Digital Photography Abroad: Spain

Digital Photography Abroad: Spain This eighteen-day, 3-credit photo course offers unparalleled opportunities to travel in Spain, and to see creatively while studying photography and design.

This eighteen-day course offers unparalleled opportunities to live and travel in Spain, and to see creatively while studying photography and design. Inspired by the people and charm of one of the world’s oldest, most influential cultures, students learn to develop their photographic vision to breathe meaning and metaphor into images. Students experience full Spanish language and culture contact, visit locations ranging from Roman ruins to castle towers, and study visual art that ranges from Paleolithic cave paintings to avant-garde museum exhibits. Daily class & field sessions feature assignments rooted in the practice of color theory, design, lighting, and gestalt. [3-Credit Course] Each day starts with students meeting at a Global Education Oregon [GEO] campus to attend lectures, hardware and/or software demonstrations, assignment discussion times, or critiques. The afternoon or evening hours are allocated to field session time at a destination suited to the photo assignment objectives presented in class. GEO Segovia and Oviedo are geographically well situated to enable the exploration of a wide range of subjects that are within walking distance, or just a short train- or bus-ride away. Based in Segovia during week-one, we explore modern central Spain, including Madrid, Ávila, and La Granja de San Ildefonso; locations ranging from soaring cathedrals, castles and palaces to tranquil parks and gardens, ancient Roman Empire vestiges to world-class museums and clamoring subways. In week-two, the class migrates northwest to Oviedo, situated in the “green heart” of Spain, the Asturias region. Spain was founded here in 718, but humankind has inhabited the region since the Stone Age. Hiking up Mt. Naranco, pre-Romanesque churches mark the trail leading to a summit with breathtaking panoramic views of the cool, misty mountains nearby. Incredible food, Atlantic beaches, and numerous Medieval sites offer a deeply picturesque charm to the old-world streets. Modern cities, friendly people, hard-cider cellars, seafood markets, and beaches, offer a wide range of possibilities to make photographs. In the last few days we head east along the Atlantic coast to view Paleolithic cave paintings, and spend one night on the fringe of Los Picos de Europa National Park. Two nights in Bilbao, which hosts the Guggenheim Museum, puts the class in proximity to the historic towns of Guernica and Haro, and the Riojas wine region. Both GEO Campuses have excellent living and instructional facilities. In Segovia, each student enjoys a private room in local-family homestay, with two students staying in each home. In Oviedo, our residence hall at the University of Oviedo, offers single-occupant rooms with private baths. Residencia Blas de Otero, in Bilbao, offers similar single-occupant rooms, and facilities to conduct class meetings and field sessions. Laundry, WiFi, some meals, and other amenities are provided in each residence experience. Students are notified of days and times that offer options to venture independently, and practice their photography at a location of their choice.

Mission: Summary of Course Objectives • Cultivate an awareness of Spain’s synthesis of cultural traditions and advanced technology • Acquire basic Spanish language skills and proficiencies to enable self-sustainable travel • Develop a deeper awareness of Spain’s cultural, social, economic, and political world views • Activate and manage a personal plan for an immersion experience in international living • Evaluate and analyze images by researching reputable visual artists and photographers • Acquire critical thinking and visual literacy skills to see, understand, and appreciate visual art, art history, and then apply these skills to create photographs [composition, light, color, gesture]. • Research and analyze methods to criticize photographs by means of written exercises & reports • Appraise the formal properties and aesthetic aspects of classmates’ photographs in critiques • Participate in field sessions in a wide range of terrains, weather conditions and available light • Test and utilize the professional handling of digital SLR cameras and peripheral equipment • Identify the processing variables and advantages of the Camera RAW file format • Practice and develop a command of Adobe Lightroom [photographic productivity software] to manage four major workflow phases; image input, processing, output, and presentation. • Integrate and manage the color theory of light via image editing software to color correct, color convert, and determine how to utilize color in meaningful ways. • Compare a range of appropriate responses to interpret the figure/ground relationship via black-and-white, or split-toned image construction techniques. • Conceptualize, produce, and organize a theme-based collection of images • Design, post, and maintain an Internet Blog and Web Gallery featuring works-in-progress • Construct basic layout & design for a print-on-demand book via Lightroom’s Book Module • Participation in a class photography exhibit at a local [Ann Arbor] gallery in the fall semester

Hot off the press! Checkout the newest issue of WCC's Launch Magazine [Winter 2019], featuring the DMA/Photo, Spain stud...
11/24/2018

Hot off the press! Checkout the newest issue of WCC's Launch Magazine [Winter 2019], featuring the DMA/Photo, Spain study abroad, which is one of many opportunities for students to see the world and earn college credit.

