Photography: Theory and Practice
Much of contemporary culture, in one way or other, refers to photography. This introductory course offers a hands-on approach to shooting and printing photographs. It also covers photo theory, history and influential emerging photographers. Students will shoot and process their photographs in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, master archival inkjet printing and learn to shoot in a studio set-up using strobes—skills that have practical and artistic applications. In addition to our classroom work, we will regularly visit photo exhibitions at Chelsea galleries. By the end of the semester, students will have developed some knowledge of contemporary photographic discourse and the technical skills to shoot and print their own work.