ART405: Advanced Photography

Advanced Photography is designed to challenge students to go beyond technical skills and photographic principles to establish a personal photographic style and artistic voice.

Advanced Photography is designed to challenge students to go beyond technical skills and photographic principles to establish a personal photographic style and artistic voice. Through hands-on practice, in-depth critique and weekly assignments, students will develop a refined, concept-driven, professional online portfolio. In-studio learning exercises will continue to challenge students to build their digital camera skills, while out-of-studio assignments will become increasingly more in-depth and creatively challenging. A range of tools will be used including Photoshop, inkjet printers, and an array of studio lighting equipment. Students will produce original work, with special attention to ways in which their technical and aesthetic decisions can clarify their artistic intentions. Photoshop and iMovie are used to explore creative and experimental possibilities for enhancing and manipulating digital photos and video. The course culminates with a self-directed final project, allowing students to practice proposal writing, project development and final presentation, while pursuing work rooted in their own interests and experiences.