This is most recent syllabus. Your final syllabus will be given during your first day of class
This course will introduce you to the fundamentals of photography. No previous photographic experience is required. The focus will be to capture and record your experience in Italy through weekly photo walks around Perugia, an ancient Umbrian hilltop town, using your camera to create a portfolio of these images. We will explore the cultural phenomenon of photography and the role it plays in society. You will learn basic concepts, processes, and techniques, including camera usage, exposure controls, manipulating and printing digital photographic images, and print presentation. At the end of the semester, your photographs will be displayed at the Umbra Art Show.
By the end of this course, you will:
- develop an understanding of photographic language;
- acquire a more critical eye in evaluating and reading the photographic image; and
- gain insight into the place, use, creation and presentation of photographic images in the media and society
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- Digital Camera: point and shoot, single lens reflex and iPhone, and GoPro cameras welcome
Service Learning Project Description
You will collaborate with RE.LEG.ART, a small social co-operative in Perugia that trains workers with special needs to make handmade leather goods and handbound books. You will help the company promote their innovative, MADE IN ITALY creations as well as their philosophy of inclusion for online and print material by photographing their newest products using the city of Perugia as a creative backdrop. At the end of the semester, you will present your project to the Umbra community.
Visit the Umbra Eye to see what the photography students have been working on.