Calendar

August

8/20 - Syllabus / Course Review
Exercise #1

8/22 - Work on Exercise #1
Practice Downloading images / Browsing through Bridge
Course Server Space (practice uploading)

 

8/28 - Exercise #1 / Turn into Dropbox, Group Evaluation
Camera Demo / Checkout Policies (link)
This is a good day to bring your own DSLR if you have one. Bring the manual.

8/30 - Lecture: Shooting w/ a DSLR in Manual Mode & RAW.
Workflow for processing the images in Bridge Camera Raw plug-in using the Basic Exposure Panel only.
Lab: Exercise #2

 

September

09/04 - Lecture: Review steps for Exercise #2
Lab: Continue Exercise #2 / Begin Exercise #3
Camera RAW Workflow movies / extra info
Reading: Chapters 2, 3, & 8 (complete these readings by the time the first assignment is due 9/18/12. There will be a quiz).

 

09/06 - Lecture: Light & Shadow
Lab: Working with contrast, color saturation and de-saturation, contact sheets
Homework: Shoot for the Light & Shadow Assignment

 

9/11 - Lecture:
Alfred Stieglitz - The Eloquent Eye (from PBS American Masters)
Ansel Adams - Photography: The Incesive Art
LAB: There will be time to shoot /edit the Light & Shadow assignment in class.

9/13 - Lab: Edit and File Management for the Light & Shadow assignment.
ALSO in room 574, There is a guest speaker: Tony DiZinno. He is an instructor at the Art Center in Pasadena. Link 1, Link 2 .

 

9/18 - Critique Assignment 1 / Light&Shadow

9/20 - Continue Critique / 1 on 1 conferences / self-evaluation
Shoot for exercise 5 - depth of field
*the Quiz has been postponed for a later date.

 

9/25 - Work on exercise 5. Begin exercise 6.

9/27 - Finish exercise 5, Work on exercise 6 and turn in if completed.

 

October

10/02 - Finish exercise 6 turn in all work by 1:30
We'll evaluate the work
Lab Tutorial: Working in Photoshop / Introduction to interface, Layers, Tool Box

10/04 - Assignment #2 will be issued
Lecture on Reciprocity / Create your own Light Meter Dial
Photoshop / Continuation of using Layer Adjustments, Dodge & Burn methods, Sharpening Layer (Prepping an image for Print).

 

10/09 - Class Cancelled

10/11 - Lab: Prepping for Print - Healing / Stamping Tools, Print Preview

 

10/16 - Finish Assignment 2

10/18 - Assignmnet 2 Due - Critique finish working on assignment

 

10/23 - Assignment 2 Due - Critique (no late work!)

10/25 - Print Assignment 2 - Prints are due on this day!

 

10/31 - Print Assignment 2 - Prints are due on this day along with Self-Evaluations
LAB: Combine 2 bracketing images using a mask (Exercise 7)

November

11/01 - Complete Exercise 7
Assignment 3: Color

11/06 - Assignment 4 - Portrait / Self-Portrait
Annie Leibovitz - "Life Through a Lens" - http://vimeo.com/42602711
PBS site info: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/episodes/annie-leibovitz/life-through-a-lens/16/
Lab: Work Independently

 

11/13 - Color Assignment Due

11/15 - Lab: Portrait Retouching
Independent work

 

11/20 - Assignment 5 - Sequence or Narrative / Documentation or Thematic Series
Lecture: Artists' slides, Video

11/22 - NO CLASS / FALL HOLIDAY

 

11/27 - Assignment 4 Due - Portrait / Critique

11/29 - Finish watching Manufacturing Landscapes
Written Exercise Assigned (worth 5pts or 5% of your total grade)
Complete all outstanding assignments / edit work for Assignment 5

December

12/04 - Watch video on Lenses
Finish Assignment 5 - Series

12/06 - Assignment 5 Due / Critique

 

12/11 - Assignment 6 - Printing and Mounting
Bring to class: 2 black matte boards & 2 8x10 mounting tissues (for purchase in the bookstore).
Print and Mount 2 images for the Final Critique (or use 2 prints from previous assignments.

12/13 - Faculty Flex Day - No official class, but Carlos will have the lab open for students to edit, print and mount. 8am - 3:30pm

 

12/18 - Tuesday 10:30am - 12:30pm / Final Critique of printed work
WRITTEN TEST
Written Exercise Due
Attendance is Mandatory

 

 

Info

ART 205 - Beginning Digital Photography
Section 3

T / TH 12:00 PM - 2:50PM
Room 573

Syllabus pdf link

Photography Dept. @ SWC (lab times etc.)

Resources @ SWC

CHECK-OUT online form

Camera Check-Out Policies @ SWC

Print Policies @ SWC

Blackboard (check your grades)

SWC website

Required Reading (reading schedule)

Online Study Guide for Text Book

Extra Credit