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Push yourself to grow as a photographer.

This six-month course is for the intermediate to advanced photographer who is looking to refine his or her vision and creativity by consistently creating work within a structured class environment.

Meeting once per month, the class time will be split between lectures highlighting the work of boundary-pushing photographers, group discussion of the medium of photography and its expressive possibilities, and in-depth critique of student work. Students will be given thematic assignments, for which they will be expected to produce work on their own time throughout the duration of the course.

In addition to once-monthly class meetings, students will receive three one-on-one critique sessions with the instructor to discuss the progress of each assignment. The course will also feature an online discussion board that students can use to discuss photography-related topics in between classes.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Digital Photography I, or portfolio review

  • Portfolio of 10-20 prints for initial critique
  • Tripod

Transparent_ito_headshot_125pxTsuyoshi Ito was born in Tokyo and later attended Temple University. Noticing a void in Philadelphia's photography community, Tsuyoshi founded Project Basho in 2002, providing photography classes and darkroom space for working artists. Project Basho now includes ONWARD, an international photography competition. He is particularly interested in historical processes, including techniques that bridge old and new.

  • Extensive photographic exploration through self-guided assignments
  • Group and individual critiques of student work
  • Developing a personal style and focus to your imagery
  • Surveying the expressive possibilities of the medium
  • Lectures on contemporary and historic photographers
  • Aesthetics
  • Assignments
  • Critique
  • Lecture
Who's it for?

Intermediate to advanced photographers who are looking to refine their vision by producing work over a long period of time.

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  • Non-members: $650
  • Members: $585


6-month class
Monthly meetings
1 - 5pm