At the end of the Introduction, you will gain fluency in your Visual Language and in Reading Photographs for Form and Content, using the works of Photographer Cindy Sherman for examples.


Introduction Where to Start? The ABC's of Visual Language Assignment: Interpreting an Image Reading Photographs

Finding your Photographic Style

This section will help you define your visual Style through the consistent use of Aesthetics Choices and through a mastery of capturing Mood through Images, highlighting the work of various Photographers.


Find your Photographic Style Make Aesthetic Choices Looking at Various Photography Styles Creating a Mood Atmosphere in the landscapes of Maeda and Sugimoto Identifying Styles Exercise: Practicing Consistency

Develop your Theme

At the end of this section, you will be able to brainstorm your specific themes and map out your strategies. We will also explore staged photography, looking at the work of Gregory Crewdson.


Develop your Theme Mapping out your Theme Intent in Photography Staged vs. Candid Photography: Setting your Stage EXERCISE: Planning a Shoot

Edit your Work

At the end of this section, you will be able to filter out your best images and build a narrative through a series of photographs.


Edit your Work Create a Series from a Set of Images Reviewing Contact Sheets EXERCISE: Building a Triptych Narrative

Deconstruct Photography

At the conclusion of this section and of this course, you will be able to expand your horizons beyond the traditional frame using alternative processes, highlighting the works of Reed Estabrook.


Deconstruct Photography Composite Images and Multiple Exposures EXERCISE: Take it to the Limit Course in Review