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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 lab drop box (click upload link on left)

Specs for Carbon Printing

School of Art Print Lab Hours (room 202) (Click hours link on left)

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
pp 62-63, 77-85, 87(start with Shutter)-90
Ignore digital references


Assignment Details

Assigned Monday, January 11 - Class 1

Images and contact sheet (digital) in folder Due Monday, Feb 1
Prints Due Monday, Feb 8
Reading Due Wednesday January 20
CD Due and printed contact sheets for checkoff Wednesday, Feb 3




Assignment 2 - History Revision and Basic Digital

Create 5 images, four prints, and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use 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
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

Assignment Details

Assigned Wednesday, February 3rd
Images and contact sheet Due Wednesday, February 17
Prints Due Monday, February 22
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.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format
Chapter 3 - Intention and Artifice

Assignment Details

Assigned Monday, February 22nd

Images and contact sheet Due Monday, March 15th
Prints Due Monday, March 22nd
Reading Due
* Wm Mitchell Reading, part I Due Monday, March 1
* Wm Mitchell Reading, part II Due Wednesday, March 3





Assignment 4 - Cell phone cameras, the snapshot and contemporary life



Create images as specified below
Part A
Christi Nielsen event, create 4 quick responsive images with a cell phone camera

Facebook page
Christi Nielson URL

Part B
Quick group responsive cell phone imgages, in class exercise. Wednesday March 24th, 4 images

Part C
Prompt and create. Partners will prompt each other four times (from 3.24-3.29) and each will use a cell phone camera to create responsive images.

Assignment Details

Assigned Wednesday, March 17th

Images Due
Part A, March 22nd
Part B, Will be done in class Wed March 24th
Part C, Due Monday, April 5th



Final: Your Artistic Voice

Create and print 6 to 8 images (or more) that have a related theme and aesthetic.

Reading 4
"Phantasm: Digital Imaging and the Death of Photography," Metamorphoses, Photography in the Electronic Age, Geoffrey Batchen, Aperture, 1994.

Assignment Details

Assigned April 5

6 to 8 Images and contact sheet Due in class folder April 26th
All images as Prints Due April 26th
NOTE: Final critiques will be on April 26th and 28th