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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 251B - 2001 Digital Photographic Imaging III North Las Vegas Bldg A 1744 Protz
Prerequisite: PHO 250B or instructor permission.
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.
•Favorite photographer that is not Ansel Adams. Look one up if one does not come to mind. Tell me why you are drawn to the photographers work. Turn in by Monday January 30th, 8am for full credit.
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 notebook, 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
Class 1 -Tuesday, January 17, 2017
ASSIGNMENT: Collage – meaning “to glue” in French– is an art form in which the artist gathers various items and glues them to the base of their choosing.
Assignment – What was your favorite mistake? Bring in the image for week 7 we will talk about mistakes and how to repeat the ones we like.
Next week: BRING Printed IMAGES AND Canon PHOTO PAPER WE WILL BE MAKING A CONSTRUCTED IMAGE/COLLAGE
Glue scissors, x-acto, magazines, words, paint, colored pencils string, yarn, straight edge. Mat board, heavy paper. a base substrate. glue stick, staples, glaze, gel acrylic, anything you want to play with in this exploration, bring your camera, wood Box, wood, If you have things to share with others in class bring that as well.
Composite or Collage?
Artists to explore
Pablo Picasso Here
Georges Braque Here
Max Ernst Here
Man Ray Here
Hannah Huch Here
Joseph Cornell Here
Start the process at home, make your collections, what do you want to express, what do you want to share with your viewer, what is your content? Do your research, bring a sketch +5 points if you come to the next class with a sketch of what you are thinking, words, descriptions, questions are all part of the process.
Class 2 -Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Present ideas - beginning of class
Lets put something together-have your materials- no materials how will you work this project? -no materials no points-
crit this at the beginning of next class.
Class 3 -Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Collage DUE beginning of class
Class 4 -Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017
DUE: Diptych -Printed -We will critique then at the beginning of class, no printing in class
The creative process: discussion
Compositing time saving tips
Class 5 -Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
DUE: Overlay Due Printed •••CRIT at 7pm
Tourist Remover Assignment
Assignment: Project Proposal - Write up a page talking about your ideas and what you would like to accomplish with your final project.
Things to consider - content, history, what research you will be doing, size, scale, elements, techniques, materials, equipment, style.
explore other artist/photographers statements
some links for ideas:
Open an image
duplicate the background layer
filter – blur – guassian blur – 20%
blend mode soft light
tell me what you see happening. explore and try this on different types of images
10 total type up your results
Class 6 -Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017
Due: Typed printed proposals
Working with Layers
Class 7 -Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017
Due: Tourist Remover and Blur exercise
•••We will discus project proposals today: bring any examples or sketches to share.
Assignment: Extract these 3 images -Hair Focus
Class 8 -Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Start work on 4 Composites
Final Project & Artist Statement
Realistic shadows: Photoshop Cafe: Colin Smith
Websites to explore with great tutorials
Creative Live (I recommend watching 30 days of genius)
Spring Break March 12-19
Class 9 -Tuesday, March 21, 2017
DUE: 4 composites
Techniques: Brushing color and contrast
Class 10 -Tuesday, March 28, 2017
DUE: Assignment 5
Assignment -composite 6
Class 11 -Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Assignment -composite 7
Class 12 -Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Assignment -composite 8
DUE: rough draft of Artist statement
Class 13 -Tuesday, April 18, 2017
DUE: Assignment 8
Assignment -composite 9
Class 14 -Tuesday, April 25, 2017
DUE: Assignment 9
Work on Final Project
Class 15 -Tuesday, May 2, 2017
DUE: Final Project
Finals Week May 9th, 2015
•••Final Critique During Final Class Session, you will be marked down 1 letter grade if you miss the final critique•••