Course Detail: PER234 - Fine Art Photography - NEW!

Prerequisite: Students should have a basic understanding of photography fundamentals before taking this course.

Since its beginnings, there have been photographers who use their images as a means for artistic expression. In this course, we will examine the use of photography as an art form and participants will be encouraged to create images that are suitable for display as an artistic expression of ideas and themes. There will be in-class discussions and dialogue about the use of photography to create visual art.

Note: Students taking this course may use all types of cameras, including cell phones, but DSLR cameras are recommended. 

Instructor Jim Gabbard has a BA in English from Indiana University and works full time for Purdue University Fort Wayne as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Art and Design. In addition to his teaching, he also serves part time as the Director of the Garrett Museum of Art.

He has over 15 years of experience in the wedding and portrait photography industry, having owned and operated his own studio prior to teaching.

Currently, his work has been centered on theme-based ideas and concepts as he explores the area of fine art photography. He regularly exhibits in various galleries and museums in the United States and internationally where his work has been accepted into juried exhibitions, which included themes such as black and white, landscape, portraiture, and the human figure. He has self published six books of his photography and has been published nationally in Black and White Magazine.

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