Spring 2009
Fully Enrolled

ARTS 627
The Digital Darkroom: Technique and Image


01/26/2009 - 05/04/2009
Monday 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM

Science Tower 72; Science Tower 137

This course will explore the transition of traditional photographic processes into digital formats. The students will be introduced to a variety of Photoshop techniques, while developing their own vision and building a portfolio of personal images. Topics will include creating a digital workflow, color correction, making selections, working with layers, and archival inkjet printing. In addition the course will include lectures on reading light, visualization, photographic design, editing and sequencing images, as well as on historic and contemporary photographic work. Though the course will cover technical aspects of digital photography, this is an art course and special attention will be put on the integral connection between self-expression and technique.

The text will consist of informal handouts that will be available in class on a daily basis. No other text will be required.

Emphasis will be put on shooting done outside of class: students will be asked to shoot one hundred images for each meeting, which will be reviewed by the instructor. The final portfolio will consist of 12 technically competent and visually strong images printed by the student.

This class can accommodate a wide range of experience, but it is expected that the students have prior knowledge of camera operation and be familiar with the Mac platform. Although not a requirement, it is highly recommended that a digital single-lens reflex camera will be used during the course.

Additional fee: $150

Enrollment is limited to 14 students. This course is not open to auditors.

A syllabus for this course is available at:
Course Syllabus

Sasha Rudensky (B.A. Wesleyan University; MFA Yale School of Art) is visiting assistant professor of art. She was the recipient of the Mortimer Hays Brandeis Traveling Fellowship in 2004-2005, which resulted in the series Remains. She is currently working on a portrait series Demons. Her work has been shown in Danziger Projects, New York; Gallery 339, Philadelphia; Rooke Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa; Jen Bekman Gallery, New York and others. Click here for more information about Sasha Rudensky.


Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Studio

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 14

Texts to purchase for this course:

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