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ARTQUEST PHOTOGRAPHY- Intermediate / Advanced
Room

Class Schedule:
 
MON.-FRI.PERIODS 1st and 2nd

Instructor:
  John Sappington - email address: jsappington@srcs.k12.ca.us

PHONE: 707-332-0987 MOBILE / __ CLASSROOM

Syllabus (this document) http://www.basearts.com/artquest/indexAdvPho.htm

Submitted:


Welcome Letter and Guidelines :

Program Outline:

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Student Program Expectancies

At the completion of this course, students will be able to do the following:

Demonstrate how to use a 35mm SLR manual camera; process black and
white film, enlarge prints from the negatives and have a basic understanding of SLR cameras, filters and print presentation.

Students should be in the process of developing a photographer’s eye by exploring the history of photography through photographers who have made a difference. Students will also explore their own style through a variety of photographic assignments.

Recognize the importance of personal experience and express it in visual terms.
Explore a variety of content issues including current cultural and world events, school, community and personal issues that are meaningful to the student.

Explore alternative photographic processes.
Research and recognize prominent photographers, their artworks, movements and styles from various times and cultures.

Consider how photography has influenced the world and is influenced by society today.
Identify the effects of media on our culture

Consider what role photographers have played in our culture.

Develop critical thinking skills that enable one to describe, analyze, interpret and judge photographic works in writing as well as orally.

Develop an artist statement about their work.

Visit several galleries and conduct a formal gallery review of artworks.
Present and discuss work in a portfolio review.

Keep all photographs and written work, lesson plans and graded rubrics organized and accessible in a binder.

Photography Classroom Rules

No eating, drinking or chewing gum in class.
No CD players, iPods, cell phones or other electronic distractions during class time.
Cell phones must be turned off during class time.
You may not leave classroom without a pass.
No writing on desks or in books. This is “Destruction of School Property” and is a serious offense.
Certain equipment requires prior permission before use. When in doubt-ask.
Return all equipment (including developing tank and components) to their proper place clean (and dry if possible).
Pick up all trash around and in desk.
Wash desktops with spray and sponge at the end of each class.
Stack seats at the end of each class.
Knock before entering Darkroom Door .
No more than 3 people at a time through door.
Pass through doorway without any stops.
Do not stop rotation of door from classroom or darkroom.
Do not lean on door walls.

Darkroom
:

Sign up for an enlarger at the beginning of the period.
Use only the enlarger to which you have been assigned.
No visiting in the darkroom.
Anyone entering darkroom must get prior permission to do so from teacher.
Always use the proper tray when transporting a wet print or test strip.
Fixer stains, so dress accordingly.
Do not play with Eye Wash.
Make every effort to retrieve all test strips and prints before the end of class.
Clean up the enlarger area after use
Put away all equipment.
Wash down baseboard
Return enlarger to a height of 16 inches
Zero out the timer
Empty drawers of all unused test strips.
Clean up trash both around the enlarger and on floor.

This is a great classroom/darkroom and we want it to stay as clean and efficient as it is for many years. Please do your part!

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IMPORTANT DATES: 

Please mark your calendar for these important dates: Wednesday August 31 : AQDA forms & Lab Contributions are due.
Please contact teacher for scholarship information or extensions. 

Back to School Night September 14th - 6:30-9pm

October 5, 6:30 pm: “ArtQuest 23rd Annual Fall Showcase of Programs”, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium.  This is an evening for prospective students and families, to find out more about the opportunities ArtQuest has to offer, as well as current ArtQuest families to learn more about the program.  Please plan to attend and also help us spread the word. Early application is highly recommended due to limited space. 

Tuesday October 17th to November 9th , “Shadowing”,
ArtQuest offers students interested in the ArtQuest program the opportunity to "Shadow" a specialty for a day. Shadowing is by appointment only. Call (707) 535-4842 for more information and to schedule your student. Monday through Thursday.

ArtQuest Application Deadline for Fall 2017 Entry Priority Deadline is November 13, 2017




CYBER AND ERGONOMICS SAFETY README
http://www.basearts.com/handouts/readme.htm

Online Photography Resources

CURRENT News and Events Blog:
http://blog.basearts.com

Class Notes
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/notes/

Generalized Selection of Photo resources available online and local
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.Photo.htm

A broad spectrum list of working/historical photographers
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/photographerslisting.htm

A recommended reading list centered around photography and imaging
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/Res.ReadingList.htm

basearts selection of resources lists
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/resources.html

Weekly Lecture/LabSchedule
(subject to change)

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Week 1 date:

Syllabus Overview - REVIEW Handout

Expectations, Requirements, Objectives, Best Practices.

