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

Quarter: Winter
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 7 weeks
Date(s): Feb 1—Mar 19
Drop Deadline: Feb 4
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $365
Instructor(s): Joel Simon
Limit: 45
Status: Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
Winter
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Feb 1—Mar 19
7 weeks
Drop By
Feb 4
1 Unit
Fees
$365
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Joel Simon
Limit
45
Registration opens Nov 30, 8:30 am (PT)
Please Note: Some of our refund deadlines have changed. See this course's drop deadline above and click here for the full policy.
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 portraits, and photo essays that reveal your unique impression of a destination. We will see how lenses of different focal lengths portray the same scene in different ways, and how shutter speeds and apertures can be used to interpret time and space. We 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. Additional topics include 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. Throughout the course, you will have opportunities to share your images online with others in the class. We also will cover how to store photos when traveling as well as editing, archiving, and sharing photos once you return home. Integrating class themes and techniques actively into your photography, you will be encouraged to evolve your unique photographic vision, whether you plan to travel around the corner or around the world.

While cameras with manual controls will provide more versatility, all cameras, including mobile device cameras, are welcome in this course. Along with weekly one-hour Zoom sessions, much of the instruction will be presented through online written and video content.

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.