Introduction to Photography

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VIAR S3701 001
3 Points
Session I: May 27 - July 3
T, R  6:15 - 9:25 PM
212 Dodge Hall
Instructor: Inbal Abergil

VIAR S3701 002
3 Points
Session II: July 7 - August 15
M, W  6:15 - 9:25 PM
212 Dodge Hall
Instructor: Claudio Nolasco
VIAR S3701 003
3 Points
Session II: July 7 - August 15
T, R  6:15 - 9:25 PM
212 Dodge Hall
Instructor: Dennis Santella

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.

Tuition & Fees
Most summer courses are offered at the standard Continuing Education tuition rate of $1,512 per point ($4,536 for a 3-point course and $9,072 for a six-point intensive). For more detailed information, please see "tuition and fees":
Materials fee: $125

About the Instructors

Inbal Abergil

Inbal Abergil is a photographer currently living and working in New York City. Her photographs investigate the aesthetic and societal norms of Israeli culture and the world at large through conceptions of time and memory—concepts that take on great importance in cultures in which loss is a substantial part of daily life. more→
Claudio Nolasco is a Dominican-born Photographer working primarily in the documentary genre. Nolasco has exhibited at such galleries as Art in General in New York City, the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center in Philadelphia, PA and the Miami Dade College Art Gallery in Miami, Fl. more→
Dennis Santella
Dennis Santella has a rich background in the sciences and fine arts. Studies in Neuroscience and Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, and graduate degrees in Environmental Health Science and Visual Arts inform his photographic work. more→
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