Digital Photography (PH201)
This course is an introduction to digital photography. The students will learn fundamental camera operations, basic use of photo manipulation computer software, image storage, input/output, and image quality. Issues of color, image storage and compression, resolution, and image quality are covered. Students will be challenged to understand digital photography within the larger context of photography. Students are required to have a digital camera with manual aperture, shutter, and color options. A limited number of school cameras are available for student use
Darkroom Photography (PH202)
Darkroom black and white photography explores the limits and allure of this medium as a means for personal expression. Students will learn darkroom procedures, including developing film and printing photographs. The aesthetics of photography will be studied historically in relation to important trends of the 20th century, including post-modern installation work and current image-making. Students must have their own 35mm single lens reflex camera with adjustable apertures and shutters. A limited number of school cameras are available for student use.
Medium and Large Format Photography (PH301)
This course focuses on photography as an expressive art form and the development of critical thinking. The course will cover technical information on: negative and printing controls, bleaching and toning, medium-format cameras, the 4x5 camera, and studio lighting.
Alternative Process Photography (PH302)
A course in experimental photography and mixed-media approaches to photography. Emphasis is placed on the development of a unique vision and portfolio of work. Processes covered may include but are not limited to: pinhole cameras, matte medium lifts, Liquid Light, installations, painterly and sculptural approaches to photography, and moving images are explored. This class is designed to provide students the opportunity to employ one, or a combination of experimental approaches in the development of a significant, original body of work.
Commercial Photography (PH304)
Commercial Photographers have to balance craft, technique, the clients goals and safe guarding their images. This course will touch upon those skills in various genres of commercial photography. Photography marketing, copyright, image dissemination and archiving will also be addressed. Students will work with several professionals who are active in the field in a workshop like context.
Special Topics (PH305)
TBA. No official offerings yet.
Intermdiate Photography and Personal Vision (PH313)
This course will introduce students to advanced editing and shooting techniques as well as help students to refine their personal voice. Interdisciplinary, as well as up to date photography techniques, will be demonstrated and utilized in group hands-on experiences. Students will develop their own ideas and experiment with new processes.