Photography & New Media

Photography has always been a vital part of Anderson Ranch, one in which students explore visual storytelling through a variety of contexts and concepts. The program has uniquely evolved to focus on both traditional photography and new media— making it one of the only workshop settings of its kind. Three floors of the Fischer Photography Center house state-of-the-art equipment, including three photography studios, two Mac labs, a traditional darkroom, and a lighting studio with strobe and continuous lighting for photography and video.

All Photography workshops are rooted in the same idea—powerful art requires rigorous inquiry of techniques and ideas. We focus on technical skills, content and critical dialog. Students have access to color-managed media labs equipped with 21-inch iMacs, flatbed and film scanners, Epson printers, and cutting-edge software including Adobe Creative Cloud. When appropriate, students utilize strobe and tungsten lighting equipment, seamless backdrops, green screen, audio and video recording equipment and Epson large-format printers. We also offer community engagement through events like our Locals’ Clubs “Photography Salon” where artists engage with the Ranch outside of the workshop setting.

The Ranch Photography and New Media team creates an inspiring environment, allowing artists of all levels to explore lens-based media and the journey of artistic discovery in the unparalleled setting of the Colorado Rockies.

Andrea Jenkins Wallace

Vice President of Artistic Affairs, Artistic Director of Photography and New Media; Chair of The Center

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Andrea received her M.F.A. from the University of Colorado Boulder. Andrea’s work is exhibited widely both nationally and internationally.

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Esther Macy Nooner

Studio Coordinator, Photography & New Media

Esther Macy Nooner received her MFA in Studio Art from the University of Arkansas, School of Art. She has participated in Artist in Residencies in the National Park System, shown work nationally and internationally and is currently the Studio Coordinator for Photography and New Media at Anderson Ranch Arts Center.

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Anderson Ranch Campus

Upcoming Workshops

  • O

    Open to All

    Students of any skill and knowledge level.

  • Innovation Studio

    Virtual Workshop, learn from the comfort of your own home.

Jan 30 - 31, 2021
Saturday–Sunday, 9-11AM & 2-5PM MST

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
The Smartphone Workshop

Ed Kashi

Tuition $475 ‑ $675
Code P04W05-21

This two-day seminar focuses on the use of a mobile phone in taking photos, video, notes, sketches and audio recordings during a documentary project. This course is taught in a seminar format, with students engaging in discussion about the practical use and possibilities of the mobile phone to create personal memories, citizen journalism, photojournalism and daily visual journaling. In addition, the workshop delves into the creative side of smartphone photography. Learn about vision, creative apps, and storytelling during talks and edit-and-critique sessions. This two-day virtual class meets via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com). An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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  • III

    Level III

    Photography students have some formal training and significant experience making, capturing and digitally processing images using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop. New Media students have some formal training in conceptual and technological aspects of video, multimedia, coding or animation and are versed in the appropriate software applications. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.

  • IV

    Level IV

    Photography students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography and digital image processing. New Media students have advanced skills and knowledge of video, multimedia, coding or animation. Students are self­-motivated and have multiple portfolios of their artwork.

  • Innovation Studio

    Virtual Workshop, learn from the comfort of your own home.

Feb 6 - 7, 2021
Saturday-Sunday, 9-11:30AM & 1-4PM MST

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Use Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic Together

Jan Kabili

Tuition $450 ‑ $650
Code P05W04-21

Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom Classic are a powerful team you can use together to enhance your photos and create anything you can imagine. In this two-day weekend workshop you’ll learn how and when to take photos back and forth between Lightroom Classic and Photoshop so you can make your photos look their best, use them creatively, and keep them organized. We’ll focus on practical scenarios in which it makes most sense to use Photoshop and Lightroom together, including compositing, retouching, replacing backgrounds, and adding creative effects. Along the way, you’ll practice popular techniques and level up your skills in both programs. This class is for you if you already have some experience with both Photoshop and Lightroom Classic. You don’t have to be an expert, but knowing your way around layers and selections in Photoshop, as well as importing and basic editing in Lightroom Classic will help you get the most out of this workshop. This workshop meets via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com). An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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  • III

    Level III

    Photography students have some formal training and significant experience making, capturing and digitally processing images using Adobe Lightroom and/or Adobe Photoshop. New Media students have some formal training in conceptual and technological aspects of video, multimedia, coding or animation and are versed in the appropriate software applications. Students have a portfolio of their artwork.

  • IV

    Level IV

    Photography students have advanced skills and knowledge of photography and digital image processing. New Media students have advanced skills and knowledge of video, multimedia, coding or animation. Students are self­-motivated and have multiple portfolios of their artwork.

  • Innovation Studio

    Virtual Workshop, learn from the comfort of your own home.

Feb 15 - 26, 2021
Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10AM- 12PM MST

VIRTUAL WORKSHOP
Pushing the Boundaries: creative digital image-making

Maggie Taylor

Tuition $1,050 ‑ $1,250
Code P07W06-21

Explore new horizons in photography with the application of digital tools on traditional imagery. This workshop covers advanced image manipulation using Photoshop layers, masks and adjustment layers. Students also explore the possibilities of using the camera as a scanner incorporating antique images into new works. The instructor shares her techniques and creative paradigms via easy-to-follow demonstrations. This workshop meets via Zoom Video Conferencing software (download free from Zoom.com). An Anderson Ranch staff member co-teaches the class and coordinates the online platform. Further details will be emailed to registrants.

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