A shout out about: The CCSF Photography Department

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As we head toward midterms - here are a few announcements from your friendly CCSF Photography Department. CITY COLLEGE is OPEN for classes! Spread the word! Spring semester starts mid-January.

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The City College of San Francisco's Photography Department is one of the oldest and largest programs in the country with over two dozen courses and more than thirty Instructors. We offer a broad selection of classes including but not limited to History and Aesthetics of Photography, Advanced B&W Darkroom Techniques, Advanced Studio Lighting, Digital Imaging, Mixed Media and Business Practices of Photography.
Our faculty and staff consist of experienced professionals who create an environment that encourages creativity, technical aptitude and critical thinking. Whether your interest is as a fine artist, commercial photographer or enthusiast, we will provide the means and guidance that will help you achieve your goals.
Check out our department's current events and see some of our student work.
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Photography Public Lecture Series

Each semester, the photography department hosts a public lecture series as part of CCSF’s Concert and Lecture Series. This series of lectures is free and open to the public and can also be taken for college credit.
Delbridge has “jump started” many, many big name photographers both in the Bay Area as well as nationally. Talks about, show’s examples, discusses portfolio techniques, strategies, and techniques for breaking into the professional world of photography. All fields; commercial, fine art, portraiture etc. Deanne is an incredible motivator and facilitator with infectious energy.
Photo Editor for the Chronicle newspaper. I went to a lecture and showing of her work. She has a unique way of expressing and capturing people in how they do their work and live their lives in both a natural and for the camera, a dramatic way.. Her journalistic photography, and person are commanding both to her subjects an audience as well.

Scholarships & Contests
PH51 SCHOLARSHIP: Entries due Friday Oct. 26, 2012

Open to Beginning Photography Students currently enrolled in PH51.
“Light As Subject”.
The very essence of the word ‘photo’ means light. One way of looking at light is to think of it as the subject of the image itself or to follow it, see it, and in turn to help others see it on any subject of your choice. Tips: Time of day matters as does direction and quality of light.
The Barbara Stewart Memorial Scholarship was established by the ESL Department in memory of the late and beloved Barbara Stewart, an ESL instructor and photography enthusiast. Each semester, a beginning photography student is awarded a $250 scholarship in her honor.

Matt Osborne, CCSF Photo Alumni & Proprietor Glass Key Photo, San Francisco
Entries due Friday Oct. 26, 2012, ONE file per student.
Watch the ccsfphoto blog for more info or ask your PH51 Instructor. Flyers posted around the department too!

DUE 10/31 The 6th Annual College Seen Photo Contest
is just around the corner! Students have the chance to win a $500 cash award, Adobe Creative Suite 6 Design Premium, and a Wacom Intuos4 Extra Large pen tablet! The contest begins on September 4th and the submission deadline is October 31st! Last year, student Percy Manriquez from CCSF won the “Conceptual Category”. It’s free to enter – so there’s no excuse not to try – CCSFers have taken prizes the last several years so do us proud and enter today.

College Seen™ Photo Contest tells the story of the California Community Colleges from a student perspective. The contest is sponsored by the Foundation for California Community Colleges and the CollegeBuys purchasing program, with software prizes courtesy of Adobe®. Currently enrolled California Community College students over the age of 18 are eligible to participate. More than 700 students have participated, submitting over 1,000 photographs to the contest. Winners have been featured in Affinity magazine, Community College Week, Community College Times, CCC TechEDge, and local newspapers throughout California. In 2010, College Seen launched a faculty judging component. The contest begins on September 4th and the submission deadline is October 31st! ENTER TODAY

Thank you for your support!

- The CCSF Photography Department

Erika Gentry
Associate Professor, Photography Department  / Multi Media Studies Program

City College of San Francisco
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2012 Conference for All Photography Lovers
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