Course Description

This workshop course is designed to introduce students to ideas and methods of producing documentary photographs and portfolios. The course includes instruction in practical techniques (effective metering, flash, etc.), as well as an exploration of the history and vocabulary of documentary photography. The goal is the production of a documentary portfolio (prints, books, or digital slide show ready for a professional venue). Equivalent to one Professionally Related elective in Image Arts from Table I (see Undergraduate Program Calendar).

Sample Course Outline

Sample Classroom Course Outline


Supplies to be purchased by the student: Suitable camera (any format), or access to one, and printing supplies.

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