The Art and Science of Photography with C.S. DeBose
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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:
How photographs function:
How symbolic are our lives?
Dust, Mist, and Snow:
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.
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|Section 1: Getting to know me and the journey we will take!|
What's the best camera for this course?Preview
How is this course different from other photography courses?
Meet your instructor!
|Section 2: Why do we make photos?|
Why do we make photos?
The Art of Photography: Why we make
A foundational chat
The Science of Photography: A Closer look at ISO
Train your eye: Light!
|Section 3: How do photographs function?|
How do photographs function?
Introduction to Chiaroscuro: Natural light
The Science of Photography: A closer look at Shutter
Lighting for Chiaroscuro: artificial light
|Section 4: Symbols and meaning|
The Art of Photography: Symbol
The Science of Photography: A closer look at Aperture
Photography and Social Context
|Section 5: Silhouette: Introduction|
The Science of photography: Bracketing
Train your eye: SilhouettePreview
|Section 6: The air isn't always clear, and that's a good thing!|
The air is not always clear
The Science of Photography: Fog Rain Snow
Train your eye: Snow and FogPreview
|Section 7: More photographic techniques|
Macro Photography: A first look
A brief farewell...
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.