Gain experience in creative narrative concept planning and concept development
Complete a personal Photographic Narrative and Lifestyle Essay demonstrating a personal vision
Explore principles of image editing, sequencing and narrative development in post-production
Develop a personal creative interest and vision in class assignments
About this course:
This course focuses on essential tools and techniques for communicating an effective and compelling narrative through photography. Students will develop a unique photographic storytelling perspective and define their personal narrative voice. Lectures will introduce students to a fundamental understanding of visual narrative structure while also identifying distinctly photographic storytelling techniques such as linear and non-linear narratives, effective image sequencing and editing, compositional strategies for visual storytelling, point-of-view perspectives, and journalistic photography techniques. Course assignments will provide practical experience in defining a personal point of view, effective pre-production and planning, creative set styling, lighting for dramatic effect, dynamic interactions with subjects, and professional digital image workflows. Instruction also covers the use of smartphone cameras, social media integration, as well as use of the Adobe RAW workflow editing environment.