Photography

You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to take classes at the Crafts Center.

Classes are available in varying session lengths as an ongoing study in a specific studio. For classes that are 15 hours and over, students will have access to the studio in which they are enrolled for the duration of the semester. For classes less than 15 hours, students have the option to sign up for other classes and/or purchase a membership.

Workshops are focused sessions that are held for several consecutive days. Workshops do not include additional studio access; however, students will have access to the studio during the time in which the workshop is being conducted.

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.


Class Prerequisites:

Each class is designed specifically for a designated level of experience. PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR AN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED COURSE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE REQUIRED EXPERIENCE.Please refer to this key, which designates each class level:

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Continuing Digital Photography: Improving Your Skills

Instructor: Gary Knight

Continuing Digital Photography_for WebsiteHave you completed Gary Knight’s introductory level Digital Photography – Getting Started class and want to expand your photographic knowledge? Charge up your camera batteries and take your photography skills up a level. This class will consist of four sessions comprised of a classroom lecture on the topic for the week. The following week you will return with your best work from the past week’s assignment. There will be a critique of everyones work followed by a lecture for the next week’s assignment. Learning to see light, textures, proper composition, photographing people and building a picture story are the topics that will be covered. Use your own DSLR camera or use one of our Nikon D3000 loaners but bring your own SD card. For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com.

Wednesdays [4 weeks], January 30 – February 20: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Completion of Gary Knight’s introductory Digital Photography – Getting Started class at the Crafts Center.

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $80   III – $90   Register for this class»

 

Continuing Digital Photography: Special Topics

Instructor: Gary Knight

Have you completed Gary Knight’s introductory level Digital Photography – Getting Started class but want to gain more knowledge on special photographic topics? Each week an in-depth lecture about techniques and equipment will be given on the topics of Landscape Photography, Close-up and Macro Photography, Photographing People and flash photography, and Low-Light Photography – after the sun goes down to star photography. For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com.

Thursdays [4 weeks], February 21 – March 21 [skip Mar. 14]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: Completion of Gary Knight’s introductory Digital Photography – Getting Started class at the Crafts Center.

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $80   III – $90   Register for this class»

 

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Digital Macro Photography

Instructor: Gary Knight
digital-macro-photographyGet close to your subject! This class begins with a Thursday evening session aimed at equipment and technique used in capturing stunning close-up photographs.  Then, early Saturday morning, while light is good and the dew is on the vine, we will gather at the JC Raulston Arboretum where you will capture the best of NC flora.  After a lunch break, we will reconvene at the Crafts Center to share successes and discuss how your shots could be made better. For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com.

 Thursday evening, April 11, 6:30 – 9:30 pm & Saturday, April 13, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

 Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $35   II – $65   III – $70    Register for this class»

 

Open to all_blue circleDigital Photography – Getting Started

Instructor: Gary Knight

Digital PhotographyThe digital camera…so much capability that so few people fully comprehend! From learning the various camera controls to exercising the options of how and when they are best used, students in this nuts and bolts class will gain the confidence needed to capture that perfect instant. Learn to use your own digital camera or use one of the Center’s Nikon D3000 loaners in order to get the most out of this series of hands-on discussions and photo shoots. Bring your own SD card. For more about Gary’s work, visit garydknightphotography.com.

Section A: Tuesdays [4 weeks], March 5 – April 2 [skip Mar. 12]: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Section B: Wednesdays [4 weeks], March 20 – April 10: 6:00 – 9:00pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $50   II – $80   III – $90    Register for this class»

 

 

 

Open to all_blue circleIntroduction to Pinhole Photography

Instructor: Fahad AlSuwaidi (an NC State student)

Fahad Alsuwaidi_Pinhole Photography - BoylanHave you taken a photo without using a lens? With a pinhole, you can create an image that has infinite depth of field with outlandish setups! Pinhole photography uses a tiny pinhole to focus enough light to create a photograph. In this class, we will go through making a pinhole camera, learn about using the darkroom, and understand what focal length, aperture size, shutter speed and f-stop all have in common.  See Fahad’s work at www.instagram.com/alsuwaidi.fahad/.

Section A: Saturdays [5 weeks], January 26 – February 23: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Section B: Tuesdays [5 weeks], March 19 – April 16: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $65   II – $105   III – $110    Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

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NC State in Black & White

Instructor: Katy Walls
Black and White PhotographyAn introductory darkroom class. Capture light and motion on film using SLR cameras. Bring your own camera or use a Crafts Center loaner. Students will process their exposed film and spend the remainder of this class camped out in the darkroom exploring the traditional B & W printing process. Class fee includes film, photographic paper and other supplies used during class. See Katy’s work at instagram.com/katyswalls.

Mondays [5 weeks], January 28 – March 4 [skip Feb. 18]: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:  I – $75   II – $115   III – $120    Register for this class»

Includes semester membership for this studio.

 

 

 

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Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system
Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.

Absences

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.