The Art and Science of Photography with C.S. DeBose
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The Art and Science of Photography with C.S. DeBose

A guide through the terrain of science and light we call "Photography," and the beautiful visual language we use.
4.1 (15 ratings)
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194 students enrolled
Created by Camille S. DeBose
Last updated 8/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make great photographs using any kind of camera.
  • Learn to use visual language
  • Practice special techniques
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Requirements
  • Photography is an active practice. You'll need your own camera but you'll also need to set aside time each week to engage with the assignments of this course. The assignments often require you to go out into the world and make photos.
Description

Do you want to learn to make photographs that are beautiful but also deeply meaningful? Visual language and social context give us the extra ingredients we need to deepen our photography and create art. Learning to make strong photographs is not only a fantastic skill but it's also a lifelong practice that can grow with you and deepen your experience of the visual world.

Most of human communication is nonverbal.

The colors, shapes, and symbols we see in the world are a huge part of how we understand reality. I want to teach you all about that.

This course is made up of 7 modules that will give you a strong foundation in photographic technique. We'll explore:

Why we make photos:

  • Photographic foundations
  • Learning to critique

How photographs function:

  • Chiaroscuro technique
  • Design elements

How symbolic are our lives?

  • Line, Shape, and Texture
  • Unity, Dominance, and Balance

Dust, Mist, and Snow:

  • The Exposure Triangle

Silhouette:

  • An introduction to Silhouette
  • Reminder of Design elements

Still Life:

  • An introduction to Still Life
  • A brief discussion of color and white balance

Portraits:

  • Self-portraiture

Long Exposure:

  • Color

This course will teach you how to execute specific photographic techniques like Chiaroscuro, Silhouette, and Long Exposure. This course will also teach you how to create photographs with more symbolic depth and meaning.

What are the requirements?

  • An interest in photography
  • An interest in visual language
  • Any kind of camera

What is the target audience?

  • New Photographers
  • Intermediate photographers
  • Hobbyists
  • Experienced photographers who want to add symbolic depth
  • Bloggers who want to create stronger images
  • Parents who want to capture their children more beautifully
  • Travelers who want to photograph where they roam
  • Whiz Kids
  • High school students with an interest in visual art
  • College students with an interest in visual art
Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for students who want to explore the science of light and the visual language of images. No prior photography coursework is necessary.
  • This course is also designed for seasoned photographers who want to deepen their engagement with photographic practice and explore new techniques
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Curriculum For This Course
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Getting to know me and the journey we will take!
3 Lectures 05:30

How is this course different from other photography courses?
03:08

Meet your instructor!
01:32
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Why do we make photos?
5 Lectures 18:20
Why do we make photos?
07:38

The Art of Photography: Why we make
12 pages

A foundational chat
08:36

The Science of Photography: A Closer look at ISO
17 pages

Train your eye: Light!
02:06
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How do photographs function?
4 Lectures 15:48
How do photographs function?
03:21

Introduction to Chiaroscuro: Natural light
04:54

The Science of Photography: A closer look at Shutter
11 pages

Lighting for Chiaroscuro: artificial light
07:33
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Symbols and meaning
5 Lectures 28:52
Light!
12:31

The Art of Photography: Symbol
17 pages

Portraiture
12:10

The Science of Photography: A closer look at Aperture
8 pages

Photography and Social Context
04:11
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Silhouette: Introduction
4 Lectures 13:09
Silhouette
03:13


The Science of photography: Bracketing
7 pages

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The air isn't always clear, and that's a good thing!
3 Lectures 07:35
The air is not always clear
05:19

The Science of Photography: Fog Rain Snow
14 pages

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More photographic techniques
4 Lectures 14:11
Macro Photography: A first look
00:59

Still Life
03:07

Long Exposure
08:16

A brief farewell...
01:49
About the Instructor
Camille S. DeBose
4.1 Average rating
15 Reviews
194 Students
1 Course
Open your mind and I'll show you some things!

C. S. DeBose is an academic photographer and filmmaker. She has a Masters degree in Sociology and an MFA in Cinema. After teaching for several years at DePaul University and finishing film school she founded SocMedia films with her husband and partner Colin. She now teaches social science, and photography, and makes the occasional film.

If she's not holding a book in her hand, she's holding a camera and if she's not holding a camera she's holding a book. Her favorite pastime is dragging her sons off on photographic adventures and creating awesome visual worlds.

You can find her on flickr and Instagram.