Photography: Beginning (Remote/In-Person*)
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If conditions allow us to conduct some of our work in person, with equipment checked out from the college and access to college photo facilities, this course will emphasize beginning-level skill development in analog photographic practices including elements of exposure, film processing/printing, consideration of sight and viewership, and basic principles of design.
If conditions do not allow for in person work, the emphasis will center on introductory digital skills with smart phones, handheld digital cameras, introductory color theory, image editing, sequencing and presentation. The essential elements of the class will in either case will include photo assignments, exercises, critiques and investigations into contemporary and historical ideas of photography as a medium. Students of this class will develop a basic understanding of the language of photography, as a communications tool and a means for personal expression. Students must invest ample time outside of class to complete assignments.
To successfully participate in this program, students will need access to reliable internet, a smartphone with the ability to download free apps and/or DSLR camera
Students can expect our remote teaching to be around 1-2 hours of remote meeting per week and 4-6 hours of asynchronous coursework/independent work time per week, using Canvas and Zoom.
*If conditions allow, the following activities will happen in person: film processing, B&W printing, group photography sessions, photography walks, group critiques in a variety of forms.
Students will have access to alternatives to synchronous (in person or remote) participation if conditions require.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
photography, media, communications, art
Class Size: 24
Scheduled for: Evening
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:00 pm
Located in: Olympia
|2020-06-03||Description updated with details regarding remote and in-person possibilities|