Digital Photography

This studio course introduces students to aesthetic and theoretical implications of digital photography. Studio emphasis is on mastering digital equipment and techniques, managing print quality, and generally becoming familiar with all aspects of the digital workspace. Popular media, found photographs, and the “life” of digital images will also be investigated. Slide lectures, readings and class discussions of student work in critique format will augment visual skills with critical and conceptual understandings of contemporary photography.

Sample reading list:

Lev ManovichWhat is New Media?
Andy GrunbergPhotography in the Age of Electronic Simulation
Kenneth BrowerPhotography in the Age of Falsifaction
Kevin RobbinsThe Virtual Unconcious in Postphotography
Fredrick SommerThe Poetic Logic of Art and Aesthetics
Kenneth ClarkThe Naked and the Nude
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
20 pages per week. 20% Other: Digital Workshops and Technical Proficiency; which will be class time spent working with the instructor and/or the digital lab technician learning and demonstrating file management, scanning, photoshop, print management, etc.




C01 - Demetrius Oliver

Tuesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.
Room 302

C02 - Fia Backstrom

Wednesdays, 7:30 - 10:20 p.m.
Room 302