PHTI-UT 1700 | 4 units
Through the Summer High School Program in Photography and Imaging, you will focus on using photo-based image-making for storytelling, communication, creative expression, personal exploration, and digital output. The course will address contemporary photographic culture and emphasize the development of individual voices and vision through assignment prompts and self-directed projects and research. You will gain the visual and verbal vocabulary to further articulate your interests in relation to visual culture through readings and discussions, exploration of online archives of museums around the world, viewing of artist presentations, and individual and group critiques of student work. Focusing on digital photo-based image making, students will learn the fundamental concepts and techniques of digital photographic equipment and processes well as the philosophy of digital photography. The course is geared to students with varying degrees of technical background. Technical lectures and tutorials will be presented on using DSLR cameras, working with Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom, editing and manipulating images, methods for outputting digital images, and more. Emphasis will be placed on the potential as using the Internet as a creative space to present photographs. The course will culminate with an online gallery of final student projects to be featured on the Photography & Imaging department website.
- Computer with strong internet connection
- DSLR that can capture RAW files and has manual settings. Mirrorless cameras can also be used as long as they can capture RAW files and can be adjusted manually.
- Adobe Cloud Photography (includes Photoshop and Lightroom)
- Hard drive or large flash drive to back up images