Increase Professional Development with Nossi’s Photography Certificate

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Photography Certificate Program will help serious hobbyists and company employees Story by Les Kerr The new Photography Certificate Program at Nossi College of Art will help serious hobbyists or business owners and employees who need to take better pictures for their company web sites and social media pages. Starting this fall, the 16-week program will meet for one four-hour class each week at night. Professional photography instructors will utilize Nossi’s facilities to teach camera functions, lighting techniques, studio etiquette and software programs for postproduction needs. “It’s going to be fun, intensive and we’re going to be moving fast,” said Nossi Photography Coordinator Tom Stanford. “We anticipate having very motivated students who want to come in and, in four short months, really improve their skill sets.” A major advantage for certificate students will be access to Nossi’s 2,500 square foot photo studio, the largest instructional studio in the southeast. They will also receive focused instruction to process their work in a professional setting. The course will be structured in segments that will include some beginning photography, software instruction, advanced photography and cataloging.     “The idea is to shoot a little bit, learn about how to process those images, shoot more sophisticated stuff, and then learn how to do post-production in the Adobe programs Photoshop and Lightroom,” Stanford said. “Lightroom allows you to organize your photos in a logical way. It also allows you to make changes on photographs and, at any time in the future, go back and undo those…

Photo Field Trip!

On Friday, May 19th, Tom Stanford, Nossi’s Photography Coordinator, will be taking a field trip east toward a state park for a day of photography. Several students have expressed interest in doing more nature photography and we are blessed with some of the most beautiful scenery in the country. The trip will start at Rock Island State Park to catch the light hitting the 80-foot tall twin falls and then go to one of the amazing waterfalls close: Cummings Falls, Burgess Falls or Fall Creek Falls. If you’re interested, email Tom Stanford to sign up. 

John Partipilo Visits Nossi

Nossi’s Photo Coordinator, Tom Stanford, invites fellow photographer, John Partipilo, to Nossi College of Art. They worked at The Tennessean together and John is an avid photojournalist who recently visited Cuba and created a stunning book based on his pictures and adventures.  OPEN FOR ALL STUDENTS TO ATTEND, Tuesday 1-5 PM Photojournalism Class. View John Partipilo‘s work. View his Cuban adventure. Connect with John on Twitter.

Meet Tom Stanford, Nossi's New Photography Coordinator

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Veteran photo editor Tom Stanford now Photography Coordinator at Nossi College of Art, Story by Les Kerr   Tom Stanford, Nossi College of Art’s new Photography Coordinator, brings thirty years of experience that includes managing and editing photos and journalistic art that won national awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Gannett Company and National Press Photographers Association. A longtime photo editor for The Tennessean, Nashville’s daily newspaper, and other publications, Tom has edited and organized photos of NFL games, Presidential debates, Bonnaroo and a host of other events and stories. In addition to teaching and working with instructors at Nossi College, he will continue his work in photo editing and photography. Having already served as an adjunct instructor at Nossi College, Tom has shared his hands-on experience with students. He also appreciates the fact that the other instructors are also actively making a living in photography. “Nossi College wants instructors that are in the field doing it,” Tom said, adding that the other photography instructors offer the knowledge of current trends and practices. “Jim Brown works for USA Today Sports Images. Grant Lovett is a successful, corporate fashion photographer. Sheri Oneal works in the fashion and commercial fields. They are all ‘doing it.’” In the courses he has taught, Tom has taken students on location in outdoor and indoor environments. For a Location and Lighting course, students went to the Shelby Street Bridge at night, set up lights and photographed people who volunteered to participate. The experience not only taught…

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