This course is a combination of lectures and hands-on demonstrations that allow you to take photographs and receive criticism. This class will allow you to shoot a wide range of photographic subjects of your own choosing. Assignments based on fundamental principles of photography will help you develop technical skills while also exploring personal creative goals.
Each week you will submit your own newly created images based on assignments. For each assignment you will be instructed to create a specific number of photographs, which you will complete outside of class hours. In-class group critiques will be used to discuss student work.
Although this course is scheduled to meet in a classroom, you can expect to be shooting outside of the classroom many weeks. The majority of hands-on experimentation and exploration will take place in the field to make learning as practical as possible. Students will need to spend between three to five [or more] hours per week outside of class to complete assignments.
What will you learn in this course?
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The emphasis is on the camera and the use of it to generate ideas, the structure of a photograph, and your intellectual development as a photographer. You will not be using computer software in this course.
Digital Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horenstein
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