This course will be n introduction to the camera, dark room, film, and processing. Students will learn about basic techniques of exposure, lighting and laboratory.
This course will get the students to work on hands-on projects based on real-world design scenarios. The students will learn to choose and use the best techniques for common Photoshop jobs including selecting and isolating objects, creating image composites, masking and vignetting images, setting typography, and improving images with retouching and effects.
Students will be aware of the responsibility and integrity of the photographer in capturing the moment and producing striking photographs. They will analyze the photograph in relation to various media while addressing ethical and social issues objectively and grasp a deeper insight of the ambiguity of the message.
The course will examine basic visual concepts to help students develop a personal visual language based on contemporary artistic approaches. Through experimentation with light, composition, and narrative in various projects, students will develop their own photographic expression.
Artificial lighting provides new creative tools which may offer photographers avenues for original and inventive solutions to visual problems. Students will be exposed to the workings of a photographic lighting studio. Projects will involve using monolights, power pack strobes, with studies of various types of lighting which characterize the styles of contemporary artists as well as those of the past.