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Explorations in Light: A Digital Photography Field Trip

Join UArts Continuing Education Digital Photography instructor Andrea Poulsen for this photographic night excursion in Center City Philadelphia for activities including:

  1. Open shooting time as we watch the light change during the "golden hour".
  2. Brief review on shooting in Manual Mode; instructor will be available to assist with individual questions and process.
  3.  After the sun goes down, demonstration of "painting with light" techniques and adding basic flash to long exposures at night.

Explorations in Light on Poulsen's blog.

This field trip is open to the public, but does require registration. Limited seats available. Register HERE.

Students should have their own Digital SLR camera, and a basic understanding of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO, and the ability to shoot in Manual Mode. Students are encouraged to bring a tripod and small portable light sources (such as a flashlight) to experiment with after the demo.

Learn more about instructor Andrea Poulsen.

This program is supported by The University of the Arts Digital Photography Certificate Program. For more information please visit:

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Web Life, Work Experiences and Supporting the Next Generation with Lauren Woodward

Join us to hear Lauren's perspectives on web design from the company perspective, freelancing in the tech industry and the importance of community involvement.

Presentation, followed by Q&A will cover: 

  • Brand Side - best practices for front-end design + development such as agile development methodology + iterative development. Plus, what it's like to work as part of a development team within an IT department.
  • Freelancing - Lauren owns her own freelance business where she acts as project manager, developer and partners with designers to develop sites and provide general consulting services.
  • Community Involvement - building community through programming and empowering others to get into tech. Lauren is active in the Girl Develop It Philly Chapter, which "provides affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development."

This event is free and open to the public. Click here for more information about UArts Web Design Certificate Program.

Lauren Woodward

Lauren Woodward

About the Speaker

Lauren Woodward is the Director of Web and Mobile Services at The Institutes in Malvern, PA. She also owns and run a consulting firm, Lauren Woodward Consulting LLC., and provides consulting services and web development services to select companies in the Philadelphia and New York areas.

Lauren is a local Philly native and MSIS graduate of Drexel University currently studying towards her PMP certification. She has been working in technology for over 10+ years in various industries including small business, higher education and corporate pharmaceutical.

For further information regarding projects, background and interests please visit:

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Guilty Pleasures + Art Practice as a Working Photographer

Jay Muhlin

Jay Muhlin

About the Speaker:

Jay Muhlin has a BFA in Photography from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MFA in Transmedia/Photography from Syracuse University. His images have appeared in LA Weekly, New York Magazine, Time Out New York, Mother Jones, PDN, Metropolis, and The Village Voice. Completed residencies that include the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, NY, The Millay Colony for the Arts in Austerlitz, NY, and the Contemporary Artists Center at Woodside in Troy, NY.

Muhlin recently completed a photography grant to document the South Asian Art Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and teaches photography at The College of New Jersey, Rowan, and La Salle universities. He is an Artist Member of the Vox Populi Gallery in Philadelphia, and the 2014 Esther & Harvey Graitzer Memorial Prize winner for photography. Muhlin is currently working as the photographer at the Chemical Heritage Foundation photographing scientific cultural heritage collections for documentation and interpretation.

Check out Muhlin's work here.

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Redefining What it Means to Facebook Creep: Monitoring on Social Media

Thursday, November 16 6-8 pm

Guest Speaker: Valerie Hoke, Chatterblast

This event is free and open to the public, please RSVP here to reserve your spot.

Valerie Hoke

Valerie Hoke

Valerie Hoke is an editor on ChatterBlast Media's creative team, where she oversees content creation for clients such as Comcast, Hitachi Consulting and Aqua America. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a bachelor's degree in English and has written for publications like Philly and the Phoenix New Times.

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