Ansel Adams once said, “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” In this class, you will take on both of these roles. As the photographer, you will plan and execute imagery of your own. As the viewer, you will reflect upon the work of your peers as well as other artists. Together, you will embark upon a mutually powerful learning experience that can influence not only your own personal studio practice but your instructional decisions in the art classroom as well.
In this course, you will learn the basics of photography as you capture moments and create visual stories. You will acquire a strong understanding of light, as you manipulate the camera to create your imagery. You will also consider implications for the classroom, as you explore best practices and meaningful strategies for approaching photography with students. You will walk away from this course with a comprehensive portfolio of studio work alongside practical tools for the classroom.
To complete this course, you will minimally need access to an SLR camera and computer for basic editing. There are a variety of recommended materials, supplies and programs. View the materials list for this course.