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PHOTO 33 — Intermediate Photography

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Mondays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 22—Mar 19
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Feb 4
Units: 2
Tuition: $600
Instructor(s): Adam Katseff
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on February 19
6:30—9:30 pm
Jan 22—Mar 19
8 weeks
Drop By
Feb 4
2 Units
Adam Katseff
Please Note: No class on February 19
This course is a hands-on exploration of both analogue and digital photography as contemporary art, focusing on strengthening your personal portfolio of images as well as your photographic voice. After a quick review of basic camera operation and editing techniques, we will focus on refining your image-making process and work with advanced image processing for printing. We will also review digital photographic technologies including digital capture, film scanning, and inkjet printing. As you expose and print your photographs, we will discuss the technical, compositional, and conceptual aspects of your work in a series of group critiques. These discussions, in addition to readings, lectures, and screenings, will deepen your knowledge of photography’s history, as well as its trajectory within the context of contemporary art.

A prior understanding of basic camera operation and image editing is recommended for those taking this course. A digital camera with manual controls, or a film camera with the ability to scan the film is required. Students must also have a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom installed.

This is the second in a sequence of three courses on the technical aspects of picture making. The first course (Fall) was an introduction. This course (Winter) centers on developing a personal style of picture making with group critiques. The third course (Spring) is geared toward building a strong portfolio. While these courses build upon one another, each course can be taken independently as well.

Adam Katseff, Fine Art Photographer

Adam Katseff’s work has been shown internationally, most recently at the Sasha Wolf Gallery, the Nevada Museum of Art, and the Phoenix Art Museum. His work can be found in numerous public and private collections, and he received the inaugural INFOCUS Sidney Zuber Photography Award. He is represented by Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco. Katseff received an MFA from Stanford. His work can be viewed at adamkatseff.com.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.