Prerequisite: Photography 1 A/B or Darkroom Photography A/B
This course focuses on portfolio development by refining skills and mastering the digital tools and technology needed to edit and manipulate photographs. In addition, students will experiment with traditional and contemporary forms of photography, compositional structures, concepts, art-making approaches to communicate personal perceptions in original works. They will analyze how visual imagery influences understanding of and responses to the world. Students develop critical thinking skills when interpreting and evaluating photographs by synthesizing both technical and aesthetic characteristics of the media. Writing, academic language, and critical thinking skills are developed through artist statements, critiques, and the close reading of artworks as text.