Designed for students who have experience working with manual cameras and printing in the darkroom, this course offers an overview of tools and techniques basic to digital photographic practice and invites students to think critically about photography’s uses in to contemporary digital culture. Students will learn to shoot with digital SLR cameras, process raw files in Lightroom, make local adjustments, retouch and composite images in Photoshop, properly scan negatives, and produce digital portfolios and high quality inkjet prints. Readings will provide additional context and encourage reflection on the impact of recent technical and social innovations related to photography. Class time will include technical demonstrations and supervised practice, group critiques, and discussions. Assignments will be given on a weekly basis throughout most of the term, and self-directed final projects will allow students to creatively demonstrate their conceptual and technical skills as they explore their own questions and concerns. Please note that this course will require additional materials to be purchased by the student.