In this class, students will begin to understand how to use a camera as a tool and not be limited to letting the camera do the work. Students will learn the functions of a digital camera, and explore concepts for composing and creating photographs in art and design. Students will photograph a range of subject matter and ideas, as well as experiment with the lighting studio to conduct photo shoots. The course will culminate in the creation of an individual photo essay of the students choosing. This course will require significant photography work outside the classroom, and the use of a digital camera or high quality cell phone camera.