In this class, students will explore the visual language of digital photography using Rome as their studio. Rome's many layered history juxtaposed with its current global urban landscape offers a unique opportunity to photograph an important European city. The technical component of the class consists of mastering manual digital camera operation and exposure. Students also learn to use contemporary imaging software and to produce digitally-generated output. Students will gain an understanding of the aesthetic possibilities of photography through assignments, lectures on both historic and contemporary photographers, photo field trips in Rome, and visits to photo galleries and museums. Critiques are conducted through a shared website. Students will be expected to complete a final project in which they choose one aspect of Rome's multi-layered landscape to visually explore in depth. Prior to fall 2016, the course title was "Photography I."
This course is crosslisted with Journalism 3401 and Art 2603.