Tools 1: Black & White

An introduction to the fundamental technical, aesthetic, and formal aspects of photography. This course is designed for anyone wishing to develop creative skills and an appreciation of photography as both a fine and applied art. Subjects covered will include: camera types and operation, film types and uses, basic film processing and photographic printing, exposure, composition, and lighting. Emphasis will be placed on learning to see photographically and translating personal vision into effective imagery. A brief overview of photo history and contemporary trends will provide a context for critique of student work. No previous experience with photography is required.