What Is New, Old, and Better in Photography

Instructor:  Paul Sheridan

  • Thursday Morning
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM

Here’s your chance to catch up on the world of photography. Using slide shows, books, and film clips, we will look at a mixture of work by some recently deceased photographers, some that are newly emerging, as well as several new discoveries in the field. We will also study some of the images in-depth to better understand the choices made by the photographers, to learn how we can either appreciate what it takes to make an engaging photo, and/or improve our own photographic eye in terms of composition, cropping, exposure, lens choice, etc.. No previous photo classes are necessary. No camera required, just your curiosity! Plenty of links provided. Discussion encouraged, but not required.

Paul Sheridan has a B.A. in art and an M.F.A. in photography, and in the many years he was on the faculty at the City University of New York, he also used the collected history of the medium in the teaching of basic, intermediate, and advanced black and white chemical/optical photography. He continues that practice here using the World Wide Web. He has been making photographs for more than forty years and has taught several well-received courses, notably on photography, driver safety, and films at Senior College.