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Photography Summer Session 2

Photo Summer Session 2
June 6-17, 2021
Sally Van Gorder 
Slowing Down: Seeing with the Camera

This workshop will help students slow down and achieve more compelling photographic images through “deeper looking.” We’ll explore how careful attention given to familiar subject matter can yield unconventional results. Through critique and discussion, you’ll learn to use the camera as a tool to see, and we’ll do exercises to help you understand what, why, and how you choose to photograph. Working digitally with DSLR or mirrorless cameras, we’ll cover the foundations of camera control, exposure, light, and composition, and the basic workflow from image to outcome through editing, image development, and the creation of archival inkjet prints. All levels. Students will need to bring their own DSLR or mirrorless camera.

Teaching professor at North Carolina State University; other teaching: Virginia Commonwealth University (Qatar), Oregon College of Art and Craft, Pacific Northwest College of Art (OR); Brightwork Fellow at Anchorlight (NC); exhibitions: North Carolina Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (NC), Contemporary Art Museum (NC).


photograph of leaves and roots in a clear vase
Sally Van Gorder, "Lawn Maintenance, Carolina horsenettle (Solanum carolinense)," archival pigment print, 36 x 54 inches