Skip to page body Home About Community Living Doing Business Browse by Topic I Want to... Your Government
graphic element

PHOTO 5 - INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOGRAPHY

3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 recommended.

Non-lab beginning photography course introducing the basic principles, practices, and aesthetics of image making using digital or film cameras. Survey of photography’s historical and contemporary role in our multicultural society. Activities include: lectures, demonstrations, homework readings & writings, Internet research, exams, shooting and sharing photography projects, field trips, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. Students should be able to comprehend and paraphrase academic reading materials associated with success in degree applicable courses. They must also provide their own basic camera and be able to schedule 6 hours for homework per week. This course is not required for the Photography Degree or Certificate(s). (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU-GE, UC)

PHOTO 6 - DIGITAL CAMERA FUNDAMENTALS

3 units, 3 lecture hours                                                                                                                               ADVISORY: Eligibility for ENGL 125 and 126 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Entry-level non-lab elective course for the photography certificate or degree program. Theories and practices of manually adjustable digital cameras; technical and creative use of manual camera controls and accessories. Topics include: automatic vs. manual shooting modes, camera menus, exposure control, depth of field, motion control, basic flash, white balance, file formats, capture workflow, and camera care. Activities include: shooting and sharing photography projects, homework readings & writings.  Internet research, demonstrations, exams, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. Students must be able to comprehend and paraphrase academic reading materials associated with success in degree applicable courses. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. They should also provide their own manually adjustable digital camera or use a manual film camera provided by the Photography Department. Students should be able to comprehend and paraphrase academic reading materials associated with success degree applicable courses. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. They must also provide their own manually adjustable digital camera or use a manual film camera provided by the Photography Department. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU)

PHOTO 12 - PHOTOSHOP FOR PHOTOGRAPHERS

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. (Formerly Photo 22)

Photoshop in a photographer’s workflow. Students will complete a variety problem solving lessons and projects using: digital image capture, organization, basic tone and color adjustments, basic retouching, and printing techniques. Activities include: demonstrations, workbook lessons and worksheets, digital camera and scanning projects, desktop printing, Internet research, and exams. Students should be able to comprehend and paraphrase academic reading materials associated with success in degree applicable courses. They must also be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU)

PHOTO 15 - VISUAL LITERACY

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
CO-REQUISITE: Photo 5 or Photo 17 or Equivalent.  ADVISORY: Photo 12.

The nature and character of photography; its use for communication and expression. Visual literacy and photography as a universal language. How concept, design, and execution of the photographic image are utilized in our culture. Activities include: shooting and sharing photography projects, homework readings & writings, Internet research, exams, demonstrations, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. The use of small format cameras and digital workflows. Field trips as required. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. Students should be able to comprehend and paraphrase academic reading materials associated with success degree applicable courses. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU)

PHOTO 17 - CLASSIC BLACK AND WHITE

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended. (Formerly Photo 10)

Theories and practices of traditional 35mm and 4x5 B&W film photography; technical and creative use of manual camera controls and accessories, film development, printing, and print presentation techniques. Projects emphasize aesthetics and photographic problem solving utilizing text and classroom information. Activities include: shooting and sharing photography projects, homework readings & writings, Internet research, exams, demonstrations, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. This course may be used as an elective for the Professional Photography Degree or Certificate. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU, UC)

PHOTO 18 - DIGITAL BLACK AND WHITE       (Offered only in the spring semester.)

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 
PREREQUISITE: Photo 12 or Equivalent

Interpreting reality through the many pathways to digital black & white photography using Adobe Photoshop and other software. Students will complete a variety of projects emphasizing the vision, language, and technique of black & white versus color. Issues and techniques for crafting the fine quality black and white print. Activities include: demonstrations, workbook lessons and worksheets, camera and scanning projects, desktop printing, field trips, Internet research, exams, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images and student projects. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU) 

PHOTO 23 - DIGITAL DARKROOM

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Photo 12 or Equivalent.

Concepts and techniques focusing on professional digital image optimization and printing techniques. Students will complete a variety of real world photographic retouching lessons and projects. Emphasis will also be on non-destructive workflows, evaluating and choosing digital imaging technology and establishing a color managed workflow. Activities include: demonstrations, workbook lessons and worksheets, digital camera and scanning projects, desktop printing, Internet research, and exams. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU)

PHOTO 26 - LIGHTING PRINCIPALS        (Offered only in the fall semester.)

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Photo 5 or Equivalent. ADVISORY: Photo 12. (Formerly Photography 24 ad 35)

Photographic lighting qualities, characteristics, and styles. Using studio lighting techniques, tabletop still life subjects will be photographed to emphasize problem solving and personal expression. Activities include: demonstrations, audio/video and Internet presentations, digital camera shooting projects, sharing of photography projects, Adobe Photoshop workflow, desktop printing, Internet research, exams, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU)

PHOTO 27 - ALTERNATIVE PHOTO PROCESSES       (Offered only in the fall semester.)

