Students will explore the history and craft of photography using the beautiful and historic backdrop of Florence and Tuscany as inspiration. The course will examine such topics as urban and rural landscape, portraiture, and digital techniques and is structured to take full advantage of the experience of being in Florence. Class time will include visits to museums and galleries, field trips, technical demonstrations, darkroom work, individual and group critiques.
This course is open to students with all levels of photo experience. Beginners will master the basics of camera usage, film development, and black and white printing. More advanced students will be encouraged to expand their personal photographic vision and skills. The digital component of the class will be explored on an individual basis according to the interest and previous experience of the student.
All students must have an analog SLR camera which can function in manual mode. All materials can be purchased in Florence. The first day of class the professor will accompany students to the photo store in order to purchase any missing materials.