Take your shot!
Express your creativity and hone your observational and visual design skills while exploring a wide range of photographic methods.
This is an introductory class that covers the use of a traditional 35mm film camera, lenses, and black and white darkroom printing processes through a series of hands-on projects. In the first semester, students learn to use the manual controls on film cameras and darkroom equipment in order to achieve desired results.
The second semester covers the use of digital cameras (SLR and mobile) and digital editing processes through a series of hands-on projects. Students learn to use modern SLR cameras and to edit photos with Adobe’s Lightroom and Photoshop software tools. Students develop practical shooting and editing skills through directed assignments and a variety of self-defined projects, which are recorded through weekly blogging. Classic themes are explored through landscape, portrait, photojournalism, conceptual and experimental photography.
Cameras and lenses are provided for use during class. Photo paper and film supplies are available for purchase in the Campus Store.
Photo Club – Weekly, classroom time providing community, inspiration and technical support for all interested students.
Summer Enrichment – A weeklong summer class which provides an introduction to photography for younger students.
Pete Zivkov is an exhibiting fine art photographer and teacher. Previously, Pete was the owner of a small business that supported traditional visual artists with new digital imaging technologies. He holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Case Western Reserve University. In a previous career, he was an R&D engineer and productivity manager at Hewlett Packard. Please see www.zivkov.com for personal work and additional information.