Making compelling photographs requires the successful combination of two skills: the ability to see a photographic opportunity and the understanding of how to use various photographic tools to capture what was seen in the mind’s eye. This course will deal with both the creative process and the technical skill necessary to make successful photographic images. Students will learn how to use exposure, focus and composition for creative control and to create photographic impact.
This is an intermediate level photography course and students should own and know how to operate an adjustable digital camera (no cell phone cameras please). Students will be asked to participate in three photographic assignments, each of which will be presented and critiqued in class. Student participation in all assignments and classroom discussions will be an essential and important component of the learning experience of this course.
David Margaretos is a Cape Cod based professional photographer specializing in portraiture.
David did his undergraduate work in engineering at Tufts University and graduate work in photographic science and instrumentation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He has published collections of his travel images from around the world as well as technical articles on photography. He continues to teach and lecture on a wide range of photographic topics and writes "The Seeing Eye" a monthly blog on photographic observations.
David Margaretos is a member of the Professional Photographers of Cape Cod and currently resides in Falmouth.