PHO289B - Infrared with your iPhone (or Android) - Spring 2023

PHO 289-2002 (29620)   Infrared with your iPhone (or Android)

Course Title: Infrared with your iPhone (or Android)
Course Number: PHO 289B
Credit Hours: 1.00
Prerequisite: None 
Corequisite: None
Professor: Heather Protz
Office Hours:

I encouraged you to take advantage of emailing me for help with coursework or anything else connected with the course and your progress.
Phone: 702-651-4977 - It is best to email me I only check messages when I am on campus.
Email: [email protected]
I will respond to emails within 24 hours, except on Sundays. Include a clear subject line, your name and class.


Course Description:We will explore how to make black and white Infrared (IR) photos using your mobile device.
Start with the equipment needed beyond your phone; move to how to make IR images using different camera apps; advantages and disadvantages of each; on to the finish, the processing methods to get the most info out of your IR files.

Student Learning Outcomes:
1. Demonstrate proper Infrared exposure with a mobile device. 
2. Demonstrate Lightroom editing steps for converting infrared files into black and white images
3. Demonstrate creation, use, export and import of Lightroom Presets.

Evaluation and Assessments:
Grades will be determined by performance, practical application of knowledge and student attendance. These factors will be assessed by technical project and the final project images.

BREAKDOWN OF GRADING SYSTEM (what will be discussed during the critique)
Work will be evaluated by the following criteria:
1) Technique (image quality, Image presentation, demonstrated understanding of the technical, metadata included in all files.)
2) Esthetics/Creative Expression (form, composition and what were you attempting to explore? did you succeed?)
3) Clarity in the presentation of the defined visual communication goals.
4) Class room participation, attitude (come to class on time and with an attitude ready to work, participation is required)

Letter Grade System:
A – Mastery of the technical and conceptual photographic concepts.
Including participation attendance. Thought and time invested in the assignment. Understanding and explanation of subject and composition as requested. Exploring creativity in your assignment (subject, composition, time of day, lighting, angles, textures, patterns)
B – A strong grasp of the technical and conceptual photographic concepts. Exploration of subject, composition, angles, texture, pattern. On-time participation and attendance.
C – Average understanding of photographic concepts, Including participation, attendance and attitude.
D – Below average, does not meet minimum requirements, poor participation, poor attendance, poor attitude.
F – Failure to complete the assignment, poor participation, poor attendance, poor attitude.

Lab Policy: See lab policy handout

Safety Procedures - Approved classroom safety procedures are posted in each classroom and are to be followed.
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during these drills. Students will take ALL personal belongings with them when exiting the building. No student will be
allowed back into the facility until the all clear is given.


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USE OF CELL PHONES AND TEXT MESSAGING - All Cell Phones and Text Messaging shall be restricted to before and after class. All phones should be set on silent/vibrate. The Professor reserves the right to restrict all use of cell phones. Students will be required to leave class should this become a problem. Cell phone use and texting during class are prohibited.

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Green Valley High-Tech Center - 702-651-2650

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All students enrolled at CSN have a CSN Student Email account. All information from the college will be sent to your CSN-issued student email address (enrollment information, financial aid information, cashier information, college events, etc.). It is extremely important that you check your student email daily. You can access your student email through GoCSN ( Once you validate your student email address you will have access to Microsoft Office 365 for up to five devices and 1Tb of OneDrive storage.

When students activate their CSN email account they get a great benefit!!!

Features available with a CSN Student Email account:

· Fifty gigabytes of student email storage. Room for over 10,000 emails!

· Five licenses of Microsoft Office 365 that students can use online or download to their computer, tablet, and iPhone/Android devices.

· Online versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and many other web-based productivity applications to help students in and out of the classroom.

· One terabyte of OneDrive online storage. Enough space for students to store 17,000 hours of music or 500 hours of movies.

· Built-in encryption capabilities can help students protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) like social security and credit card numbers.


All information contained in this syllabus may be subject to change with advance and ample notice to students as deemed appropriate by the instructor.