PHOT-103S Introduction to Photography
How to make photographic images as fine art prints is the focus of this studio course. Studying 35mm camera operations, lighting techniques, and darkroom procedures helps students gain a broad knowledge of black and white photography. Students will explore exposing and developing film, making contract prints, and enlarging and finishing photographs, as well as learning specific shooting techniques. Composition, aesthetic & perceptual awareness, and communication through images will also be explored. Students will receive a brief historical perspective as well as an introduction to fine art photography. You must have access to a 35mm camera for this course. Extensive fieldwork and field trips to galleries is an integral part of this studio.