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PHOT 151

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/or 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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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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Catalog Description

Course examines the foundations of photographic seeing, thought and analysis, and the uses of analog (film) and digital photographic materials and processes, including black and white film, digital grayscale and color (film and digital). 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. Appropriate for students with prior exposure to photography and basic photographic experience. Discussion and practice with small and medium format (film) cameras, image exposure methods, 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. The Photography Program provides a 35mm film camera for student use during the semester.

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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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Exam  – Canceled – Curriculum Addressed and Satisfactorily Completed in first 8-week session of Laboratory Work

Beyond The Surface | Thinking About Photographs

Seeing Photographs

The Camera and The Lens

Light, Film and Exposure

Developing Film

Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

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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 – Canceled

3 – The List – Canceled

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Critical Inquiry Discussion | Responses

1 –  The List

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

3 – The Art of Color

4 – Between Intentions and Purpose

5 – In the Wake of Photographs

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Final Project

The Portfolio – Canceled

A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

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Materials – Film

Kodak TriX_Ilford HP5

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PHOT 151 Spring 2020 Calendar

Section 8613

January 27 – March 11 |  Mondays and Wednesdays – 9:30 am – 12:25 pm

March 30 – June 1 | Online: APT Website, PHOT 151 Canvas Page and @a_phototeacher

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1 | 27 – 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

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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1 | 29 – 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 | Light, Film and Exposure

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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2 | 3 – Monday – 3

Review Discussion of The Camera and The Lens | 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

Analog Lab – Processing First Roll of Film

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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2 | 5 – Wednesday – 4

Discussion | Demonstration on Developing Film

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

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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2 | 7 – Friday

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

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2 | 10 – Monday – 5

Presentation | Discussion on Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

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

Analog Lab – Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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2 | 12 – Wednesday – 6

Review discussion on Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

Analog Lab – Printing Photographs in the Darkroom

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

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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2 | 17 – Monday

No Class | Washington’s Birthday

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2 | 19 – Wednesday – 7

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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2 | 24 – Monday – 8

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

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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2 | 26 – Wednesday – 9

Digital Lab | Analog Lab – Film Processing and Print Darkroom

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice

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3 | 2 – Monday – 10

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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3 | 4 – Wednesday – 11

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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3 | 9 – Monday – 12

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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3 | 11 – Wednesday – 13

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | Beyond Normal

Example | Daido Moriyama

Example | Josef Koudelka

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | The Portfolio

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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3 | 16 – Monday – 14

No Class | Canceled – Class Being Prepared for Online

Curriculum Evaluated for First Seven Weeks, including

Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Discussion | Practice (1 |29 – 3 | 11)

The Photographic Scene (work-to-date with amended requirements and evaluation criteria)

3 | 18 – Wednesday – 15

No Class | Canceled – Class Being Prepared for Online – PHOT 151 Canvas Page and @a_phototeacher

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3 | 23 – Monday

No Class | Spring Recess

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3 | 25 – Wednesday

No Class | Spring Recess

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3 | 30 – Monday – 16

Discussion on Images and Developing Ideas and Conceptual Considerations | Approaches

Spotlight | Paris 11-15th November, 2015 by Paul Graham

Presentation | Discussion of Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Presentation | Discussion of Critical Inquiry Discussion | Responses | The List

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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4 | 1 – Wednesday – 17

Zoom Meeting | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Discussion on Images and Developing Ideas and Conceptual Considerations | Approaches

Spotlight | Masao Mochizuki – Television

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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Assignment Submission Deadlines

4 | 2 – Thursday @ 4:00 pm| Critical Inquiry ResponseThe List

4 | 5 – Sunday @ 11:59 pm | A Distant Social #1 – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time on @a_phototeacher

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4 | 6 – Monday – 18

Zoom Meeting | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

 

4 | 8 – Wednesday – 19

Zoom Meeting | 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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Assignment Submission Deadlines

4 | 9 – Thursday @ 4:00 pm| Critical Inquiry ResponseAs Though The Blue and The Sky Were One Thing

4 | 12 – Sunday @ 11:59 pm | A Distant Social #2 – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time on @a_phototeacher

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4 | 13 – Monday – 20

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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4 | 15 – Wednesday – 21

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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Assignment Submission Deadlines

4 | 16 – Thursday @ 4:00 pm | Critical Inquiry ResponseThe Art of Color

4 | 19 – Sunday @ 11:59 pm | A Distant Social #3 – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time on @a_phototeacher

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4 | 20 – Monday – 22

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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4 | 22 – Wednesday – 23

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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4 | 24 – Friday

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

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Assignment Submission Deadlines

4 | 26 – Sunday @ 11:59 pm | A Distant Social #4 – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time on @a_phototeacher

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4 | 27 – Monday – 24

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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4 | 29 – Wednesday – 25

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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Assignment Submission Deadlines

4 | 30 – Thursday @ 4:00 pm | Critical Inquiry ResponseBetween Intentions and Purpose

5 | 3 – Sunday @ 11:59 pm | A Distant Social  #5 – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time on @a_phototeacher

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5 | 4 – Monday – 26

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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5 | 6 – Wednesday – 27

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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Assignment Submission Deadlines

5 | 7 – Thursday @ 4:00 pm | Critical Inquiry ResponseIn the Wake of Photographs

5 | 10 – Sunday @ 11:59 pm | A Distant Social  #6 – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time on @a_phototeacher

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5 | 11 – Monday – 28

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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5 | 13 – Wednesday – 29

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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Assignment Submission Deadlines

5 | 17 – Sunday @ 11:59 pm | A Distant Social  #7 – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time on @a_phototeacher

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5 | 18 – Monday – 30

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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5 | 20 – Wednesday – 31

Class | Student Engagement with Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

Class | Student Engagement with Critical Postings on Instagram | @a_phototeacher

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Assignment Submission Deadlines

5 | 24 – Sunday @ 11:59 pm | A Distant Social  #8 – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time on @a_phototeacher

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5 | 25 – Monday

No Class | Memorial Day

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5 | 27 – Wednesday

No Class | Finals Week Schedule

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6 | 1 – Monday – 32 | Scheduled from 9:25 am – 11:25 am

TBD

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Curriculum Evaluation (Amended Effective March 30, 2020)

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 or email your instructor.

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180 – Working Process and Daily In-Class Lab Participation | Practice (1 | 27 – 3 |11 = 12 meetings  @ 15 pts each)

200 – Image-Making Assignment | The Photographic Scene

..50 – Critical Inquiry Responses (5 Responses @ 10 pts each)

320 – Image-Making Assignment | A Distant Social – an Instagram Project in a Pandemic Time

750

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Final Grading

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

A(100% – 93%) ……..750 – 694

A-.. (92% – 90%) ………693 – 671

B+..(89% – 87%) ………670 – 649

B (86% – 83%) ………648 – 619

B-.. (82% – 80%) ………618 – 596

C+..(79% – 77%) ………595 – 574

C (76% – 70%) ………573 – 521

D (69% – 60%) ………520 – 446

F (59% and less) ……445 – 0

 

 

 

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