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Instructor Info:Billie Mandle
Office Extension x5447
TA Info:Emma Kahn
Jiayi Liu
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Wednesday
01:00 PM - 03:50 PM 131
Monday
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM 131
Description:

This course is an introduction to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography.  We will cover camera operations (shutter speed, aperture, focal length) and digital tools (scanning, printing, raw file formats). An emphasis will be placed on Photoshop and inkjet printing through an understanding of color management. In addition, we will discuss the conceptual possibilities digital technologies have raised in photography, looking at artists who explore the intersection of image making and technology.

 The myriad of tools available to digital photographers are a means for creating photographs, not an end in and of themselves, and in this class you will explore how to engage with these tools as a way to develop your unique voice as a photographer. Throughout the semester we will return to the question: How has digital technology shaped contemporary art photography? And throughout the semester, as you learn the techniques of digital photography, you will be challenged to shape these tools to your own way of seeing.

An additional lab workshop will meet once a week for two hours Prerequisites: Introduction to Media Arts, Art History or Photographic History course or its equivalent in studio arts.

Additional Info:

Emma's "office hours" - Tuesday nights before critiques from 6:30pm-8:30pm, all other Tuesdays by appointment