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PHO105 - Intermediate Photography

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Explores precise control of exposure, image processing workflow, and location/studio lighting techniques. Discusses artistic and commercial aspects of photography. Portfolio Development. Two class hours, two lab hours. Students must provide their own fully adjustable manual shutters speed and aperture camera and photographic supplies. Prerequisite: COM103 or PHO 103 or COM118 or PHO 118.

Lecture: 2 hrs.

Lab: 2 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of at least one aspect of the history of photography as documented by a five-hundred-word paper.
2. Demonstrate and describe orally and in writing advanced analog and/or digital camera techniques.
3. Demonstrate and describe orally and in writing advanced analog and/or digital printing techniques.
4. Demonstrate and describe orally and in writing location lighting techniques for still life and portrait photography.
5. Produce an electronic and/or print portfolio consisting of a minimum of 12, exhibition-quality photographs that have been prepared to the standards of professional practices and workflow including retouching, cropping and tonal control for electronic or print publishing. *
6. Mount an exhibition of prints, either solo or in cooperation with other members of the class.

* This course objective has been identified as a student learning outcome that must be formally assessed as part of the Comprehensive Assessment Plan of the college. All faculty teaching this course must collect the required data and submit the required analysis and documentation at the conclusion of the semester to the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment.


Content Outline:
I. The Nature of Light-Sensitive Materials & Sensors.
A. Consideration of Paper Base Types and Surfaces for Diverse Applications
B. Light-Sensitive Materials Speed; Image Format Size

II. Use of Advanced 35mm Cameras, Medium-Format Cameras, and Large-Format Cameras
A. Analog & Digital file handling
1. Digital File Format Considerations
2. Special Medium-Format Film Handling Considerations
3. Loading Large-Format Sheet-Film Holders
B. Focus and Depth-of-Field
C. Focal Length and Relative Aperture
D. Set-Up and Use of a Large-Format View Camera
E. Sharpness-Enhancing Methodologies


III. Image Processing Controls
A. Digital Image Enhancement Workflow
B. Wet Time, Temperature Control and Grain
C. Methods of Evaluating Density and Contrast
D. Expansion and Contraction
E. Archival Methods

IV. Location/Studio and Commercial Issues
A. Portrait
B. Table-Top
C. Architectural

V. Enlarging/Printing Controls
A. Digital Printing Workflow
B. Design of Test Strips to Evaluate Multiple Parameters
C. Pre-Exposure
D. Variable-Contrast Papers, Filters, and Graded Papers
E. Specialized Chemistries and Chemistry Manipulations

VI. Print Finishing
A. Window Matting
B. Framing Conventions

VII. Readings
A. Masters of the Medium
B. History of Photography
C. Philosophies of Art Photography
D. Methodologies for Writing Short Papers about Photography

VIII. Portfolios, Critiques and Exhibitions
A. Image and Group
B. Series and Sequence
C. Gauging Varieties of Audience Response

Effective Term: Fall 2015