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Photography

  • Focuses on techniques aesthetics, and business operations
  • Examines emerging trends in photography
  • Offers instruction for all levels

Whether you want to gain basic photography skills or expand your expertise and sell your work, these courses provide you with the proficiency and techniques to transform your photographs into art. Courses for beginners provide an overview of the fundamentals of digital cameras and photographic composition. Advanced courses go beyond shutter and aperture, focusing on specific techniques and postproduction processing. Essential instruction is provided in business operations including marketing, copyrighting your work, and pricing strategies.

Advanced Photography: Mastering Camera and Image

Refine your creative and technical skills with a camera, and further develop your understanding of the visual language of photography.

2019 Spring
1 section

Creative Smartphone Photography: Turn Your Photos into Art

Explore the creative process of photography in a dynamic and nonlinear fashion, and create photographic art to display in a one-night show.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

In Print: Creating and Designing a Photographic Exhibit as a Photography Book

Curate a virtual group exhibit of your own and your classmates’ photography, and then create an accompanying photographic book.

2019 Spring
1 section

Photographing New York City from Remarkable Locations

Gain a better understanding of photographic techniques and best practices, and then apply them to your work at unique sites around New York City.

2019 Spring
1 section

Photography: From Beginner to Exhibitor

Receive critiques, guidance, encouragement, and the necessary technical assistance to achieve your goals in photography.

2018 Fall
+ 1 more semester
2 sections

Photography: The Basics

If you are new to photography and digital media, then develop these skills by taking snapshots, portraits, and street and travel photographs.

2018 Fall
1 section

Mastering the Art of Street Photography

Explore street photography and learn the basic photographic, compositional, and perceptual skills it requires.

2018 Fall
1 section

Photography: New York at Twilight

Explore the moment of light and shadow at twilight, and learn to observe the nuances of contrasts and change from daylight to dusk.

2018 Fall
1 section

Beyond the Snapshot

Achieve your creative potential by moving beyond the automatic mode of the camera and developing the skills to take great photographs.

Photography: The Portrait Project

Clarify your vision, integrate technical skills with intuitive spontaneity, and harness insight as you create compelling portraits.