Assignments:

  • Begin Sketchbook
  • Reflect Theme And still we rise... or is it ... and still we rise
  • 5 thumbnails - SRHS beginning of the year_ previsualize
  • Portfolio presentations

Artists:

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce / Louis Daguerre

William Fox Talbot -
Pencil of Nature

This site contains the full text of William Henry Fox Talbot’s writings contained in The Pencil of Nature 
published in London between 1844 and 1846.

http://www.thepencilofnature.com/

Animated sequence of a race horse galloping. Photos taken by Eadweard Muybridge. The horse's body demonstrates squash and stretch in natural musculature.


Eadweard Muybridge
http://www.eadweardmuybridge.co.uk/
http://www.eadweardmuybridge.co.uk/muybridge_image_and_context/



Reading:

Local Galleries and Suppliers

Masters of Photography - Good starter site for Analogue Masters
http://www.masters-of-photography.com/

Lomographic Society
http://www.lomographics.com

Artspace
http://www.artspace.com/tags/photograph

Art.com
http://www.art.com/gallery/id--c23946/photography-prints.htm


Camera Reviews


http://dpreview.com
http://www.keh.com


Week 2-3
8.21-28

Lecture:

Vision
Camera Obscura
Camera Lucida
Camera Fundamentals


Assignments:

Begin Self Portraits

FINISH Intro Presentations

Reading:

Focus on Photography - Chapter 1

Incident involving the discovery of Fairies
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cottingley_Fairies

Artists:

Eugene Atget
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eugène_Atget

Paul Strand

http://youtu.be/jSLCTI1BTdw
Manhatta
 (1921) is a short documentary film directed by painter Charles Sheeler and photographer Paul Strand.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhatta
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/movies/09kehr.html?_r=0

John Herschel
Fredrick Scott Archer


Anna Atkins -
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anna_Atkins

(née Children; 16 March 1799 – 9 June 1871) was and English botanist and photographer. She is often considered the first person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images. Some sources claim that she was the first woman to create a photograph


Week 4 9.4

Lecture:

Beginning Exposure
ISO
White Balance
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Zone System Introduction: (Digital Application) Practical
Fig 1
Fig 2

Fig 3

Zone System | Wikipedia Entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System<

Assignments:


Self Portraits - 3-5
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAMS - 3-5 Scans / 3 Final COMPOSITIONS

Reading:

Short Course -
Chapts. 1-4 / concentration on 3 / Exposure

Focus on Photography
- Chapts. 2-4 - Review Elements and Principles / Exposure Basics

Joseph Perrnell
- "Is Photography Art?"- 5 Discussion Points /in sketchbook

Moholy-Nagy - From Pigment to Light - 1936


Artists:


Ansel Adams
FRED ARCHER

Lazlo Moholy-Nagy
https://www.guggenheim.org/exhibition/moholy-nagy-future-present

Moholy - Nagy
Foundation: http://www.moholy-nagy.org/
Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L%C3%A1szl%C3%B3_Moholy-Nagy

Man Ray
Olivia Parker
http://oliviaparker.com/newindex.php



SCANNING

Scanning Procedures - Flat Art

Photography - Scanning Procedures Epson : SRJC

Digital Photogram
Objects for Scanning - 3 Dimensional Objects as well as prints or flat art that you may want to digitize. - (3)

Review Historical Photograms/Montage works:

Photography - Photograms and Montage Samples

Photography - Scanography - Example Files

Photography - Scanning Procedures

Artists:

Peter Krohn
(local)- http://photographicakrohn.com/
Away in Israel until Oct. back to see us following.

Niko Robinson - Student Scanner work

view course page for Foundations of Photography: Exposure







Foundations of Photography: Exposure

Understand how shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings relate to one another, and
how these settings expand your artistic options with any photograph.

http://www.lynda.com/Digital-Photography-tutorials/foundations-of-photography-exposure/71923-2.html




Steven Sasson invented the first digital camera at Eastman Kodak in 1975

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Sasson


Week 5

9.11

Lecture:


Field Notes:

Zone System Exposure Chart

Shot Card Rev.2 for field experiments


Reading:

A Short Course in Digital Photography: Chapters 4, 5 and 7

Artists:


Eugene Atget
Eastman House Collection: http://collections.eastman.org/advancedsearch/objects/peopleSearch%3Aatget
Wiki:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Atget

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Henry Wessel
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Wessel,_Jr.

Todd Hido
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Hido


Robert Adams

About Robert Adams

Robert Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey, in 1937. His refined black-and-white photographs document scenes of the American West of the past four decades, revealing the impact of human activity on the last vestiges of wilderness and open space. Although often devoid of human subjects, or sparsely populated, Adams’s photographs capture the physical traces of human life: a garbage-strewn roadside, a clear-cut forest, a half-built house....

continue reading

Exposure Assignments:

Shooting in Low Light without a flash.
5-10 Images (2)
Work with the ISO settings, White Balance settings, feel free to experiment,
try to find the lowest level of light possible to render a readable image.
Use a tripod if you have one.

