The digital revolution has brought new possibilities for photographers, including a multitasking process that goes far beyond the creation and delivery of images. The centerpiece of this course is the creative process with all its components during all stages and steps; the aim is to create a conversation between conceptual ideas and practical applications. The course will assist students with crafting their individual photographic identity and discovering their niche in the fields of fashion, advertising, commercial, journalistic and art photography. Each student will work on a personal photographic concept that will be created and refined throughout the semester. In addition, professional aspects of photography will be addressed through topics such as networking, social media, portfolio presentation, assignment hunting, client relationships, execution and delivery. Professionals from the photo/film industry such as photographers, creative and art directors, art buyers, producers, etc., will visit the class to share their career experience and personal thoughts on the medium. Past guests have included photographers Jean-Pierre Laffont, Richard Kern, Bill Bernstein, Mitchell Gray, Henry Leutwyler; creative directors Julian Alexander and Hollis King; gallery director George Kocis; photographer and director Steven Sebring; photography director Ian Shaw; and executive vice president and global head of R/GA Studios Vin Farrell. NOTE: Please bring samples of your work to the first session.