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Beyond Picture Perfect: Personal Choice in a Digital World

Semester and Year WI 2018
Course Number ARTS-UG1485
Section 001
Instructor Jeff Day
Time 2:00 PM - 5:45 PM
Units 4
Level U


This course is for beginners only, covering the very basic techniques of photography and digital imaging.


This course covers the very basic techniques of photography and digital imaging. Beyond Picture Perfect explores the many choices available to today’s image makers. New technology combined with traditional photographic techniques will be addressed, enabling the students to realize their distinctive image-making vocabulary. Daily discussions include understanding hardware mechanics, choosing a personal color palette, and recognizing “your” unique composition key. We will debate the many analog and digital tools available to photographers vital to their artistic expression. These concepts will be supported by daily assignments and class critiques culminating in a final project portfolio. Students with interest in analog or digital formats will be encouraged to develop an understanding of their medium and form an original visual strategy. Museum/ gallery visits and field trips for on-location photographing will inspire students to create their own way of seeing. Readings may include selections from: Robert Adams,  Why People Photograph ; London and Upton,  Photography .


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Arts Workshops (ARTS-UG)