Advanced Digital Imaging
Emphasis in Digital Photography
Tuesday, Thursday 8:30 am-11:45 am
Dr. Dena Elisabeth Eber
Phone: 372-8526 Office: 123
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://art.bgsu.edu/~deber
Office Hours 2-3:30pm, Tues/Thurs or by appointment
In advanced imaging you will crystallize your artistic focus within the broad definition of digital imaging. This semester, we will use digital photography as a framework to approach the class. As you will learn, digital photography, digital imaging, and photography are somewhat of a continuum. As with intermediate imaging, the art is the emphasis and the tools (the computer, peripherals, and software) are secondary. Except for covering specific details within digital photography, we will not spend a lot of time in new techniques. In order to make the art; however, command of the software and comfort level with the computer are necessary. I assume all students have an advanced level of sensitivity to figuring out what they need to on the computer, technical experience (NT, MAC, software, hardware), and artistic maturity.
POSSIBLE TOPICS IN THE CLASS:
Subject to changes, additions, and subtractions.
The primary goals of this class are to crystallize your artistic voice and to continue the process of creativity with the digital imaging medium. As you do this, you will learn about or use:
* Digital cameras
* Studio lighting
* 2 D paint programs
* Image manipulation
* Advanced printing
* Alternative display
* Various input devices
* Misc. topics time permitting
With these methods as background, the primary focus of the course will be for you to develop a strong direction. We will also discuss:
* The broader definition of imaging and digital photography
* Digital art, digital imaging, and digital photography theory and history
* Individual expression and creativity
You will also have various reading and writing assignments that will help you find your voice, facilitate your creative process, and help with the content of your art.
Blank journal Due 1/16
Folder for handouts Due 1/16
Secondary back up (zip, CDs or DVD-R disk) Due 1/16
Money for prints
In lab prints Put aside money for printing because you will bursar prints as needed. Your will use the various printers at FLAAR, which you will bursar when you print. You will also make Epson 9000 prints under supervision , which you will bursar when you print. Paper will be available for purchase in the media cage and you will be charged for the inks you use on the Epson 3000 automatically.
Slides $2.00 Dates will vary
You will be graded on an equal balance of the following:
Class participation (asking questions, participation in discussions, making comments, participation in group projects, participating in critiques)
Overall growth (how much you matured over the semester)
Midterm (X 2)
Final (X 3)
Misc. Projects (my discretion, totaled to equal one grade)
Up to 24 hours late is one half of a letter grade down, 24 to 48 hours late is lowered one letter grade, and 48 to 72 hours late is lowered two letter grades. I will not accept late assignments after three days and you will receive an “F” for that project.
Absences Only 3 excused absences allowed, no unexcused absences permitted. Your final grade will go down one half a letter each time you exceed this.
Late Three late = one unexcused absence. Role is taken at the beginning of class, it is your responsibility to make sure I mark you present if you wander in late. This must be done during the class period.
Leaving Leaving class early without clearing it with me = absent.
Critiques Attendance at Midterm and Final critiques is mandatory. Unexcused absence from either will lower your grade by one half.
You are accountable for material covered in class, including handouts. IF ANYTHING IS NOT CLEAR, ASK! It is your responsibility to get missed material. I will happily clarify items you do not understand, but I will not repeat demonstrations for absentee's.
Spalter, Anne Morgan. (1999). The Computer in the Visual Arts. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
ALSO, see my web page for further recommendations
VERY ROUGH TECHNICAL CALENDAR (It will change - I promise!)
More Readings and Essays will be due throughout the semester
Jan 14 (T) Intro, syllabus, fill out info form on-line, check accounts, SIGGRAPH slides give Ex 1 (initial focus, another artist, bring work on disk), MAC Desktop, monitor meeting, ask about book
Jan 16 (Th) History of digital ?? give Ex 2 (story telling) (duane michaels, others), Journal due, folder due, disk due, (camera, review scanning)
Jan 21 (T) EX 1a due, in class direction critique, Printing 3000, 9000, give
Ex 3, prints
Jan 23 (Th) Technology and comparison lecture ?, Ex 1b due
Jan 28 (T) Printing VCT, Work time
Jan 30 (Th) Presentation story artist, Technical lecture?
Feb 04 (T) Ex 2 due: Story Telling Due, crit part I
Feb 06 (Th) Ex3 Prints due, crit part II, give Mid Term
Feb 11 (T) Presentation, technique, painter and PS, (maybe adv tech)
Feb 13 (Th) Give Ex 4 about presentation(s), In Process Crit
Feb 18 (T) Lighting lecture ? Presentation, input, idea
Feb 20 (Th) CAA (WORK TIME)
Feb 25 (T) Ex 4 about presentation(s) due, In Process Crit
Feb 27 (T) CT college
(maybe adv tech), Slide prep, work time
Mar 04 (T) Midterm Due (part I)
Mar 06 (Th) Midterm Due (part II), Give Final, Slide run due
Mar 11 (T) NO CLASS, BREAK
Mar 13 (Th) NO CLASS, BREAK
Mar 18 (T) final direction due, indiv meetings, work time
Mar 20 (Th) indiv meetings, work time
Mar 25 (T) Presentation: input, output, idea
Mar 27 (Th) Technical lecture, presentation, or work time
Apr 01 (T) Presentation: input, output, idea, (maybe adv tech), give EX5 - technique and Reading.
Apr 03 (Th) final checkpoint
Apr 08 (T) final checkpoint,
Apr 10 (Th) give essay assignment, EX 5 due (Both parts, a class discussion)
Apr 15 (T) Frame demo (?), Another slide run
Apr 22 (T) essay due, work time, Final Feedback
Apr 24 (Th) Psych lecture? Maybe no class Work Time
Apr 29 (T) FINAL PROJECT DUE, Final crit part A
May 01 (Th) Final crit part b