The B.F.A. in Photography will provide you with the ability to acquire knowledge about and experience in the technical and aesthetic matters specific to photography as well as develop your own personal photographic vision. This program begins with ART 280: Photography I where you will begin by learning basic photographic techniques using a manual camera and black and white film. This course introduces you to:
- The effects and uses of light, value, shape and form.
- Controlling motion and depth of field.
- Using a light meter to affect negative film density.
- Basic black and white film processing.
- Black and white printing techniques.
- Understand basic principles of photography and using these in alternative and experimental projects.
- Develop critical thinking abilities at each stage of making a photograph.
- Develop observational skills.
- Communicate design elements and principles through photography.
As you progress through the B.F.A. program in Photography, you will further develop skills in:
- Digital photography.
- Color photography.
- Experimental photographic techniques.
- Using computer software programs such as Adobe Photoshop to manipulate and enhance your photography.
- Digital photographic printing techniques.
- Using natural and artificial light in your photography.
- Communicating your personal style through the use of the photographic medium.
- Critiquing photographic works and helping other B.F.A. students create their portfolio.
- Developing your own portfolio and preparing for a gallery show.
The photography studio at EKU is comprised of a large lecture room/studio and darkroom. Students entering the B.F.A in Photography also have access to:
- Darkroom equipment including:
- Developing and enlarger stations for black and white photo processing.
- Print washers and dryers.
- Access to storage lockers for chemicals and equipment.
- Studio lighting systems.
- View cameras.
- Epson photo printers for digital imaging.
- Use of the departments computer laboratory for photo editing.