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Howard Hsu
B CUSP 197
Bothell Campus

Studio Arts: Dance, Theater, Music, and InterArts Performance

Develops skills in a variety of studio arts in order to enhance student ability as a performer, arts creator, educator, or in applied areas of creativity. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This course is an introduction to photography as an art form. The focus of the course will be on camera operation and capturing images with full creative control: freezing motion, selecting a focus area of an image, controlling the exposure, and adjusting images in post processing.

In addition to technical skills, the course will encourage you to explore the visual language of photography, learn about contemporary and past photographers, communicate in the visual medium, and look at photographic works (of your own and others) with a critical eye.

Student learning goals

Communicate ideas and concepts in the visual medium

Appreciate photography as a means of creative expression

Operation of digital SLR cameras

Learn about contemporary and past photographers

Create a cohesive photo essays/series on a singular topic or theme

General method of instruction

Lectures, Hands-on Shooting Sessions, Digital Labs

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Howard Hsu
Date: 10/31/2012