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

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): Joel Simon, John Lambert
Duration: 7 weeks
Format/Location: Live Online
Date(s): Jul 11—Aug 22
Class Recording Available: Yes
Class Meeting Day: Thursdays
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Class Meeting Time: 7:00—9:00 pm (PT)
Tuition: $430
   
Refund Deadline: Jul 13
 
Unit(s): 1
   
Enrollment Limit: 60
  
Status: Open
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Thursdays
Duration: 7 weeks
Time: 7:00—9:00 pm (PT)
Date(s): Jul 11—Aug 22
Unit(s): 1
Format/Location: Live Online
 
Tuition: $430
 
Refund Deadline: Jul 13
 
Instructor(s): Joel Simon, John Lambert
 
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
 
Enrollment Limit: 60
 
Recording Available: Yes
 
Status: Open
 
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. Actively integrating class themes and techniques 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.

This course is open to students of all skill levels. While cameras with manual controls will provide more versatility, all cameras, including mobile devices, are welcome in this course.

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. He has lectured on more than 65 trips with Stanford’s Travel/Study program. His work has been published in Vanity Fair, Time, GEO, Condé Nast Traveler, STANFORD magazine, and Sunset. His work can be viewed at joelsimonimages.com.

JOHN LAMBERT
Photographer

John Lambert has been photographing for over 50 years. He has a background in engineering and has embraced both digital capture and editing from their earliest beginnings, developing digital workflows since the late 1990s. Lambert's work has received numerous awards, including being selected for the annual Yosemite Renaissance Competition and Exhibition. His work can be viewed on Instagram @brightonjel and at lambertphotographic.com.

Textbooks for this course:

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