Exploring Contemporary Fine Art Photography with Thomas Michael Alleman

Thursdays, September 19th - October 24th, 2013, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Contemporary Photography is a process of transforming ideas into images, and images into objects.  The photographer acts as a channel to which this progression can evolve. This six-week course will investigate this process and use of photography as a tool for individual expression – not just in terms of innovative composition and interesting camera techniques, but more importantly, as an exploration into the fundamental principles of contemporary visual art.

We begin by examining the works of prominent photographers as well as other visual artists, thereby developing an aesthetic vocabulary and a working knowledge of visual syntax applicable to the study of both art history and popular culture. We will also study classic and contemporary styles of fine art photography through a series of conceptual assignments which will emphasize creative freedom and conceptual impact. Through weekly assignments, students will be encouraged to survey various different compositional and technical approaches to consider which would best exemplify the power of their own visual voice.

At the end of the course students will possess a greater appreciation of photography as a fine art form and a deeper knowledge of their own artistic expression. See more at: http://www.ssreg.com/juliadean/classes/classes.asp?courseid=24653&catid=3286#sthash.TpqnIWF3.dpuf