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Photo 5 or Equivalent. ADVISORY: Photo 12 & 17. (Formerly Photography 30, 33 and 40)

Developing a personal vision by seeing and working with non-traditional methods for creating photographic images. Historical silver, non-silver, and digital processes will be used and combined for representational and non- representational imagery. Activities include: shooting and sharing photography projects, homework readings & writings, Internet research, exams, demonstrations, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. Field trips as required. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. This course may be used as an elective for the Commercial Photography Degree or Certificate. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU)

PHOTO 30 - EDITORIAL PHOTOGRAPHY        (Offered only in the fall semester.)

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Photography 5 or Equivalent. ADVISORY: Photography 12 and 15 or equivalent recommended. (Formerly Photojournalism) 

Theories and practices of photography in the field of mass communication. Photography as it is applied to: newspapers, magazines, public relations, websites, business and publishing applications. Emphasis on communication of ideas, storytelling, and social reportage using the power of traditional film and digital still photographs. Activities include: demonstrations, audio/video and Internet presentations, digital camera shooting projects, sharing of photography projects, desktop printing, Internet research, exams, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images . Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. (A, CSU)

PHOTO 32 - COMMERCIAL PORTRATURE       (Offered only in the spring semester.)

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Photo 5 or Equivalent.  ADVISORY: Photo 12 & 26) (Formerly Photography 23 and 25) 

Studio and environmental commercial portraiture. Emphasis on style and the psychology of body language, lighting, composition, and facial expression. Portrait subjects include: individuals, couples, groups, and weddings. Activities include: demonstrations, audio/video and Internet presentations, digital camera shooting projects, sharing of photography projects, homework readings, writings, Internet research, exams, Adobe Photoshop workflow, desktop printing, field trips to studios, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU) 

PHOTO 37 - EDITORIAL PORTRAITURE

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Photo 5 or Equivalent.  ADVISORY: Photo 12 & 32.

Theories and practices using the location portrait as a powerful editorial tool in visual reportage. Emphasis will be on subject relationships, location lighting setups, design, critical lens choice, and color utilization to create an accurate interpretation of the subject. Activities include: demonstrations, audio/video and Internet presentations, digital camera portrait projects, sharing of photography projects, desktop printing, Internet research, exams, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. Students must be able to arrange 3 hours of time per week for outside of class work. This course may be used as an elective for the Commercial Photography Degree or Certificate. (A, CSU)

PHOTO 40 - PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRACTICES       (Offered only in the spring semester.)

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 
PREREQUISITE: Photo 5 or Equivalent.  ADVISORY: 12, 15 or Equivalent. (Formerly Picture Editing and Marketing)

Theories and practices of picture selection for portfolios and other visual environments such as publishing, gallery presentations, annual reports, websites, magazines, commercial clients or visual media of any kind. Topics include advanced theory in communication with emphasis on visual language, organization and design in developing a professional portfolio strategy to be successful in both traditional and online marketplaces. Activities include: demonstrations, audio/video and Internet presentations, digital camera shooting projects, sharing of photography projects, desktop printing, Internet research, exams, and discussing a variety of professional photographers images. Students must be able to arrange 3 hours of time per week for outside of class work. (This course may require a $30-$50 material fee.) (A, CSU) 

PHOTO 45 - ADVANCED PROJECTS

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours 
PREREQUISITE: Photo 18 or 23, or 26, or 27, or 30, or 37, or 47.  ADVISORY: Photo 40. (Formerly Independent Study) 

Limited enrollment course open only to those students who have completed the prerequisite for their proposed project. Projects must emphasize advanced approaches not covered in the pre-requisite courses. Students will research their topic and present their work and findings in progress to the class. Independent study contract between instructor and student required. Students must have the prerequisite courses or equivalent skills to be successful with their chosen project. (A, CSU)

 PHOTO 47 - BOOK PUBLISHING AND VIDEO       (Offered only in the fall semester.)

3 units, 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours
PREREQUISITE: Photo 5.  ADVISORY: Photo 15 & 30.

Principles and theories of photographic book publishing and design concepts relating to content, flow, composition and design of a photographic book and video. Emphasis will be on a single themed project with two distinct media presentations; a hardcover finished book and a simultaneously produced four to five minute video using the same subject matter, set to music. Students must be able to arrange 4 hours of time per week for outside of class work. This course may be used as an elective for the Commercial Photography Degree or Certificate. (A, CSU)

 


 

Last updated: 5/2/2012 7:02:09 PM