All Winter-Spring 2013 Photography Classes

Advanced Digital Photography

Building on methods and tools explored in Intermediate Digital Photography, this course offers advanced photographic concepts. Through demonstrations and readings, students learn to make complex selection and color correction, texture maps, advanced layering and masking principles. In addition, students learn to make custom color profiles for their favorite paper and printer along with essentials of digital color management. Emphasis is on the development and exploration of a personal vision and the creation of a digital portfolio. Grading is based on class participation and the completion of individual projects. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.

Prerequisite(s):
Intermediate Digital Photography or permission. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 320 A Thu 6:00-9:00 Vitone
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Basic Digital Photography

This class introduces students to the fundamentals of photographic art using digital imaging techniques. Working with digital cameras, Macintosh computers and Epson ink-jet printers students will complete a number of assignments that emphasize camera controls, print quality, composition and subject matter. Class lectures and demonstrations will cover exposure, quality of light, the use of Light Room for digital file management, image manipulation and digital printing. The class will also be exposed to the work of contemporary and historical photographers. Students should have their own camera, a few digital SLRs will be available for use during the semester. Grading is based on assignments, written exams and a final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.

Prerequisite(s):
None. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 120 A Monday 2-5 Kelly
  • PHT 120 B Monday 6-9 Blum CLOSED
  • PHT 120 C Thursday 2-5 Tohara
  • PHT 120 D Thursday 6-9 Spradlin
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Black and White Photography I

Designed to give an awareness and understanding of the technical and aesthetic aspects of photography as a fine art, this is a practical and theoretical course. Through a series of lectures and labs, students learn the process of seeing (making an exposure) and craftsmanship (making a photographic print). Some shooting assignments include using depth of field, light as subject, the self portrait and portraiture. 35mm cameras for this class are available for checkout at the equipment office. Students are expected to purchase their own film and photographic paper. Grading is based on assignments, written exams and a final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.

 
Prerequisite(s):
None. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 111 A Monday 2-5 Abramson
  • PHT 111 B Wednesday 6-9 Bent
  • PHT 111 C Thursday 6-9 Tohara
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Black and White Photography II

This production course is an extension of Black and White Photography I. Students learn to visually articulate their ideas and discuss their work and the work of others through group critiques. Students should have basic technical skills and knowledge of camera mechanisms, film developing and printing. The course is designed to refine these fundamentals and explore other, more complex issues in photography. Assignments and critiques focus on content, long exposures, fine grain versus grainy film and medium format cameras. Fiber printing, archival preservation, matting and an introduction to digital scanning and printing are also covered. Considerable outside work is necessary to complete the assignments. Grading is based on assignments, final portfolio and attendance. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.  

Prerequisite(s):
Black and White Photography I or Introduction to Photography: Darkroom and Digital. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 211 Thu 6:00-9:00 Burke
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Black and White Photography III

Students in this black and white class learn advanced exposure and development techniques, along with advanced darkroom and digital printing methods as they work on individual projects. While photographing one subject or idea for the entire semester students learn how their imagery evolves in the creative process. The class format consists of lectures, demonstrations, laboratory time and critiques. Class discussions cover subject matter, optimum print size, editing, sequencing and presentation. Students are also introduced to large format digital printing. Extensive outside time is required. Grading is based on assignments, the final portfolio and attendance. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.

This class has been CANCELED.

 
Prerequisite(s):
Black and White Photography II or Intermediate Digital Photography. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 311 A Mon 6:00-9:00 Abramson CANCELED
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Documentary Photography

This is a course in which students will explore the principles of photography as personal and social documentary. Students will concentrate on creating a cohesive visual statement about people and their environment. Lectures and discussions will be held during the course to explore different approaches to documentation. Individual attention will be given to aesthetic and technical problems that may arise during class shoots and group critique sessions. Grading is based on the completion of assignments, individual projects and attendance. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.

Prerequisite(s):
Black and White Photography II or Intermediate Digital Photography. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 308 A Tues 6:00-9:00 Staff
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Intermediate Digital Photography

In this class students expand their digital processing skills while continuing to develop their photographic vision. After reviewing some basic Photoshop tools the class lectures focus on the use of Light Room for image edit- ing and adjustments, basic color management, monochrome and color digital printing. Other topics covered are using HDR, preparing images for the web, creating contact sheets and archiving files. Shooting assignments over the course of the semester reinforce the use of these techniques while encouraging students to build on their personal photographic style. Grading is based on class participation, written exams and assignments. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.

Prerequisite(s):
Basic Digital Photography or Introduction to Photography: Darkroom and Digital. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 240 A Wed 6:00-9:00 Abramson CLOSED
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Photoshop Foundations

An introduction to the Macintosh Operating System and Adobe Photoshop, this class helps students explore digital imaging as a method for manipulating and presenting their work.Techniques covered include scanning, image retouching, correction and manipulation, printing and creative use of layers, selections, and masks. Assignments include restoration, digital colorizing of black and white imagery and digital color printing. Grading is based on class participation, assignments and individual projects. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.

Prerequisite(s):
Black and White Photography I or Basic Digital Photography or Intro to Digital Editing or Motion Picture Fundamentals or permission. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 220 A Tuesday 2-5 Burke CANCELED
  • PHT 220 B Wednesday 6-9 Antonelli
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Studio Lighting

This production course in studio photography will emphasize artificial lighting techniques, using both hot lights and electronic flash units. Both film and digital capture will be discussed in class along with other topics such as painting with light, lighting ratios and character studies. Assignments include white background portraiture, environmental portraiture and a variety of still life/tabletop set-ups. Considerable outside work is required to complete assignments. Students will have access to 4x5 and medium format cameras or they may use their own equipment. Grading is based on attendance, assignments and the final portfolio. In addition to tuition, a $70 course fee is charged.

Prerequisite(s):
Black and White Photography II or Intermediate Digital Photography. 42 classroom hours.
Section(s):
  • PHT 251 A Wed 6:00-9:00 Kelly CLOSED
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