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PHOT 151

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PHOT 151 | Personal Photographic Vision examines the foundations of photographic seeing, thought and analysis with the use of analog and digital photographic materials and processes, including black and white, grayscale and color. Primary focus of the course is the development of a personal photographic vision through the use of photography’s aesthetic attributes and a refined sense of technical execution and craft.  Discussion and practice with small and medium format cameras, image exposure methods, color photographic theory, basic artificial lighting techniques, image optimization and use of the dynamic tonal range with film processing and digital imaging techniques, and photographic printing practices in both darkroom and digital environments.

Using these discussions as a jumping-off point to create an inspiring and thought-provoking forum, you’ll engage with various critical considerations within the development of your own personal photographic vision.  As the primary focus of the course is to create photographic work that challenges your conventions of what photography may be for yourself, we’ll spend considerable time and attention making and talking about your own photographs.This will include instruction on the use of the camera and the possibilities of various image capture devices; image processing as well as exploring and developing your photographic print making craft in both analog and digital photography environment.

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Appropriate for students with prior photographic experience. Access to a 35mm Analog and/or Digital camera is recommended. The Grossmont College Photography Program provides for a 35mm SLR to be checked-out for use during the semester starting the third week of the semester. Positive daily attendance to each class session is required.

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Student Learning Outcomes (SLO)

Demonstrate the ability to analyze photographic images and utilize the application of advanced photographic processes and materials, including image optimization and processing techniques, the use of the dynamic tonal range and photographic printing techniques.

Demonstrate application of proper laboratory practices necessary for making and presenting photographic prints of optimum technical quality, craft and professional standards.

Assessment Activity: Portfolio and Reflective Self-Assessment Essay

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Course Information and Curriculum Links for PHOT 151 | Personal Photographic Vision

Scroll down page for detailed semester calendar and click on link to locate information regarding curriculum activities and assignments.  Due dates for the completion of the critical inquiry, project assignments and final project are in red.

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Possible Curriculum Activities

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Quizzes and Final Exam

Quiz 1 | Beyond The Surface | Thinking About PhotographsSeeing PhotographsThe Camera and The Lens | The Digital Camera

Quiz 2 | Light, Film and Exposure | Developing Film | Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Quiz 3 | Color Processes and Materials | The Art of Color

Quiz 4 | Digital Image Workflow, Processing and Management | Input – Principles of Scanning | Adobe Photoshop and Basic Image Optimization | Digital Photographic Printing

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Critical Issues Responses

1 – Does It Really Matter ?

2 – As Though The Blue and The Sky Were One Thing

3 – The New Color : The Return of Black-and-White.

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Working Process | Image-Making Assignments

POD ! – Picture of the Day

 

1 – The Photographic Scene

2 – Twenty Four

3 – Where You Live

4 – Input – Principles of Scanning

5 – The Big Picture

An Adventure in Photography – Initiating A Personal Vision

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Final Project

The Portfolio

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PHOT 151 Fall 2017 Calendar

Section 5727 | Mondays and Wednesdays – 1:00 pm – 3:55 pm

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8 | 21 – Monday – 1

Discussion on How Did You Learn Photography? and Why People (Including Yourself) Photograph

Introduction to course, discussion of syllabus, course expectations and use of course website

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8 | 23 – Wednesday – 2

Presentation | Discussion of Photographic Seeing, including Beyond The Surface | Thinking About PhotographsSeeing Photographs

On Campus – Working with Analog Film Cameras

Discussion | Review | Demonstration of The Camera and The Lens | The Digital Camera | Light, Film and Exposure

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8 | 28Monday – 3

Review Discussion of The Camera and The Lens | The Digital Camera | Light, Film and Exposure

On Campus – Working with Analog Film Cameras

Discussion | Demonstration on Developing Film

Walk-Thru of Film Processing Facilities and Health & Safety Protocols

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8 | 30Wednesday – 4

Presentation | Discussion of Critical Inquiry Response | Does It Really Matter ?

