Kim Beil – Good Pictures

Kim Beil joins FotoFika TODAY. In this talk, Kim Beil introduces her Fotofika assignment, “Good Pictures Break the Rules,” with a visual tour of aesthetic rules that have been overturned in photography since the 20th century. She argues that breaking the rules can be a radical act: a rejection of the stylistic status quo can […]

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No Studio / Studio Lighting

Join us TODAY when Geoff Delanoy, Lindsay Metivier, B. Proud, E. Brady Robinson, and Elena Volkova share their strategies for teaching studio lighting photography in our virtual classrooms. Similar to last week, we’ll use the meeting more as an open forum/workshop. Each of our guests will share their thoughts on teaching studio lighting virtually. See you Soon: JANUARY 20th, […]

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FotoFika Workshop January 6

Reminder– We will be having a FotoFika Workshop on January 6 at 4PM EST to talk about teaching darkroom photography with reduced, distanced or non-existent class darkroom time. Online, Hybrid and Traditional all have their challenges and advantages and I am hopeful that once Covid no longer dictates our teaching we will emerge with more […]

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FotoFika Dec 15th – Jonathan Molina-Garcia

For our final FotoFika of 2020, Assistant Professor, Jonathan Molina-Garcia from VCUarts will join us.  Molina-Garcia was already using hybrid teaching/critique strategies in his classroom even before COVID 19 and has since incorporated innovative remote teaching and student focused engagement at both the grad and undergraduate level. Jonathan Molina-Garcia is an assistant professor of Photography […]

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Ben Gest & Atget…..

This Wednesday Ben Gest will be joining us to continue our conversation about critiques, he’ll be introducing us to his critique software – Atget Studio. Atget Studio provides a simple digital platform that makes a back-and-forth exchange between creator and teacher fast and effective. Ask questions, share your art and receive critical and clear feedback […]

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Terry Barrett!

Please join FotoFika this week as Anne, Betsy and John host Terry Barrett for “Interactive Crits”an informal discussion of rationales and strategies for studio critiques during troubled times. 4pm EST – Wednesday, 11/18/20 Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/93761631388 Terry Barrett is the author of books on criticism and aesthetics including Criticizing Photographs and CRITS. A new edition […]

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Critique

My thinking about critique was piqued for three (and then more) reasons this fall. Before the semester started in a meeting with John and Anne, Anne suggested we watch this video, The Room of Silence addressing ways in which some BIPOC students feel in critiques. I began to think a lot about race and critiques. […]

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Nick Shepard Loves “Concept Board”

Two weeks ago I was lucky enough to login to Nick Shepard’s presentation at the SPE Online Conference for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast Chapters.  The amazing Nick Shepard created multi camera studio set up in an AirBnB with borrowed equipment and available lighting, using his laptop, a cell phone and an old 5D Mark II […]

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