Columbia University Pre-College Summer Immersion
Photography: The Camera Craft

In this course students gain a hands-on understanding of the basic principles of photography, approaching it within the context of the fine arts.
Using their own DSLR or smartphone cameras, participants work on assignments and self-directed projects which touch on a diverse range of approaches to photography, with the goal of creating a final portfolio for web presentation at the course's conclusion. The course takes the form of both a seminar and a lab, and participants work on both individual and collaborative projects.
We focus on the critical context of photography and its broad conceptual applications. Critical issues in art are addressed in the form of short seminars designed to generate meaningful debates as a context for studio work.
Upon conclusion of the course, students will have completed a web-based portfolio to showcase their new bodies of work.
Participants are expected to have their own cellphone cameras or DSLR’s and access to Adobe Photoshop and Bridge (free trials are generally available).

Columbia University Pre-College Summer Immersion
 Photography: The Camera Craft