Student Examples:

ONLINE SPRING LOW LIGHT SUBMISSIONS
http://basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2016/2016SpringART82LowLight/

Jesse Klein - nitelight
Karl McJimsey - Flora
Justin Stevick - paintingwlight/celestial

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ISO / White Balance Bracketing (3)


- Create sequence of a single shot utilizing all ISO levels - 8-9 exposures
- Create sequence of a single shot utilizing all White Balance setting. 8-9 exposures

Example Student Work:
http://basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2016/2016SpringISOWhite%20Balance/

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Beginning Exposure Beginning Bracketing (4)

Point and Shoot Exposure Adjustment
Simple tonal adjustments utilizing the shutter half step.
(Good time to work with (Point and Shoot) exposure controls)

- Working with the half-step shutter lock and/or AF-L
create 3-5 exposures of a given scene showing + and - alternative exposure adjustments.

Exposure Value Compensation
http://digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-exposure-compensation-to-take-control-of-your-exposure/
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Bracketing Exposures - (5)

- P mode - Working with the half-step shutter lock - AE-L
- (M)Manual mode - Working with exposure scale in camera manual bracketing.
Establish baseline exposure parameters of ISO and White Balance (*manually set)

- AEB - Auto Exposure Bracketing
- EV - Exposure Compensation Value

- 5-15 exposures for each with alternate exposure.


Review and set camera for optional .3/.7 or .5 stop configuration.

1st exposure according to meter reading or on the meter.
2nd + .5 half step or 1/3 stop greater (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value ) selection or more exposure (over)
3rd + 1 whole step (full stop) or 2/3 stop greater (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection (over)
4th .5 half step or 1/3 stop smaller (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection or less exposure (under)
5th - 1 whole step (full stop) or 2/3 stop smaller (aperture/ time value / EV - exposure value) selection or less exposure (under)

Example Student Work:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015ExposureBracketing/


Night Shooting / Lowlight

Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light course
Photography 101: Shooting in Low Light

http://www.lynda.com/Photography-Cameras-Gear-tutorials/Photography-101-Shooting-Low-Light/163091-2.html

Light Stenciling, compliments of Carolyn Reed:
Here's what it looks like: http://www.fubiz.net/2012/01/30/light-stencils-in-vietnam/
Here's a video on how it's done. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DJsLqwsqlg

Lowlight artist / painting with light + range of lighting equipment
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jannepaint/4287648439/in/photostream/


DP Review: Readers' Showcase: Astrophotography

Click here to take a look at the gallery of images:
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/3579675465/readers-showcase-astrophotography/


Masters Readings(first left hand spread of each essay is last page of that essay:
Ansel Adams - .pdf - 344KB - 3 pages
Edward Weston -
.pdf - 360KB - 3 pages

Henri Cartier-Bresson
- .PDF - 234KB


Week 6 9.18

Lecture:

Vlad, get to work on your scans!



Photoshop: Layers

PS Best Practice #1 - Duplicate the pixel based background layer as first step on opening a .jpeg.

PS Best Practice #2 - All adjustments to adjustment layers - no pixel damage.

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File Types

File Size Resize Issues


Introduction to Layers:
https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/how-to/layer-basics-explained.html?set=photoshop--get-started--essential-beginners

Updated! - Adobe TV Photo Editing
http://tv.adobe.com/channel/photography/photo-editing/

Assignment(s):

Assignment:

Contact Sheets of Brackets/Equivalents
- (3)

Create a minimum of 2-3 files utilizing
1) Output to PDF
2) Files to Layers Experiment with a standard contact sheet layout to document bracketing exposure
experiments/design starts/.

Student Work
Contact Sheets Spring 2015
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015ContactSheets/



Equivalents: Depth of Field - (6)

Aperture:
Fig. 1
Fig. 2

Wikipedia Entry:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zone_System

Depth of Field Calculator

http://www.dofmaster.com/dofjs.html

Student Work:

Depth of Field Spring 2015
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015DOF/

Additional - EXAMPLE FILES - Shooting Assigments

Reading:

Wear Good Shoes, Advice from Magnum Photographers
A Short Course in Digital Photography:
Chapter 5


Cartier-Bresson's Camera


Artists:



Jerry Uelsmann
http://www.uelsmann.net/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Uelsmann
http://www.pdngallery.com/legends/uelsmann/




Week 7
9.25

Lecture:

Photoshop

Photoshop:

Adobe TV Online Resources for Learning Photoshop - Review Episodes

http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-cs6/what-is-photoshop-cs6/

http://tv.adobe.com/show/learn-photoshop-cs6/

Assignment:

Equivalents: Motion / Blur - (7)

- Contact Sheet :
5-15 Images in sequence which illustrate the side effects of shutter speed / time value selections. - (7)

Shutter / Time Values:
Fig 1


Student Work :

Motion Blur Spring 2015
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/studentwrk/OnlineSpring2015/Art82Spring2015MotionBlur/

Photography - EXAMPLE FILES - Shooting Assigments

Bracketing
Equivalents (Shutter and Aperture side effects)
Wrap up current technical experiments


