Photography as a visual medium is integral to the study of contemporary communication. This course introduces students to the history and practice of producing photographic images. The content of the course is a combination of lecture and the hands-on practice of both the analog and digital methods of photographic image-making. The traditional darkroom is dispensed with, giving over to the computer the role of darkroom, with the student using Adobe Photoshop and other image editors to process traditional film and digital image captures. The student is taught to use both film and non-film digital cameras to capture, process and print a portfolio of several original photographic images. Students have the opportunity to output photo prints on state-of-the-art digital printers and plotters ranging from small to large scale on a variety of art papers. Lectures on pictorial composition, subject matter choice, and methods of presentation display will accompany hands-on technical exercises.