Old Dominion University
Old Dominion University (Master's)
Utah State University, Logan (Other)
Hello, my name is Mike and I have been involves with both film and digital photography for over two decades. My day job is as a science and photography teacher at a small private school in Kearns, Utah. My philosophy towards teaching a student photography is to learn how to use your personal camera (and any other equipment you own) to produce photographs that exhibit your best work. In the world of professional photography, a photographer may take hundreds of images in order to have the one best photograph published or sold. Learning how to distinguish between your favorite photograph from your best photograph will be emphasized in each photographic assignment. You will quickly gain the skills necessary to compare your best work with those of working professional photographers.
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Mike Hello, my name is Mike and I have been involves with both film and digital photography for over two decades. My day job is as a science and photography teacher at a small private school in Kearns, Utah. My philosophy towards teaching a student photography is to learn how to use your personal camera (and any other equipment you own) to produce
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Film Photography: Students learn to use their personal film camera to produce high quality black and white or color negatives from which they can make prints in a darkroom (or using a photo processing service if they do not have access to a darkroom). Advanced students may learn the rudiments of the classic "Zone System" method of exposure and development as pioneered by Ansel Adams.
Digital Photography: Students learn to use their personal digital camera (NOT a cell phone camera) to produce high quality images from which they can make photo quality inkjet prints using their computer (or using a digital photo processing service if they do not own a computer). Advanced students may learn the rudiments of the HDR style of exposure and printing.
Basic Video production and editing: Students will be taught how to use their personal video camcorder to produce videos with proper exposure, composition, and sound tracks, which they can edit on their personal computer. Students will need to have their own camcorder, personal computer, and video editing software. The instructor is most proficient with the Adobe CS4 editing system on a personal computer. Basic editing techniques will be used to create short videos that tell a story with appropriate sound tracks.