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Photography I
ARST 252
Fall 2021
Section: 01  

This class is only intended for first year students. This is an introductory course to the methods and aesthetics of film-based and digital photography. The class is designed for students with no prior formal experience in photography, though it will still challenge those that are already versed in film and digital. The first few weeks of class will be devoted to comprehensive technical instruction including exposure, film processing, and darkroom enlargement. Subsequently, class time will be split between weekly critiques and lectures covering topics including visualization, reading and evaluating light, and photographic history. The shooting assignments are open ended and conceived to push each student to define their own visual interests as they continue to immerse themselves in the language of the medium. After fall break, we will switch to working digitally. Software instruction will include Lightroom and Photoshop, with significant time devoted to inkjet printing. The course will culminate in a final portfolio that will reflect the formal, technical, and conceptual experimentation that the students will engage in throughout the course.

***Please note that this is an intensive course with a significant work load. Students should expect to spend at least 15 hours outside of class on weekly shooting and production. Please feel free to reach out to the instructor at arudensky@wesleyan.edu if you have any questions.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ART
Course Format: StudioGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ARST)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on JUL-25-2024
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