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Focus on Photography

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Spring 2010
Architecture 98/198
2 Unit(s)

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About the Course:

Focus on Photography is an introductory photography course that will teach beginning photographers the technical and artistic concepts necessary to advance their photography. Classes will be primarily based on lectures, group critiques, demos and hands-on exercises. Graded material consists of the final portfolio, homework, one quiz and group participation, including attendance.

The primary focus of this class, aside from teaching you the fundamentals, is the development of your portfolio. Each student will submit a portfolio proposal, visualize his or her desired photos, receive group feedback via critiques, and apply the knowledge acquired through this class to his or her work.

Digital cameras are preferred, but film cameras are suitable as well. However, an SLR-type camera is required for this class. SLRs are the big, professional-looking cameras that have interchangable lenses. Unfortunately, compact point-and-shoot cameras will not be acceptable for this class. If you can't remove your camera's lens, it's not an SLR.

In order to pass this class, you need a grade of 70% or higher.

Grading Evaluation

50% - Portfolio

30% - Assignments

10% - Quiz

10% - Participation

How to Enroll:

Class will be held weekly:

Wednesdays, 4:00-6:00PM in 170 Wurster

Routine attendance, as well as staying for the entirety of the class, is important. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accommodate students who need to come late or leave early due to other engagements.

Enrollment into the class will be determined by an application process. Applications will be collected during the first class meeting (orientation). In order to apply for the class, you must attend the first meeting. Unfortunately, we will not be accepting any early or late applications. We'll update this page when we have more details on the enrollment procedure.

Check out our class website for more details!

The first class meeting will be on February 3rd starting at 4:00PM in 170 Wurster.

Course Contact: ntng AT berkeley.edu

Website: http://focusonphotography.wordpress.com/

Faculty Sponsor: Charles Benton

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