ART 211 - Introduction to Photography (3 cr.)
Photography I is an introductory studio art course for the beginning black and white photographer. The main emphasis of this course will be two-fold. The first will center on the understanding and operation of photographic equipment, including the camera, lens, photo accessories, film, lighting, filters, enlargers, archival film processing and darkroom printing processes. The second will focus on the aesthetic principles and concepts of black and white photography including: photographic composition and design, visual elements, tone and contrast, depth of field, conceptual considerations in photographic contexts, print analysis, semiotics, and spatial considerations in presentation.
An understanding and mastering of the above mentioned areas will allow a beginning student to approach the medium of photography as an art form in a more competent and creative manner.
You should set aside a minimum of four hours outside of class each week for completion of various assignments and photographic problems. Access to a 35 mm camera is essential. All students are responsible for providing their own camera and extra optional camera equipment such as flashes, tripods and shutter release cables, as well as the basic photographic supplies listed below.
General Education Category: Arts
Cardinal Core Curriculum Category: Individual Expression
Fees: Photography Fee $45.00
Semester(s) Offered: Fall, Spring
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