This course will examine photography’s constant negotiation of evolving technologies. Students will use large-format cameras to broaden their photographic strategies, their technical skills, and their understanding of color as a natural phenomenon and a virtual construct. Both the analog darkroom and the digital environment will be used to make prints for periodic critiques. A broad range of new tools will be introduced, including sheet film development, advanced Photoshop processing, and color pigment printing. The course will require independent and collaborative assignments, augmented by field trips, readings, and discussion.

Reading/Writing assignments:

Students will be responsible for completing a series of photographic assignments. Active participation in the seminar and the development of a final project is required. Emphasis will be placed on the final project resulting in a portfolio consisting of 12 –16 photographic prints.

Other Requirements:

United States Travel Required
Not Open to Freshmen.

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
MUST have taken VIS 211 or 212 as a prerequisite for this class (Analog Photography).

Other information:
COURSE FEES: Course fees are subsidized by the Peter B. Lewis fund. Students are expected to supply their own camera. A portion of student supplies will be provided. There may be some out of pocket expense.

Faculty

Sections

C01

Wednesday, 12:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructor(s)

James Welling

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