classes online or in-person?
Most of the classes may be taken either online or in-person (refer to each class) and some may also provide a hybrid-type learning.
How long are the classes?
Typically classes are about 2 hours in length (with breaks) each week.
I have taken classes at other schools, do I need to begin with Photo I?
No, if you have prior experience with photography, contact Nick Sinnott (email@example.com) and you can have a discussion on the most appropriate class to begin with based on your experience.
Can I change my scheduled class?
Yes, every week of the class you may float to a different day & time so that it will work with your schedule.
Will I get assignments?
Yes, every week, you will receive and assignment which will strengthen your knowledge of the lecture.
About how many hours outside of class will be needed?
About 2-3 hours outside of class each week is suggested.
Are the classes recorded?
All of our online classes are recorded and can be available upon request.
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I loved Photo III and the structure and flow it created. Denise was a wonderful instructor and I thought the balance between learning new content (from tricks like back button focusing and soft proofing to the basics of Photoshop) and spending time on photo critique was just right. I wasn’t sure this class was going to change my photography much, but seeing my classmates’ work and discussing what everyone is doing pushed me out of my comfort zone and made me a much better photographer. I’d recommend the class to anyone who wants to keep improving technically while exploring their creativity!
This class pulls everything together from Photo I and Photo II, and gives you the freedom to apply the techniques as you see fit for your project. I felt like I was able to try everything I learned and experiment to get the shot I wanted; we then received constructive criticism on how it turned out and how to improve the image. It was awesome! I loved the additional techniques we were taught, that we were able to dip our toes into Photoshop, and the group effort to make our projects the best they could be.
Photo 3 is my third class taught by Nick. As with the others, the course was informative and incredibly helpful in expanding and enhancing my photography skills. Thank you, Nick!
Just finished photo 3 taught by Nick – don’t be intimated by the theme! It helps you grow and step outside your comfort zone. Definitely the best class I’ve taken with the school so far and wish I took it sooner. Thank you again, Nick!
I took the first Photo III course offered entirely online and was thrilled with the format. Nick is an excellent teacher and easily managed the online class. Our classmates truly bonded and we were all sad to see the class end. Nick’s technical and aesthetic guidance helped us all become more proficient and creative photographers. He provided personal support to assist students outside of class time. I can’t wait to take Photo III again.
I took Photo 3 in the on-line format. The Zoom meeting format worked very well for me. It was more focused than other classes that i have done at CPC The critiquing is detailed and personal and helped me improve my photography tremendously in the seven weeks that the class lasted.
In addition discussions around LR and PS helped me improve my editing skills and streamline my workflow. Recommended!
The process from photo I to photo III have improved my skills and expanded my possibilities for solving the challenges that I want to face with my camera.
I’ve taken Photo I, II, and III at CPC and Photo III is my favorite so far. Each student picks a topic and does a variety of exercises on that topic (I chose dogs as my topic). The best part is the critique! Your instructor (a professional photographer) will give you great advice and challenges to improve your skills.
Everyone at the school is very friendly and always willing to help when needed. I’m really really excited to continue my photographing adventures at the school