4 credits (core, levels 1,2)

This course introduces the concepts and methods of developing a series of images that enhance and challenge students’ personal vision and visual vocabulary within the medium.  There are weekly slide lectures for the first half of the term to illustrate various genres and movements within photography, including: Light, The Photographer’s Eye, Landscape and Response to Place, Portraits and Self Portraits and Documentary work and the Decisive Moment.  Weekly shooting assignments are given with in-depth critiques of the work to follow. The course will help the student develop a familiarity with and appreciation for the major genres within photography as well as an understanding of photographic and camera vision.  Each student will work on a small portfolio for the term based on the weekly shooting assignments and personal interests.