Field Guide III: On-Location (1 day)


"Get out there and get a picture of this mysterious new superhero battling Spider-Man, and don't let me see your face again until you do!"

- J. Jonah Jameson (of the Daily Bugle, to Peter Parker)

NOTE: Most classes are booked through our website, but we reserve a few slots per class for Skillshare students!

Who should take this class?
those who have an interest in documentary photography, photojournalism, travel photography, street style blogs or environmental portraits

What you will learn
Assignment photography is unique in that the photographer responds to a brief, or photographic objective, which is issued according to the needs of an editorial team or client.  Working this way provides many interesting challenges, much as a scavenger hunt can spur creativity and heightened awareness of surroundings.  

We'll be on location for the entire duration of Field Guide III.  Meeting locations (within the 5 boroughs) will be disclosed at least two days before class.  Instructors will hand out assignments and a map of the area, as well as some background details, and students will get to work:  

- Understanding your environment and maximizing it
- Photographing people you don't know (yet)
- How a scene can change depending on the time of day
- Responding creatively to a brief
- Being fearless and trying new things

What to Bring?
Field Guide III will meet rain or shine, so be prepared and dress appropriately.  A DSLR is preferred but not required.  Once you're registered, you'll receive detailed instructions on meeting time, location and what additionally, if anything, to bring.

Field Guide III: On Location is not for beginners.  If you are not already comfortable and proficient with controlling exposure through aperture / shutter speed / ISO, color (white balance), motion blur and the like, please consider taking Field Guide I and/or Field Guide II first, or Digital Photo I: The Basics.
  • Field Guide III: On-Location (1 day)

    Brooklyn Central

    33 Washington st
    Brooklyn, NY

    Sat, September 22nd, 2012

    12:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

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Kathleen Rugh is a photographer and filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. Her artwork centers around the psychological effects of the spaces we inhabit. Through repetitive and careful observations she uses the film and photographic medium to gain a deeper awareness of the places that easily get overlooked in our daily routine. 


Kathleen received an MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University and a BFA from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has had her film and photographic work exhibited in galleries and screenings internationally and throughout the US. She has taught photography and film classes at Emerson College, Ithaca College, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, PhotoManhattan and the Denver Darkroom. Her work can be viewed at  

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