Making Extraordinary Photos of Everyday Life

Learn the principles of photographic design and how to make better portraits, sports photos and images of everyday life. This course includes group critiques of student work and a visit to a local exhibition.

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What makes a good photograph? Over the course of this eight-week class, award-winning photographer Daniel Kramer introduces you to photographic design and teaches you how to “make” rather than “take” photographs. Learn to apply principles to capture better portraits, sports photos and images of everyday life. This course includes group critiques of student work, so please bring five of your photographs—prints or digital files on a USB drive—to the first class to discuss with the group. One class features a guest critic from the Houston photography community. Another class includes a visit to a local photo exhibition. (Participants are responsible for arranging their own transportation.)


Section Instructor Format Schedule start date
GPHO1130.F17.1 Daniel Kramer On-campus 7–9 p.m. Thursday, September 28, 2017

Instructor: Daniel Kramer

Daniel Kramer, M.F.A., is a photographer who has worked for The Atlantic, Reuters, Sports Illustrated, 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 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: 7–9 p.m.

Length: Eight Thursdays (with off campus field trip)

Location: Rice campus

Fee: $305

Rice Alumni: $275

CEUs: 1.6

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Before taking this class, you should complete The Basics of Photography or a similar introductory photography course; or you should be familiar with basic camera operation and photography principles.

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