PHO 101B Beginning Photography
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As opportunities arise, I reserve the right to alter the order and to add to or subtract from this syllabus or weekly semester guide. In this course students will explore the newest trends and techniques in the fields of commercial and fine are photography, including advanced selection techniques and master printing philosophies. You will be exploring content, sequencing and presentation of your digital work.
PHO 101B - 2004 Beginning Photography North Las Vegas Bldg A 1744 We 2:00PM - 5:50PM
Assignment: Who Are You, Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org (save this email for future use)
•First and last name
•Best phone number to reach you
•Best email to reach you
•What class you are taking now (in the subject line)
•What photography classes you have taken if any?
•Why are you taking this class? Do you want to be a professional photographer? Do you want to make better photographs? All answers are good.
•Favorite photographer that is not Ansel Adams. If you do not know any photographers, that is ok. Your assignment is to go online and explore. Find one or more you like and let me know who they are and why you like their work. Write it down. This is the start of your photographers inspiration page.
Final Portfolio its never to early to start working on your final project.
1) Don’t be late for class. This class starts on time. Slides, discussion, how to -this is the core of the class.
2) Negativity and sarcasm ruin the class. Constructive opinions are welcome, I am open to opinions that are thought out and expressed appropriately.
3) Always have your book, hard drives, materials you need for class.
4) Work consistently, don’t procrastinate. Things will go wrong.
5) Have fun, explore, share ideas, have an open mind, be respectful or others, work hard, shoot more.
This website info will help you complete the class successfully. Read and explore all other links for the week, before coming to class. This will keep you informed and move you forward in your exploration of digital photography and compositing. Information is added throughout the semester. Check back each week.
•••Assignments are in Purple
•••Due Dates are in Green
Introduction to class
Introduction to your camera and making a basic exposure
Camera Simulators: Exposure
http://www.andersenimages.com/tutorials/exposure-simulator/ Check out the noise on this one, if you crank up the ISO - Not very pretty.
http://www.physics-chemistry-interactive-flash-animation.com/optics_interactive/focus_camera.htm Be sure to explore the interpretation.
Due: 100 (We will be using these images for todays batch rename and contact sheet assignment.)
Introduction to the Exposure Triangle:
Watch all 7 videos over the next 2 weeks. Write down ah-ha moments as well as questions in your book.
This week - expect a quiz at the beginning of next class on what you learned from the videos. If you are late and miss the quiz there is no make up. Be early
Understanding Exposure Part 2: The Exposure Triangle
Understanding Exposure Part 3: The Exposure Triangle
Introduction to Adobe Bridge - Selection of images - Naming files and folders - File organization
Assignment: Batch Rename/Make a contact sheet: DUE Today: We will be doing this in class today. Bring 100 Images, hard drive and photo quality paper.
Due: 101-200 - Before class. edit down to your 36images, rename and make a contact sheet.
In class we will make prints for critique
We will critique the images from assignment 100 and 101-200 in class today.
Advanced exposure concepts
Exposure Triangle Part 4 - Shutter Speed
Exposure Triangle Part 5 - Aperture Values
Exposure Triangle Part 6 - Auto ISO
The videos you will be watching were produced by Ted Forbes, The Art of Photography, one of my favorite sites to visit.
We will watch these 9 videos over the next few weeks. Start off by watching
Photography Composition :: Line
More composition concepts
Photography Composition :: Shape
Photography Composition :: Simplification and Negative Space
Photography Composition :: Rule of Odds
Photography Composition :: Rule of Thirds
Photography Composition :: Rule of Space
Sub-Framing In Visual Composition
Rhythm in Visual Composition
Tempo in Visual Composition and Photography
DUE: 10 week Technical
Work on Final Project
DUE: Final Project
•••Final Critique During Final Class Session, you will be marked down 1 letter grade if you miss the final critique•••