SRJC Course Outlines

12/8/2019 8:45:42 AMART 82 Course Outline as of Spring 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 82Title:  BEG DIGITAL PHOTO  
Full Title:  Beginning Digital Photography
Last Reviewed:8/28/2017

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled4.006 min.Lab Scheduled70.00
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  ART 390.72

Catalog Description:
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A beginning class emphasizing comprehension and application of basic elements and concepts of digital photography.  Topics include controlled use of the camera for optimum technical and aesthetic values.  Students will develop an understanding of the creative process, visual literacy and photographic theory through lectures, assignments and class critiques.  Students must have a digital camera with manual controls.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A beginning class emphasizing comprehension and application of basic elements and concepts of digital photography.  Topics include controlled use of the camera for optimum technical and aesthetic values.  Students will develop an understanding of the creative process, visual literacy and photographic theory through lectures, assignments and class critiques.  Students must have a digital camera with manual controls.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1993Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon the completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.    Employ basic photographic techniques including camera operation.
2.    Apply knowledge of reciprocity between aperture and shutter speed in order to control exposure.
3.    Select and adjust aperture setting (F-stop) to control depth of field.
4.    Selectively adjust shutter speed to capture action and motion.
5.    Evaluate the quality and direction of a light source.
6.    Create a vantage point in order to alter image composition.
7.    Process photographic imagery in a laboratory situation and make proof prints.
8.    Modify and print photographic images for optimal technical and aesthetic values.
9.    Compile and present a portfolio of photographs.
10.   Define health and safety issues relating to ergonomics working with digital processes.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Overview of the History of Photography
II.  The Camera and its Operation
    a.  Lenses
    b.  Shutters
    c.  Exposure controls
III.  Digital Capture, Exposure, and Processing
    a.  Sensor capture technologies
    b.  File types, image conversion and adjustment
    c.  Image resolution and compression
IV.  The Image
    a.  Composition
    b.  Making a photogram using a scanner
    c.  Perspective and vantage point
    d.  Pattern
    e.  Texture
V.  Photographic Issues
    a.  Selective focus and depth of field
    b.  Action and motion
    c.  Natural light
    d.  Analog and digital photography
VI.  Portfolios, Presentations, and Critiques
    a.  Materials and methods
    b.  Portfolio content
    c.  Presenting work
    d.  Critiquing work
         1)  Analytical examination
         2)  Aesthetic judgments
         3)  Composition
         4)  Visual literacy
         5)  Creative process
    e.  Discussing choices for presentation via CD, DVD, and Internet
VII.  Basic Modifying and Printing
    a.  Theory and techniques
    b.  Practical color management
VIII.  Ergonomics
    a.  Possible hazards
    b.  Safe usage and good habits

Assignments:
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1.  Read one chapter per week (approximately ten pages)
2.  Photograph a series of digital images demonstrating techniques and situations presented in class.
3.  Class critiques of assignments
4.  Portfolio
5.  Quizzes and exams (1 or 2)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
25 - 35%
Homework: photography assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 50%
Portfolio
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 20%
Objective examinations (multiple choice, true false, matching, completion, etc.) and quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation in class critiques; weekly participation in threaded discussions; regular accessing of the course website


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Photography, 9th Edition. London, Barbara; Upton, John; and Stone, Jim. Prentice Hall: 2010.
 
A Short Course in Digital Photography: An Introduction to Photographic Techniques, by London, Barbara and Stone, Jim. Pearson Prentice Hall: 2009.  
 
A Short Course in Photography: An Introduction to Photographic Technique, Seventh Edition. London, Barbara and Stone, Jim.  Pearson Prentice Hall: 2008.

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