SRJC Course Outlines

7/21/2019 5:40:25 AMART 19 Course Outline as of Summer 2018

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  ART 19Title:  ELEMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY  
Full Title:  Elementary Photography
Last Reviewed:3/28/2016

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 36

Catalog Description:
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A beginning photography class emphasizing comprehension and application of basic elements and concepts of black and white photography.  Topics include controlled use of the camera and printing techniques 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 35mm camera with manual controls.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A beginning photography class emphasizing comprehension and application of basic elements and concepts of black and white photography.  Topics include controlled use of the camera and printing techniques 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 35mm camera with manual controls.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
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 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
C-ID:
 CID Descriptor: ARTS 260 Introduction to Photography SRJC Equivalent Course(s): ART19

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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Students will be able to:
1.  Create a portfolio of high quality black/white photographic prints.
2.  Demonstrate mastery of camera functions, visual elements, photographic materials, and archival techniques.
3.  Make critical aesthetic judgments regarding photographic composition, visual literacy, and the creative process to produce photographic images.

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.   Employ basic photographic techniques, including camera operation.
2.   Apply the understanding of the photographic process, including basic theory behind the use of light sensitive materials and lenses to form an image, to the production of photographic images.
3.   Demonstrate the understanding of the reciprocity between aperture and shutter speed in order to control exposure.
4.   Select and adjust aperture setting (F-stop) to control depth of field.
5.   Selectively adjust shutter speed to capture action / motion.
6.   Evaluate the quality and direction of a light source.
7.   Create a vantage point in order to alter image composition.
8.   Process photographic imagery in a laboratory situation and make proof sheets.
9.   Modify and print photographic images for optimal technical and aesthetic values.
10. Compile and present a portfolio of photographic prints using archival materials and methods.
11. Define health and safety issues relating to chemistry used in photographic 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
     D. Making a pinhole camera
III.  Film, Exposure and Processing
     A. Light sensitive materials
     B. Proper exposure techniques and use of light meter
     C. Darkroom film processing
     D. Light responsive sensors
IV.  Printing and Enlarging
     A. Theory
     B. Practical darkroom application
     C. Techniques for modifying prints for optimal technical and aesthetic values
     D. Contrast and printing filters
V.  The Image
     A. Composition
     B. Perspective and vantage point
     C. Natural light
     D. Pattern
     E. Texture
VI.  Photographic Issues
     A.  Selective focus and depth of field
     B.  Action/Motion
     C.  Special considerations using color slide film
     D.  Analog and digital photography
VII. Portfolios, Presentations, and Critiques
     A. Archival 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
VIII. Photo Chemicals
    A. Possible hazards
    B. Safe usage
    C. Proper disposal

Assignments:
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1.  Read one chapter per week (approximately 5-10 pages).
2.  Make a pinhole camera. Use the empirical method to determine the right exposure for the pinhole camera; keep a log of results of all photographic work; produce 2-4 printable paper negatives and respective positives.
3.  Photograph various (approximately 8) assigned subjects or situations.  Emphasis will be on the use of pattern, texture, form, composition, depth of field,  selective focus, and motion.
4.  Use contrast filters to control contrast during printing and enlarging.
5.  Complete one assignment with color slide film to practice bracketing.
6.  Perform exposure test using gray card.
7.  Objective quizzes (2-4).
8.  Final project:  compile and present in class a portfolio of at least 10 black and white photographic prints.

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
5 - 10%
Pinhole camera.
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
60 - 75%
Photography assignments, portfolio
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 25%
Multiple choice, true/false
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation in critiques; portfolio presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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A Short Course in Photography:  Film and Darkroom (9th Edition).  London, Barbara  and Stone, Jim. Pearson Prentice Hall:  2007 (classic).

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