The first semester introduces students to basic techniques in the operation of a 35-mm camera, and to understand the physics and chemistry of the darkroom. Students learn to develop film and to print their images. The second semester explores more experimental techniques including the creation of special effects. New and emerging digital techniques for manipulating and enhancing images will also be learned. Students will be introduced to Adobe Photoshop and Indesign. Throughout the course students develop good practice in darkroom skills. Their aesthetic choices will be examined through class critiques. Social and ethical issues will be raised through the examination of the lives, writings, and works of famous photographers. Gallery visits and response assignments are required.
This course information was last updated on November 16, 2010