Select 6 elective credits; photo electives may include:
- Night + Low Light Photography
This course provides the technical background necessary for versatile shooting in lowlight environments. For both beginner and advanced photographers, the objective is to develop your understanding of how to properly determine exposures and create visually compelling photographs under various degrees of available light. Working in exterior and interior locations with both natural and artificial light sources, you will create a body of nocturnal images. The course consists of approximately 20 percent lecture and presentations, 60 percent shooting on location and 20 percent critique. Students must work in digital format. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.
- Street Photography
Street photography is a type of candid, documentary photography practiced by such luminaries as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Garry Winogrand, Roy DeCarava, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, Helen Levitt, Lisette Model, Weegee and others. These photographers documented the drama, turbulence, exoticism and humanity of the great American metropolis as they pushed the constraints of composition, rarely relying on pre-visualization. A skilled street photographer is able to anticipate action, interaction and that attosecond when the ordinary street scene becomes an extraordinary photograph. Students study the work of many of the noted photographers above, examine contemporary street photography and immerse themselves in the whirl of street life in Philadelphia as they understand what it takes to capture successful street photographs. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.
- Travel Photography
This course is ideal for those who like to travel with a camera, and who like to think of travel as a time primarily to photograph. Course examines the work of some of the great travel photographers and how to take great photos on location under any shooting situation. Class time is mostly spent out in the field, photographing Philadelphia locations.
|Total Required||18.5||6 courses + 1 Saturday workshop|
Digital Photography certificate students are required to own a digital SLR camera for use during the program.