PHOT 2003 – 02, COLOUR PHOTO I
FALL: Thursdays at 11:50 with John Jones
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This studio-based course explores the creative use of colour in contemporary photography. Students are introduced to both analog and digital methodologies. Areas covered are colour light theory, image formation in film and digital, exposure and colour balance fundamentals, proper selection of colour and transparency films, chemical colour printing, digital colour capture, digital device calibration and printing from digital files. Hands-on practice is supplemented by presentations, lectures and critiques of student work. Aesthetic issues and trends are discussed.
PHOT 4011 – 01, CONCEPTUALISM IN PHOTOGRAPHY
FALL: Tuesdays at 6:30 with Lee Henderson
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Supported by investigation of the postmodern histories of conceptualism in lens-based media, this course will address practices which are initiated by conceptual frameworks, emphasizing discussion of Canadian artists working with photographic imaging and light. It will problematize conventions of photographic tradition, encouraging reflection on the nature of photography as a medium. Students develop their own tactics for engaging in conceptual strategies, producing self-directed projects while being encouraged to consider photography broadly and critically. The course assumes a proficiency with photo-imaging processes so that conceptual explorations can be unfettered by technical limitations.