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Discussion | Demonstration on Developing Film

Walk-Thru of Film Processing Facilities and Health & Safety Protocols

Analog Lab – Processing First Roll of Film

Image Pin-Up Discussion 1POD ! – Picture(s) of the Day – First Processed Roll of Film

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9 | 1 – Friday

Census Day – Last Day to Drop without a “W” appearing on Academic Record

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9 | 4Monday

No Class | Labor Day Holiday

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9 | 6 – Wednesday – 5

Critical Inquiry Response due at start of class | Does It Really Matter ?

Check-Out | Use of Film Camera for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Discussion of Developing A Working Process and Making Contact Sheets

Presentation | Discussion on Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Walk-Thru of Print Darkroom Facilities and Health & Safety Protocols

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9 | 11Monday – 6

Presentation | Discussion on Digital Image Workflow, Processing and Management – Adobe Bridge | Lightroom | Photoshop | Input – Principles of ScanningDigital Photographic Printing

Review Walk-Thru of Print Darkroom Facilities and Health & Safety Protocols

Analog Lab | Digital Lab – Printing Contact Sheets

Image Pin-Up Discussion 2POD – Picture(s) of the Day – First Darkroom and Digital Contact Sheets

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9 | 13 – Wednesday – 7

Discussion of A Valentine to Good Photographs

Discussion | Demonstrationon Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 3POD – Picture(s) of the Day – First Gelatin Silver Print from Darkroom

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9 | 18 – Monday – 8

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 4POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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9 | 20 – Wednesday – 9

Quiz 1 | Beyond The Surface | Thinking About PhotographsSeeing PhotographsThe Camera and The Lens | The Digital Camera

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 5POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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9 | 25 – Monday – 10

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 6POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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9 | 27 – Wednesday – 11

Quiz 2 | Light, Film and Exposure | Developing Film | Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 7POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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10 | 2 – Monday – 12

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 8POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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10 | 4 – Wednesday – 13

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 9POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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10 | 9 – Monday – 14

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 10POD – Picture(s) of the Day

Photographs for  The Photographic Scene due at end of class

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | Twenty Four

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10 | 11 – Wednesday – 15

Critique | The Photographic Scene

Presentation | Discussion on Color Processes and Materials

Presentation | Discussion on The Art of Color

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 11POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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10 | 16 – Monday – 16

Presentation of As Though The Blue and The Sky Were One Thing

Presentation on Beyond Color | Color in American Photography, 1950 – 1970 and Starburst – The New Color Photography

Discussion | Demonstration on Input – Principles of Scanning | Adobe Photoshop and Basic Image Optimization | Digital Photographic Printing

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 12POD – Picture(s) of the Day

 

10 | 18 – Wednesday – 17

Critical Inquiry Response due at start of class | As Though The Blue and The Sky Were One Thing

Presentation | Discussion on Pioneers of Color Photography – Shore | Meyerowitz | Eggleston

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | Where You Live

Image Pin-Up Discussion 13POD – Picture(s) of the Day

Critique of Contact Sheets | Twenty Four

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10 | 23 – Monday – 18

Presentation | Discussion on Contemporary Color Photographers

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 14POD – Picture(s) of the Day

Critique of Prints | Twenty Four

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10 | 25 – Wednesday – 19

Discussion | Demonstration on Input – Principles of Scanning | Adobe Photoshop and Basic Image Optimization | Digital Photographic Printing

Review Discussion on Color Processes and Materials and The Art of Color

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 15POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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10 | 30 – Monday – 20

Presentation | Discussion on Medium Format Cameras

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | An Adventure in Photography – Initiating A Personal Vision and The Portfolio

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | The Big Picture

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 16POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 1 – Wednesday – 21

Review Discussion | Demonstration on Input – Principles of Scanning

Discussion | Follow-Up on Analog / Digital Workflow for Rest of Semester

One-on-One Individual Review and Critique of Digital Contact Sheets | Where You Live

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 17POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 6 – Monday – 22

