With the advanced development of camera, picture-taking has been simplified as a “press-a-button” process just to secure a “perfect” image. The craftsmanship of photography has been basically minimized in order to allow this instant activity. Unfortunately the loss of this craftsmanship may reduce the creative medium of photography into a tool of mass production of images only.
This course aims at rediscovering the creative possibility by exploring essence of photography as its literal origin “drawing of light”. Students will learn to use and experiment with historic and alternative processes in photography of pre-digital era. They will explore their own creativity as photographers and understand the extent in which they can push their photographic vision through the experimentation with these processes. Finally they can establish their own genuine understanding of the meaning of photography which will form a basis of creativity in photo-media.