Students of this foundation photography course will explore the medium of analog and digital photography from a technical, conceptual and creative point of view. They will study the basics of SLR and DSLR camera operation, as well as learn film processing, black and white printing and imaging software and printing techniques. While establishing technical skills, students will investigate the possibilities of the photographic medium in order to better comprehend visual communication and personal expression. The course will examine topics such as urban landscape, portraiture, night-movement photography and some alternative techniques. Class time will be conducted both in the studio and on-site and will include field trips, technical demonstrations, visits to museums, darkroom work, photoshop editing, in addition to individual and group critiques. All students must have analog SLR and digital cameras which function in manual mode.
All students must have analog SLR and digital cameras which 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.