This course will introduce the student to the advanced concepts of photography as an art form. The course will include digital approaches to contemporary photography. Skills in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge will be explored. Each student will also learn to professionally window mount finished photographs on matte board.
Each student will be responsible for solving six photographic problems assigned by the instructor. The last assignment will be selected by the student and will explore a technical idea and a visual idea. Each assignment will introduce a new concept and set of photographic skills. Each student will turn in one framed work at the end of the semester. A portfolio ofthirty photographs, 15 matted and 15 unmated in a protective sleeve, will be turned in at the end of the semester. Mixing chemicals for the advanced and beginning photography will be part of your classroom responsibilities.
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 of 30 photographs will be turned in at the end of the semester on December 3, 2010 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. Three unexcused absences will result in the instructor dropping you from his course.
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.