This course will focus on the formal concerns of image-making for fine art photographers: powerful compositions that fill the frame with grace and tension, and exceptional lighting that has the ability to transmute the ordinary into a thing of photographic beauty. Through presentations on a variety of master photographers, students will learn how to deconstruct the fundamental decisions that make compelling compositions while using the frame to convey meaning and emotion. Students will be given lessons designed to enhance an awareness of photographic seeing and the nuances of light. Assignments will stress the grammatical components of photography with the intention of understanding how to deepen photographic insights and make pictures that more accurately reflect our intentions. NOTE: Please bring a brief written proposal for a personal project you want to pursue to the first session.
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