Reading:


Italiano Calvino - Adventures of a Photographer

Artists:


John Divola
http://www.divola.com/


Larry Sultan
http://larrysultan.com/

Michael Light
http://www.michaellight.net/


Jim Goldberg
on his documentary practice
http://youtu.be/BzDbugn4XDw
on Sensitivity and Polaroids
http://youtu.be/3mfMjPkxePc

Robert Mapplethorpe
http://www.pbs.org/video/2365747778/

Lauren Greenfield
http://www.laurengreenfield.com/


Week 8 date:


Photoshop Continues

Vivan Maier

Vivian Maier - John Maloof Collection
http://www.vivianmaier.com/

the wiki
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vivian_Maier

Finding Vivian Maier - the film

http://www.findingvivianmaier.com/

http://www.vivianmaier.com/film-finding-vivian-maier/

-------Misc.

the controversial print collection - Jeffrey Goldstein Collection
http://www.vivianmaierprints.com/vivian-maier-images.html

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Chicago Tonight Series:
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/07/31/vivian-maier
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/08/02/searching-vivian-maier
http://chicagotonight.wttw.com/2012/08/01/meteoric-rise-vivian-maier

The New Yorker - Vivian Maier and the Problem of Difficult Women
BY ROSE LICHTER-MARCK
http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/vivian-maier-and-the-problem-of-difficult-women

PBS - Bringing a portrait of private artist Vivian Maier to the big screen
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/bringing-portrait-private-artist-vivian-maier-big-screen/

PBS - From glamorous to ordinary, Vivian Maier’s street photography captured America’s mid-century urban life- BY DAVID COLES
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/from-streets-scenes-of-the-50s-and-60s-to-neighborhood-characters-photographer-vivian-maier-captured-it-all/

Week 9 date:

Shooting Camera RAW for  Gray Scale / Black and White


This weeks shooting assignment requires that you configure your camera for Camera RAW capture. This is a setting found in the image Image Quality menu. When shooting in Camera RAW you can generate both a RAW file and a JPEG file - the resulting images are displayed as B/W in the LCD  but in editing will contain all color channels and data.  If you are not using either Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom - you may want to shoot in this dual file  mode so that you will have access to the JPEGs prior to processing. Note: all manufacturers generally include a software application for converting RAW files.

When shooting for black and white images, never shoot with camera's black and white modes. These "creative" modes are almost always reduced data exposures. Always shoot full color and convert your images in the post process through either the camera raw processor or Photoshops many conversion methods.  The only exception to this is when shooting in RAW. If you have configured for Camera RAW files then you are able to shoot in the cameras Black and White /Grayscale mode - the resulting images are displayed as B/W in the LCD  but in editing will contain all color channels and data.  

Submit and comment on 3-5 images you make which would be appropriate to convert to gray scale or black and white as it is known historically. Submit both the original color image and the gray scale image, if converted. Black/White or Gray Scale images  can be converted using the Channel Mixer, the Black and White Adjustment layer or the Hue and Saturations adjustment layer. Include both the color and the black and white image.  

Add commentary that describes your thinking and your method of conversion.  
What makes the images suitable for black and white? 
Why shoot in black and white when you can shoot full color?

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Here are optional online tutorials for black and white conversion in Lightroom and Photoshop:

Foundations of Photography: Black and White with Ben Long
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-CS5-tutorials/Foundations-of-Photography-Black-and-White/80300-2.html

Converting to black and white
From: Photoshop Artist in Action: Tim Grey's Abandoned Farmhouse with Tim Grey
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Converting-black-white/123556/133465-4.html


Converting color to black and white with Julieanne Kost
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Converting-color-black-white/122999/137813-4.html

Black and White with Lightroom and Photoshop with Bryan O'Neil Hughes
http://www.lynda.com/Photoshop-tutorials/Thinking-black-white/122444/131805-4.html

 

Assignment:

Black and White - (8) Shooting for Black and White / Gray Scale
- Contact Sheet : 10-12 selected images alternating b/w & color

Camera RAW for Black&White Mode ONLY!

_ Conversion Methods
_ Previsualization / Exposure, Tonal Considerations


Artists:

Diane Arbus
*see below

William Klein
Richard Prince

Hiroshi Sugimoto
http://www.sugimotohiroshi.com/portfolio.html



Diane Arbus
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diane_Arbus

Previously Unseen Arbus, Unearthed Years After Her Death
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/15/arts/design/diane-arbus-met-breuer-in-the-beginning.html

The Diane Arbus You’ve Never Seen MAY 26, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/05/29/arts/design/diane-arbus-photos-unseen.html

 

How Diane Arbus Became ‘Arbus’ MAY 26, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/29/arts/design/how-diane-arbus-became-arbus.html

Diane Arbus: The Early Years JULY 6, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/10/arts/design/diane-arbus-the-early-years.html

Week 10  

LAB:

Mid-Term Critiques - 5 pnts

Prepare a selection of 3-4 ideas for your final portfolio subjects.

