Studio Art

ARPH 210:

Photography I: Portfolio of Italy

Instructor: Philippa Stannard - M.F.A.
Credits: 3
Course/Lab Fee: 65 euro
Prerequisite: None- No special camera equipment needed, point-and-shoot cameras are welcome

Dancers- Student PhotoCourse Description

This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of photography. No previous photographic experience is assumed. The focus of this course will be to capture and record your experience in Italy using your camera and create a portfolio of these images. We will explore basic concepts, processes and techniques, including camera usage, exposure controls, manipulating and printing digital photographic images, and print presentation. Creative exploration through specific assignments will form the basis for development of aesthetic criteria. All students will participate in an end-of-term art show.


Course Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of photographic language
  • Acquire a more critical eye in evaluating and reading the photographic image
  • Gain insight into the place, use, creation and presentation of photographic images in the media and society

Course Materials

Text: Complete Digital Photography, 6th Edition,  by Ben Long

Digital Camera

Memory Devices: External Hard Drive recommended to store photographs, create backup , and archive your work.

If students wish to use their own laptop computers in class, the minimum system requirements are: 2GB Ram, CD/DVD ROM drive, and 20 Gigabytes of available hard-disk space.







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