Coding and Photography Workshop Announced!

coding and photographyToday I’d like to take a moment to announce a really cool workshop we have scheduled for January: Coding Photography: The Computer Science of Digital Photography.

In this workshop, we’ll be going through some of the basic principles of how we, as photographers, can leverage coding to enhance our work.

No, this isn’t an advanced Photoshop class, we’ll actually be diving into some of the fundamental concepts behind what computer scientists do, using Ruby on Rails, which is what many experts describe as the most accessible programming language out there.

PreRequisites to Participate

If you want to participate in the workshop, we recommend you learn Ruby on Rails (or at least the basics) before coming in for the weekend program. That way, you’ll have a better understanding of how the language works, and we’ll be able to get into more details about how we can apply the concepts to photography.

Check out the video below for a brief introduction, or head over to Codecademy, which has a great free walkthrough of a variety of programming languages. Don’t worry, we don’t expect you to have fully mastered your coding skills before the class, but working through those Ruby exercises will go a long way. You can also learn more about getting started with Ruby on Rails from codingrookie.org.

 

Program Details

This program is being offered through a private grant, and is free to all participants. The program will take place from January 17-January 19, 8:00-1:00 each day.

To register please contact us at info@blindowlphoto.com to request an application. The process is short and easy, but we will be screening applicants based on your photographic experience (not your programming experience). We will ask you to showcase a few examples from your digital portfolio, as well as answer a few questions about why you want to participate in the workshop and how you think it will impact your art.

The program will be limited to 12 participants. We ask that you submit your application by December 15th to receive priority consideration.