Photography Foundations, Analog + Digital (PHO2136.01)

Jonathan Kline

What does it mean to study photography at Bennington? This course explores a wide range of approaches to the medium and introduces students to the various photographic genres with an emphasis on contemporary practice. The first half of the class will be primarily devoted to black and white analog materials and processes, including an introduction to medium format cameras, studio hot lights, and light meters available at the College. The second half of term will be taught using dslr cameras provided by the school and Adobe Creative Suite. Course work will consist of readings, independent research, and work-share discussions which all students are expected to be engaged and contribute. Please note that this course will require additional materials to be purchased by the student, estimated to be around $100.

Learning Outcomes:
• become familiar with contemporary photographers working globally.
• become competent with both analog and digital capture.
• use imagination to solve creative assignments.
• engage with peers to make observations, give and take feedback on work in progress.
• recognize their shared role in cultivating an engaging, respectful learning community.

Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Course Level: 2000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: Once a year

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