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About the course

To learn more about the trip and register, attend the upcoming information session on:

Tuesday, January 17th, 7-9 pm, GM 303!
Washtenaw Community College 

PHO 105: Digital Photography Abroad – 3 credits
 May 2 – May 23, 2012
Program Price:  $2850 

This 3 week course offers students an opportunity to explore digital capture in the beautiful city of Sorrento, Italy and its surrounding environs. Through a series of on-location shoots, lectures, critiques, and digital imaging demonstrations, students will create portfolios of photographs revealing their impressions of southern Italy. Digital workflow issues will be addressed throughout the course and students will develop a systematic approach to editing and archiving their shoots. An online portfolio will be used as an integral part of the course to exhibit current work and publish final portfolios. Basic photographic and computer skills are required. Digital SLR cameras and laptops will be available for use during the course or students may use their own.
Here is a link to the student portfolios from the trip to Sorrento in 2007.

Areas of Study

  • Digital camera operation
  • Shooting on location
  • Digital workflow habits
  • Editing & archiving shoots
  • Photographic image adjustment techniques

Course Objectives

  • Professional command of digital SLR camera operation.
  • Organization and editing of photographs using Adobe Lightroom.
  • Ongoing critique of one’s own work and the work of classmates.
  • Creation and publication of portfolio websites.
Jennifer Baker is a fine art photographer and Co-Chair of the Digital Media Arts Department at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan where she teaches digital photographic imaging. She was born and raised in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Jennifer received a M.F.A. in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design in 1990, a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Michigan in 1988, and an Associate Degree in Photographic Technology from Washtenaw Community College in 1983. Jennifer has worked with and taught digital photography for over 15 years.  She has taken groups of photography students to Italy 3 times over the past 10 years.