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

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Oct 11—Nov 12
Refund Deadline: Oct 14
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $345
Instructor(s): Joel Simon
Limit: 55
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Open
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Flex Online(About Formats)
Oct 11—Nov 12
5 weeks
Refund Date
Oct 14
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 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 through 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 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 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, and should be willing and able to share their photos online in the class's 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.

Documentary and Fine Art Photographer

Joel Simon studied with Leo Holub and has worked as an editorial and fine art photographer for four decades. 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.

Textbooks for this course:

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