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Neal J. Fryett
ART 140
Seattle Campus

Basic Photography

Introduces theory, techniques, and processes of still photography in an artistic context. Emphasizes photography's creative potential.

Class description

The practice of photography as it relates to interdisciplinary interests.

Student learning goals

Develop an understanding of photo history and photography's presence in contemporary art practices.

Explore technical, aesthetic and conceptual concerns related to image-making.

Realize basic proficiency with digital and/or analogue processes to support personal interests.

Merge and articulate interdisciplinary interests with class assignments.

General method of instruction

Weekly lectures, class discussions and assignments.

Recommended preparation

An interest in photography and willingness to mix up personal/interdisciplinary interests with artful production. As there are only a limited number of UW-owned cameras available for check-out, students who do not already own a 10+ megapixel digital camera are encouraged to purchase one (or otherwise obtain access for the length of the quarter). Film cameras OK. Email the instructor with any questions or recommendations.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly assignments loosely correlated to content covered during lectures. Students are encouraged and expected to merge own interests with artistic production (including some writing).


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 Neal J. Fryett
Date: 04/26/2013