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Unformatted text preview: Photography I | CPH 171 | Winter 2011 Class Meets | T R 1:00 2:15 LSH 114 Prof. Nate Abramowski Office | LSH 165 Email | abramona@gvsu.edu Office Hours M 12pm 3pm, R 3pm 6pm [or by appointment] Required Text | Photography 10th ed. London & Upton Criticizing Photographs by Terry Barrett GV Photography Handbook, Veenstra, et al., GVSU. Course Description | CPH 171 is an introductory course in black and white still photography. The course does not have a prerequisite and is the beginning point for the photography major in that it assumes no prior experience. This course will cover topics of aesthetics, composition, art and photo history, visual communication, camera operation, darkroom procedures for developing black and white negatives and making enlargement prints. Photography is a visual communication form that requires one to develop both creatively and technically. Discussions and course work will focus on the balance between creative process and the technical concerns of the medium. Course Aims | - To engage and explore the specific characteristics of B&W photographic materials. - To engage and explore the technical skills required in making B&W photographs from negatives: the effects of camera controls, film exposure and development, and print processing. - To develop a personal vision in relation to self and the world at large. - To deepen critical analytical skills in visual, written, and oral forms. - To provide challenges that encourages growth, which prompts one to continue to pursue these as an image-maker. - To engage images and ideas which afford the development of a critical aesthetic and the understanding of photography as an image-making activity. - To articulate how those theories, strategies, and conventions operate within photographic discourse through the application of critical analysis based on description, interpretation, and evaluation. Students are expected to be articulate regarding their own work as well as the work of their colleagues, in written statements and class discussions. Course Format | This course is comprised of two weekly lecture/critiques and one lab session. It includes participatory activities in the classroom, such as oral critique methods, discussions, demonstrations, and darkroom work. In addition, time must be spent outside of class photographing and developing the film before each class and lab sessions. Both content and technical material will be covered in the lecture then implemented in the lab and in the project assignments. Missed classes will be difficult to catch up by reading the text or asking class members. With an intense and steep learning curve, every session builds upon the combination of all the above and your understanding of these, then practiced in each class / lab session. Labs | Labs are a required part of this course. Do not miss them. Schedule your additional open lab times to work at the beginning of the week and later in the week to ensure your course work is completed on time. Plan on a minimum of two lab sessions per week to complete your course work. Reserve with the Equipment Room up to one week in advance for Open Lab Times. Class Policies | Each assignment project is due at the BEGINNING of class on the 1st day of the Critique. Turn in all assignment material by the end of the class in an 8 1/2 " x 11" envelope (or larger) with your name on it. Work not critiqued on 1st day of scheduled Critique, will be brought back to the next class to finish the critique. Work not turned in on the 1st day of critique is considered late. If you miss the critique, your work should still be turned in on time. Leave in my mailbox in the SOC office. You are expected to photograph for each assignment and print the photographs. Work completed prior to the class is not acceptable. Use of prior work will be cause for an F grade on that assignment. See me if you have any questions or concerns. Your work is due on the 1st day of Critiques. If you miss this class your work is still due. Missed Critiques will result in a lower grade. Critiques are equivalent to oral exams. In the event of extenuating circumstances all make-up work will be at the discretion of and approved by the instructor. However, work turned in late will receive one letter grade lower. A project assignment grade of B will receive a C. Late work must be completed within a week of when it is due. Attendance is required for successful completion of this course. 3 or more absences will result in a oneletter grade reduction from your overall class grade per each additional absence [i.e. if you have an A for your overall grade but also have 3 absences, your grade will become a B. If you have 4 absences your grade will become a C.] Arriving up to 15 minutes late to class will be counted as a tardy. 