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PHOTO 226 — Travel Photography: Around the Corner and Around the World

Quarter: Fall
Day(s): Tuesdays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 6 weeks
Date(s): Oct 23—Dec 4
Time: 6:30 – 9:00 pm
Drop Deadline: Nov 5
Units: 2
Tuition: $520
Instructor(s): Joel Simon
Limit: 20
Status: Closed
Please Note: No class on November 20. Field trip: Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
6:30 – 9:00 pm
Oct 23—Dec 4
6 weeks
Drop By
Nov 5
2 Units
Joel Simon
Please Note: No class on November 20. Field trip: Saturday, November 10, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
This course will explore how to translate the fundamentals of photography in a way that conveys a sense of place. We will discuss how to create expressive landscapes, environmental portraiture, and photographic essays that reveal your unique impression of a destination. You will learn how to do preparatory research, select and pack equipment appropriate for your destination, improvise on the road, anticipate action, and apply familiar rules of composition to unfamiliar scenes. Additionally, you will explore how different focal lenses portray scenes in different ways, and how shutter speeds and apertures can be used to create your unique interpretation of time and space. You will learn how to use people or other elements to show scale, photograph in low light, capture action and activity, and make images from different perspectives. Integrating digital tools, we will cover how to store content while traveling as well as editing, archiving, and sharing photographs once you return home. Through carefully chosen nearby field assignments and completion of a personal project, we will work to develop your unique photographic vision, whether you plan to travel around the corner or around the world.

This course is for students of all levels, although some prior experience with photography and computers is required. Students should have access to a digital camera. The course also includes a one-on-one session with the instructor (December 1 or December 2), to be scheduled after the course begins. Field trip transportation will be the responsibility of the student.

Joel Simon, Documentary and Fine Art Photographer

Joel Simon 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.