ARTS 252 Fall 2012 The Human Image: Photographing People and Their Stories

Cross Listed as INTR252
The single most photographed subject is the human form. The motivations and strategies for imaging faces and bodies, both individual and aggregate, are as varied as the subjects themselves. In this course, we will examine some of the many approaches used to photograph people. We?ll start by exploring self-portraiture, and progress to photographing others--both familiars and strangers, in the studio and in less controlled environments. We?ll end with a consideration of ?documentary? photography and other visual narratives. In each case, we?ll examine our reasons for making an image, and the methods available for achieving these goals. Thus, the class will have a significant technical component, dealing with the creative use of camera controls, the properties and uses of light, and digital capture and processing. We will also examine the conceptual and scientific bases for how we perceive and evaluate images. Students will initially use school-supplied digital cameras, and later have the option of using film.
Class Format: studio/lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: students will be expected a) to photograph extensively outside of scheduled class hours b) to participate in class discussion and in both oral and written critique, c) to present one paper, and d) to exhibit their work at the end of the semester
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Prerequisites: 200 level; students from all disciplines are welcome; previous photography experience is desirable, but not essential; However, permission of the instructor is required
Enrollment Preference: portfolio review; permission of the instructor
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Material and Lab Fees: lab fee of $250 to be added to the student's term bill
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
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Enrollment Limit: 10
Expected Enrollment: 10
Class Number: 1837
ARTS252-01(F) STU Human Image:People&Stories Division 1: Languages and the Arts Barry Goldstein
M 7:00 PM-9:40 PM Spencer PHOTO 1837
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