The objective of this course is to provide a basic understanding of the skills required to improve your photography and start to build your understanding of photography as an art form. This course will explore the common types of photography and the concepts of light, image structure and the digital image as a medium. For inspiration and direction, students will be introduced to historic and contemporary photographers influential in the art of photography and photo journalism.
Through a series of instructional classes and field activities, students will be assigned challenges and encouraged to execute photography as an Art form with a goal to try different types of photography in class and outdoor “Labs” and focus on achieving individual creativity, problem solving and technical camera and photographic proficiency.
Course Outcomes :
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to ;
understand basic camera functions of Most Digital Cameras currently on the market.
learn the correct camera setup and composition for most photographic situations
understand the function of basic workflow.
identify the most influential photographers and photographs that have inspired the best photography in Fine Art, media, advertising and photojournalism in the past century.
learn how to take the best photos possible before post production
edit with basic photo editing software.
Construct a Slide Show of their best work from the Course
- Build and Add to their Photographic Portfolio.
Students will discover the criteria of Photo Judging and explore how to meet the expectations of a great Photograph.
Course Content/ Philosophy:
Although this is a course described as “for Beginner and Intermediate Photographers”, this course is designed to teach Photography as a lesson in seeing and communicating. This course assumes students know Basic Camera Operation. This course will introduce students to the use of the camera as an instrument of communication. From photojournalism to fine art, learning photography is learning to see, observe and interpret the world around us to others.