Tompkins Cortland Community College

ART 106 - Introduction to Photojournalism


This introductory-level photography course emphasizes photojournalism and the digital workflow. Students explore the full potential of the digital camera, and master a variety of techniques in Adobe Photoshop. Photojournalistic concerns, such as people pictures and action photography, writing effective captions, writing copy, editing, and layout are covered, along with historical and contemporary approaches to photojournalism. While students are encouraged to use their personal digital still camera (provided that it has an adjustable aperture and shutter speeds), a limited number of cameras will be available for class use. Prerequisites: RDNG 099 if required by placement testing; prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 and MATH 090 if required by placement testing. 3 Cr. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.) Occasionally.