Whether you consider skateboarding an action sport, art form, mode of transportation or successful industry, skateboarding enjoys an enduring cultural status, fueled largely by the dynamic influence of skate photography. Skateboarders have a tradition of capturing their feats of daring and athletic skills through still photos. Amateur and professional photographers have documented this compelling subculture from its inception in the late 40's. This course, designed for anyone interested in exploring the genre and learning about the history, aesthetics and technical aspects of skateboard photography, places the emphasis on learning to adapt to the fluid aspect of the sport and capturing memorable images. Instruction includes lectures, demos, discussion of photo gear & critiques.
Note: Elective for Photography Certificate. Prerequisite: Photo I or equivalent.
Course Number: ART-40657
Credit: 1.00 unit(s)