Monday & Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:50 am
This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of photography as an art form. The course will include Digital Camera operation, Adobe Photoshop processing, and Ink Jet Printing. Each student will also learn to professionally dry-mount finished photographs on matte board.
Each student will be responsible for solving six photographic problems assigned by the instructor. Contact sheets will be turned each week or as assigned by the instructor. We will have weekly presentations that will include tutorials and power point presentations. Each assignment will introduce a new concept and set of photographic skills. Each student will turn in one framed work and a portfolio at the end of the semester.
Portfolios will be turned in at the end of each assignment. Photographs will be graded from an “idea” and "technical" point of view. A final portfolio will be turned in at the end of the semester on December 1 2010. This portfolio will include all of the semesters assignments, contacts and re-do's. Three unexcused absences will lower your grade; a total of five absences will result in you being dropped from this class. Attendance, maintenance of the facility, and class participation will play a significant role in determining your final grade.
Attendance is required at every class. If a justifiable or authorized absence should occur, it is the responsibility of the student to inform and to arrange with the instructor the Make-up of all work missed. A justifiable excuse is a signed MD’s excuse or a death in the family. An authorized absence is for University related business and must be arranged through the Vice President for Academic Affairs. A student with excessive absences (more than 5) regardless of excuse and /or indifferent attitude toward work may be dropped from a course by the instructor with an automatic grade of “F”. More than three unexcused absences, tardiness or leaving class early will adversely affect your final grade. Note: missing a critique in a studio class is equivalent to missing an exam in a lecture class.