Art 176:

Digital Photography for Non-Majors

with Gregory Vershbow

About this Course

This studio intensely engages a wide range of image-making techniques. It is ideal as a broad primer for anyone interested in a serious pursuit of photography, digital media, printmaking, graphic design or self-promotion. Each week the class will cover a new process and wrap up with a lively critique.

Course Content

To begin, we’ll start in week one by addressing some of the basics:

  • Black and white film photography
  • Shooting 35mm film
  • Darkroom processing and printing

Next, emerging from the darkroom, we will shift to the digital realm. Here we’ll explore topics like:

  • Digital shooting
  • Photoshop image adjustment
  • Digital collage
  • Scanning
  • Printing practices
  • Building animated GIFs
  • Producing a compelling image feed via tumblr or Instagram

Lastly, for a final project, students may produce work using any combination of the digital and film media that we covered in the class. Our discussions and readings will cover highlights from contemporary photography and image theory that address the question, “What is a photograph?”

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9:00am – 2:00 pm
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May 30 –

June 25

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Meet Your Instructor

Gregory Vershbow

Gregory Vershbow


Gregory Vershbow‘s photographs hinge between the imagined and the observed.  His work consists of photographic series and narrative books that combine his photography with original drawings and text. Joining the history of science with art history, and working both digitally and with experimental chemistry, Vershbow seeks an alternative experience of the past and present.

Vershbow received his MFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2010 and holds a B.A in photography and biology from Hampshire College.  His books and photographs have been exhibited in solo shows on the east coast and can be found in permanent collections which include the Art institute of Chicago, the Getty Museum and the Boston Athenaeum.

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