Spring 2014 -
Undergraduate Course Description
Discipline and Number
1:00 PM - 3:45 PM
DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:
ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHY: PORTFOLIO & STUDIO LIGHTING
This course fosters student discussion of photographic processes within the larger context of contemporary art, photography, and digital media.
PORTFOLIO: The course will emphasize the process involved in generating a portfolio of images, a coherent body of work based upon a theme, concept, or selected subject matter. The class will discuss topics such as locating an individual voice, refining a working process, considering methods for presentation/distribution of photographs, and reflecting on current issues in contemporary art. Lectures/demonstrations will cover topics such as: assembling a portfolio of photographs; submitting work for review; writing an artist statement; and preparing photographs for exhibition. Students will participate in a group exhibition.
STUDIO LIGHTING: Class workshops will introduce strobe lighting for studio applications. Working in groups, students will experiment with lighting designed for still life, portraiture, and staged events.
Camera Specifications: Each student should have a digital SLR camera or an automatic (with manual override) or manual 35mm film camera. Students with prior experience in photography may work in medium format film formats. Forward questions regarding cameras to the instructor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Costs for the course will vary somewhat depending upon the scope of individual student projects.
Susan Bright, Art Photography Now, 2nd edition
Technical Handbook: provided by instructor
Fil Hunter, Paul Fuqua, Steven Biver, Light Science and Magic, An Introduction to Photographic Lighting, 4th Edition
Evaluation will be based on attendance, participation, class assignments, student progress reviews, an artist statement, short essay on selected artist, and an individual final portfolio of prints.