Schedule:

August:

8/19 - Course Overview
Exercise #1

8/21 - Lecture: Henri Cartier-Bresson - The Decisive Moment
Work on Exercise #1 (bring a camera to class with any required cables)
Practice Downloading images / Browsing through Bridge
Course Server Space (practice uploading)
Check-Out Policies and Procedures (form completion, sign agreement)

 

8/26 - Review Exercise #1 as a group
Complete all Forms and Procedures related to Equipment Check-Out
Lecture / Demo: Exercise #2 (bring your DSLR to class)
Camera Handling & Settings
An introduction to Adobe Camera RAW software.
Practice shooting during class.

8/28 - Exercise #2 Due during class
Lecture / Demo: Exercise #3 & Exercise #4

September:

9/2 - Due: Exercise #3 & Exercise #4
Exercise #5 - White Balance
Lecture: Assignment #1 "Light & Shadow"

9/4 - In-Class: work on Assignment #1
Due: Exercise #5

 

9/9 - In-Class: work on Assignment #1
One-On-One consultations

9/11 - Due: Assignment #1 / Critique

 

9/16 - Finish Assignment #1 Critique
Lecture / Demo: Exercise #6
*if there is time, we will move on to Exercise #7

9/18 - Lecture / Demo: Exercise #7
Tripod Handling
Homework: Shoot for Exercise #8 (Panorama)

 

9/23 - Due Exercise #6 & Exercise #7
Demo & in-class work: Exercise #8 (using Photoshop)

9/25 - Lecture: Assignment #2 / Documentary Film
Homework: Shoot for Assignment #2

 

9/30 - Writing Assignment
Demo & Homework: Exercise #9
(bring a tripod if you have one, or plan to check one out)

October:

10/2 - Demo & in-class work: Exercise #9 (Due)
one-on-one consultations / preliminary critiques - Assignment #2

 

10/7 - Finish Assignment #2

10/9 - Due: Assignment #2 / Critique

 

10/14 - Lecture: Assignment #3
Homework: Shoot for Assignment #3

10/16 - Demo: Printing & Mounting
Exercise #10 Due (in class)

 

10/21 - Work on Assignment #3
Writing Assignment

10/23 - Work on Assignment #3
one-on-one crits

 

10/28 - Due: Assignment #3 - Critique

10/30 - Lecture: Assignment #4
Homework: Shoot for Assignment #4

November:

11/4 - Demo: creating a multi-page presentation + using text
Assignment #4

11/6 - Due: Assignment #4 - short crit
Lecture: Assignment #5 / Documentary Film

 

11/11 - Work on Assignment #5

11/13 - Work on Assignment #5
one-on-one crits

 

11/18 - Work on Assignment #5

11/20 - Due: Assignment #5 - Critique

 

11/25 - Demo: Varying Outputs
Work on Final Assignment / Presentation

11/27 - Thanksgiving - NO CLASS

December:

12/2 - Work on Final Assignment / Presentation

12/4 - Work on Final Assignment / Presentation

 

12/9 - Final Crit

12/11 - Final Crit

Final:

12/16 - (Tues) 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Final Test - Attendance is Required

 

 

Beginning Digital Photo

Equipment Check-Out

Print Pricing and Policies

SWC Photo Resources

End of the Day Routine

Syllabus - download pdf

BLACKBOARD - check your grades

Extra Credit