Spring 2012 - Graduate Course Descriptions

Waligore, Marilyn
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6337 Section 501
W Time 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title
Digital Photography

Description of Course:

This studio art course provides instruction in digital photography, emphasizing the relationship between new digital imaging processes and color photographic techniques. Assigned reading and class discussion will address contemporary issues in art and digital photography. Examination of the functions of light and color, crucial elements in the context of image capture, will be central to the course. Assignments will require the generation and alteration of digital photographs, with some emphasis on montage techniques. The course includes instruction in camera operation, lighting, image editing software, digital workflow, and output for print.

Students will need to supply their own DSLR or Digital single lens reflex camera (i.e. Nikon D3100, Canon Digital Rebel, etc.). Students with questions regarding cameras are encouraged to contact the instructor.

Suggested Prerequisites: Command of general computer file management skills for a Mac or PC operating system is expected. Students should have prior experience in photography and/or graphics software.

Depending upon the scope of individual projects the cost for supplies, for print output and storage media, will vary--estimated at $90.00.

Required Texts:

Martin Evening, Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Photographers
Selected articles available electronically on digital artists such as Nancy Davenport, Andreas Gursky, Loretta Lux.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

Requirements include: attendance and participation in class workshops, critiques, and discussions; digital images--output to print--created in response to assignments and in fulfillment of a final portfolio requirement; a short essay providing an overview of the final portfolio; and a research project (short critical essay and annotated bibliography).

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