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PHO 203 Photo II

SYLLABUS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Resources

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

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

CREATE SLIDESHOW IN LR: https://youtu.be/5sExpouwBwY

Creating a Lightroom Catalog: https://youtu.be/WVqX8_L9E90

Take a deep dive into your camera (if listed) https://northrup.photo/tutorials/camera-tutorials/

Exposure Basics Review

More Review: https://fstoppers.com/education/exposure-triangle-understanding-how-aperture-shutter-speed-and-iso-work-together-72878

PRINTING FROM PHOTOSHOP: https://youtu.be/a0-t7PJw19Q

PRINTING FROM LIGHTROOM: https://youtu.be/H9qy-Wje0vE

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

Optional: Larger Photo Paper to be discussed 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

Look at Photo Project Ideas:

Patrice Helmar: Dirty Old Town

Tony Chirinos: Fighting Cocks

HomeworkShoot for Black and White

Start thinking about Projects:

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

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

Homework203-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

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.