The Learning Center at HCP is launching a new curriculum that is centered around providing a better student experience in photographic education and exploration. This new curriculum is based on the photographic workflow and guides students through the creative process, teaching students how to capture, edit, process, and present their photographs. The new curriculum takes students beyond just snapping photos, providing instruction at all levels on various photographic styles and workflows, thus enabling students to become practicing photographers.
Based on the photographic workflow from capture to published images, our curriculum organizes our classes in four areas within three levels: Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced.
Capture Images: Students learn how to capture images through camera, scanning or alternative processes. Topics learned in this area include compositional principles, nature of light and shadow and how a camera works.
Edit Images: Students learn how to select images for projects, and the use of computer software to assist them in the process.
Process Images: Students learn the nature of digital images, color management and how to modify images using computer software.
Present Images: Students learn how to present their images and maintain and manage their digital archives. They also learn how to print digitally, create a website, or publish a book.