rmichals’s Profile

Faculty
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rmichals
Title
Associate Professor
Department
Communication Design
Office Location
N1112

My Courses

Advanced Studio Photography Fall 2019

Advanced Studio Photography Fall 2019

In this studio photography course, the emphasis is on professional photography as a commercial medium. Students learn studio lighting and how to develop visual coherence within a group of images. Students develop a portfolio project that demonstrates conceptual thinking and a mastery of the craft of photography. Avatar Photo by Angel Diaz.

COMD 3530 Advanced Studio Photography

COMD 3530 Advanced Studio Photography

This course will explore studio photography as a means to communicate ideas. Students will learn to use lighting to transform subject matter into metaphor, mood and meaning as well as how to develop visual coherence within a group of images. Students will develop portfolio level projects that display conceptual thinking and mastery of the craft of photography. Avatar photo by Sean McSherry. Header photo by Justin Jackson.

COMD 1340

COMD 1340

This beginning photography course explores the foundational concepts of light and exposure. Using dSLR cameras, professional lighting equipment and software, the student develops compositional skills and the ability to control photographic style to create visually engaging photographs.

COMD 3530 Advanced Photography Studio

COMD 3530 Advanced Photography Studio

This course will explore studio photography as a means to communicate ideas. Students will learn to use lighting to transform subject matter into metaphor, mood and meaning as well as how to develop visual coherence within a group of images. Students will develop portfolio level projects that display conceptual thinking and mastery of the craft of photography. Avatar photo by Sean McSherry. Header photo by Justin Jackson.

COMD2330Fall2017

COMD2330Fall2017

This course will explore the foundational concepts of light and exposure in photography. Students will develop visual literacy as well as framing and compositional skills. Students will become acquainted with a wide range of contemporary photographers and gain an understanding of how photographic style transforms subject matter into meaning. Using professional lighting equipment and cameras, the student will gain hands-on experience capturing digital images in the studio as well as on location. Students will also learn professional methods and software to manage, process and print digital images.

My Projects

COMD Student Portfolio Committee

COMD Student Portfolio Committee

To research and coordinate the implementation of student Student Portfolios in COMD courses. Please join this project if you would like to participate!

Place-based Learning Toolkit

Place-based Learning Toolkit

The place-based learning toolkit is a resource for modules and activities to support and inspire student research and place-based learning at City Tech. Faculty (Living Lab fellows and others) are encouraged to use, adapt, or modify the modules, classroom activities, field trip ideas, and other resources here to bring place-based learning activities into your courses. Faculty are encouraged to join the project and contribute their own activities, modules, and resources.

COMD Advisement site

COMD Advisement site

An online system of advisement tools for COMD students at City Tech

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding

Project Wayfinding is a college-wide effort to answer the question “How can Faculty, staff, and students effectively provide/use accurate information for academic career planning from Day 1 through Graduation?”

COMD 1340 Photography 1

COMD 1340 Photography 1

This beginning photography course explores the foundational concepts of light and exposure. Using dSLR cameras, professional lighting equipment and software, the student develops compositional skills and the ability to control photographic style to create visually engaging photographs.

My Clubs

Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association is the representative body for students. We are responsible for recommending student activity fee allocations, shaping policies affecting student life, coordinating extracurricular events and chartering new organizations. Feel free to contact SGA President, Lucas Almonte, with any questions, suggestions or concerns. He can be reached at SGAPresident@CityTech.Cuny.Edu If you wish to start a club on campus contact SGA Vice President, Sylwester Dombroski, at SGAVP@CityTech.Cuny.Edu