Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Digital Portfolios and the art of Photography: a lifetime skill and an essential tool in social science
Thus the second semester will open with skills and perspectives in photography. We will investigate the historical side - the earliest cameras and motion pictures - as well as the technical side - digital photo enhancement as well as storage. We will see the importance of photography in anthropology - investigations of disease, poverty, war, etc - as well as in politics (Ansel Adams and the national parks, Richard Nixon and the 1960 election).
You will learn to improve your effectiveness in
* composition (Get close!)
* lighting (Use side lighting.)
* photo essays (telling a story in more than one shot.)
We will look at video, too.