Photography students learn the techniques of camera operation and digital processing. In addition, students learn the aesthetics of photography, not only to better appreciate the work of professionals and the masters of the field, but also to make better photographs themselves.

Although Photography is not an unusually difficult course, it is time consuming and expensive, especially if the student wants to get the most out of it. You must have the use of a digital camera with adjustments for focus, aperture, and shutter speed. There is a $50 lab fee connected to the course which mostly covers ink for the color printers.

Students are expected to approach their assignments with thought, care, and above all patience. Patience is key—often trying to rush through an assignment will lead to diminishing returns and the student will have to spend more time on it than if it was taken slowly. Lab times are especially important in this course—many of the techniques require hands-on instructions not possible to cover in the text or lectures.

For those interested in analogue photography, there is a small black and white darkroom available. I can point you to resources outlining how to use it.

Lectures (in a new window)
These are old lectures from a few revisions ago. They are largely replaced by the text, but may be of interest.
CAMERA & PROCESSING BASICS
LENS
SENSOR
APERTURE
SHUTTER SPEED
IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS IN PHOTOSHOP (sheet)
19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY
COLOR MANAGEMENT

Text for Course (PDFs in a new window)
ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK
(Medium—48 Megabytes) ANOTHER PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK (Large—95 Megabytes)




Projects from Past Terms (Payne's sections):

These are projects which I tend to give repeatedly, but the requirements for them do change. Use them as a rough guide. Also, some projects do not have examples here. They just change too often for it to be useful for you.

Projects from past terms:
EDGE & LIGHT
UP DOWN & NEAR FAR
INTERESTING THINGS
PORTRAIT
COLOR
MULTIPLE IMAGES
HORSE SALE
INTERACTION
BODY
SELF PORTRAIT
Experimental Etcetera
FINAL

Experiments & Small Assignments
FOCUS
BRACKETING
APERTURE
SHUTTER SPEED
Light Painting
Panorama
PDF Portfolios



Other Help Material (PDFs in a new window)

ART LAB PRINTER INSTRUCTIONS
GRAPHICS LAB PRINTER INSTRUCTIONS