All portfolios are comprised of 3 subjects of your own selection.
Each portfolio subject should contain 20 images for a total portfolio size of 60 images. This is a fully digital portfolio no printed submissions are necessary although, alternative approaches to the final submission are encouraged. Each subject should be in a seperate folder within your organized home directory on the art server.

Write up a brief summary description for each portfolio subject and compile this into a statement for submission and review at the final critique or Final.

Assignment:

- All shooting and software assignments should be uploaded to your assignments directories according to classroom directions.
-- see summary below.
- Complete the Midterm Evaluation Form <-- click here

Assignment:

1st Critique- 5-10 images of your own work - looking toward portfolio subjects. If you haven't made any decisions it could be just images you have made since the beginning of the semester that you believe were good.

Critiques - 5 pnts. - (9)

5 Images - should represent beginnings of portfolio subjects either content or technique.

Stephen Shore
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Shore

Sophie Calle
http://www.egs.edu/faculty/sophie-calle/biography/


Uta Barth
http://utabarth.net/

John Baldessari
http://www.pbs.org/art21/artists/john-baldessari/

Shooting Assignments Summary

(1) - Initial 5-10 Digital Camera images

between the first and the second class meeting - bring these to share on the 2nd class meeting.

(2) - Shooting in Low Light without a flash.
-Feel free to experiment, try to find the lowest level of light possible to render a readable image.

(3)
 - Beginning Exposures

(4)
 - Bracketing Exposures
3 Subjects - 5-15 exposures for each with alternate exposure. -

(5) - Equivalents: Depth of Field
5-15 Images which illustrate the side effects of aperture selections. -

(6) - Equivalents: Motion / Blur
5-15 Images which illustrate the side effects of shutter speed / time value selections. -

(7) - Contact Sheets of Brackets/Equivalents
Create a minimum of 3 contact sheets documenting bracketing exposure experiments. -

(8)
- Shooting for Grayscale / Black and White
4-8 images you make which would be appropriate to convert to gray scale - include both full color and grayscale image

(9) - Critique -
Make presentation of representative selection of your portfolio subjects (5-10 of each at minimum 3 times throughout the course.

Artists:

William Klein
http://aperture.org/blog/magazine-interview-william-klein/

Lorna Simpson


Bernd and Hilla Becher
Aperture Rememberance
http://aperture.org/blog/remembrance-hilla-becher-tk-2015/


Reading:

Robert Adams - Truth - http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/Readings/RobertAdamsTruth.pdf
Robert Adams - Beauty - http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/Readings/RobertAdamsBeauty.pdf

Optional:
Robert Adams - Good News - http://www.basearts.com//curriculum/PDF/Readings/Rbt.Adams.GoodNews.pdf
Robert Adams - Collegues - http://www.basearts.com//curriculum/PDF/Readings/RobertAdams.Collegues.pdf

Susan Sontag - In Plato's Cave- http://www.basearts.com//curriculum/PDF/Readings/SusanSontag.pdf
Susan Sontag - Melancholy Objects - http://www.basearts.com//curriculum/PDF/Readings/SusanSontagMelancholyRev2.pdf

Week 11 date:

Critiques continue...

Lighting

Good Alternative Manufacturer of speedlite flash units
http://www.hkyongnuo.com/e-index.php

  • HDR - High Dynamic Range Imaging
  • Stiching - Photomerge


Lecture/Lab
:

Advanced techniques:
Camera Raw
Lightroom


Portrait & Controlled Light

Working with Ambient Light
Flash

Reading:

Photoshelter - Lighting Handout

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Harold Edgerton
http://edgerton-digital-collections.org/

Interview with Martin Schoeller

Photographer Martin Schoeller speaks with Feature Shoot about the portrait that launched his career, photographing celebrities and advice for emerging photographers. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqvGH9A7VIE


George Hurrell
http://georgehurrell.com/gallery/


Richard Avedon
Irving Penn

Philippe Halsman, with Marilyn Monroe in 1959, started asking all his subjects to jump as a way to loosen up

Philippe Halsman
- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_Halsman - http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/10022756.html


Seeing through Photographs
, Produced by The Museum of Modern Art
Although taking, sharing, and viewing photographs has become second nature for many of us, our regular engagement with images does not necessarily make us visually literate. This course aims to address the gap between seeing and truly understanding photographs by introducing a diversity of ideas, approaches, and technologies that inform their making. In this course you will look closely at photographs from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art and hear a variety of perspectives on what a photograph is and the ways that photography has been used throughout its nearly 180 year history: as a means of artistic expression, as a tool for science and exploration; as an instrument of documentation; to tell stories and record histories; and as a mode of communication and critique in our ever increasingly visual culture.

