Make Photos Picture Perfect With Recently Posted Cell Phone Photography Class

Make Photos Picture Perfect With Recently Posted Cell Phone Photography Class

Obsessed with getting that perfect selfie with your smartphone? Want to capture an awesome photo while on a scenic trip or vacation?

The Cell Phone Photography class, taught by lecturer David LaBelle in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, can help you learn how to do this and more. Also known as JMC 40095, this special topics course will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. this fall. No prerequisites required!

According to the course syllabus, the course is “designed to teach how to shoot better pictures using a cell phone camera and realize the personal and professional possibilities that exist with the latest technology.”

“For me, this is one of the best classes I teach because it allows us the flexibility to pursue a variety of topics and current social issues while using our camera phones to address them,” LaBelle said. “We talked about and showed pictures from Ferguson, Mo., last semester. We have discussions and assignments on diversity, sports, selfies and meaningful picture stories.  Students learn to choose the work of other photographers – photographs they wish they had shot – then make oral and visual presentations before the class explaining their choices.”

LaBelle says that during the course students will learn to see light better, compose better and capture storytelling moments. The class will also teach the basics of photography and cell phone cameras.

“Students learn to challenge their comfort zones and photograph strangers, instead of just friends,” LaBelle said. “It is a class I look forward to because most of the students are not photojournalism students.  These classes are always diverse in every way.”

There are 20 spots total in the class with many of these spots still available. Talk to your advisor today about registration!

POSTED: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:43pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 1:46pm
Emily Komorowski