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logo for john@basearts.com ART 82 - Intermediate Digital Photography
Spring 2017-18

Class Schedule: 
Tues /Thurs - 1pm - 4pm

Location:
2926 Maggini Hall, Santa Rosa Campus

Office Hours: Tuesday/Thursday 4-5pm - by appointment

Instructor: John Sappington - jsappington@santarosa.edu - john@basearts.com

Syllabus:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/SRJC.Intermediate.DigitalPhoto.htm

Overview:
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/DigPhooverview.html

Pre-Requisite Course Syllabus- Art 82 Beginning Digital Photography
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/SRJC.DigitalPhoto.htm

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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


Week 1 date:

Expectations, Requirements, Objectives, Best Practices.

Assignments:

  • Bring Camera to every class meeting including drives, cables (usb/firewire), or card reader.

  • Locate and begin reading Camera Manual - Cover to Cover.

  • Begin JOURNAL of questionable functions, settings, usage, portfolio ideas, reading notes etc...

  • Required Text - TBD

  • Set Camera to Camera RAW + JPEG.
  • Set Camera to Manual Mode
  • Set ISO to lowest

  • Backup all images on working media/card
    and
  • FORMAT card prior to first shooting assignment.

  • (1) 10-20 Digital Camera images to the second class meeting

    - Images should represent prior Portfolio, Projects and current interests.

Artists:

Reading:

Supplimental Sites and Web Resources :

Local Galleries and Suppliers

Camera Reviews


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

 
Week 2
8.29

Lecture/Lab :

Begin RAW Camera Work Flow
Development of basic
- Workflow / Editing


Lightroom Library Module:

Setting up Quick Collections
Camera RAW Plug-in
Photoshop Comparison


Assignment:

5-8 Images of Twilight



Reading:

William Henry 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/

Artists:

Todd Hido
Jim Goldberg
Henry Wessel
Linda Connor
Regan Louie

Student Intro Presentations Online:

Tanya Braunstein
http://www.tanyabraunstein.com


Mortiz Faehse
http://www.mortizfaehse.com

Niko Robinson
nikorobinson.weebly.com
Niko Robinson Scanner work

Austin Reynolds
http://www.austinreynolds.net/



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


Resource Links
for Lightroom & Camera Raw

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 3 9.5

Lecture/Lab :

Continuing Development of basic
- Workflow / Editing
- Develop Module

Assignment:

5-8 Images which represent/illustrate/communicate the bay area

Reading:
Italiano Calvino - Adventures of a Photographer

Wear Good Shoes, Advice from Magnum Photographers

Artists:

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/

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

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 4 9.12

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
- Lightroom working with Gray scale presets
- Previsualization / Exposure, Tonal Considerations


Reading:

Current PDN
http://digitalmag.pdnonline.com/pdnonline/october_2017?sub_id=CcHGqTblrCBHg&pg=1#pg1

Pier 24 Grain of the Present Educational Materials
http://pier24.org/exhibition/the-grain-of-the-present/educational-materials/

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Italiano Calvino - Adventures of a Photographer

Wear Good Shoes, Advice from Magnum Photographers



Artists:

Thurs. Field Trip - meet outside Pier 24 as close to 3:10 as possible.
Pier 24 - The Grain of the Present

Sept 21 3:15-5

Shooting on the bay follows.

Confirmed !

Week 5

9.19

 

Lecture/Lab :

Black and White Conversion

LR vs. Photoshop
Basic Tab for Exposure - Review - Camera Raw

Assignment:

SF

Reading:

Sonoma County Photography Group - Meet up discussed in class...
https://www.meetup.com/Sonoma-County-Photography-Group/

Artists:

Review the artists from the exhibition we are visiting on Thursday.
Pier 24 Grain of the Present Educational Materials
http://pier24.org/exhibition/the-grain-of-the-present/educational-materials/



Week 6 9.26

Lecture/Lab :

Reviewing images from the Grain of the Present Field Trip

Assignment(s):

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Artists:

Week 7
10.3

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Week 8 10.10

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Week 9 10.17

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Week 10
10.24

LAB:

- Complete the Midterm Evaluation Form <-- click here

Assignment:

Mid-Term Critiques - 5 pnts

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Week 18

 

Final Exam is here --> TEST

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