Subtitles available in English

https://www.coursera.org/learn/photography/

 


Adobe Lightroom

Camera Raw


Why You Should Set Photoshop to Open Your JPGs in Adobe Camera RAW


Resource Links
for Camera Raw and HDR - plugins/extensions/software

Adobe TV : Why You Should Set Photoshop to Open Your JPGs in Adobe Camera RAW
Enhancing Raw Images
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-cs6/enhancing-raw-images/
Easily merge JPEGS into a 32-bit TIFF you can open in Photoshop with access to the full controls of Camera Raw.
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/cs6-creative-cloud-feature-tour-for-web/32bit-hdr-and-camera-raw/
Recovering detail in raw images by Richard Harrington
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-photoshop-cs5/recovering-detail-in-raw-images/
Adobe Camera Raw workflow by Russell Brown -
http://av.adobe.com/russellbrown/ACRBridgeToBridge_SM.mov

Adobe Lightroom :

Develop Module Introduction
http://www.lynda.com/Lightroom-tutorials/Develop-module-overview/124393/141813-4.html

Understanding White Balance and Color Temperature
http://www.lynda.com/Lightroom-tutorials/Understanding-white-balance-color-temperature/124393/141819-4.html


Creating a Contact Sheet:
http://tv.adobe.com/watch/learn-lightroom-5/creating-a-contact-sheet/


Using the Histogram to Correct Exposure
http://www.lynda.com/Lightroom-tutorials/Using-histogram-correct-exposure/124393/141827-4.html

Understanding Vibrance and Saturation
http://www.lynda.com/Lightroom-tutorials/Understanding-vibrance-saturation/124393/141836-4.html

Week
12

date:

Lab:

Lecture:

      • Resolution (review)
      • File Preparation
      • Color Management
      • Color Modes

      adobe RGBsRGB

    • Papers

      Surface/Finish
      Texture
      Color
      Weight


Assignment:

Printing
3-5 prints - 5 pnts. - 8x10 minimum - (11)

Artists:

Francesca Woodman
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesca_Woodman

Sharing a Guarded Legacy - NY Times 2011
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/arts/design/francesca-woodman-retrospective.html

Mona Kuhn
https://youtu.be/RDngAUrn-Pk


Zoe Leonard - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoe_Leonard
Zoe Strauss - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zoe_Strauss


Alice Shaw
http://www.flysfo.com/museum/exhibitions/alice-shaw-exalted-landscape


Reading:


A Short Course in Digital Photography:
Chapter 6

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Sample Packs of Inkjet Paper are required for Printing -


Available now at Jeremiah's Photo Corner - $ 10.75
Jeremiah's Photo Corner
http://www.jeremiahsphotocorner.com/Jeremiahs_Photo_Corner/Welcome!.html

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Device/Paper Profiles - additional resources:
http://www.basearts.com/Res.Printing.htm

Digital Art Supplies (San Diego based, print supply )
http://www.digitalartsupplies.com

INTERNATIONAL COLOR CONSORTIUM
The purpose of the ICC is to promote the use and adoption of open, vendor-neutral, cross-platform color management systems.
The ICC encourages vendors to support the ICC profile format and the workflows required to use ICC profiles.

http://www.color.org/index.xalter
http://www.color.org/iccprofile.xalter
http://www.color.org/resource2.xalter - Resource Center

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Local printers - Santa Rosa

The Digital Grange
http://www.digitalgrange.com/

Jeremiah's Photo Corner
http://www.jeremiahsphotocorner.com/Jeremiahs_Photo_Corner/Welcome!.html

Color Folio
http://colorfolio.com/index.htm

Skylark Images
http://www.skylarkimages.com/

The Lab
http://www.thelabsantarosa.com

San Francisco Printers

Urban Digital Color
http://www.urbandigitalcolor.com/

Rayko Photo
http://raykophotocenter.com/

Dickerman Prints
http://www.dickermanprints.com/

Photo Works SF
http://www.photoworkssf.com/



Additional Printing Resources:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/ - see contents for various PDFs

The World of Inkjet Papers
http://www.freestylephoto.biz/inkjet

PDF of Digital Printing Supply Catalogue
http://www.freestylephoto.biz/static/pdf/catalogs/fs_creative_imaging_catalog.pdf

Freestyle - Inkjet Comparison, Ratings and Reviews
http://www.freestylephoto.biz/inkjet/paper-ratings

Inkjet Papers Glossary
http://www.freestylephoto.biz/inkjet/glossary


Week 13 date:

Lab:

Printing
continues through to the end...

Lecture:



Assignment:

(10) - Self Portrait - Selfie (10)
Try a variety of techniques and poses. You are you own best model. You know exactly what you want you to do. Experiment wih various strategies; self timer, hand held, reflection.

(Variation on The Selfie 
-
Create a series of 6 images of your self presented in the front of significant locations from your life. Try to create an overall sense of context for the sequence. 

