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PHOT-151

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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Final Quiz

Review Quiz 1 | Beyond The Surface | Thinking About PhotographsSeeing PhotographsThe Camera and The Lens | Light, Film and Exposure | Developing Film | Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Review 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

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

 

1 – The Photographic Scene

2 – Beyond Normal

3 – Where You Live

4 – 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 2018 Calendar

Section 3093 | Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays – 10:30 am – 12:15 pm

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8 | 21 – Tuesday

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 | 22 – Wednesday – 1

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

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

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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8 | 23 – Thursday – 2

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

On Campus – Working with Analog Film Cameras

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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8 | 28Tuesday – 3

Discussion | Demonstration on Developing Film

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

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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8 | 29Wednesday – 4

Review Discussion | Demonstration on Developing Film

Analog Lab – Processing First Roll of Film

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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8 | 30 – Thursday – 5

Review Discussion | Demonstration on Developing Film

Analog Lab – Processing First Roll of Film

Discussion of Developing A Working Process and Making Contact Sheets

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 3 – Monday

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

No Class | Labor Day Holiday

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9 | 4 – Tuesday – 6

Check-Out | Use of Film Camera for Image-Making Assignments

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

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

Example | Mark Steinmetz

Example | Vanessa Winship

Analog Lab | Digital Lab – Scanning Film to Make Contact Sheets

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 5 – Wedesday – 7

Presentation | Discussion on Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

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

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 6 – Thursday – 8

Review Discussion on Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Analog Lab – Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 11Tuesday – 9

Analog Lab – Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 12 – Wedesday – 10

Analog Lab – Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 13 – Thursday – 11

Analog Lab – Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 18 – Tuesday – 12

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Review Discussion of Developing A Working Process and Making | Printing Contact Sheets

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 19 – Wedesday – 13

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 20 – Thursday – 14

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 25 – Tuesday – 15

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 26 – Wedesday – 16

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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9 | 27 – Thursday – 17

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 2 – Tuesday – 18

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 3 – Wedesday – 19

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 4 – Thursday – 20

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 9 – Tuesday – 21

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 10 – Wedesday – 22

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 11 – Thursday – 23

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

Assignment Due at End of Class | The Photographic Scene

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10 | 16 – Tuesday – 24

Critique | The Photographic Scene

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 17 – Wedesday – 25

Presentation | Discussion of The Art of Color

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

Spotlight | As Though The Blue and The Sky Were One Thing

Spotlight | Starburst – The New Color Photography

Spotlight | Pioneers of Color Photography – Shore | Meyerowitz | Eggleston

Spotlight | Contemporary Color Photographers

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 18 – Thursday – 26

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 23 – Tuesday – 27

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom for Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 24 – Wedesday – 28

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

Digital Lab for Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 25 – Thursday – 29

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

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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10 | 30 – Tuesday – 30

10 | 31 – Wedesday – 31

11 | 1 – Thursday – 32

 

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11 | 6 – Tuesday – 33

11 | 7 – Wedesday – 34

11 | 8 – Thursday – 35

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11 | 9 – Friday

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

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11 | 13 – Tuesday – 36

11 | 14 – Wedesday – 37

11 | 15 – Thursday – 38

 

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11 | 20 – Tuesday – 39

11 | 21 – Wedesday – 40

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11 | 22 – Thursday

No Class – Thanksgiving Holiday

 

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11 | 27 – Tuesday – 41

11 | 28 – Wedesday – 42

11 | 29 – Thursday – 43

 

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12 | 4 – Tuesday – 44

12 | 5 – Wedesday – 45

12 | 6 – Thursday – 46

 

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12 | 11 – Tuesday

No Class

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12 | 12 – Wednesday

No Class

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12 | 13Thursday | Scheduled from 9:25 am – 11:25 pm

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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460 – Working Process Assignments | Picture of the Day (46 @ 10 pts each)

100 – Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

..40 – Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

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

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

..40 – Final Quiz

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%) ………1000 – 925

A-.. (92% – 90%) ………..924 – 895

B+..(89% – 87%) ………..894 – 865

B (86% – 83%) ………..864 – 825

B-.. (82% – 80%) ……….824 – 795

C+..(79% – 77%) ……….794 – 765

C (76% – 70%) ……….764 – 695

D (69% – 60%) ……….694 – 595

F (59% and less) ….…594 – 0

 

 

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