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In an age where every 60 seconds 140,000 images are uploaded to Facebook, image production and literacy are more important than ever.  Learn how to use the photographic tools we already have with us everyday, to create compelling images, stories and videos that will cut through the digital clutter of our daily image feeds.  Using open source imaging software, app based editing tools and a host of image capture technologies, students will learn about basic photographic principles, composition, editing and distribution.  This hybrid course will take place both online and offline and will feature in person photographic demo sessions with Assistant Professor John Freyer from Department of Photography + Film at VCUarts and Tom Woodward the Associate Director, Learning Innovation VCU ALT Lab.  No specific camera is required. DSLR, Point & Shoot and Camera Phones can be used for this course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Using open source imaging software, app based editing tools and a host of image capture technologies, students will learn about basic photographic principles, composition, editing and distribution. Students will learn to channel their natural image production tendencies into a series of guided daily practice photographic exercises. Students will also learn about contemporary artists working in the medium of photography and related media.

COMMUNICATION:

We will maintain regular office hours in the Alt Lab at the Academic Learning Commons. Email is always a good way to get in contact with us. We generally return emails within 24 hours during the school week. Email sent at 5 pm on Friday will likely be answered on Monday.