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Printing in room 202

You will eventually learn to print on the 4880, but most of your prints will be uploaded and printed in the School of Art Print lab in room 202. You will be required to pay for your prints and to use the dropbox system online.

Uploading files to print the lab (PIP) drop box and other details

Specs for Carbon Printing

Premier Imaging Lab (PIP) Hours, room 202

NOTE THIS IS A TEMPORARY PAGE Premier Imaging Lab (PIP) URL

PINTING STEPS FOR THE EPSON 4880


Assignments


Assignment 1 - Painterly Imagery and Straight Photography

Create 5 images, four prints, and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use a film-based camera to grasp the basics of photography and to use straight photography in a painterly way.

Reading 1 Light and Lens: Photography and the Digital Age, Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format - Jerome Library - Electronic Reserve
pp 62-63, 77-85, 87(start with Shutter)-90
Ignore digital references


Assignment Details

Assigned Tuesday, January 13 - Class 1

Images and contact sheet Due Thursday January 29
Prints Due Tuesday, Feb 3
Reading Due Tuesday January 20
CD Due for checkoff Tuesday, Feb 3




Assignment 2 - History Revision and Basic Digital

Create 5 images, four prints, and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use basic point and shoot digital cameras and digital manipulation (if you want) to make a body of work that rewrites history.

Reading 2
Light and Lens: Photography and the Digital Age, Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format - Jerome Library - Electronic Reserve
pp 64-76, 85-87, 90-98

"Pedro Meyer's Documentary Fictions,"Metamorphoses, Photography in the Electronic Age, Jonathan Green, Aperture, 1994.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format - Jerome Library - Electronic Reserve

Assignment Details

Assigned Tuesday, February 3rd
Images and contact sheet Due Tuesday, February 17th
Prints Due Thursday, Feb 19th
Reading Due
* Light and Lens reading Due Feb 10th
* Pedro Meyer reading due Feb 10th




Assignment 3 - Fauxtography and Fabrication using High End Digital

Create 5-8images, four prints (one of which you will make), and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use advanced cameras and digital manipulation (if you want) to make a body of work that is a fabrication and plays with the idea of photographic truth.

Reading 3
The Reconfigured Eye, Visual Truth in the Post-Photographic Era, William J. Mitchell, MIT Press, 1992.
Chapter 3 - Intention and Artifice

Assignment Details

Assigned Tuesday, February 17th

Images and contact sheet Due Tuesday, March 17th
Prints Due Thursday, March 19th
Reading Due
* Wm Mitchell Reading, part I Due Tuesday, Feb 24th
* Wm Mitchell Reading, part II Due Tuesday, Feb 26th





Assignment 4 - The Mundane, Snapshots, and Cell Phone Cameras



Create 5-8images, four prints, and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use the camera on a cell phone to capture or document the mundane using the snapshot aesthetic.

Reading 4

"Phantasm: Digital Imaging and the Death of Photography,"Metamorphoses, Photography in the Electronic Age, Geoffrey Batchen, Aperture, 1994.

Assignment Details

Assigned Thursday, March 19th

Images and contact sheet Due April 2nd
Prints Due April 7th
Reading Due March 26th, in class graded discussion
* Phantasm: Digital Imaging and the Death of Photography



Final: Your Artistic Voice

Create and print 6 to 8 images (or more) that read as a body of work.

Assignment Details

Assigned April 2nd

6 to 8 Images and contact sheet Due in class folder April 28th
All images as Prints Due April 28th
NOTE: Final critiques will be on April 28th and 30th