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Photography Student Learning Outcomes

Photography Program Graduates Will

  • Understand both advanced digital and analog camera operations with an understanding of formats, photographic exposure, depth of field, and, shutter speed, and illustrate proper placement of plane of focus
  • Illustration of advanced visual literacy skills by utilizing sophisticated compositional properties and visual qualities of a photographic image
  • Demonstrate the ability to recognize and control both natural and studio lighting with emphasis on the quality, quantity, and direction of light and the resulting effect of light on the photographic image
  • Ability to determine what type of studio lighting equipment is necessary to properly light various types of objects, people, spaces, and locations.
  • Manipulate, manage, and archive digital images. Control the transition of image color, tone and value from screen to printed image
  • Identify and apply appropriate business practices specific to the self-employed photographer
  • Organize, edit, and evaluate a professional quality portfolio of photographic work that demonstrates creative problem solving and effective communication
  • Create a professional quality portfolio that is a successful demonstration of the technical knowledge gained through the readings, lectures, and assignments offered in this program. The portfolio should also demonstrate an awareness of the history of photography and suggest an understanding of how the student's own work is a participation in the current conversation of contemporary photography

Contact Information

Katherine Sifers, Program Chair
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 272, (630) 942-2329

Glenn Glinke, Program Specialist
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 271, (630) 942-2892 

Tom Phelan, Lab Assistant I
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 278, (630) 942-2317

Photography Lab and Equipment Check-out
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 278, (630) 942-2317

Arts, Communication, and Hospitality Division
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 219, (630) 942-2048