This black and white photography course is an introduction to basic film and camera techniques, photographic aesthetics, and black and white darkroom procedures. Class time is a combination of lecture, demonstration, critique, and hands-on darkroom instruction. Regular assignments will be given. Students must have an adjustable camera.
This non-major course is designed to cover the basics of digital photography. Instruction will introduce students to the digital camera and its functions, offering students a better understanding of the terminology and requirements as well as the limitations of digital imagery. The course will cover issues of composition, design, color theory and history of photography to help students work creatively with their digital cameras. Students will be introduced to image editing software for color correction, image manipulation, and digital output. Projects will involve a range of subject matter and may include: portraiture, landscape, architecture and event photography. (Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and in-class projects.) Students must have a digital camera.
A study of advanced black and white photographic techniques and theory. Students will produce a portfolio of images and work through a series of assignments that will increase the students' understanding of the photographic medium. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique, and in-class projects. Students must have an adjustable 35mm camera. Prerequisite: PHO-100 or Permission of instructor.
This course will cover analog and digital color photography including exposure, processing, printing, color theory, color management, and digital output. Aesthetics and communication will be stressed. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetic critique, and hands-on darkroom instruction. Writing and reading assignments as appropriate to the discipline are part of this course. Prerequisite: PHO 100 or Permission of Department.
This course is designed to introduce students to the tools and practice of studio photography. Students will be introduced to medium and large format cameras, tungsten and strobe lighting systems as well as other lighting equipment. Class will focus on creation of black and white imagery with projects drawn from the following: advertising, portraiture, fashion, product photography, digital, architecture and fine art. Students will develop a working knowledge of all the tools of the studio as well as the ability to work knowledgeably in the crafting of effective lighting of all subject matter. Class projects may involve digital equipment and editing as well as work with analog film material. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and in-class projects. Prerequisite: PHO 150 or Permission of Instructor.
Topics of special interest to broaden and intensify the students' ability to use black and white photography as a means of communication and expression. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and hands-on darkroom instruction. Students must have a 35mm adjustable camera.
Acquaints students with skills in color materials handling, from exposure to color negative printing. Course will cover color theory and applied problems in color photography, processing and printing, color balance and correction. Aesthetic and communicative aspects of color photography will be stressed. Regular assignments and a completed portfolio are a requirement of this course. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and hands-on darkroom instruction. Students must have a 35mm adjustable camera. Prerequisite: PHO 150 or Permission of Instructor.
This course is an advanced color photography class using color negative and color transparency film as well as digital material. The course will build on the foundation created in PHO 160 and ART 142 for working with color photographic imagery in both analog and digital modes. Projects will address the relative strengths and weaknesses of both the analog and digital worlds. Class will focus on mastering color correction in both the analog and digital darkroom. In addition to non-digital projects, students will work with image-editing software for creation of collage and montage imagery. Topics covered will include digital scanning and cameras, image manipulation, color correction and management, digital output. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and in-class projects. Prerequisites: PHO 160 and ART 142.
This course is an advanced studio photography class. Students will focus on effective use of medium- and large-format cameras as well as the full range of lighting equipment (tungsten and strobe) for work in both digital and analog (film-based) color photography. Class will address advanced studio techniques and creative problem solving using both traditional and digital methods. Assignments may include projects in advertising, portraiture, fashion, product photography, architecture and fine art. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and in-class projects. Prerequisites: PHO 170 and ART 142.
This course is an introduction to alternative photographic techniques and an expanded investigation of various modes of photographic presentation. Students will study techniques and photo processes ranging from the 19th century (such as cyanotype, gum bichromate and van dyke brown) to the most contemporary digital techniques with an eye toward adapting and combining various techniques for innovative personal expression. Students will be encouraged to move beyond the traditional presentation methods of photography and to devise presentation styles to match and augment their photographic content. Possibilities include: sequential imagery (book, video or digital), collage and montage, mixed media, wall hangings and sculptural and installation uses of photography. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and in-class projects. Prerequisites: PHO 150 and ART 142.
This course allows students to investigate a range of topics and issues typical to the photojournalist. These may include: legal and ethical issues, news, spot news, portrait and action photography, travel imagery, picture editing, photography and writing, digital imagery and the extended documentary project. Class is designed to provide a solid introduction to the work of the photojournalist. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and in-class projects. Prerequisites: PHO 150 and ART 142; recommended: PHO 160.
This course provides the students the opportunity to apply their color skills in a photographic genre of their choice. The studio, medium- and large-format cameras and advanced printing techniques will be covered. A completed portfolio reflecting the student's personal aesthetic is a requirement of this course. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique and hands-on darkroom and studio instruction. Students must have a 35mm adjustable camera. Prerequisites: PHO 100 and PHO 150 or Permission of Instructor.
This studio course covers the basics of digital imaging to create a broad understanding of digital capabilities and their relationship to traditional photographic image production. Emphasis will be on Macintosh Systems and Adobe Photoshop. Topics covered will include design, image manipulation, scanning, collage, digital cameras, file management and digital output. Software technology will be discussed. The class will explore the creative possibilities of digital technology. Class time will include lecture, demonstration, aesthetics, critique, and in-class projects.
A survey of the history of photography, with concentration on selected major figures in photography from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Class activities will include instuctor's presentations, student reports, field trips, guest presentations, and discussions based upon those activities and upon assigned readings in the history of photography.
The course is designed to provide work experience directly related to the student's field of study. A learning contract, containing specific educational objectives related to the work experience and the student's field of study, is developed by the student and the faculty co-op coordinator. Course requirements include a minimum of 180 hours of work in the student's field of study, maintenance of a daily log of hours worked and duties performed, and a work-related final project or paper. This will allow the student to earn 3 credit hours. The student's performance will be evaluated by the faculty co-op coordinator on the basis of the objectives in the initial learning contract and satisfactory evaluations by the employer. A letter grade will be assigned. Photography majors ONLY. Prerequisite: Approval by the Photography department.
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