This is a tool for you to use to develop your working knowledge of photography and to help track your progress. It will be checked during the quarter. The notebook portfolio will be submitted for midterm and final grading. It should be organized into the following sections, in order, with a contents page.
A photographer who can communicate using verbal and written language has a distinct advantage over her colleagues. Articulating your strengths as a photographer can help you sell your work, get it exhibited, or give people a handle on how to begin to approach it as something new. Well-organized, intelligent cover letters and artist statements are rarer than many realize. Publishing articles, researching and organizing information to use in presentations, or writing portfolio text all have a place in a photographer’s relationship with audience and peers. Writing about other photographers’ work can not only help the writer come to grips with what that photographer may have been trying to express, but also how that photographer’s expression has affected the writer.
The instructor may communicate via your OC email, so it is suggested that you check your email the evening prior to class.*
You may be asked to submit some assignments via email.
Check the class website for assignments and updates by Thursday, 1:00 pm each week.
Thanks in advance for being polite to classmates, guest speakers and me.
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