Photography & New Media
Students are new to photography and new media and have no formal training in photography, video, multimedia or animation. Students have basic computer literacy.
Photography students have a basic understanding of photography principles and technology and are comfortable using an SLR camera in manual mode. New Media students have a basic understanding of video, multimedia or animation software. Students have basic computer skills and are comfortable using a Macintosh computer.
Jun 7 - 11, 2021
Discover the limitless possibilities of digital photography while immersing yourself in the scenic beauty of Colorado. Whether new to the digital landscape or a seasoned photographer looking to enhance your skill set, this workshop delves into the techniques and concepts of digital photography and composition. Learn creative picture-making and editing while achieving a thorough understanding of optimal camera controls for various shooting styles. Instruction includes apertures, shutters, equivalent exposures, using available light, portraiture and conceptual topics. Let the natural beauty of the Roaring Fork Valley inspire you to grow your vision and explore the possible meanings of the landscape in an energetic and supportive learning atmosphere.
Digital photography, Digital workflow with Adobe Lightroom, Digital printmaking, Field trips to complement studio activities
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Accra Shepp is a New York–based artist and writer. His images have been exhibited worldwide and are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and other institutions. His writing has appeared in The New York Times and the New York Review of Books as well as the artist book Atlas (in the collection of the Whitney Museum and the New York Public Library), and Windbook, an artist-book installation at the National Library of Luxembourg. The installation, which explored ethnicity and national identity, was a year-long project where the book was outside exposed to the elements with only the wind to turn its pages. He is currently working on a photo-based project titled “The Covid Journals.”
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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 24-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.
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.
Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount in one- and two-week adult Summer Workshops for SPE members. Please register online and then email firstname.lastname@example.org with your membership information and we will make the adjustment once you are in the system. You are also welcome to call 970-924-5089 to register.
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Lodging & Meals
Anderson Ranch closely follows guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the State of Colorado and the Pitkin County Health Department. In order to operate safely during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Anderson Ranch has made significant modifications to our housing and meal offerings.
Beginning February 2023, Anderson Ranch will no longer require proof of Covid-19 vaccination for studio and artistic program participants. For your own safety as well as the safety of our community, we highly encourage all program participants to be up to date with their vaccinations for COVID-19 as well as the flu vaccine. We also encourage you to carry health and travelers insurance.
We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritizes the health and safety of our staff, students, faculty and guests while continuing to provide you with the Anderson Ranch experience that you know and enjoy.
Housing is limited and includes shared and private lodging options. Reservations will be managed on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier you reserve housing, the better your chance of receiving your preferred option. Please note: Workshop costs do not include accommodations.
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Scholarships & College Credit
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Applications for scholarship support are encouraged. Specific scholarships are funded by Ranch supporters, either through endowed funds or special gifts.
Many colleges and universities offer college credit for workshops taken at Anderson Ranch. Click below to learn more.
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