Photography

Curriculum & Classes

Class descriptions

Applied Photographic Imaging: Tools and Techniques

This course is designed to familiarize the photographic artist with applications of photography in commercial contexts where work primarily takes place in a studio using set-ups, constructed environments, medium and large-format cameras and studio lighting. Product and portraiture photography and filed trips to professional photo studios will be covered.

Lighting for Photographers

This elective course emphasizes an in-depth technical exploration of all aspects of lighting tools and techniques for photographers. This includes working with daylight and artificial light in the field and the latest approaches to studio lighting using medium format, large format and digital cameras. Digital photographic capture and advanced file conversion incorporating the use of tethered camera in the studio are explored. The goal is to prepare the student for professional quality work in both fine art and applied fields of practice.

Digital Photography

This course will examine many aspects of digital imaging incorporating color as well as 4-tone black and white printing. Several software tools including Photoshop will be explored in conjunction with capturing still images from a variety of different digital sources, including computer-generated 3-D stills and digital video images. Students will learn about color-managed workflow, advanced color correction and the use of the large format Epson 10000 printer.

Applied Photographic Imaging: Tools and Techniques

This course is designed to familiarize the photographic artist with applications of photography in commercial contexts where work primarily takes place in a studio using set-ups, constructed environments, medium and large-format cameras and studio lighting. Product and portraiture photography and filed trips to professional photo studios will be covered.

Color Photography Workshop

This course examines issues in color photography in relationship to contemporary art, media and various printing technologies. Experimental approaches to color work by any means will be encouraged.

Basic Analog Photography

An introduction into photographic processes and ideas through problems designed to present students with the unique quality of photo-made imagery. Content includes black & white film processing, film control techniques, advanced black & white printing techniques, basic lighting, and color slide usage and documentation possibilities.

Advanced Printing and Photographic Production

This course is designed to broaden the darkroom vocabulary and extend the photographer’s printing skills and quality of production. The class will explore fine-tuning and archival processing for black and white printing. There will be an emphasis on large-scale and mural printing in both black and white and color. A section on printing from digital sources will address color managed workflow, advanced color correction, printing, and the use of the department’s 30° Epson digital printer and a service bureau.

Introduction to Photo: Black and White, Color and Digital Imaging through Photography

This is a broad-spectrum course for artists with a desire to extend their photographic skills. The course will go beyond the introduction level, given each student a thorough knowledge of darkroom techniques in both color and black and white production.

Advanced Seminar: Critical Theory and Contemporary Art

This advanced studio seminar will explore writings by contemporary artists, philosophers, and scientists in the context of studio art production. Students interested in critical theory from all departments, working in any media, are invited to participate. This course is conducted in a seminar as opposed to a lecture format, where students are expected to actively participate in presentations of their work and ideas and respond to the written and visual materials.

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