The Photo Project Toolkit - Winter 2022

The Photo Project Toolkit - Winter 2022

Regular price $123.75
Adair Rutledge
DAY / TIME Tuesday 6-9pm | January 4 - March 8, 2022
TUITION $825 | Payment & Refund Policy
LEVEL Intermediate
FORMAT In-person, enrollment is limited to 12 students. Please review our COVID-19 Safety Protocols for complete information about requirements for students, faculty, and staff.
PREREQS Photography I: Black and White or Digital
CREDITS 3 – Fulfills Elective requirement for Certificate Program


Ever wonder what goes into developing a successful photographic project or what to do once the work is completed? Through class lectures, case studies, and individual photographic assignments, this course will review various processes and strategies for developing your own approach to photo projects.


Specific topics we will cover include:

  • How ideas for projects, both long and short term, are generated and how to adjust the scope as conditions arise.
  • The importance of project planning, from gaining access to organizational logistics.
  • Working with communities and individuals with an ethical approach.
  • Strategies for editing and sequencing your work to best represent your project.

While we will examine successful practices of contemporary photographers at various stages of their careers and projects, the emphasis of this course will be on establishing a vocabulary that can be used to tailor your own approach based on the needs of your own vision and work.


  • Students should expect to spend several hours per week on assignments for this course, which may require use of PCNW facilities; view our Rental Rates for details about additional fees.
  • Additional information about course expectations and required materials will be provided by the instructor at the start of the quarter.


Adair Freeman Rutledge is a photographic artist based in Seattle, WA. Originally from small town Alabama, her photography work often questions enduring traditions and underscores tensions between cultural practices and modern realities. Through a curious and feminist lens, she explores how American customs influence expectations for our youth, shape gender roles, and impact racial stereotypes.

Adair’s photography has been commissioned by brands like Amazon, John Deere, Brooks Running, and Lands' End. Her fine art work has been featured on NPR, Fraction Magazine, and Lenscratch, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Seattle Art Museum's 2019 Betty Bowen Award (finalist) and CENTER Santa Fe's Editor's Choice Award.


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