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ARTS 195: Digital Photography is an introduction to contemporary photography using digital methods. The course is appropriate for non-majors who wish to develop an understanding of visual concepts while using a camera, individuals who have used other artistic media and would like to experiment with cameras and digital approaches to imaging, and majors/minors in art. The course will cover use of digital and film cameras, Adobe Photoshop for editing and printing workflows, and high-quality inkjet printing. The course will emphasize printing of images on paper as an expressive medium. We will examine the history of color use in photography and we will discuss contemporary practitioners of photography in a variety of genres. Equipment and Materials You should have a digital camera that will allow you to adjust exposure and focus. The department does have a few digital cameras, which may be used when available, but you will be better served if you have your own digital camera. There are tripods available for your use. You will have 24-hour access to a sixteen-station print lab. The lab fee covers the use of all lab equipment and printing ink. Standard-size printing paper will be provided although you will likely want to purchase your own large-format or specialty papers to supplement the paper that will be provided.
Dates: May 22 - June 16, 2017; Lab Fee $100; This is a 3-credit studio art course which requires more contact hours than a conventional course.
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