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Assignment 1 - Painterly Imagery and Straight Photography

Create 5 images, four prints, and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use a film-based camera to grasp the basics of photography and to use straight photography in a painterly way.

Reading 1 Light and Lens: Photography and the Digital Age, Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008.
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pp 62-63, 77-85, 87(start with Shutter)-90
Ignore digital references


Assignment Details

Assigned Tuesday, January 8 - Class 1

Images and contact sheet Due Tuesday January 22 - Class 5
Prints Due Tuesday January 24 - Class 6
Reading Due Tuesday January 15 - Class 3




Assignment 2 - History Revision and Basic Digital

Create 5 images, four prints, and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use basic point and shoot digital cameras and digital manipulation (if you want) to make a body of work that rewrites history.

Reading 2
Light and Lens: Photography and the Digital Age, Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format - Jerome Library - Electronic Reserve
pp 64-76, 85-87, 90-98

"Pedro Meyer's Documentary Fictions,"Metamorphoses, Photography in the Electronic Age, Jonathan Green, Aperture, 1994.
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Assignment Details

Assigned Thursday, January 24th
Images and contact sheet Due Thursday, February 07th
Prints Due Tuesday, Feb 12th
Reading Due
* Light and Lens reading Due Jan 29th
* Pedro Meyer reading due Jan 31




Assignment 3 - Fauxtography and Fabrication using High End Digital

Create 5-8images, four prints (one of which you will make), and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use advanced cameras and digital manipulation (if you want) to make a body of work that is a fabrication and plays with the idea of photographic truth.

Reading 3
The Reconfigured Eye, Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era, William J. Mitchell, MIT Press, 1992.
Chapter 3 - Intention and Artifice

Assignment Details

Assigned Thursday, February 7th

Images and contact sheet Due February 26th
Prints Due February 21-28
Reading Due
* Wm Mitchell Reading, part I Due Tuesday, Feb 12th
* Wm Mitchell Reading, part II Due Tuesday, Feb 19th





Assignment 4 - The Mundane, Snapshots, and Cell Phone Cameras



Create 5-8images, four prints, and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use the camera on a cell phone to capture or document the mundane using the snapshot aesthetic.

Reading 4

"Phantasm: Digital Imaging and the Death of Photography,"Metamorphoses, Photography in the Electronic Age, Geoffrey Batchen, Aperture, 1994.

Assignment Details

Assigned Tuesday, Feb 26th

Images and contact sheet Due March 18th
Prints Due March 20th, critique on March 25th
Reading Due March 13th, in class graded discussion
* Phantasm: Digital Imaging and the Death of Photography



Assignment 5 - The Old and New with Digital Negatives and Van Dyke Brown

Create 4 to 8 images and 4 Van Dyke Brown prints.
In order to do this, you will need to create digital negatives. Stronger works will go together as a body of images.

Assignment Details

Assigned Tuesday, March 18th

4 to 8 Images and contact sheet Due in class folder April 1st
4 or more Prints Due April 1st





Final: Your Artistic Voice

Create and print 6 to 8 images (or more) that read as a body of work.

Assignment Details

Assigned Tuesday, March 31

6 to 8 Images and contact sheet Due in class folder April 22nd
All images as Prints Due April 22nd
NOTE: Final critiques will be on April 22nd and 24th