Photography & New Media

Code: P0409-22

    • O

      Open to All

      Students of any skill and knowledge level.

    • Ages 13 - 17

Teen Photography

Jun 27 - Jul 1, 2022

9AM-3PM

Concept

Nurture passion for photography through an atmosphere of exploration, practice and play in this dynamic workshop. Students examine how great photographs engage their audience visually, emotionally and intellectually. Improve image-making abilities by focusing on the technical aspects of a photograph as well as the ideas behind it. Participants work on storytelling, both capturing the environment and with digital image creation using Adobe Photoshop. Techniques to take better and more unique photos are discussed. Students learn to edit in Adobe Photoshop, retouch photos and discover ways to combine, blend and mix photographs together as well as view and discuss important photographs from the past and present.

Media

Digital photography and workflow with Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop, digital printing, group discussions and feedback

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Faculty

Stephanie A. Lindsey

Stephanie A. Lindsey’s work has derived from life experiences and a keen interest in how and when culture, life, and identity intersect. Her explorations have resulted in a series of complex narrative photographs, videos, installations, and mixed-media works that focus on issues of place, family, race, and identity in American society. Stephanie maps the intricate inner weavings of integration of culture, physical, and psychological space through her work.

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Join Waitlist for Teen Photography

Thank you for your interest in the waitlist. When space in a workshop or program becomes available, registration will open on the website. Everyone on the waitlist will be emailed to alert them of the opening. This ensures that everyone has an equal opportunity to register for the workshop or program.

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.

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Anderson Ranch is happy to extend a 20% tuition discount* in one- and two-week adult Summer Workshops for SPE members and Center for Fine Art Photography members. Please register online and then email [email protected] 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. *Please note that the SPE and Center for Fine Art Photography discount does not apply to The Center / Advanced Mentored Studies program, nor can it be combined with any other discount, scholarship or special offer. 

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Workshop Details

Supply List

Many of the items you'll need are available in the ArtWorks Store. Please click "View Full Supply List" to see a comprehensive list of items you'll need for this workshop.

Lodging & Meals

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. 

We have established a Business Safety Plan with added layers of precaution that prioritize 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.

The Ranch Café meal plan that is included with Room and Board fees strives to provide healthy, creative meals that will nourish your artistic creativity. The meal plan includes 5 days of continental breakfasts that will include a hot offering, 5 lunches with a selection of offerings, and 5 dinners.

 

Scholarships, College Credit & Discounts

Making Art Accessible

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. Discounts are available for students and teachers.

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