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Domestic Still Life Photography (Online)

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Online, Nov 2 - Dec 14 | Asynchronous | No Class: 11/23
ages 18+ | Online | 2020/CF-PHO-0625 ( Class is almost Full )
18 contact hours | 0 credits | tuition $400


Still life—a work of art that depicts ordinary inanimate objects either natural or man-made—as subject matter has origins in oil painting. The genre has also become a powerful means of telling compelling visual narratives through photography. This course is not a technical studio course: emphasis is on developing imagery with the power to tell both simple and sophisticated stories of a more personal and narrative nature. Work is focused on developing a conceptual approach to choosing, composing, illuminating and photographing set-ups. An introduction to the still life genre will consist of looking at current and historical practitioners, along with discussion about the technical aspects of lighting and settings. Students are given various exercises to execute, using things they have at home, working toward individual narratives. Each week there will be a new assignment and then students will share what they did with the group the following session. Each student in this class will create their own blog; the blog will serve as the means to look at everyone’s work as well as a repository for capturing each individual approach to photographing still life.

- This is an asynchronous online course with no live class sessions or set meeting times. The course will include video presentations, detailed tutorials and discussion forums. Assignments will be sequenced so that one leads to the next and will include project deadlines. Students receive individualized support for idea development and critique of work. To keep pace with the course, students should expect to log in daily to CE Link, our online course management platform.
- A camera with manual controls that can be mounted on a tripod is recommended.
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Applies to: PG-E

  • Name: Sally Bozzuto (Bio)