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MA - Intermediate/Advanced

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Typically offered:

Every other year

Photography is one of the primary means through which scientific observation and research is conducted and presented to the public. But the most provocative images of the natural world don’t just happen; they are made by individuals skilled in both photography and the life sciences.

In this course, students will develop technical, observational, and aesthetic skills to extract relevant information from the natural world and organisms collected from nature.

Through acquired skills, students will be expected to conceive methods to document the biological world and communicate concepts using strong visual imagery. Photographic techniques and historical examples will be learned and applied.

Students will be evaluated based on their successful completion of a series of project-based assignments, participation in critiques, and their ability to effectively convey biological principles through photography.


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