New Alternative Processes photography class at Sierra CollegeBy: Anne Stokes / Placer Herald Correspondent
In this modern age of instant digital gratification, Sierra College's new Alternative Processes photography class has students going back to the craft's roots with turn-of-the-century techniques. The class, which will be offered again next fall semester, explores different 19th century image-making processes.
"Some of these processes actually have a revival now, especially in fine art photography," added professor Randy Snook, who taught the class last fall. "And then also there's just an incredible learning process that goes on with the students as they learn these processes and how to create their own cameras, which was a great part of the class as well."
Several samples of students' work, including a pair of hand-made cameras, are currently on display until February 23rd, as a part of the Tech Know exhibit at the Ridley Gallery on campus. The exhibit features student projects from nine different Career and Technical Education departments.