Sara Kerr, Photography Instructor:
“Photographers have had a very busy week!
After working on their street photography assignment (and photographing the market and the street life of Spoleto) they moved on to their next mini-project: portraiture. The portrait project was aimed to get each photographer out of their comfort zone. They had to talk to someone they didn't know in the SSA program and ask them a variety of questions. They then had to make a series of portraits of that person using the rules of composition that we learnt about in class. We talked about cropping, framing and ways to make portraits more interesting. We also finished exploring how to organize and edit photos using Adobe Bridge, Camera Raw and Photoshop.
As if that wasn't enough, photographers had to come up with a pitch for their final portfolio project! They will be asked to make a series of 10-15 images on a topic of their choice. On Friday we had one-on-one meetings about each pitch; the students were given ideas and recommendations about the best way to photograph their final project. Today, photographers have been hard at work shooting and editing in preparation for their final exhibition!
Here are a couple of images from the collection!”