Understanding Fine Art PhotographyCourse taught by: Alexandra Opie
For nearly two hundred years, artists have used photography for a broad range of creative endeavors, from meditations on composition and the beauty of natural elements to expressions of personal experience and bold social critique. Bringing together practices of hands-on creative exploration, visual and textual analysis, this colloquium will investigate topics in fine art photography past and present. Within each area of focus, students will learn to analyze composition, technique and concepts involved in creating photographs. Through creative photographic work and critical writing, students will engage in dialogue with the ideas and methods of historical and contemporary photographers. No prior experience with photography or studio art is required though an interest in hands-on work is required.