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David Turner

Visiting Lecturer
College of Art and Design

David Turner

Visiting Lecturer
College of Art and Design

Currently Teaching

PHAR-161
3 Credits
This is the first required course for students enrolled in the photography minor. This course will reinforce and build upon the skills learned in Introduction to Digital Photography. It will emphasize aesthetics, craft, visual problem solving, skill development, and critical thinking skills. In this course, students will work in the studio and be introduced to the skills needed to use, create, and control artificial lighting as well as develop skills for modifying found light on location. Students will also make photographic prints. The curriculum will emphasize both craft and visual problem-solving skills necessary to achieve industry standards and prepare students for other courses available in the minor. Fee required for non-majors.
PHAP-314
3 Credits
The course will provide an opportunity for experimentation with photographic light and its manipulation in a variety of situations both in and out of the studio. Assignments will range from simple portraits in the studio to complex locations, from simple still life set ups to intricate sets with groups of people. Methods of controlling a variety of lighting devices, both strobe and continuous-source, will be demonstrated and discussed.
PHAR-202
3 Credits
This course will provide an introduction to the field of commercial photography, as well as encourage students to develop their own artistic vision. Students will create images from assignments that relate to projects they will encounter after graduation. They will be instructed in the basic photographic skills needed in the commercial field. Practical use of exposure metering and digital workflow will be discussed. Training will be provided in the use of professional cameras and lighting equipment, as well as developing a web presence. Portraiture and still life photography will be covered both in the studio and on location. Students will learn about career choices available in the commercial photography business.
PHAP-321
3 Credits
Industry Practices for Professional Photographers, will provide advertising photography students with an in- depth understanding of the practices and principles of the photographic business world. Through lectures (which include guest speakers), the class will cover entry-level jobs, licensing/copyright, estimating/pricing, insurance, taxes, the breadth of industry jobs and marketing a small business. Also included will be interviewing strategies and implementing changes in career paths for students interested in pursuing a career in advertising photography.

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