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HS Photography Course Descriptions

Photography encompasses both traditional and digital technologies. Explore a career as a photographic studio assistant, corporate or advertising photographer, or freelancer in fashion, illustration, and/or still-life photography.

HPH 159 Digital Camera Use and Photography for the Beginner
This course will introduce students to the mechanics of a digital camera and professional photographic techniques including: F/stops, shutter speeds, lighting accommodations, depth of field, white balance, exposure settings, and the various types of digital files and RAW files. Highly recommended for students who have never taken a photography course before or who simply "point-and-shoot" their current digital images. Gallery

HPH 167 The Intermediate, Traditional Photographic Darkroom
*Prerequisite: HPH 168 or darkroom experience
Refine your film developing and darkroom printing skills as you deepen the creative aspects of your camera work. In this course, you'll also explore the art of visual communication and ways to use photography as a fine art design element. Students are encouraged to bring their own cameras.
Estimated cost of supplies is $130.
*If you did not complete the above pre-requisites, but would like to take this advanced course, please fax three examples of your self-developed photographs to 212.217.7964. Make sure to include your name, phone number, and the class you want to register for on all pages. Please note that this is an addition to the online registration, which has to be completed by all Precollege students.

HPH 168 Introduction to Traditional and Digital Photography
In this introductory course, you'll learn the basics of black-and-white commercial photography and how to communicate a variety of ideas using both traditional and digital techniques. Traditional darkroom and digital printing techniques will be covered. The pros and cons of each approach will be discussed, and you'll begin to develop your own perspectives on lifestyle and fashion photography.
Estimated cost of supplies is $130.

HPH 169 Fundamentals of Digital Photography and Photoshop
If you're an intermediate level photographer and are familiar with the techniques covered in HPH 159 (above) and are ready to focus on lighting, advanced camera techniques, and image sequencing, this course is for you. You'll also cover the basics of Adobe Photoshop, including image processing, photo retouching, and collage. Students must be comfortable with the digital camera to join this class. Gallery

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