ARTS 241 - Analog Photography
An introduction to analog black and white photography, emphasizing creative expression and critical engagement with photography as a form of art. Students learn the basics of operating a 35mm camera, the principles of film exposure and processing, fundamental darkroom technique, and select alternative processes. Through study and experimentation students gain a material understanding of photography as the manipulation of light and time. Thematic projects – complimented by slide shows and readings – engage the tradition of documentary photography, as well as avant-garde experimentation, and constructed scenes. A limited number of cameras are available for checkout, when possible students are encouraged to provide their own 35 mm camera with manual focusing, aperture, and shutter speed adjustments and a light meter ($150 or so used). Additional student’s cost for materials is $200-$300.
Prerequisites: ARTS 100
Major/Minor Restrictions: None
Class Restriction: None
Area of Inquiry: Human Thought and Expression
Core Component: None
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