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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: Non-Digital Manipulation: The Basics of Photographic Language

Create 6 images, 4 prints, a backup CD and cover with file structure covered in class, and one contact sheet

In this assignment you will review the basic elements of photography by manipulating your images in-camera only (well, mostly).

Reading 1
Light and Lens: Photography and the Digital Age , Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format
PLEASE ONLY READ THE FOLLOWING PAGES:
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


Assignment Details

Assigned Monday, January 10 - Class 1

Images and contact sheet (digital) in folder Due Monday, Jan 31
Prints Due Monday, Feb 7
Reading Due Wednesday January 12
Printed contact sheets Due for checkoff, Monday, Jan 24th (or sooner if you have images)
CD with cover Due Wednesday, Feb 2




Assignment 2 - Fauxtography and Fabrication using High End Digital

Create 5-8images, four prints, 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 2
Light and Lens: Photography and the Digital Age , Robert Hirsch, Focal Press, 2008.
Adobe Acrobat .pdf format
pp 70-76, 85-87, 90-98

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

Assignment Details

Assigned Wednesday, February 2

Images Due Wed Feb 16
Contact sheets Due Wed February 9
Prints Due Wednesday, Feb 23
Reading Due
* Light and Lens reading Due Feb 14th
* "Phantasm: Digital Imaging and the Death of Photography, Due Feb 14



Assignment 3 - HDR and visual stories

Create 5 images (you must print at least one), four prints, and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will learn about High Dynamic Range (HDR) Imaging and apply it, along with digital manipulation (if you want) to tell a visual story.

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
Specific pages, TBA

Assignment Details

Assigned Monday, February 21

Images Due Wednesday, March 16th
Contact sheets Due March 2
Prints Due (one made by you!) Wednesday, March 23
Reading Due
* Wm Mitchell Reading, Due Wednesday, March 14



Assignment Four: The Mundane, Snapshots, and Cell Phone Cameras


Create 8 or more images, four prints (you print at least one), and one contact sheet
In this assignment you will use the camera on a cell phone (or orther mobile device) to capture or document the mundane using the snapshot aesthetic.

Assignment Details

Assigned Monday, March 21

Images Due April 4th
Contact sheet Due March 28
In Progress Checkin March 30
In class exercise bring cell phones March 23
Prints Due April 11th


Final: Your Artistic Voice

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

Assignment Details

Assigned April 4

6 to 8 Images Due in class folder April 25th
All images as Prints Due April 25th
NOTE: Final critiques will be on April 25th and 27th