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David Turner

Visiting Lecturer

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

David Turner

Visiting Lecturer

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design


Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

PHAP-308
3 Credits
The course will cover the technical and aesthetic decisions necessary to produce successful photographs on location for both advertising and editorial usage. Students will be encouraged to develop a consistent personal style and maintain rigorous technical photographic standards. Students will explore a variety of subject matter while photographing on location. A final portfolio will be required for the course.
PHAP-328
3 Credits
This course will examine the current trends in food photography used in advertising and editorial uses. There will be discussions and conversations with industry professionals on the techniques of food preparation, staging, styling, and specialized lighting techniques to help students create a portfolio of images for the food industry as well as discover the varied opportunities of working within this industry.
PHAP-403
3 Credits
This course is required for advertising photography students who are approaching graduation and are preparing to present themselves to potential employers. Students will narrow their field of interests to focus their work for an end-of-study portfolio and public presentation. Existing and new work will be edited, sequenced and prepared to form a professional quality portfolio, promotional materials, a resume/cover letter, a market research paper, and a treatment/pitch deck for an advertising campaign.
PHAR-202
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to the field of assignment photography. Students will create images from assignments that relate to projects they could encounter after graduation. They will be instructed in the basic photographic skills needed in the photography industry. 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 marketing materials. Portraiture and still life photography will be covered both in the studio and on location. Students will learn about career choices available in the photography industry as well as encourage students to develop their own artistic vision.
PHAR-204
3 Credits
This course will provide an introduction to the professional opportunities where the fields of photography, graphic design and print media overlap. Students will develop an understanding of the working relationships between professionals involved in each of the three career areas. Successful visual media experts require a contemporary understanding of the business practices necessary to manage the workflow, financial operations and personnel necessary for success. Students in this class will experience the breadth of interactions between these three career paths, and appreciate the management necessary in their dynamic relationships. Students pursing the Visual Media option are required to take this course.
PHAR-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser, will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
PHVM-368
3 Credits
This course will challenge students to create novel visual media experiences using existing and emerging photographic and media technologies. Students may develop their work in partnership with individuals and organizations with interesting stories to tell or content to share with the public. Students will be taught how to make formal proposals for projects including workflows, timelines, and budgets. Students may work individually or in teams, depending on the scope and nature of their project. Final projects will be showcased at the end of the term.

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