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Class 1 - Monday, Aug 25

Monitor meeting at 5:00pm, Tuesday Aug 26th in room 246 Wolfe Center (PC lab).
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Introduction and syllabus

Give and go over assignment number one

Assignment Assignment 1 - Non-Digital Manipulation: The Basics of Photographic Language
Images due Monday, Monday, Sep 15 (other due dates, see assignment)

Light and Lens: Photography and the Digital Age , Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format
Pp 77-81 (Start with The Lens System and Stop after Angle of View.
Pp 87 - 90 (start with the section on Shutter and stop BEFORE the section on Digital Camera Features).

The Elements of Photography , A. Belt, Focal Press, 2008.
Page 6-14 on framing

The Fundamentals of Creative Photography , D. Prakel, Ava Books, 2010.
Pages 22-25 DOF and shutter speed

“What Matters Now? Photography, Technology and the World” , in Aperture, #210, Spring 2013, pp14 – 15.

OPTIONAL: If you own a DSLR, bring your camera to class on Wed. We will go over the Rebels, but you might want to compare yours.

Class 2 - Wednesday, Aug 27

Lecture Demo cameras from MCaP - Rebels
Update Questions about assignment one
Class Discussion Go over reading one
Image upload if needed
Work on assignment 1 (if time)


Monday, September 1

School closed, Labor Day

Class 3 - Wednesday, Sep 3

Dr. Hershberger on Photo History, part I (12:45-1:25) - We will go to 1101 FA for this lecture

Lecture Bridge, contact sheets and organizing/backing up work
Work on Assignment one

Class 4 - Monday, Sep 8

Dr. Hershberger on Photo History, part II (12:45-1:25) - We will go to 1101 FA for this lecture

DEMO Basic photo functions in Photoshop
DUE Contact sheets. Have available for review and checkoff.
Work time assignment 1
Bring back-up storage on Wednesday the 10th

Class 5 - Wednesday, Sep 10

Printing specs in MCaP
Collect back-up storage for proof of organization and backup (mark off in class)
Work time assignment 1

Class 6 - Monday, Sep 15

DUE Assignment One, critique See assignment page for specifics about where to put your images.
Bring prints to class on the 22

Class 7 - Wednesday, Sep 17

Finish crit from last time
Give assignment 2, Fauxtography and Fabrication using High End Digital cameras
Give reading 2

Class 8 - Monday, Sep 22

DUE Prints for Assignment One, short critique
REVIEW assignment 2 (Questions?)
Camera raw and bridge
High Res images
Details or the EOS cameras if needed and cameras in ARC
work time (if time)

Class 9 - Wednesday, Sep 24

DUE reading 2, Discuss
Basic digital from Light and Lens (70-76, 85-87, 90-98)
Graded on participation
Sharpening in Raw
Contact sheets due for review
Work time, assignment 2

Class 10 - Monday, Sep 29

DUE Two audio stories (Faking it and War photos), discussion
Graded on participation
Work time, assignment 2


Class 11 - Wednesday, Oct 1

DUE Assigment 2, Citique

Class 12 - Monday, Oct 6

Dr. Eber at Senior Studio Midterm Defense
Sub Teacher
Finish Ass 2 crit
Give Assignment 3, HDR and Story Telling
Assign wm Mitchell reading

Class 13 - Wednesday, Oct 8

Due: Prints from Assignment 2, short critique.

Demo: making your own prints (?? Maybe)

Questions RE assignment 3
Demo: Basic info about HDR so students can begin shooting over the weekend

Class 14 - Monday, Oct 13

Lecture HDR as needed to bring students up to speed

Random checkins. Students need to show progress towards final work

Work time, Assignment 3

Class 15 - Wednesday, Oct 15

DUE “Family photo album fades away"
Discussion “Family photo album fades away"
DUE contact sheets
Review contact sheets while others work on assignment 3
Work time, Assignment 3

Class 16 - Monday, Oct 20

Review contact sheets (if needed)
Work time, Assignment 3

Class 17 - Wednesday, Oct 22

Assigment 3 Citique

Class 18 - Monday, Oct 27

Finish Critique, Assignment 3
Give Assignment 4
Give examples and discus (instagram challenge and Robert E Jackson interview)

Class 19 - Wednesday, Oct 29

DUE Prints for Assignment 3, short crit
Review Assignment 4 and Robert Jackson interview, if needed
Mobile Media In Class Exercise (come prepared)
If time, Work on Assignment 4


Class 20 - Monday, Nov 3

DUE Contact sheets due for review
Work time, assignment 4

Class 21 - Wednesday, Nov 5

DUE Reading 4
Discussion Readings/audio for Assignment 4
You will be graded on participation
Making your own prints in the McAP
Finish Contact sheet review (if time)
Work time, Assignment 4

Class 22 - Monday, Nov 10

Due, ass 4, crit I

Tuesday, Nov 11
NO SCHOOL, Veterans Day

Class 23 - Wednesday, Nov 12

Finish Assignment 4 Critique

Give Final and discuss

Class 24 - Monday, Nov 17

DUE: Assignment 4 prints
Critique for prints.
Due Final Contracts
Student meetings about Final Contract
Come to class prepared to work on final
Work Time, Final

Class 25 - Wednesday, Nov 19

Student meetings about Final Contract
Come to class prepared to work on final
Work Time, Final

Class 26 - Monday, Nov 24

Progress Check-in
Graded check-in for those who are ready
Work time, Final

Wednesday, Nov 26
Thanksgiving Break


Class 27 - Monday, Dec 1

If needed, Presentation (framing, etc) Demo
Formal GRADED Progress Check-in
Work time final

Class 28 - Wednesday, Dec 4

Work time, Final

Class 29 - Monday, Dec 9

critique Final Project Due - Critique Part I

Class 30 - Wednesday, Dec 10

critique Final Project Citique Part II

FINAL Monday, December 15, 10:45-12:45

critique Final Critique III, prints, professionally displayed + optional revisions
Attendance is required.

Please note

This Schedule is subject to change during the course and the instructor will notify students of changes.