Class Information

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Winter 2014 Class Time:
Monday & Wednesday 1:30-4:00

Professor Christine Lenzen
Walk-in Office Hours: Monday & Wednesday 11:00-12:30
By Appointment: Monday & Wednesday 12:30-1:00, Thursday 11:00-1:00
Office: Art & Design 268  Office Number: (906) 227-2162

Photo Lab Hours
M-TH: 9:00am-Midnight
Friday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Saturday: Noon-6:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm – Midnight

Course Description:
This class will primarily focus on extending students’ knowledge of digital media used to manipulate and enhance photographic images. Emphasis is placed on specialized image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom. The course will focus on control of the craft and aesthetic meaning of photographic imagery with an emphasis on concept development. Students will create a cohesive final project of professional quality using these new tools supported by critical discussions, reading, and research. Each student is expected to have working knowledge of how to use a Digital SLR camera.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, a student can:

  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of advanced software applications. This is evidenced through the technical quality of photographs produced during creative projects.
  • Show an understanding of advanced digital imaging workflow and tools. This is evidenced through the usage and implementation of related software (Adobe Lightroom).
  • Identify and describe contemporary issues and advanced professional practices pertaining to digital imaging culture. This will be evidenced through class discussions and responses to required readings.
  • Develop a framework and necessary vocabulary in order to critically engage in discussions and understanding of images. This will be evidenced through class critiques.
  • Synthesize learned skills to produce as a final project, a cohesive photographic body of work that meets professional standards. This will be evidenced through the successful completion of the semester project.