Schedule

January

Mon 7 - syllabus intro, discuss resources, student skills survey

Assign:

Wed 9 - Set up tumblr, link tumblr; Lecture: History of Photography "Mirrors and Windows"

Mon 14 - Camera basics and care. In class assignment: Composition, filling the frame, rule of thirds, balance

DUE Mon 14

Wed 16 - In class assignment: Composition, Depth, lines, emphasis

Assign:
  • Finish Project: 1 film images

Mon 21 - NO CLASS (MLK Day)

Wed 23 - critique of Project 1 negatives; Demo of how to digitize film & make a digital contact sheet

DUE Wed 23
  • Bring in Project 1 negatives.

Mon 28 - critique of Project 1: action! look at prints

DUE Mon 28:
  • Project 1: action! prints due

Wed 30 - In class assignment: Action: shutter speed and movement

DUE Wed 30

February

Mon 4 - In class assignment: Action: exposure,

Wed 6 - In class assignment: Aperture

DUE Wed 6

Mon 11 - HDR; In class assignment: portrait lighting

Assign:

DUE Mon 11
  • READING RESPONSE 4: Cindy Sherman - Right mouse click and 'save link as'
  • READING RESPONSE 5: Sally Mann - Right mouse click and 'save link as'

Wed 13 - NO CLASS (CAA)

Mon 18 - Review Project 2 progress; manual focus exercises

DUE Mon 18:
  • Progress on Project 2 images

Wed 20 - In class assignment: photomontage

Assign:

Mon 25 - Critique Project 2: HDR and storytelling

DUE Mon 25
  • Project 2: HDR and storytelling; print ready along with 5 digital images

Wed 27 - independent meetings on Project 3 proposals

DUE Wed 27:
  • Proposal for Project 3

March

Mon 4 - NO CLASS (Spring Break)

Wed 6 - NO CLASS (Spring Break)

Mon 11 - In class assignment: photomontage cont.

DUE Mon 11

Wed 13 - Motion Images: the Gif & the Video; watch Beauty of a Second compilation winners

Assign:
  • Weekend assignment: Beauty of a Second; generate three 1.5 second 1080p videos which utilize your best abilities to emphasize the poetic nature of time based visual images. Each should explore a different concept and be technically strong. You are also required to create three 720p animated gifs from these videos. The gifs should be optimized and demonstrate strong control of the frame qualities of the animated gif format.

Mon 18 - Critique weekend assignment; make changes for final video class compilation.

DUE Mon 18
  • Beauty of a Second Videos

Wed 20 - NO CLASS (sick day)

Mon 25 - Critique digital images from Project 3

DUE Mon 25:
  • Project 3: truth? photo montage project to be uploaded to class server ready for critique
Assign:

Wed 27 - small group critiques for Project 4

DUE Wed 27

April

Mon 1 - Look at prints from Project 3; small group critiques for Project 4

DUE Mon 1
  • Bring in prints from Project 3:truth
  • Sets 2 - 3 for Project 4

Wed 3 - small group critiques for Project 4

DUE Wed 3
  • Sets 4 - 5 for Project 4

Mon 8 - small group critiques for Project 4; independent meetings with the Professor -- see sign up sheet.

DUE Mon 8
  • Sets 6 - 7 for Project 4

Wed 10 - small group critiques for Project 4

DUE Wed 10
  • Sets 8 - 9 for Project 4

Mon 15 - small group critiques for Project 4

DUE Mon 15
  • Sets 10 - 12 for Project 4

Wed 17 - Final database presentation for Project 4; Assign Final Project

DUE Wed 17
  • Sets 13 - 14 for Project 4
  • Completed database organization project; see Project 4 page for details.

Mon 22 - Individual meetings to review final project proposals; Work Day

DUE Mon 22:

Wed 24 - Individual Meetings on Final Project

Mon 29 - Final Critique at 3:30pm. Please bring 3 prints and 6 digital images.