Narrative Photography and the Improvised Studio

Summer
Summer 2020 (First Session)
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Freshman-Senior
Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 13
8
Credits per quarter

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photography

This summer class will offer students the chance to develop their skills in Evergreen's photography studio. This includes the use of the studio's large space, backdrops, forms of light diffusion, and most critically, the studio's strobe lighting and continuous LED lighting. Students will learn by producing a number of studio-based images, such as portraits (figurative lighting more generally), still lifes, narrative tableaux, and more. Students will learn to use DSLRs and medium-format film cameras in order to make the most of the level of technical and creative control in a studio environment. 

This updated program will now ask students to focus on the narrative potential of photography in the context of improvised home studios and living/work spaces. Students will be asked to look closely at narrative storytelling through images, as practiced in classical painting as well as photography's almost two hundred year history. Special attention will be paid to contemporary photography practices and broad themes that have emerged over the last few months. Students will learn how to make photography studio spaces in their domestic quarters, using simple and affordable materials.

Our work will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. The faculty will offer alternative assignments if conditions or illness prevent students from accessing our synchronous meetings, which will allow students to earn full credit.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

Photography, Visual Arts, Media Production

8

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Complete Online Learning - This offering delivers all of its instruction online.
Special expenses:

Students will be expected to purchase their own film and paper. 

Freshman-Senior
Class Standing: Freshman–Senior
Class Size: 13
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Monday, June 22, 2020 - 10:00 am
Remote/Online

Located in: Olympia