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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

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.
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. 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 business plan.
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-337
3 Credits
This course will introduce the storytelling side of professional photographic illustration. Assignments for this course will include recreating historical events, inventing futuristic scenes, and creating believable period pieces with an emphasis on visual narratives. Students will be introduced to project planning, concept development, scheduling, budgeting, casting, auditions, advanced lighting techniques, comprehensive preparation for large production, project management and post-production treatments. Students work on production teams to address large-scale photographic projects.
PHAP-327
3 Credits
This course will introduce students to fashion photography and will look at fashion from a broad imaging perspective. There will be instruction on lighting, styling, and directing a fashion image, as well as developing concepts for photo shoots. Casting, studio and location practices, ethics, and the history of fashion photography will be addressed. Retouching of fashion photographs will be demonstrated.
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.

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