In this course, you will use your understanding of camera and lens functions, lighting, editing, style, and expression to create a photography project that is representative of your specific interests and skills. You will first decide what the purpose of your project is, what your portfolio will include, and who your audience is. You will then go into the field to take photographs, assess them, and return to the field to take them again. You will select your best photos and write the wall mount descriptions for each one. You will create an action plan for how you will display your photography project. Finally, you will critique the photography projects of your peers while receiving a critique of your own project to see how your and your classmates' visions and purposes were interpreted. By the end of this course, you will have created a photographic project that demonstrates your skills and which can stand on its own as a portfolio, exhibition, job, or assignment.
Expect to spend 14-19 hours to complete this course.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
Camera Selection and Mechanics
Digital Asset Management
Style and Expression Through Photography
Key Course Takeaways
Define a project and create a proposal for instructor approval
Associate Professor, Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Barry Perlus is an artist and educator who employs photography and digital imaging in his artistic practice. His work embodies a keen interest in observation and interpretation, using elements of scale, perspective, light, color, and abstraction to create new interpretations.
In recent projects, Perlus has been using panoramic imaging techniques as a departure from conventional pictorial space. With this approach, he developed a multimedia website about the large-scale astronomical observatories built in India by Jai Singh in the early 18th century. His long-standing interest in science has been an influence on other projects, including a current exploration of deep forest spaces at night.
Perlus received his M.F.A. in photography from Ohio University in 1984 and B.A. Undergraduate Scholar from Case Western Reserve University in 1972.