THE SNAP OVERVIEW

English class
3.5 hours
Small group
Course no: TSO

Does making a good picture start with intent and pre-visualization, or simply with some kind of instinctual desire to capture an image?

How does one balance the technical decisions involved in a photograph, such as depth of field and shutter speed, with framing, focusing and shooting? Can we leave these decisions up to the camera's algorithms?

This course describes the steps that happen within the very short moment of making a photograph; analyses them, and organizes them according to different photography styles.

By finding the helpful parameters within a camera and suggesting shooting methods, the course's goal is to simplify the picture-taking process and stimulate regular practice that enables progressively better photographs by intent, not by chance.

REQUIREMENTS
- Camera capable of manually setting shutter speed, aperture and focus
- Familiarity with your camera's menus and functions
- Camera's user guide (in-depth version)

OBJECTIVES
- isolate and control the technical elements in play while taking a photograph
- develop individual methods to enhance personal practice

COURSE ORGANIZATION
- Theoretical and technical exposés
- Practical exercises in class
- Q&A and discussions

 

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