ICP's online education platform supports the unique needs of a photographic education. Each course provides a socially interactive learning environment in which students can access and discuss assignments and course materials. Each student is provided with his/her own dedicated online web gallery to upload work for discussion and critique.
Classes meet in weekly live sessions (webinars) for instructor-led critiques and lectures. The current course offerings are listed below.
To ensure that students receive a qualitative learning experience, enrollment in each course is limited. To secure a spot in these initial course offerings, early registration is recommended.
Photography II: Online
15WOLDP101 | January 12–March 16, 2015 | Mondays | 1–3 pm | $500 | Keisha Scarville
In this intermediate course, students refine their creative and technical skills and, through lectures and assignments, explore the aesthetic and compositional aspects of photography, working toward developing a personal visual language. Presentations on historical and contemporary artwork introduce various photographic genres such as portraiture, landscape, and documentary. Using Adobe Lightroom, students develop effective workflows for sorting and editing images and refining image adjustment skills. Students also learn advanced techniques for converting images to black-and-white and are introduced to the technical and aesthetic uses of camera flash.
Prerequisite: Photo I or portfolio review
Photography I: Online
15WOLDP000 | January 14–March 18, 2015 | Wednesdays | 1–3 pm | $500 | Terttu Uibopuu
This course introduces beginners to the creative and technical possibilities of digital photography. Through demonstrations and hands-on sessions, students learn the basics of using cameras and imaging software to produce digital photographs. Topics include camera operation, shutter speed, aperture, focal length, RAW file formats, white balance, and composition. Using Adobe Lightroom, students learn file management and image enhancement. Lectures on historical and contemporary artwork explore creative approaches to photography, and assignments build photographic skill sets.
Prerequisite: Computer literacy; a digital SLR or mirrorless camera capable of shooting RAW files.
To participate in an ICP online course, students need a computer with a high-speed network connection, a web browser using Java 6.0 or above, a webcam, and a pair of headphones.