Contemporary Photographic Practices

Alex Peterson
Monday–Thursday, June 15–July 10

1:30–4:30 pm 

Dive into the world of digital photography through hands-on practice in the digital lab, lighting studio, and in the field. Learn to compose images and produce digital prints while learning advanced Adobe Photoshop features like selections, layers, masks, and channels. Group discussions on contemporary photography offer insight—and room for debate—on photographers, their artistic practice, strategies, and concepts. By the end of the course, you will have produced a cohesive body of photographs and broadened your expertise in digital photography and printing.  

Requirements: Students must provide their own digital SLR camera with manual camera operations. Additional photography equipment is available on loan.


Alex Peterson was raised in Hong Kong and moved to San Francisco to attend SFAI in 2010 where he received a BFA in photography. Alex has since worked as a product and freelance editorial photographer for the fashion company TheRealReal. Additionally he has worked at the Academy of Art as a Photography Lap Technician and currently works at SFAI as the Equipment Checkout Coordinator. Alex is passionate about teaching, wide applications of photography and fashion!

View Gallery »