Understanding Photography

Course Code Offering Department(s) Units & Hours
GDCV1115 AVA (3,3,0)
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What is the course about?

In GDCV1115, students will be introduced to early technologies of seeing from the camera obscura all the way through to Flickr, together with concepts and ideas of light, or reproduction and circulation of imagery, and the techniques used to produce particular effects and emotional responses. The various ways of photographic production enable students to understand not only the making process but to express their own thoughts in viewing the objective world. The course will include workshops in experimental photo-practice, e.g., using mobile phone cameras to create artistic imagery. The assessable output (photographs, interpretative texts) will be presented in an exhibition.

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Year 2 student from BBA


Notes for all GE courses

  • You can take a maximum of 6 additional units of GE courses from any categories as electives.