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Patti Russotti

Associate Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

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School of Printing Management & Sciences College of Imaging Arts & Sciences 1171 Gannett 69 Lomb Memorial D

Patti Russotti

Associate Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BS, Empire College; MS, Eds., Indiana University


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Published Book
Russotti, Patricia and Richard Anderson. Digital Photography Best Practices and Workflow Handbook: A Guide to Staying Ahead of the Workflow Curve. Burlington, MA: Focal Press, 2010. Print. É 
Published Article
Russotti, Patricia and Richard Anderson. “Getting to Work - Image Ingestion.” Journal of Digital Asset Management, 6.3 (2010) 139-146. Print. É  *
Formal Presentation
Russotti, Patricia.“The Evolving Digital Photographic Workflow.”GASC Graph Expo 2010. Chicago, IL. 4 October 2010. Presentation.
Russotti, Patricia. “Digital Photography Education - Thinking atthe Next Level.” Facing Diversity: Levelingthe Playing Field in the Photograpic Arts, Society for Photographic Education(SPE) National Conference. Philadelphia, PA. 4 March 2010. Presentation.
Russotti, Patricia. “The Evolving Digital Photographic Workflow.” Shoot NYC. An Advanced Photography Forum ‘The Professionals Event at PhotoPlus 2010.’ 29 October 2010. Presentation.
Installation/Exhibit/Performance
Russotti, Patricia. Through Women’s Eyes. Image City Photography Gallery. Rochester, NY. 19 May - 13 June, 2010. Exhibition. É 

Currently Teaching

PHAP-403
3 Credits
This course is required for advertising photography students who are approaching graduation and are preparing to present themselves to potential employers. Students will narrow their field of interests to focus their work for an end-of-study portfolio. Existing and new work will be edited, sequenced and prepared to form a professional quality portfolio, promotional materials, a resume/cover letter, a market research paper and a business plan.
PHAP-321
3 Credits
Industry Practices for Professional Photographers, will provide advertising photography students with an in- depth understanding of the practices and principles of the photographic business world. Through lectures (which include guest speakers), the class will cover entry-level jobs, licensing/copyright, estimating/pricing, insurance, taxes, the breadth of industry jobs and marketing a small business. Also included will be interviewing strategies and implementing changes in career paths for students interested in pursuing a career in advertising photography.
PHAP-361
3 Credits
This course will explore the techniques, tools, practices, and workflows used in image restoration and retouching. We will begin with historical images to practice basic retouching and restoration techniques. We will then apply these skills to contemporary images and discuss the importance of the collaborative role of the image-maker and the re-toucher. One of the primary goals is to help students craft a personal or signature imaging style as well as looking at image retouching as an important skill set for career options.
PHAP-366
3 Credits
In this course we will begin where the retouching and restoration class left off. Building on the foundation of those techniques, we will delve deeper into the software tools and more advanced workflows used in image restoration, retouching and compositing. Once the retouching and restoration techniques have been mastered, we will transition into collage and montage building. This will include working with multiple images in single or multiple frames. We will expand the discussion of the collaborative roles of the image maker and the retoucher in relation to creating composite images.
PHGR-799
1 - 4 Credits
An independent study allows graduate students in the Photography and Related Media program the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, should propose a course of study or project with clearly defined goals and outcomes. Students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **NOTE: Student must have a minimum 3.0 GPA *
PHAR-278
3 Credits
This course is designed for students who know the basics in photographic workflow and want to build their skillset to easily move between all aspects of ideation, image capture, optimization, post-production, image management, and output. An emphasis will be placed on the development of artistic voice in the context of this evolving climate. Proficiency in current and new technologies will push the boundaries of image-making, augment a visual vocabulary, and expand creative expression for the successful distribution and consumption of images.
PHAR-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.

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