You will differentiate the functional and expressive components of a photograph in a photographer's interpretation of a subject. You will then evaluate different photos to determine the different styles the photographers are using and the emotions they are invoking. By using camera and lighting mechanics, you will practice stylizing your photos to express different emotions about your subject. You will determine which techniques resonate with your personal artistic persona and begin to refine your stylistic expression. By the end of this course you will have a portfolio to demonstrate your expressive intentions with photos that may make people think, gain their interest, or touch their emotions.
It is recommended to only take this course if you have completed Camera Selection and Mechanics and Lighting or have equivalent experience in photography, cameras, and lighting.
Expect to spend 6-10 hours to complete this course.
You are required to have completed the following courses or have equivalent experience before taking this course:
Camera Selection and Mechanics
Digital Asset Management
Key Course Takeaways
Recognize an artist's intended expression and how style was used to enable or support it
Identify your expressive interest — that is, determine what you want to share and what you want others to feel when they view your photos
Develop a style that supports your expressive interests
Apply your stylistic preferences to create a set of photos that demonstrate your expressive intentions
Associate Professor, Cornell College of Architecture, Art, and Planning
Barry Perlus is an artist and educator who employs photography and digital imaging in his artistic practice. His work embodies a keen interest in observation and interpretation, using elements of scale, perspective, light, color, and abstraction to create new interpretations.
In recent projects, Perlus has been using panoramic imaging techniques as a departure from conventional pictorial space. With this approach, he developed a multimedia website about the large-scale astronomical observatories built in India by Jai Singh in the early 18th century. His long-standing interest in science has been an influence on other projects, including a current exploration of deep forest spaces at night.
Perlus received his M.F.A. in photography from Ohio University in 1984 and B.A. Undergraduate Scholar from Case Western Reserve University in 1972.