Summer 2004
Fully Enrolled

ARTS 627
Digital Photography

Giammatteo,John A.

06/28/2004 - 08/11/2004
Tuesday & Thursday 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Science Tower 72

Digital photography offers an ever-growing range of techniques and new aesthetic possibilities to the visual artist. Many of the traditional elements of film-photography are important to digital photography: use of light, manipulation of color spectrum and tonal values, the aesthetics of composition, and post-exposure manipulation of the image. When using the computer instead of the darkroom, the speed of the creative process can be much faster, but the process of choosing what to photograph, at which angle, in what light, and then choosing how to manipulate the elements of the image for printing, remains the creative art. In this course, we will study the differences between film and digital photography, along with the technical methods and creative processes necessary to successfully translate our captured images to print.

Students will meet in the computer lab for lecture, instruction, and hands-on practice of Photoshop techniques. Students will spend time outside of class shooting images that will be used in class assignments and in their final portfolios. Class assignments and the final portfolio will be used to grade the students work.

A basic understanding of photography and computers is helpful. A computer with Adobe Photoshop is very helpful but not necessary if you are willing to work in the University computer clusters. Students will need to have a digital camera with at least three megapixels and a sensor that is capable of manual exposure settings. Additional course fee (for ultra-high resolution ink-based color laser printing: $125.

John Giammatteo (B.A. Wesleyan University) is visiting instructor of art at Wesleyan University and a professional photographer.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 13

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