Lithuania, Klaipeda

Special Topics: Photography of People and Place

when 12 May 2014 - 23 June 2014
duration 6 weeks
credits 6 ECTS

he portrait and the landscape, primarily the urban landscape, are the two principal forms of photography covered in this seminar. The varied locations visited within Lithuania and the Baltics (historic cities, parks, Holocaust sites, beache, cathedrals, busy streets, etc.) will be the laboratory for developing photographic skills. Aesthetic and technical aspects covered by the course will be: camera and lenses, exposure, focus, depth of field, the magic hour, lighting, shadow, composition, framing and color. Students will use their own or the supplied Canon Digital SLRs to shoot the assignments and to create the collection of images for the final book and digital portfolio. Special excursions will introduce night photography, pinhole photography, panoramic photography and infrared photography. The students will use their immersion in the photographic work to reflect on a series of cultural and ethical issues including: 1.How do you photograph places that contain a deep history that is not clearly visible? (holocaust sites, nuclear missile sites, religious art sites, old-city areas). 2.How can you use photographs as part of cultural analysis? What does it mean to go beyond the tourist areas and beyond the historic areas of a city. 3.What role might photographs play in religious (or political) discourse? 4.Is the photographer responsible for the communication processes that happen in their own photographic work? Students will submit a short photo essay and wrap the course up by preparing a book of photographs and a digital portfolio of their work

Fee info

EUR 0: Course tuition (6 credits)