The hard copy gets mailed to Washtenaw County residents only, but you can view the online version here! https://issuu.com/washtenawcc/docs/launchw19_web_111918

THIS WEEK IS THE LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ABROAD IN SPAIN![PHO105 — THREE-CREDIT COURSE]http://co...
03/04/2018
Spain 2018 Course Description | Don Werthmann | WCC Digital Media Arts Professional Faculty — Photography

THIS WEEK IS THE LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY ABROAD IN SPAIN!
[PHO105 — THREE-CREDIT COURSE]
http://courses.wccnet.edu/~donw/spain

Registration closes this Friday 09 March at 4:00pm at the Cashier’s Window, which can only be completed in person, on campus, with a registration form signed by me. Registration for this course cannot be completed online. Please refer to the Application Procedures Page of the course website for details http://courses.wccnet.edu/~donw/spain/app_pro.htm

YOU’LL LEARN ABOUT…
ANOTHER CULTURE AND LANGUAGE — INCREDIBLE FOOD — AMAZING WORKS OF ART — INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL — PHOTOGRAPHY & DESIGN — YOURSELF — MUCH MUCH MORE

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with ANY questions about this exciting opportunity to study photography in Spain this summer!
Regards,
Don
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Don Werthmann
Professional Photography Faculty
Digital Media Arts Department Co-Chair

Washtenaw Community College
4800 East Huron River Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 USA

Phone: 734.973.3586
eMail: [email protected]
http://courses.wccnet.edu/~donw/spain
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Winter 2018 Office Hours — GM300BB
Monday 3:00 ›› 5:00pm
Thursday 12:30 ›› 3:30pm
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Registration for this class ends on Friday 09 March. Space is still available, but seating is limited!
02/26/2018

Registration for this class ends on Friday 09 March. Space is still available, but seating is limited!

Speaking from my own experience, study abroad absolutely changed my life, and to say that it enhanced my world view and ...
12/15/2017

Speaking from my own experience, study abroad absolutely changed my life, and to say that it enhanced my world view and global competencies is an understatement; it easily ranks as one of my top-three, most profound, life experiences.

Recent research shows that participation in study abroad can actually improve your employability, not to mention that it can give you opportunities to make new friends, produce new and dynamic photography, and enjoy unforgettable foods along the way. https://tinyurl.com/y97jzl2r

http://courses.wccnet.edu/~donw/spain/app_pro.htmThe $850 Initial Deposit is due Friday 15 December! Any portion of $2,5...
12/12/2017
Spain Application Procedures | Don Werthmann | WCC Digital Media Arts Professional Faculty — Photography

http://courses.wccnet.edu/~donw/spain/app_pro.htm

The $850 Initial Deposit is due Friday 15 December! Any portion of $2,550 Program Price can be deposited, but the student account must meet the $850 minimum by Friday 15 December to lock their seat.

Please don't hesitate to eMail me if you have any questions at [email protected]

Application Procedures for Spain 2018 Study Abroad

http://courses.wccnet.edu/~donw/spain/app_pro.htmDigital Photography Abroad — Spain 2018Travel Dates: 26July ›› 12August...
12/03/2017

http://courses.wccnet.edu/~donw/spain/app_pro.htm

Digital Photography Abroad — Spain 2018
Travel Dates: 26July ›› 12August 2018
Program Price $2,550

Registration is open now, and an optional $850 deposit is due Friday 15December 2017.

Any portion of $2,550 can be deposited but the student account must meet the $850 minimum by 15December to lock their seat. The number of seats is limited. Contact me if you have any questions!

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/Study abroad is an awesome academic commitment and there are ...
12/03/2017
Program Overview - Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/program/program-overview/

Study abroad is an awesome academic commitment and there are organizations out there to support students like you! As you already know, paying for this sort of educational experience is expensive, and the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship [a US State Department entity] offers students like you this opportunity to get money, which is NOT another student loan. Rather, it's straight up, potential money in your bank account to pay for study abroad expenses... so check this out! There is still plenty of time remaining to apply before the summer application deadline. Please make sure to read the scholarship prerequisites to make sure that you qualify. Contact me if you have any questions!

Program Overview The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic competitiveness. The Institute of Intern...

Information Sessions about the Spain 2018 Study Abroad are being conducted in November! Everyone is welcome in the Photo...
10/30/2017

Information Sessions about the Spain 2018 Study Abroad are being conducted in November! Everyone is welcome in the Photo Studio on the Washtenaw Community College main campus during any of these sessions to learn more about this unparalleled opportunity to live & study photography in Spain!
• Tuesday 07 Nov — 12:00 to 1:00 OR 5:00 to 6:00pm
• Wednesday 08 Nov — 12:00 to 1:00 OR 5:00 to 6:00pm
• Gunder Myran Bldg., Garden Level — Room GM012

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