Professional Practices in Photography
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Department: Visual and Performing Arts
Course Number: NPHG 1015
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course is for photographers who want to begin a professional career. Whether your goal is to make fine art photographs or work in commercial photography—photojournalism, fashion photography, advertising, etc.—this course provides a framework in which you can define and develop a professional practice. The course focuses on the business and marketing aspects of photography. Guest speakers currently working in the field provide real-world advice on marketing, choosing a specialty, breaking into the business and more. You will receive practical guidance in launching a career, such as tips for portfolio presentation, approaching galleries, business practices and copyright protection. Each student is expected to complete five projects and present them to the class for critique.