The Basics of Photography

Using weekly assignments and critiques, learn the technical and artistic aspects of basic photography and how to “make” rather than take pictures. DAY AND EVENING

Whether you are a novice, an active picture taker or a serious amateur, this introductory course helps you take control over the photographic process in order to “make” rather than “take” pictures. Using weekly assignments and critiques, become familiar with the technical and artistic aspects of basic photography. You will need to furnish a 35mm film or digital SLR camera, have basic familiarity with the camera’s operation and bring your manual to each class.

Details

Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GPHO1001.F17.1 David McClain On-campus 7–9 p.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2017
GPHO1001.F17.2 Daniel Kramer On-campus 9:30–11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017

Instructor: David McClain

David McClain, M.F.A., is a resident artist at BOX 13 ArtSpace in Houston. His photographs have been exhibited in Texas, New Mexico and Chicago and published in art and literary journals in the United States and Germany. Mr. McClain holds bachelor’s degrees in English, political science and sociology from Rice University; a master of fine arts degree in studio art with an emphasis in photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; and a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 27, 2017

End Date: Nov. 15, 2017

Schedule: 7–9 p.m.

Length: Eight Wednesdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $305

Rice Alumni: $275

CEUs: 1.6

Note: Limited enrollment

Instructor: Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer, M.F.A., is a photographer who has worked for Sports Illustrated, Reuters, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. His photojournalism has won local, national and international awards, including six first-place Photo Package Awards from the Houston Press Club. As an actively exhibiting fine art photographer, Mr. Kramer’s work has been shown locally, nationally and internationally and is in permanent collections at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Phoenix Art Museum and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. He holds a master of fine arts degree in documentary photojournalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Term: Fall 2017

Start Date: Sept. 28, 2017

End Date: Nov. 16, 2017

Schedule: 9:30–11:30 a.m.

Length: Eight Thursdays

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $305

Rice Alumni: $275

CEUs: 1.6

Note: Limited enrollment

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