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SART 2503 Introduction to Photography: Analog and Digital Photography
CEA Partner Institution: Santa Reparata International School of Art
Location: Florence, Italy
Primary Subject Area: Photography
Other Subject Area: Studio Arts
Instruction in: English
Course Code: ART 215 / SART 2503
Course Details: Level 200
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 90
Required Supplies: All students must have a SLR camera that permits manual adjustment of shutter speeds and apertures. All students are required to purchase photographic paper. It is recommended to bring all lenses, tripods and other equipment that belongs to your camera.
Students of this foundation photography course will explore the medium of analog and digital photography from a technical, conceptual and creative point of view. They will study the basics of SLR and DSLR camera operation, as well as learn film processing, black and white printing and imaging software and printing techniques. While establishing technical skills, students will investigate the possibilities of the photographic medium in order to better comprehend visual communication and personal expression. The course will examine topics such as urban landscape, portraiture, night-movement photography and some alternative techniques. Class time will be conducted both inside and on site and will include field trips, technical demonstrations, visits to museums, darkroom work, photoshop editing, in addition to individual and group critiques. All students must have an SLR and digital camera which functions in manual mode.