Peter Glendinning

 

 


 

Peter Glendinning has been a member of the faculty of Michigan State University's Department of Art, Art History, & Design, in the College of Arts & Letters, since 1978. His work in photography has ranged from making the official portrait of Michigan Governor John Engler, to exhibits of Polaroid-IMPOSSIBLE photographs in fine art galleries and museum settings in the USA and Europe. His photographs are found in major public and private collections, and his project "My Paris" was named among the "Best of 2015" by the American Society of Media Photographers. He has served as President of the Photo Imaging Education Association International, and of the Society for Photographic Education's Midwest Region, and created the first online art course at Michigan State University.




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Dec 5th 2016

Welcome to Course THREE! In the first two Modules you will gain a more professional-level understanding of the Design Elements that artists have used throughout history to create successful compositions. Arranging the Elements in ways that lead viewers through their compositions is an essential craft for photographers no matter whether their subject matter is pure documentary or vividly exotic personal expression.

Average: 7 (5 votes)
Nov 28th 2016

Welcome to Course One of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! In these first 4 Modules you will gain the knowledge and the confidence that will help you make good choices as you consider qualities of the camera you own, and the qualities of the other types of digital cameras you might be considering. You will learn about the basic functions that most digital cameras have in common. You will also go beyond the "technical" matters and learn about how you can make exciting pictures by emphasizing the aspects of Frame and Vantage Point to interpret old subjects in new ways. Discovering accessories that photographers find useful, and the types of camera bags from mini to carry-on sized, is also in store for you. You will also make your first photographs and, if you are a subscriber to the specialization, upload pictures to the web gallery and start interacting with your fellow learners in our "Gallery." Let's get started with Module One!

Average: 5.8 (25 votes)
Nov 28th 2016

Welcome to Course Two of Photography Basics and Beyond: From Smartphone to DSLR! Now that you have a broad understanding of the various types of cameras, the importance of seeing up Menus and Functions to gain control in your photography, and the difference between Auto and Program exposure modes, you are ready to move into even greater Camera Control!

Average: 4.2 (13 votes)
Nov 28th 2016

Welcome to Course FOUR! In Modules 1-4 you will cover the final elements of the Specialization necessary to round out this introduction to the fundamentals of Photography, and prepare you for creating your own exciting project in the Capstone! You have come a long way since the beginning of this journey from Smartphone Basics to DSLR and Beyond. Just think of all the information you have absorbed and put to use in your assignments and quizzes, and the confidence you have gained that you CAN control the camera to make pictures you are proud to share.

Average: 5.1 (8 votes)