- Digital Photography I
- Digital Media for Photographers - Lightroom
- Digital Photography II
- NEW: Creative Digital Editing for Photographers - Photoshop
- Studio Photography
Select 6 elective credits; photo electives may include:
- Advanced Camera Techniques
This course provides a more advanced study of the complex technical and practical techniques of photography in relation to camera formats, photographic techniques and advanced image manipulation. As students develop these higher-level camera skills and apply them to their work, consideration is given to such topics as advanced exposure, low-light situations, off-camera flash, camera raw capture and raw file editing techniques. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II, Digital Media for Photographers - Lightroom or equivalent experience.
- Advanced Digital Editing - Photoshop
- Experimental Digital Printing
- 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.
- Photographic Trends
This courses provides an overview of significant photographers and their work in the history of the medium, including technical developments and their impact. In addition, you will shoot images in a range of styles and subject areas based on trends discussed in class. You will gain an understanding of major visual and aesthetic trends in the development of photography and the larger context in which photography has developed. This course provides a broad context to the impact of this medium and allows for related studio work to better understand the changes that have informed photography today. Prerequisite: Digital Photography II or equivalent experience.
- Photojournalism/Documentary Photography
- 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.
- Capstone Project - Digital Photography
|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.