Paul E Berger
Introduction to theory, techniques, and processes of still photography. Emphasis on darkroom procedures and camera use. Projects stress the visual and creative potential of the medium. Students must provide a camera with lens, shutter, and aperture controls. Prerequisite: ART 121; ART 123; ART 124. Offered: AWSpS.
Students will gain an understanding of photography in a fine art context. 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 as an art practice.
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.
Art major with complete prerequisities.
Class Assignments and Grading
Weekly and bi-weekly assignments that involve the 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, individual progress.