PHOTO 61 — The Well-Rounded Photographer: An Introduction to Portraits, Nature Photography, and Other Genres
As we explore the different genres, we will hone our skills in creating meaningful, insightful, and intelligent images. We will go beneath the obvious of what is presented to us, and, through composition and subject, we will create engaging photographs that impart a strong sense of identity, style, and emotion. Whatever you choose to photograph, the goal will be to create images that will surprise the viewer by going beyond what something simply looks like and revealing how it feels to actually “be there.” Weekly assignments, in-class reviews of student work, and two field trips to Half Moon Bay and San Francisco will refine your abilities in these areas of photographic concentration.
A digital camera, preferably a DSLR, is required. In addition,
students will need either a wide-angle to telephoto
zoom lens, or two lenses (a wide-angle and a short telephoto).
Students will need camera flash cards with at least
8 gigabytes of memory, access to a computer with photo
editing capabilities, and a 4- to 8-gigabyte thumb drive.
Field trip transportation will be the responsibility of the student.