This class is an introductory course in the technical, aesthetic, and conceptual foundations of photography. With an emphasis on the student’s own creative practice, this course will explore the basics of digital photography and its history through regular shooting assignments, demonstrations, critique, lectures, and readings. No prior photography experience is required. 

The course is designed to balance the acquisition of new skills through lectures, demonstration and in class exercises with weekly independent assignments. Students are expected to be shooting an average of 36 images per week to produce at least 4 new images to show per critique. While the subject matter for the photographs is completely open, students will be given prompts throughout the semester to respond to. Images presented should be edited appropriately and submitted to meet the required specifications.