Course description: ART 207 – Digital Photography II
Building on lessons from ART 206 (Digital Photography I), ART 207 takes a closer look at digital photography, introducing you to the basic concepts of the medium as a form of creative expression through readings, lectures and demonstrations. With an emphasis on students’ own creative practice, the class gives you a chance to showcase and build on your photography skills through regular shooting assignments and critiques.
When you’re not in the field, you’ll learn about the technical, aesthetic and conceptual aspects of digital photography and explore how meaning is created in a digital photograph. ART 207 also takes a critical eye to the photography world as a whole, examining the ways the increased speed of creation and dissemination have led to the ubiquity of photography.
Along the way, you’ll hone core photography skills, such as digital editing, proper camera controls and optimizing your workflow. You’ll also study media theory in relation to digital imaging technology. Assignments cover topics including appropriation, social media, surveillance, and vernacular and ritual photography, and there is a strong emphasis on critique.