PHO203 Digital Photography II

 

SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

POLICIES TO REVIEW

 

Resources

 

LIGHTROOM https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/tutorials.html

PHOTOSHOP https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop.html

 

Creating a Lightroom Catalog

 

Exposure Triangle: http://blogs.msmvps.com/mickyj/files/2015/07/EXPOSURE_TRIANGLE_final1.jpg

 

Shutter Speed and Aperture Explained: http://www.facethelight.com/aperture.php

 

Read: http://www.theverge.com/2012/1/2/2663464/camera-buyers-guide

Exposure basics: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-exposure.htm

 

3 Components of Exposure

 

THE NO PHOTOGRAPHS LIST:

Campus – Squirrels or other small woodland creatures – Waterfowl (ducks, swans, geese, etc.) – Closeup Baby Faces – Closeup Horse Faces – Sunsets – Cars without People – Flowers without people

Exceptions can be made to this list if you can demonstrate a genuine connection and interest in the subject matter and make a really interesting or different kind of photo of the subject matter.

 

You may have to attend open lab hours to complete your assignments. Open lab times will be posted.

 

PRINTING CAN ONLY BE DONE DURING CLASS – THERE IS NO PRINTING DURING OPEN LABS

 

Required:

DSLR – We have cameras you can borrow/share.

Free Tutorials to be announced in class.

Weekly Shooting Assignments

External Hard Drive

Premium Photo Inkjet Paper TBD in Class

 

You must have a Mercer Email Account setup for class correspondence, which will include your grades and updates to assignments.

 

Week 1

Lecture: Introduction and review of syllabus.; Photo I Basics, Resolution, OSX, storage devices, Digital cameras.

Camera Basics Presentation; Network Logins

Homework:  Bring in Digital Camera we will shoot RAW images in class.

Watch: http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-cc/what-is-camera-raw/

 

Week 2

Lecture: File formats; PDF Presentations; DSLR, Camera RAW

Lightroom Essentials – Importing – Libraries – Develop Module

Homework:  Shoot 36 RAW photos and bring to class

 

Week 3

Lecture: More Lightroom Develop Module – BW Conversions

Homework: Shoot for Black and White Conversions

 

Start thinking about Projects:

 

Abe Morell / Camera Obscura: https://youtu.be/WfRiBSEfCFQ

Thomas Roma – In the Vale of Cashmere: https://vimeo.com/147947183

 

ASSIGNMENT: Create a rough draft for a project idea – Include the following:

 

SUBJECT

WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THE SUBJECT

WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SUBJECT

 

Watch: https://helpx.adobe.com/lightroom/how-to/lightroom-bw-adjustments.html?set=lightroom–fundamentals–develop-photo

 

Week 4

Lecture: More Lightroom

Lab: Work on BW conversions

Homework: Get your photo paper

 

Papers to Consider:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/219807-REG/Epson_S041405_Ultra_Premium_Luster_Photo.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/219808-REG/Epson_S041406_Ultra_Premium_Luster_Photo.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/872697-REG/Ilford_2001766_Galerie_Prestige_Gold_Fiber.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/872701-REG/Ilford_2001905_Galerie_Prestige_Gold_Fiber.html

http://www.redrivercatalog.com/browse/semigloss-fiber-baryta-inkjet-papers.html

 

Week 5

Lecture: Printing (resolution, file sizes, color space); Project announcements;

Lab: Printing & Color Profile papers

Lecture: Panoramics - demo & examples - Printing Demo

Homework: 203-Panoramics

 

Week 6

Finish color profiles and make print using color profile

Assemble and look at Panoramic images and look at profile prints

***From Here on you will be shooting towards your final project***

Shoot for your project

 

Week 7

Finish Lightroom Tools Review

Lab: Project Critique

 

Week 8

 

Lighting

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INSwZEph8tA

 

Lab: Printing

Assignment: Shoot more towards your projects

 

Week of MARCH 13 SPRING BREAK

 

Week 9

Lab: Print  project photos

 

Week 10

Lab: Printing project photos

Shoot more for Project

 

Week 11

Meet in FA 107 for Print Critique

Homework: Keep Shooting

 

Week 12

Lecture: Copyright

http://copyright.gov/title17/92chap1.html

http://copyright.gov/title17/92chap3.html

LAB: PRINTING

 

Week 13

Lecture: Show your 10 Best photos from your project so far (last critique of your project before we look at prints)

Lab: PRINTING – PRINTING – PRINTING

 

Week 14

Lab: Printing and finishing presentations

 

Week of 15 - Two Sessions

Final Critique. Everyone must attend the final presentation of everyone's work. 15 Prints Each + Same Photos in PDF presentation for submission.

 

Supplies

 

External hard drive (USB 3.0 Preferred) – Make Sure they are formatted with exFAT if you use a PC.

 

Epson Ultra Premium 5 STAR Luster Inkjet paper, 8 ½ x 11 or larger (Do not let salesperson convince you otherwise - wait until we review photo papers before purchasing)

 

You are not required to buy a digital camera to complete this course. There will be some digital cameras available for you to borrow from this department and you can scan film.

 

Where to buy

 

Media and paper are usually not returnable, so order carefully. Always ask about student specials. If you are mail ordering remember to ask for shipping times.

 

Evaluation of student learning

 

80 points – Assignments/Quizzes

Photo assignments require that you integrate many of the skills and techniques demonstrated in class.  The assignment will reinforce technical concepts and require you to investigate what you want to photograph and how you want to treat the subject matter.  You will be graded on both technical and creative aspects of your work. Quizzes will test your comprehension of assigned readings and lectures.

 

20 points – Final Presentation

Students will organize their best work into a presentation for a final group critique.  Grades are based upon technical and aesthetic concerns as well as participation in the group critique.