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PHOTO 10 W — The Daily Photograph: Developing Your Creative Intuition

Quarter: Spring
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): May 3—Jun 4
Refund Deadline: May 6
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $345
Instructor(s): Joel Simon
Limit: 55
Status: Open
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Flex Online(About Formats)
May 3—Jun 4
5 weeks
Refund Date
May 6
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Joel Simon
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
Access to imagery has never been easier than in our digital age. Our phones and cameras are capable of producing hundreds, thousands, maybe millions of photos, but to what end, and to what beginning? This online course is designed for photography enthusiasts who want to build a creative practice of making photos every day. In this course, you will conscientiously use a camera to explore your sense of vision and to enhance your ability to see—with or without a camera. The course will be centered on a curated series of daily photography prompts that you can respond to from wherever you are, using the camera of your choice (from an SLR to your mobile phone). The daily exercises will be designed to hone photographic intuition and develop visual fluency. Our online classroom will include a photo-friendly online gallery (available only to students enrolled in the course) in order to facilitate communication between students and the instructor as well as student-to-student interactions. While there will be inevitable discussion of various photographic techniques, this online course emphasizes the use of photography to foster creative visualization and awareness. In addition to making images, students will learn to see better—with and without a camera.

Students should have some previous photography experience and access to a camera (all cameras welcome), and should be willing and able to share their photos online in our private gallery. Because of the higher enrollment compared with a traditional photography course, students will not receive instructor feedback on every daily photography post. Students may request light instructor feedback on two finished photographs during the quarter.

Joel Simon, Documentary and Fine Art Photographer

Joel Simon studied with Leo Holub and has worked as an editorial and fine art photographer for four decades, with documentary assignments taking him to nearly every country around the globe. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, Time, GEO, Condé Nast Traveler, the Chicago Tribune, and Sunset. His photographs can be viewed at joelsimonimages.com.