3 tardy marks on your attendance record will result in an absence. Arriving 15 or more minutes late to class is regarded as an absence. Projects will often be returned within 2 weeks from the submitted date. If you need academic accommodations because of learning, physical, or other disability, please meet with me outside of class to make arrangements. You should also contact Disability Support Services [DSS] at 616.331.2490. Revisions are projects that you have REWORKED based on critiques (or project review sheets). It is expected that Revisions will occur as part of the course. This does not include late projects or missing parts of the projects, but a reworking of the material already completed. Some examples of REVISIONS is re photographing a project to improve the negatives or images, reprinting a print to improve it's technical quality, or printing new image(s) that may be more effective in communicating the idea you were working on. Academic Integrity | Under all circumstances, students are expected to be honest in their dealings with faculty, administrative staff, and fellow students. In speaking with members of the college community, students must give an accurate representation of the facts at hand. In class assignments, students must submit work that fairly and accurately reflects their level of accomplishment. Any work that is not a product of the student's own effort is considered dishonest. Students may not submit the same work for more than one class. A student may be suspended or expelled for academic dishonesty. Please refer to the Student Handbook for additional information regarding the policy on academic integrity. Chemical Mixing and Safety | Please follow the guidelines discussed in class. If you are unsure ask for assistance from an instructor, darkroom TA, or Jim Schaub. If you have special health concerns please notify the instructor and follow all additional procedures to ensure your safety. Material Data Safety Sheets [MSDS] are located in the Equipment Room (LSH 132). SOC Lockers | Lockers may be signed out from the Equipment Room. Bring a lock with you when you sign up for a locker. There is not a fee for locker use, however if you do not sign out a locker, your lock will be removed and the contents disposed of. Contents of the lockers must be removed at the end of the semester. SOC ID | The School of Communications Equipment Room requires that an ID form be filled out and returned to them. This gives you access to the darkroom, facilities and equipment checkout for enrolled students in a photography course this semester. This should be completed as soon as possible. You will be denied access to the darkrooms without it. Point Distribution | Assigned Projects (4) | 40 Points Final Portfolio (1) | 20 Points Final Exam (1) | 10 Points Quizzes (5) | 10 Points Midterm Exam | 5 Points Short Writing Essay | 5 Points Participation | 10 Points Extra Credit | TBA ----------------------Total | 100 Points When grading shooting assignments I look for and critically pay attention to: Developed Ideas Original and Imaginative Imagery Technical Control Creative Energy and Effort Ability To Visually Articulate Ideas Work Ethic Grading Scale A AB+ B BC+ C CD+ D DE 100-95 94.9-90 89.9-87 86.9-85 84.980 79.9-77 76.9-75 74.9-70 69.9-67 66.9-65 64.9-60 59.9-below CPH-171 Photo I - Winter 2011 Jan 11 Jan 13 Jan 18 Jan 20 ***Tentative TOPICAL OUTLINE No Labs Order Materials Class introduction Read: Photography 9th ed. London & Upton pp.3-36 Read: Photography 9th ed. London & Upton p.276, pp. 37-66 Quiz 1, Syllabus Basic camera operation - (Bring camera to class) Basic camera operation cont Discuss film processing, practice loading film Discussion of Photograms & Film Development Discussion of Project # 1: Photograms Read: Photography 9th ed. London & Upton pp.95-110 Aperture/Shutter Speed, Metering and Zone System Techniques w/ contrast filters Read: Photography 9th ed. London & Upton pp.111-138 Quiz 2, Camera Operations Discussion of Enlargement Printing & Contrast Filters. Burning and Dodging test sheets/prints Must have film developed. Two Rolls Minimum. Discussion of Enlargement Printing & Contrast Filters. Burning and Dodging Continued test sheets/prints Discuss Project #2: Quality of Light Assign Project #2: Quality of Light Read Barrett Chptr 1 Quiz 3, Barrett Chptr1 Critique Project #1 Photograms Critique Project #1 Photograms Read: London & Upton pp.345-398 & Barrett Chptr 8 Review proof sheets & 9rinting techniques w/ contrast filters Project #2 issues and progress Discuss Project #3 Assign Project #3 Read: Photography 9th ed. London & Upton pp.319-344 Quiz 4, Barret Chptr 2, 8 & Upton pp. 319-344 Critique Project #2 Quality of Light - Project #2 Due Critique Project #2 Quality of Light Midterm Exam Discuss Portfolio Projects Spring Break Intro Labs, Film Processing Jan 25 Jan 27 Labs: Photograms / Proofs Feb 1 Feb 3 Labs: Printing / Contrast Feb 8 Feb 10 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 22 Feb 24 Mar 1 Mar 3 Mar 8 Mar 10 Spring Break Mar 15 Mar 17 Color to Tone: Camera Filters for B&W Read: Photography 9th ed. London & Upton pp.218-225 Read: Barrett Chptr 3 Quiz 5, Barrett Chptr 3 & Upton pp. 218-225 Discuss Project #4: Assign Project #4: Critique Project #3 Project #3 Due Mar 22 Mar 24 Critique Project #3: Mar 29 Mar 31 Apr 5 Apr 7 Review Project #3: Point of View Project #3 Due Review Project #3: Point of View Work Day Portfolio Progress Check, InClass Feedback/Review Apr 12 Apr 14 Review Project #4: Narrative forms Review Project #4: Narrative forms Apr 19 Apr 21 Review Portfolio Projects Portfolios DUE Review Portfolio Projects Submit Portfolios Apr Final - Pick up Portfolios ...
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