Introduction to Photography

 
VIAR S3701D
section 001
3 points
Session I: May 26 - July 2
T, R 6:15 - 9:25 pm
Instructor: Patrice Aphrodite Helmar
 
VIAR S3701Q
section 002
3 points
Session II: July 6 - August 14
M, W 6:15 - 9:25 pm
Instructor: Leah Moskowitz
 
VIAR S3701Q
section 003
3 points
Session II: July 6 - August 14 
T, R 6:15 - 9:25 pm
Instructor: Kate Louise Peterson

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An introductory course in black-and-white photography, Photography I is required for admission to all other photo classes. Students are initially instructed in proper camera use and basic film exposure and development. Then the twice weekly meetings are divided into lab days where students learn and master the fundamental tools and techniques of traditional darkroom work used in 8x10 print production and classroom days where students present their work and through the language of photo criticism gain an understanding of photography as a medium of expression. Admitted students must obtain a manually focusing 35mm camera with adjustable f/stops and shutter speeds. No prior photography experience is required.

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Tuition & Fees
 
Most summer courses are offered at the standard Continuing Education tuition rate of
$1,570 per point ($4,710 for a 3-point course).
For more information on tuition and course fees, please refer to our Tuition & Fees page.

Materials Fee: $125
 
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For questions about School of the Arts course content, please write to our summer team at soasummer@columbia.edu. For all other Summer Program questions, including admissions, registration, and billing, please contact the School of Continuing Education summer team at ce-info@columbia.edu, or 212-854-9666.

About the Instructors
 
 
Patrice Aphrodite Helmar
 
Patrice Aphrodite Helmar (b. 1981 in Juneau, Alaska) is a photographer who lives and works in New York City. Patrice holds a BA in English from Southern Oregon University, an MAT in Secondary Education from the University of Alaska, and an MFA in Visual Arts from Columbia University. more
 
 
Leah Moskowitz
 
Leah Moskowitz is a New York-based artist who understands photography as an experience of time made visible – made into a picture, materialized in sculpture, or activated by way of performance. more
 
 
Kate Louise Peterson

Kate Louise Peterson received an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts and a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She was the art editor for Issue 51: Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. more
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