Without creative vision, a photograph is just an everyday record of an event. With vision, however, a photograph can go beyond being a snapshot, and convey emotion, tell a story, or express the depth and meaning of your unique way of looking at the world.
In this class, we’ll use different exercises to stimulate our creativity, discuss and illustrate good composition, look at lots of photographs to see what works and what doesn’t, explore the elements of a photographer’s “toolbox,” and talk about workflow and good habits to learn and practice.
We’ll break up the classroom discussion with a photo shoot at nearby Rose Hill Manor, with its beautiful fields, log cabin, barns, and so on. You’ll have a chance to practice what we’ve talked about in the classroom.
You should leave this class with new ideas for how to make your photographs more interesting and reflective of your ideas, interests, and passions. All cameras are welcome, though some of the techniques we’ll be discussing will be based on the semi-automatic or manual modes found in a DSLR or mirrorless camera.
This class will be taught at Frederick Community College in Frederick, MD, and will be listed in the 2019 Fall Semester catalog. https://www.frederick.edu/