PH 270


This course introduces students to the fast-paced world of sports photography. Camera techniques, lighting, subject material, query letters, and publication rights will be covered. The aim of this course is to advance the student’s skills in visual communications through the use of photography in single images, stories, or videos. Communication is the ultimate aim of photography and better communication skills make better photographers. Students will be expected to produce single images and stories on their own time for critique in the classroom and through that critique to improve their communication skills. The class will place emphasis on the skills and techniques of shooting images that engage and communicate with the reader. Students will be expected to have basic skills necessary to operate in the real world where available darkness is the rule and studio lighting gear is the exception. Since communication implies an audience, students will be encouraged to submit images and stories to various publications in both digital and print formats. Whenever possible students will be given assignments to shoot for various school outlets and credited for completed assignments.

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