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logo for john@basearts.com ART 83 - Intermediate Digital Photography
Fall 2017-18

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

Office Hours : 4-5 by Appointment 2926 Magggini Hall

Location:
2926 Maggini Hall, Santa Rosa Campus

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

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

Online Syllabus (This Document) :

T/Th - 3.0 - http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/SRJC.Intermediate.DigitalPhoto.htm

Outline:

http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/IntermedDigPhotoOutline.html


Current Course Description: https://portal.santarosa.edu/SRWeb/SR_CourseOutlines.aspx?mode=1&CVID=36800&Semester=20177

Overview :
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/intermedDigPhotoOverview.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 8.22

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 Camera Raw Workflow

- Workflow Basics & Editing


Lightroom Library Module:

Setting up Quick Collections
Camera RAW Plug-in
Photoshop Comparison


Assignment:

Twilight - # 1 - (5 pnts)
5-8 Images


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


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 :

Lightroom basics

- Workflow / Editing
- Develop Module

Assignment:

the bay area - #2 (5 pnts)
5-8 Images which represent/illustrate/communicate your sense of 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

Lecture:

Shooting Camera RAW for  Gray Scale / Black and White

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


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 - #3 - (5 pnts)
Shooting for Black and White / Gray Scale
Camera RAW for Black&White Mode ONLY!

Contact Sheets - #4 - (1 pnt. per shooting assignment)
10-12 selected images of all shooting assignments

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.

Week 5

9.19

Lecture/Lab :

LightRoom vs. Photoshop

LightRoom Basic Tab for Exposure - Camera Raw continues...

Contact Sheets - Designing with the Print Module

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

Assignment:

In SF
- #5 - (3 pnts)
shoot the trip - as we will be in the city shoot the trip down and back - hoping to have time for some shooing along the bay.

Reading:

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 :

Lightroom Workflow Continues ...

Cropping and Composing

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Reviewing images from the Grain of the Present Field Trip

Assignment(s):

Self Portraits - #6 - (5 pnts)
Developing Strategies for your Selfies

Ongoing:

Review - SF shots from the Field trip

Black and White - Shooting for Black and White / Gray Scale
Contact Sheets : Selections per assignment

Artists:

Francesca Woodman
Cindy Sherman

tsengkwongchi

Tseng Kwong Chi 
Self in Portraits - Work, Home, Hobby, Nationality?) see
http://www.tsengkwongchi.com/ (Links to an external site.)
Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Duery10DKB0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsxDSyBa3iA

Week 7
10.3

Lecture/Lab :

Lightroom Workflow Continues ...

Selective Adjustments

Assignment(s)Ongoing :

Self Portraits : Developing Strategies for your Selfies - Begin Crit/Review


Black and White - Shooting for Black and White / Gray Scale
Contact Sheets : 10-12 selections of all shooting assignments

Stephen Shore
William Eggleston
Wim Wenders


Reading:

The Nature of Photography, by Stephen Shore A Primer



Visiting Lecturer Ray Mawbry - Lightroom Certified


Advanced Lightroom Techniques

R. Mabry Photography

http://www.rmabryphotography.com

Week 8 10.24

Lecture/Lab :

Lightroom Workflow Continues ...

Assignment(s):

Software Assignment # 1 : 5 of 1
Take an existing file and crop to create 5 variations ofÏ the composition. Focus is on re-framing and composing. Not compositing. 

Ongoing:

Self Portraits
- Critiques - Contacts -
Black and White - Critiques - Contacts


Back to School

Reading:

Read to Page 6, Summarize + 5 points of discussion in 2 weeks.
Susan Sontag - In Plato's Cave
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/Readings/SusanSontag.pdf

Artists:

Rahubir Singh
http://www.raghubirsingh.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raghubir_Singh_(photographer)
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2017/raghubir-singh-photographs
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/masters/Raghubir Singh/

Week 9 10.31

Lecture/Lab :

Assignment:

Midterm Portfolio Critiques / Proposals continue Thursday.
REVISED- 2 Topics/Subjects/Concepts - 12 - 15 first images


Reading:

Read to Page 6, Summarize + 5 points of discussion in 2 weeks.
Susan Sontag - In Plato's Cave
http://www.basearts.com/curriculum/PDF/Readings/SusanSontag.pdf


Artists:

Eudora Welty
Catherine Wagner

Gordon Parks

Week 10
11.7

LAB:

Archiving
Cloud / Disk Backup

Assignment:
Mid term critiques continue... ?


Reading:
Review /Discuss
Sontag continuing...

Artists:



David Seymour
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Seymour_(photographer)

Duane Michals
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duane_Michals


Mini excursion to the Drone Lab with Donald Laird
11/9 @ 1:30

Week 11 11.14

Lecture/Lab :

Lightroom
- Sensor / Lens Spotting
- Selective Corrections

Image Work Flow
- Select an image
- Review Work Flow

Assignment:

Portfolio progress critiques continue through end of semester.
Reading:

Read Page 6 to 12, Summarize + 5 points of discussion following Thanksgiving break.

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


Artists:


Thanksgiving Holiday - 11.20-26

Week
12

11.28

Lecture/Lab :

Assignments:


Deadline Blurb (Output ) Submissions!

Reading:

Artists:


Week 13 12.5

Lecture/Lab :

Visiting: Ray Mawbry
Lightroom and final prep for Blurb Submissions

Assignments:

Shoot in the Style of ...

Choose your photographer, identify important elements of their aesthetic present 20 images and strategy to class.
Reading:

Artists:
Week 14 12.12

Lecture/Lab :

Assignment:

Reading:

Artists:

Week 15 12.19 Final Critiques

Final Exam is here -->
TEST


Reading:

Artists: