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PHOT 2130 Cultural Photography

OVERVIEW

CEA Partner Institution: Veritas University
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Primary Subject Area: Photography
Other Subject Area: Cultural Studies
Instruction in: English
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 48

DESCRIPTION

The course offers the acquisition of basic photographic skills as a means of cultural exploration. Through practice exercises and field trips aiming to apply the information provided through lectures, students will consciously explore Costa Rican culture through the creation of photographic images and essays. Students will be able to consciously create photographs that document aspects of Costa Rican Culture through Portraiture and Landscapes.

Objectives:
*Have a clear knowledge of the basic principles of photography to consciously handle a digital photographic camera.
*Have a basic notion of the importance and the structure of the photographic documentary essay.
*Have a basic knowledge of the principles of photographic composition and lighting.
*Perform basic manipulations through Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Camera Raw.
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