- Work, Home, Hobby, Nationality?) see : Tseng Kwong Chi
http://www.tsengkwongchi.com/

- Aperture, Self Portraiture in the First-Person Age,
http://aperture.org/blog/self-portraiture-first-person-age/

African Portrait Photographers : 1900-1960


Week 14 date:

Lab:

Printing
continues through to the end...

Lecture:

Lens Selection

Lens Selection:
Link to external sites of interest regarding lens selection

DPReview Lens Reviews
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/

DP Review Lens Widget:
http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/

Tilt- Shift: A DIY guide
http://cow.mooh.org/projects/tiltshift/


Angle of View:
Fig 1

Assignment:

Critique -
(12) -
Make presentation of representative selection of your portfolio subjects
(5-10 of each at minimum 2-3 times throughout the second half of course.

Artists:

Rahubir Singh
- *see wikipedia also
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/masters/Raghubir Singh/


Reading:

Photographs Not Taken Jim Goldberg
- from Photographs Not Taken: A Collection of Photographers' Essays,
Edited by Edited by Will Steacy, daylight Community Arts Folundation 2012



Bokeh

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/explora/photography/tips-and-solutions/understanding-bokeh

Depth of Field and Bokeh - more of the science from Zeiss Camera Lens Division, by H.H. Nasse.
http://basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/TechHandouts/ScienceofBokeh.pdf

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Additional Lens review sources:

Photozone for lens reviews
Thom Hogan for Nikon equipment reviews

Week 15 date:

Lab:

Printing continues through to the end of the semester...

Lecture:

Composition
  • tone
  • balance
  • line
  • framing

Internet Presence / Websites / Automation

  • Image Ready
  • Web Optimization
  • Batch and Automation
  • Scripting
Text - Typography
  • Text tools
  • Vector graphic


Assignment:

5-15 images of light - (12) - consider the characteristics of the light situations you are encounter.
Images with good or interesting light conditions - focus on the light (diffuse, sharp, moody?)- not the content of the image
Is there something within the light you could replicate with artificial means?


Alternative:
At the edges of light and shadow -
Create a series of images exploring the contrast at the edges between shadow and light. Experiment with exposure latitude, extremes between 10am and 2pm with direct natural light. Try the Golden Hour, the Blue Hour.

Artists:

Nathon Lyons
http://museum.icp.org/museum/exhibitions/nathan_lyons/index.html

Jenny Holzer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jenny_Holzer

Collection of composition links:

Rule of Thirds
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/rule-of-thirds/

More on the Rules of Photography
http://macteens.com/magazine/features/fullstory/the_rules_of_photography/

Holding your Camera at an Angle
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/hold-your-camera-on-an-angle/

Rules for Landscape Photography
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/4-rules-of-composition-for-landscape-photography/

Diagonal Lines
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/using-diagonal-lines-in-photography/

Converging Lines
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/converging-lines/

Foreground
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/pay-attention-to-foregrounds/

Framing
http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/framing-your-shots-photography-composition-technique/

http://digital-photography-school.com/blog/5-elements-of-composition-in-photography/

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Rule of Thirds


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rule_of_thirds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Rule_of_thirds_1845_George_Field_Chromatics.png

Golden Mean

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_ratio

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials.htm

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/camera-lenses.htm

http://www.cambridgeincolour.com/tutorials/hyperfocal-distance.htm


Week 16 date:

Lecture:

- Protecting your images
- Respecting the work of others

Copyright and Legal Rights and Responsibilities Resources: 

Legal and Photorelease - Resources Listing

PDFs Legal Advice - Photographers Rights - pdfs

Model Release Examples - plain text

PDN: What Photographers Need to Know About Model Releases

http://www.pdnonline.com/features/What-Photographers-N-10515.shtml


Three experts explain when and why you need model releases, including a variety of uses where, without a signed release, photographers can create trouble for themselves and their clients.

Photoshelter Guide to Copyright /copyright

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Usage and Licensing:

American society of Media Photographers (National) http://asmp.org/

American society of Media Photographers (Local)
http://www.asmpnorcal.org/

Assignment:

Critique -
(12) -
Make presentation of representative selection of your portfolio subjects
(5-10 of each at minimum 2-3 times throughout the second half of course.

Artists:

Margaret Bourke-White
Tina Modotti
Imogen Cunningham
Nan Goldin - Tate Shots-https://youtu.be/r_rVyt-ojpY
Sally Mann
Sherry Levine
Judy Dater
Annie Liebovitz
Graciela Iturbide

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Online Storage / Services

http://www.photoshelter.com
http://www.smugmug.com
http://www.zenfolio.com/us
http://www.livedrive.com/
http://www.carbonite.com

Publishing
http://www.lulu.com
http://www.blurb.com
http://www.customink.com


COMMERCIAL / LOCAL:
http://www.svenwiederholt.com/
http://www.peterkoval.com/
http://www.jockmcdonald.com/

Week 17 date:

Lecture:

Business - Usage and Licensing (GETTING PAID)

American society of Media Photographers

(National) - http://asmp.org/

American society of Media Photographers

(Local)
-
http://www.asmpnorcal.org/

New Photoshelter Guides :

For a Business Plan /business plan

2016-photo-business-plan-workbook

Creating a Porfolio /portfolio

Photographers Guide to Copyright /copyright

PhotoShelter Business Plan Worksheet - http://www.photoshelter.com/mkt/research/

Transitioning from Assistant to Pro Photographer: Free White Paper
In this useful packet, assistants explain how they made the leap to shooting
for their own clientele and managed the financial challenges of their first year in the business.
You can download the PDF here.

