PHO203 Digital Photography II
SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
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
Exposure basics: http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-exposure.htm
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
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.
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.
Lecture: File formats; PDF Presentations; DSLR, Camera RAW
Lightroom Essentials – Importing – Libraries – Develop Module
Homework: Shoot 36 RAW photos and bring to class
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:
WHAT INTERESTS YOU ABOUT THE SUBJECT
WHAT DO YOU KNOW ABOUT SUBJECT
Lecture: More Lightroom
Lab: Work on BW conversions
Homework: Get your photo paper
Papers to Consider:
Lecture: Printing (resolution, file sizes, color space); Project announcements;
Lab: Printing & Color Profile papers
Lecture: Panoramics - demo & examples - Printing Demo
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
Finish Lightroom Tools Review
Lab: Project Critique
Assignment: Shoot more towards your projects
Week of MARCH 13 SPRING BREAK
Lab: Print project photos
Lab: Printing project photos
Shoot more for Project
Meet in FA 107 for Print Critique
Homework: Keep Shooting
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
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.
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.
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.