Discussion of Technical Assignment | Input – Principles of Scanning

One-on-One Individual Review and Critique of Digital Contact Sheets | Where You Live

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 18POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 8 – Wednesday – 23

Review | Digital Image Workflow, Processing and Management | Input – Principles of Scanning | Adobe Photoshop and Basic Image Optimization | Digital Photographic Printing

Discussion of Selection of 3 Photographs to Represent Class in Fall Student Show

One-on-One Individual Review and Critique of Digital Contact Sheets | Where You Live

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 19POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 9 – Thursday

Last Day to Drop with a “W” appearing on Academic Record

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11 | 13 – Monday – 24

Quiz 3 | Color Processes and Materials | The Art of Color | As Though The Blue and The Sky Were One Thing

One-on-One Individual Review and Critique of Digital Contact Sheets | Where You Live

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 20POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 15 – Wednesday – 25

Photographs for Where You Live due at end of class

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 21POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 20 – Monday – 26

One-on-One Individual Critique | An Adventure in Photography – Initiating A Personal Vision

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 22POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 22 – Wednesday – 27

Critique | Where You Live

One-on-One Individual Critique | An Adventure in Photography – Initiating A Personal Vision

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 23POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 27 – Monday – 28

Critique of Technical Assignment | Input – Principles of Scanning

Critique at end of class | The Big Picture

One-on-One Individual Critique | An Adventure in Photography – Initiating A Personal Vision

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 24POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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11 | 29 – Wednesday – 29

Quiz 4 | Digital Image Workflow, Processing and Management | Input – Principles of Scanning | Adobe Photoshop and Basic Image Optimization | Digital Photographic Printing

One-on-One Individual Critique | An Adventure in Photography – Initiating A Personal Vision

Digital Lab

Image Pin-Up Discussion 25POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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12 | 4 – Monday – 30.

Presentation of The New Color : The Return of Black-and-White

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 26POD – Picture(s) of the Day

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12 | 6 – Wednesday – 31

Critical Inquiry Response due by end of class | The New Color : The Return of Black-and-White

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Image Pin-Up Discussion 27POD – Picture(s) of the Day

Turn-In Final Project | The Portfolio

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12 | 11Monday | Scheduled from 9:25 am – 11:25 am

Presentation of Final Project | The Portfolio

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Curriculum Evaluation

Your final grade will be determined by a culmination of points earned based on your performance with the below listed curriculum assignments. Questions regarding curriculum assignment grades and/or the final grade must be brought to the attention of the instructor. To provide equitable instruction for all students while during class hours, please ask questions regarding your grade during instructor office hours or after class.

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Curriculum Evaluation

Your final grade will be determined by a culmination of points earned based on your performance with the below listed curriculum assignments. Questions regarding curriculum assignment grades and/or the final grade must be brought to the attention of the instructor. To provide equitable instruction for all students while during class hours, please ask questions regarding your grade during instructor office hours or after class.

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135 – Working Process Assignments | Picture of the Day (27 @ 5 pts each)

120 – Quiz (4 @ 30 pts each)

..15 – Critical Inquiry Response | Does It Really Matter?

..15 – Critical Inquiry Response | As Though The Blue and Sky Were One Thing?

..15 – Critical Inquiry Response | The New Color : The Return of Black-and-White

100 – Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

..40 – Image-Making Assignment | Twenty Four

100 – Image-Making Assignment | Where You Live

..20 – Image-Making Assignment | Input – Principles of Scanning

..20 – Image-Making Assignment | The Big Picture

200 – Final Project | The Portfolio

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Final Grading

Your overall final grading based on points earned will be representative as follows:

A(100% – 93%) ……….780 – 722

A-.. (92% – 90%) ……….721 – 698

B+..(89% – 87%) ……….697 – 675

B (86% – 83%) ………..674 – 644

B-.. (82% – 80%) ……….643 – 620

C+. (79% – 77%) …………619 – 597

C (76% – 70%) ………..596 – 542

D (69% – 60%) ……….541 – 464

F (59% and less) …..…463 – 0

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