This course will explore and discuss specific photographic art forms.
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Students will have direct experience of various photographic art forms which may include documentary photography, visual arts photography, music photography, dance photography and theater photography. The professor and students will experience, explore and discuss specific photographic works as the basis of the course. In addition the course will engage in the exploration of the nature of photography through literature provided by the professor. The class is intended for students to learn basic technical concept and skills in digital photography. They will learn how to properly set up a digital camera, how to use Aperture Mode, Shutter Speed Mode, how to use ISO and much more. In addition to hands-on exercises students will practice basic concepts in composition to create enticing, well made photographs.
• Students will obtain skills to articulate and critique photographic work found both in the world of art and in Fashion.
• Students will make historical and cultural connections between photography and their own experiences.
• Students will apply understandings gained through the explorations of photography to photo making of their own.
Jean Paul Gomez grew up in Bogota, Colombia, where he studied Visual Arts at the National University of Colombia. After moving to the United States, he studied at the University of Central Florida and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography. He went on to complete his Masters of Fine Arts at Pratt Institute of New York. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and art fairs including United Photo Industries, Governors Island Art Fair, ED. Varie Gallery, Arts and Leisure Gallery, Freight and Volume Gallery, and Fountain Art Fair NY among others. He has participated in various art residencies such as Santa Fe Art Institute, Arteles (Finland), DNA in Massachusetts, and Campos de Gutierrez (Colombia). He presently teaches Art History and Photography at St. John's University in New York City.