This online studio course introduces students to the aesthetic and theoretical implications of digital photography. Emphasis will be on gaining competency with digital equipment and techniques so that students can learn to express themselves and their ideas through the medium. Considerable time will be spent learning to use Photoshop as a tool to both edit and manipulate photographs. Slide lectures, readings, visiting artists, and class discussions of student work will augment the technical curriculum and help students build a critical and conceptual understanding of contemporary photography. Students will be provided with a digital camera if they do not already own one as well as with the necessary software for the class.