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Course Description

Learn the fundamentals of digital photography in this design studio. This class explores digital photography as a means to document the unique spaces, objects, and people that inspire your creativity. Students use still photography to capture the world around them and to create visual narratives. Digital apps used to edit and develop presentation and portfolio skills are introduced. Students explore historic and contemporary photography movements and trends, current exhibits, and learn from industry professionals. This course requires a DSLR camera and access to an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription (not included).

Learner Outcomes

  • Gain proficiency in using digital cameras, addressing technical questions from initial capture to final web or print output
  • Become familiar with working in different environments, drawing on numerous field exploration assignments and class discussions
  • Gain confidence in presenting and discussing work through weekly critiques and writing assignments
  • Understand introductory photographic history and contemporary digital practice through assigned readings, gallery/museum exhibitions, and virtual artist talks
  • Develop a concise artist statement based on work created during the course
  • Develop a portfolio of related images for presentation
  • Show an understanding of the virtual art/design studio environment and practice by participating in a variety of synchronous (real-time interaction) activities including lectures, demos, and discussions; individual and collaborative exercises and projects; and self and peer critiques
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