Technical Fundamentals of Digital Photography

Rachel Fein-Smolinski
6 Sessions » Thursdays, June 5–July 10
6:30–9:30 pm | Studio 20A | $250

Open to all levels

Learn the fundamentals of digital photography to advance your skills in image-making by being introduced to the basics of DSLR photography, as well Photoshop. The course will emphasize consistent image processing and inkjet printing to cultivate and support skill and independence in the photographic process. Through the development of a strong foundational skill set, students will advance conceptual ideas, translating these concepts into powerful and evocative imagery. While this course is technique-driven, the lessons will be bolstered by conceptual and explorative assignments to broaden students’ photographic range and guide them toward conceptual and formal possibilities within the photographic image. 

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Rachel Fein-Smolinski is a native of Buffalo, New York, currently living and working in San Francisco. Her photographic process is concerned with the intimate relationships between people and objects in the world, and the capacity of visual language to represent those relationships. The recipient of an Honors Studio at the San Francisco Art Institute, she has also exhibited at the CEPA and Albright-Knox Art Galleries in Buffalo, New York, as well as the Diego Rivera Gallery at the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Creative Center for Photography in Hollywood. 


Rachel Fein-Smolinski
Evan and Black Rose on the Couch, 2013
Archival pigment on paper
12 x 14 inches
Courtesy of the artist