The exhibition consists of 20 photographs taken by nine students in Julie Weber’s ART142 Beginning Digital Photography class. The photographs were made in response to an assignment centered around light and composition. Students were asked to attentively observe how light can render subject matter more dimensionally through the presence of shadows or more flatly through the absence of shadows. Shadows can produce lines, patterns, and shapes that in turn can become interesting compositional elements or even the subject matter of an image. Additionally, students were prompted to heighten their awareness of composition by incorporating fundamental guidelines such as the rules of thirds, perspective, and framing. All images were edited into black and white to concentrate on the importance of light and shadow creating contrast through tonality rather than relying on color. A number of the photographs were taken on a class field trip to downtown Aurora while other images depict a mixture of rural Midwest and downtown Chicago.
Exhibit runs: Thursday, November 15, 2018 – Thursday, January 31, 2019
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Image: Sweet Home by Melody Palencia, 2018
Thursday, January 31
Aurora Downtown Campus (DWNTN), Library
18 S. River St., Aurora, IL 60506-4134
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