Michael E. Van Horn
Includes studio projects examining the expressive and conceptual uses of alternative photographic materials and techniques. May include and introduction to photography, large format, and studio lighting. Prerequisite: ART 140.
Students will gain an understanding of photography as a fine art pursuit. Specifically, the techniques and processes of b&w photography will be covered in both theory and hands-on practice, with the goal of exploring the creative potential of camera vision.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Demonstration and hands-on experience with the processes of b&w photography; group and individual critique of work produced for the class; some introduction to historical and contemporary photographic art.
Class assignments and grading
Weekly and bi-weekly assignments that involve shooting, processing and printing of b&w photographs. The content of the assignments emphasizes the creative use of the media, with an aim to expand the students' understanding of photographic visualization.
The quality and creativity of the assignments, class participation and individual progress.