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.

Whether you are a novice, an active picture-taker or a serious amateur, this introductory course helps you gain 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.


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GPHO1001.F18.1 Daniel Kramer On-campus 9:30-11:30 a.m. Thursday, September 27, 2018

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 numerous 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 appears 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’s degree of fine arts in documentary photojournalism from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.

Term: Fall 2018

Start Date: Sept. 27, 2018

End Date: Nov. 15, 2018

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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