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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): Jan 31—Mar 18
Refund Deadline: Feb 3
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $440
Instructor(s): Joel Simon
Limit: 60
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
Flex Online(About Formats)
Jan 31—Mar 18
7 weeks
Refund Date
Feb 3
1 Unit
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Joel Simon
Registration opens Nov 29, 8:30 am (PT)
This course will explore how to translate the fundamentals of photography into images that convey 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.

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. He has contributed to more than sixty-five trips with Stanford’s Travel/Study program. Simon’s work has been published in Vanity Fair, Time, GEO, Condé Nast Traveler, the Chicago Tribune, STANFORD magazine, 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.