Wednesday evenings, 6-9 pm, June 21 – August 23, 2023 (10 weeks)
Instructor: David Ulrich
This class is designed for working photographers who want to expand their visual literacy, critical vocabulary, discernment about images, and knowledge of the medium as well as its intersections with contemporary thought.
Topics covered include a brief review of critical theories relevant to photography, means and methods of effective visual communication, the cultivation of your ability to analyze photographs, and learning to think about the medium through a variety of lenses exemplified by the diverse approaches of numerous imagemakers.
Class content consists of slide shows, readings, assignments, class discussion, and response/critique of participant’s work. Some class material is drawn from David’s book, The Mindful Photographer: Awake in the World with a Camera, and his new manuscript, Deep Perception: Cultivating the Art of Seeing.
Open to photographers of all levels and with any type of camera, including cell phones.
Class takes place on Zoom software. Please submit 6-8 jpg images, representative of your work, for the first class. Instructor will send Zoom link and instructions for submitting images through Dropbox or Google Drive prior to the first class.
David Ulrich is a professor and co-director of Pacific New Media. He is an active photographer and writer whose work has been published in numerous books and journals. Ulrich`s photographs have been exhibited internationally in over 75 exhibitions. He is the author of The Widening Stream: the Seven Stages of Creativity, Zen Camera: Creative Awakening with a Daily Practice in Photography, and The Mindful Photographer: Awake in the World with a Camera (Rocky Nook 2022). He recently published a book of photographs, Oceano: An Elegy for the Earth, in April 2023. www.creativeguide.com