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Upcoming APA LA Events

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Two great events from APA Los Angeles are coming up this month.   A free panel discussion on October 22nd will host three pairs of photographers/clients who have collaborated over the years on various projects.  And on October 12th APA Members can register to have your work and website reviewed by top industry professionals: art buyers, photo editors, in-house creatives and entertainment companies.

For more information and to register, please visit APA LA’s website.

Visual Arts is on Instagram!

We’re happy to announce that the Visual Arts program now has an Instagram account, where our students can share their fabulous and inspiring photos.

Check it out and follow us at instagram.com/unexvisualarts. And tag us when posting class projects (or just shots of picturesque Westwood Village) using @unexvisualarts. We’re looking forward to building our online community of students and artists!

Here are a few photos from the feed, recently taken in iPhone Photography.

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Street Photography

The course is designed for photographers who have a solid foundation in photographic techniques and wish to expand their knowledge of capturing the beauty and complexities of everyday urban life in Los Angeles. The course is structured to enhance student’s creative abilities through classroom discussions, class based critiques and hands on shooting activities in various Los Angeles area neighborhoods.. The overall goal is to achieve quality photographs in a variety of cultural settings that reflect the urban environment in which we live while developing your “decisive moment” skills.. Study masters like Garry Winogrand, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier Bresson and Vivian Maier while developing your own ability to capture the beauty of everyday life.
Taught by Todd Bigelow, who explained his philosophy on the class this way:

To many, street photography is the truest form of documentation. The art of seeing and capturing the beautiful randomness of time and space is a challenging and, ultimately, richly rewarding experience for photographers. The defining moments in street photography are personal in nature and complex in their compositions and timing. My goal is for the students to come into the class with an open mind about this historical genre and leave with a new found appreciation of the everyday moments in life. The potential for unique street photography images occur everywhere that people congregate, but the moments are fleeting. I teach the students to see the potential prior to the existence and then capture the moment in a brief fraction of a second. 

View the course syllabus below:

Street Photo Class Syllabus Fall 21013

Todd also put together this great video showcasing the work and experience of the students in a recent section of the class.

And here are some beautiful images from former students, taken around Los Angeles.

Taken in Beverly Hills by Ted Covey.

Taken in Beverly Hills by Ted Covey.

Taken in Downtown LA by Ted Covey.

Taken in Downtown LA by Ted Covey.

Taken in Downtown LA by Huseyin Erturk.

Taken in Downtown LA by Huseyin Erturk.

Taken in Hollywood by instructor Todd Bigelow.

Taken in Hollywood by instructor Todd Bigelow.

Photographic Composition with Douglas Hill

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This fall we’re pleased to have Douglas Hill teaching an online section of the course Photographic Composition. Douglas is a celebrated photographer of architecture and interior design, as well as the author of several series that capture the character and feel of our great city. His class is great for anyone who would like to strengthen their skills in composition, an element of your photography practice that is vital but sometimes overlooked in favor of more technical considerations. Certificate students can use it as an elective toward their progress as well.

Douglas was kind enough to share his syllabus for the class, so check it out to get a sense of the projects and what you’ll accomplish. Assignment 1, called “Be an Urban Explorer” should get you excited to start!

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Have a look at some of Douglas’ photography below, and view more on his website: douglashillphotography.com.

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Photo Shoot at Morphosis Architecture

Last Saturday, instructor Michael Powers brought his Photographic Portraiture students to the Morphosis Architects firm. Their beautiful design studio served as a perfect backdrop to the shoot. Student Kamil Mrouah was kind enough to share a few of his images from the day, so here they are!

Thanks for Morphosis for the generous use of their space, and congrats to Michael and his students on the beautiful work!

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Chance to Hear Photo Editor James K. Colton Speak

On Monday, April 22, renowned photo editor James K. Colton will be a guest speaker in Todd Bigelow’s Portraiture class.

Todd has generously opened the session to any students who may be interested in hearing Mr. Colton speak.

Where: Room 416WC

When: 7pm, Monday April 22.

James K. Colton recently left Sports Illustrated after 15 years as their Photography Editor and is currently a writer and educator. He began his career in 1972 at the Associated Press. Five years later he joined Newsweek and became their Director of Photography. He was the Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2005, received an International Photography Awards “Lucie” for Picture Editor of the Year in 2007, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum in 2010 and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.

 

It’s Your Show 2013! Call for Entries

It’s that time again!  Time for “It’s Your Show,” our annual exhibition of student work from the areas of design, fine art and photography. This is a great event that brings together students of all disciplines to share their ideas and show the exciting variety of work created in our courses.

Please read the submission guidelines below carefully. It’s important to properly label your e-mail entries, and remember that it’s limited to three entries per student.

Submission Deadline:
Midnight on Sunday, April 14

Opening Reception:
Friday, May 3rd, 6:30 – 8:30pm
UCLA Extension
1010 Westwood Center Gallery, 4th floor
Exhibition runs through May 30th

Eligibility:
Open to all original work created in a UCLA Extension Studio Arts, Photography or Design Communication Arts course during the past two years. All genres, formats, and media are eligible. Three submissions maximum per student.

Submission Guidelines:
Digital submissions only.

Email design work to dca@uclaextension.edu.
Email photography and fine art work to visualarts@uclaextension.edu.

Files should be .pdf or .jpeg images no larger than 1MB and named in the format described below. Include your name and phone number in the body of the email.

Digital File Label:
lastname_firstname_classname.filetype

Examples:
Bruin_Josephine_DesignII.pdf
Bruin_Joe_DrawingforCommunication.jpg

All entrants will be emailed on or before April 19 regarding their submission(s). Students will be asked to bring their original artwork to 1010 Westwood Boulevard in advance of the show and be required to sign a release of liability at that time.

Special recognition will be given by a jury of Los Angeles artists to projects displaying excellence in specific elements of art and design.

Questions? Call (310) 206-1422.

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