Photojojo:

Starting Your Photo Biz… Part 1: You Sure ‘Bout That?
http://photojojo.com/content/photojojo-original/starting-photo-business/


Starting Your Photo Biz… Part 2: What’s In a Name?
http://photojojo.com/content/photojojo-original/photo-business-name/

Starting Your Photo Biz… Part 3: The Nitty-Gritty Business Details

http://photojojo.com/content/photojojo-original/starting-photo-business-details/

Starting Your Photo Biz… Part 4: Fame and Fortune

http://photojojo.com/content/photojojo-original/photo-business-marketing/

Week 18 date:

Shone Farm : http://www.basearts.com/work/2015/ShoneFarmFall2015/

Final Critique - TUESDAY 5.23 @ 1-4pm - 2926 Magginni

Final Portfolio, Presentation and Critique
(12)

Presentations of selections from individual portfolios 20 images. = 10 pnts.

Final Exam is here --> TEST

Reading:

dpBestflow / American society of Media Photographers / Best Practices Resource:
http://www.dpbestflow.org/


Walter Bejamin, "The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction", 1936 - Excerpt translanted by Harry Zohn


Shooting Assignments Summary

(1) - Initial 5-10 Digital Camera images

between the first and the second class meeting - bring these to share on the 2nd class meeting.

(2) - Shooting in Low Light without a flash.
-Feel free to experiment, try to find the lowest level of light possible to render a readable image.

(3)
 - Beginning Exposures
Point and Shoot Exposure Adjustment - Working with the half-step shutter lock and/or AF-L
create 3-5 exposures of a given scene showing + and - alternative exposure adjustments. (3)

(4)
 - Bracketing Exposures
3 Subjects - 5-15 exposures for each with alternate exposures.

(5) - Equivalents: Depth of Field
5-15 Images which illustrate the side effects of aperture selections.

(6) - Equivalents: Motion / Blur
5-15 Images which illustrate the side effects of shutter speed / time value selections.

(7) - Contact Sheets of Brackets/Equivalents
Create a minimum of 3 contact sheets documenting bracketing exposure experiments.

(8)
- Shooting for Grayscale / Black and White
4-8 images you make which would be appropriate to convert to gray scale - include both full color and grayscale image

(9) - Critique I -
Presentation of a representative selection of your portfolio subjects (5-10 of each at minimum 3 times throughout the course.

(10) - Self Portrait - Selfie (10)Try a variety of techniques and poses. You are you own best model. You know exactly what you want you to do. Experiment wih various strategies; self timer, hand held, reflection.

(Variation on The Selfie 
- Create a series of 6 images of your self presented in the front of significant locations from your life. Try to create an overall sense of context for the sequence. 
- Work, Home, Hobby, Nationality?) see : Tseng Kwong Chi http://www.tsengkwongchi.com/

Aperture, Self Portraiture in the First-Person Age, http://aperture.org/blog/self-portraiture-first-person-age/

(11) - Prints - create 3-5 - 8x10 minimum.

(11) - Images of Light
5-15 images of light -- consider the characteristics of the light situations you are encounter. Images with good or interesting light conditions - focus on the light (diffuse, sharp, moody?)

(12) -
Critique II
-
Show progressive state of your portfolio.

(13) - Final Portfolio, Presentation and Critique - 1 Subject Presentation / 3 Subjects Total

3 subjects / 20 images each = 60 Images Total

Alternate Assignments:

Cropping 5-n-1 - Take an existing file and crop to create 5 variations on the composition. Focus is on re-framing and composing. Not compositing. 

Composite - 1 in 5 - Create an image file from the components or pieces of minimum 5 image files. Create multiple variations on the composition at will.

Bokeh- Create a series of like images of the same subject with various lenses @ largest to smallest aperture bracketed to test bokeh results for all.

Flare / Glare - Create a series of images exploring the selective use of glare /flare with alternate light sources (*sunlight, streetlights (sodium vapor), car lights(halogen).

Tilt Shift - Create a series of landscape images exploring tilt shift or the post focus effect simulating tilt shift. (an optical system (such as a camera) when the lens plane is not parallel to the image plane produces an effect of selective focus. Originally developed to correct for converging parallel lines in aerial photography.

Captioned - Submit 3 images with a brief textual description. Explore the challenges of describing an image to someone with a visual impairement or someone lacking visual acess to the image.