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Continuing Education

Telling a Story Through Photographs

July 7 - August 7, 2014  Check for other dates
Mon & Thurs 12:00pm-2:00pm
Anja Hitzenberger
$530  Fee Breakdown


Sorry, this course has been cancelled. Please contact our office to see if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.

Course Description

This class is for photographers who want to tell personal stories with their pictures and are interested in exploring ideas that could grow into long-term projects. Students develop strategies for building sequenced stories, and are free to choose between documentary, multimedia, or conceptual projects. Through critique, we learn how to create dynamic photographs with an emotional message and the elements needed to tell a story. We discuss compositional tools, aesthetic intentions, and effective editing. Throughout the class, students develop their own voice through their photographs. A comparative study of historical and contemporary photographers and filmmakers, from documentary to conceptual, is presented. Assignments are customized to each student's project.

prerequisite: photo I or portfolio review

Class Prep

For the first class, please bring about 20 samples of your work. If possible, please bring actual prints (at least 5" x 7" or larger), so that we can look at all of the images at once, with them laid out next to each other. Feel free to bring either a project you're currently working on or older work. If you bring your photos in digital format, please bring JPGs only (no raw files, no Lightroom catalogs please). You can bring them on a flash drive or external hard drive (no iPads or laptops please).

Please also bring one or two photos by a photographer who inspires you (this could be a book, postcards or digital files).

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