Introduction to Photography

This course introduces the conceptual, technical, and historical aspects of photography within a fine-arts context. The emphasis throughout is on photography as a creative and narrative medium and will introduce strategies and methods related to this goal through assignments and class activities. Students will learn the foundational aspects of digital photography from manual camera operation to the editing of images through Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Along the way, students will be introduced to digital workflow, color management, and how to take their images from screen to print. A topic-based final project will push the class to use photography to engage with the community and and tell a dynamic contemporary story. Note: A digital SLR camera is required for this course. First day attendance required. Every semester. (4 Credits)