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

Quiz 2 | The Art of Color | Digital Image Workflow, Processing and Management | Input – Principles of Scanning | Adobe Photoshop and Basic Image Optimization | Digital Photographic Printing

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Working Process | Image-Making Assignments

POD ! – Picture of the Day

 

1 – The Photographic Scene

2 – Beyond Normal

3 – Where You Live

4 – Deadpan | Medium and Large-Format Photography

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 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

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 1 | 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

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

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 2 | First Darkroom and Digital Contact Sheets

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9 | 13 – Wednesday – 7

Discussion | Demonstrationon Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 3 | First Gelatin Silver Print from Darkroom

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9 | 18 – Monday – 8

Discussion of DACA Scholarship

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 4

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9 | 20 – Wednesday – 9

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 5

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9 | 25 – Monday – 10

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 6

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9 | 27 – Wednesday – 11

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 7

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10 | 2 – Monday – 12

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 8

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10 | 4 – Wednesday – 13

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 9

Photographs for  The Photographic Scene due at end of class

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10 | 9 – Monday – 14

CritiqueThe Photographic Scene

Presentation | Discussion of The Art of Color

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

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 10

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10 | 11 – Wednesday – 15

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

Presentation on Starburst – The New Color Photography

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

Presentation | Discussion on Contemporary Color Photographers

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 11

 

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10 | 16 – Monday – 16

Review Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | Where You Live

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

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 12

 

10 | 18 – Wednesday – 17

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 13

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10 | 23 – Monday – 18

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 14

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10 | 25 – Wednesday – 19

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 15

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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

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 16

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11 | 1 – Wednesday – 21

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

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 17

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11 | 6 – Monday – 22

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

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 18

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11 | 8 – Wednesday – 23

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 19

Turn-In | Beyond Normal + Where You Live + Deadpan

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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

Critique | Beyond Normal + Where You Live + Deadpan

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 20

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11 | 15 – Wednesday – 25

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 21

Critique at end of class | The Big Picture

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11 | 20 – Monday – 26

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

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 22

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11 | 22 – Wednesday – 27

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

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 23

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11 | 27 – Monday – 28

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

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 24

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11 | 29 – Wednesday – 29

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

Digital Lab

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 25

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12 | 4 – Monday – 30.

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 26

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12 | 6 – Wednesday – 31

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 27

Turn-In Final Project | The Portfolio

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12 | 11Monday | Scheduled from 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

POD – Picture(s) of the Day – 28

Presentation of Final Project | The Portfolio

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12 | 13 – Wednesday

No 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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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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420 – Working Process Assignments | Picture of the Day (28 @ 15 pts each)

100 – Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

..40 – Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

..40 – Image-Making Assignment | Where You Live

..40 – Image-Making Assignment | Deadpan | Medium and Large-Format Photography

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

300 – 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%) ……….980 – 911

A-.. (92% – 90%) ………..910 – 882

B+..(89% – 87%) ………..881 – 852

B (86% – 83%) ………..851 – 813

B-.. (82% – 80%) ……….819 – 784

C+..(79% – 77%) ……….783 – 754

C (76% – 70%) ……….753 – 686

D (69% – 60%) ……….685 – 588

F (59% and less) ….…587 – 0

 

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