Teaching Portfolio

Teaching Philosophy
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Courses

Intro to Photography (Analogue)                Intro to Photography (Digital)
Photographic Design                                    Photographic Editing & Printing
Documentary Photography                         Fine Art Photography
Photography & Social Engagement           Special Topics in Photography
Contemporary Issues in Art                        Photographic Criticism
Photography History I, II                              History of Socially Engaged Art
Modern Art History


Student Work

The following are samples of student work from my university courses, seminars and workshops:

Photographic Editing & Printing

PHO9 is lower division course on workflow, photo editing and printing. The objective of the course was to learn the basics of destructive (Photoshop) and non-destructive (Lightroom) editing. Additionally, they were introduced to color correction and file preparation for print. At the culmination of the course, students were given the opportunity to create a printed portfolio of their best work, which prepared them for vocational opportunities after school.

Special Topics: Curation & Exhibition Design

PHO400 is bachelor's level special topics course on exhibition design and curation. Throughout the course, students were introduced to the collaborative nuts and bolts of putting together a group exhibition. Having taken my photography criticism class the previous semester, they were able to write a curatorial statement, select artists by invitation and print/install photographs in the school gallery. Additionally, we designed and produced our own promotional materials to feature the event on campus. The exhibition, entitled "Home", showcased 7 artists whose work was concerned with the notion of home as a space and place.

Analogue Photography

Analogue photography is taught as a foundation level class for both university and community college students in California. In this course, I teach the fundamentals of manual camera operation, black and white film developing and printing. Students are introduced to the basics of composition and conceptual development for creative expression.  

Digital Photography

Digital photography is taught as a foundation level class for both university and community college students in California across media majors. In this course, I teach the fundamentals of manual camera operation on a DSLR, post-production in programs like Lightroom and Photoshop as well as archival printing. Students are introduced to the basics of workflow, composition and conceptual development for creative expression.  

Special Topics in Documentary Photography

This course was a 3rd year independent study to explore and grow a documentary body of work. 

Intermediate Photography

This intermediate course explores advanced photographic techniques such as working in a series and communicating ideas through photographic expression. Assignments reinforce the foundations of photographing with a DSLR, while introducing post-production, workflow and research in contemporary practice. 

Fine Art Photography

A 200 level course, Fine Art Photo explores the conceptual and expressive principals of photography through lectures, discussions, assignments and field trips. Students submit their work for critique, refining the theoretical and practical skills needed to create meaningful imagery.