Subject

The Art of Photography (PHOT)

by Dr. Shane Hulbert
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Get introduced to a range of skills and concepts to broaden your understanding of contemporary photographic art.

Course started on:

20/04/2015

Course ends on:

19/05/2015

45,254 students have taken this course

157,798 videos have been watched

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What's it about?

You will learn about photography as a visual art practice, and how this can help you to become an engaging and active photographer. You will explore the work and concepts of contemporary photographic artists, which may trigger a new interest in what you photograph.

You will learn about photography as a visual art practice, and how this can help you to become an engaging and active photographer. You will explore the work and concepts of contemporary photographic artists, which may trigger a new interest in what you photograph. In addition to this, you will also learn some of the practical skills required to further explore photography in exciting and creative ways. Finally, we look at the idea of a “digital darkroom” and explore ways that you can further your interest in photography through post-production knowledge and techniques.

What's involved?

Module 1Light Through Lenses
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment20 Apr - 26 Apr
Module 2Photography's Evolution
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment27 Apr - 3 May
Module 3The Digital Darkroom
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment4 May - 10 May
Module 4Visual Language & Creative Photography
10 videos, 9 quizzes, 1 assessment11 May - 17 May

What will I learn?

  • How to understand exposure and digital capture
  • The “language” of creative expression and how this can improve your own photography
  • Identify pixels and levels and how they construct a photographic image
  • How to use key features on your digital camera
  • What is RAW, and the reasons why you should use it
  • The key contemporary photographic narratives, and ways in which they can help you think about your own photography
  • How a lens draws the image, and how this can help you make more effective compositions
  • How aperture and shutter speed works
  • How to understand some of the tools and functions of image editing software
  • How to navigate some of the hardware choices available to contemporary photographers
  • Ways to consider what kind of photographer you might be, and ways this can help you to determine subject matter

This course requires approximately 2 - 4 hours of study per week, but can vary depending on the student. This includes watching videos, and taking quizzes and assessments.The total video time for this course in approximately 4 hours and 2 minutes.

If you pass this course you'll receive a Certificate of Achievement. While this certificate isn't a formal qualification or credit, you can use it to demonstrate your interest in learning about this area to potential employers or educational institutions.

Where to from here?

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Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Artist
  • Professional photographer
  • Creative professional

Who's the instructor?

  • Dr. Shane Hulbert

    Shane is an artist and academic from RMIT University where he is the Deputy Head, Discipline (Art), in the School of Art. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the world, most recently in the National Gallery of Victoria, for their iconic Melbourne Now exhibition.

    Shane is an artist and academic from RMIT University where he is the Deputy Head, Discipline (Art), in the School of Art. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the world, most recently in the National Gallery of Victoria, for their iconic Melbourne Now exhibition.

    His photography explores the expression of a collective national identity through distinct and now-popular iconography that illustrates his fascination with the connections between place, history and culture.  His teaching is predicated on the notion that photography is a technologically determined medium, with a unique language that is crucial to the understanding and experience of photography as an art practice.

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