Course DescriptionStudents are introduced to the technical and creative demands of event photography. Genres touched on include weddings, music, and community and private events. Topics include interacting with clients, marketing yourself and negotiating rates, working on a shot list, and incorporating your own style and voice while taking into account client needs. Technical instruction covers lighting (natural vs. artificial), shooting comfortably and quickly on manual settings, and processing images. Class time consists of lecture, creative assignments, critique, and two weekend shoots where students get hands-on experience. By the end of the course, students should be able to show consistency in capturing successful images, and have several strong portfolio pieces.