Photography: Documentary

Spring 2023
Olympia
Evening
Freshman - Senior
Class Size: 25
4 Credits per quarter
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This class will explore how digital photography can be used as a tool for creative documentation. Students will focus on principles of visual documentation in presenting accurate narratives about contemporary social, environmental, and/or personal issues. The course is project based – students will identify, research, and make images on an issue of their choice throughout the entire quarter. Work will culminate in a final portfolio that may take the form of the student’s choice (virtual exhibition, printed zine or photobook, multimedia website, etc.) Final projects must address a particular topic (from your perspective) and clearly communicate your message to a broad audience.

To successfully participate in this program, students will need access to reliable internet, a computer capable of running Adobe programs, and a DSLR camera. DSLR cameras will be available to rent via Media Loan but students must be able to come to campus for equipment pick-up if equipment rental is needed.

This course will be taught in person. Attendance to all class sessions will be expected. 

Registration

Prerequisites

previous college-level photography coursework and a portfolio

Spring 2023 Registration

Signature Required

Students must present a portfolio that demonstrates a basic working knowledge of camera operation, lighting, and image processing (digital or analog); this can be at the Academic Fair or in an email with a link to an electronic portfolio.  Previous college-level photography coursework is recommended.  Contact the faculty for more information.

Academic details

Paths
Intermediate
Preparatory For

photography, photojournalism, visual art, media

Credits
4
Maximum Enrollment
25
Class Standing
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Fees

$100 for inkjet printing materials and photo fee

Schedule

In Person or Remote
In Person
Time Offered
Evening
Schedule Evergreen link
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First Meeting

Evans Hall 1326 - Workshop
Location
Olympia