COURSE DESCRIPTION: Pre-requisite: Creative Photography I. The student should be able to expand on camera, lighting, and dark room techniques, thus improving the photographic quality of their work.
RATIONALE: The purpose of this course is to enable students to develop intermediate – level skills in photographic imagery, processes, and techniques. The student should be able to express aesthetic and emotional content related to varied subject matter.
Experiment with various types of film
Enhance dark room techniques for black and white photography.
Exhibit proper and safe use of all equipment and chemicals and show good dark room etiquette.
To become more familiar with the history of photography, famous photographers, and careers in photography through written reports and oral presentations.
Demonstrate use and manipulation of light and exposure in photography
Demonstrate use and manipulation in Digital photography and Photoshop.
To keep an organized photography portfolio for the entire school year that consists of all negatives, contact sheets, test strips and final prints.
Produce numerous quality photographs that can be exhibited
Experience and participate in group critiques and project presentation.
Learn how to properly cut mats for presentation of photographs.
Create a professional portfolio.
Prepare for the Photoshop CC Industrial Certification
SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS:
Students are responsible for their own supplies, equipment and materials. Listed below are required supplies. · 35mm camera with manual controls. (Pentax, Canon, Minolta, Nikon, etc.) · 35mm B&W film. 36 exposures. You will need 9-10 rolls of film. (If there are no errors) · ILFORD HP-5 PLUS – 400asa or DELTA 400asa · KODAK TRI-X or KODAK TMAX – 400asa · KENTMERE 400asa · Box of 100 - 8x10 - B&W photographic paper. You can also buy paper in packs of 25. · ILFORD or ADORAMA RC (resin coated), Multigrade IV, (glossy or pearl) · 3-ring binder. (1 ½” or 2”) · Sheet protectors (you can use last years) · 5X7 or 8x10 Sketchbook (Photo 1 sketchbook can be used) These materials can be purchased at any photography store such as Pitman Photo or online at B&H Photo or Adorama.
LAB FEE: There is a $25.00 lab fee. The lab fee will cover chemicals, photographic supplies, computer paper, ink, mat boards, and darkroom and specialty accessories. This fee must be paid in the beginning of the school year.
Students are required to submit work on specific due dates. Due dates will be given at the time the project is assigned. Assignments and due dates will also be posted on the website.
Critiques will be held after each assignment. Critiques of assignments are important to the progress of each student. The critique fosters development of an ability to verbalize visual concepts. Critiques are a time for articulating your ideas and formal decisions. Participation in critiques is required.
Binders must be kept in an organize way with all assignments, negatives, contact sheets and prints in their proper negative sleeves and sheet protectors. Binders will be graded periodically. Binders will be stored in the classroom.
Students are required to bring their sketchbook to class every time, failure to do so will result in a lower grade. Assignments for the sketchbook will be assigned in class. Sketchbook will be graded periodically throughout the grading period.
Not having materials on time is NOT an excuse for turning in assignments late.
Students are required to have a portfolio with 10 prints for the final.
Journals - Throughout this class you will be expected to keep a journal (sketchbook) of your notes and imagery. You will also be required to add written critiques into the journal, both self-critiques and critiques of your fellow student's work. You will also be expected to keep detailed notes on each project including lighting, f-stops, darkroom techniques, and computer processes. Work in your journal is an ongoing process that will help you make informed and critical decisions about the progress of your work. Your sketchbook is the perfect place to try a variety of concepts and techniques as you develop your own voice and style. Students are required to bring their sketchbook to class every time, failure to do so will result in a lower grade. Assignments for the sketchbook will be assigned in class. Sketchbook will be graded periodically throughout the grading period.
Put the date on every page you finish.
Be careful. The use of published photographs or the work of other artists for duplication is plagiarism.
No cute, pretty, precious, adorable or trite images. This is a college level art class, not a recreation program to make pretty pictures to hang in your house. Expect your ideas about what makes good art to be challenged.
Do not be boring with your work.
Avoid showing your work to others unless you know they are going to understand what you are trying to do in your journal. You do not need negative feedback when you are trying out new ideas or experimenting. This is a place for risk taking. Do not invite criticism unless you are confident that it would not derail your free spirit.
NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED!
HOUSEKEEPING THE DARKROOM:
Never leave the area before you go back and see what you left behind. We share a facility. Good negatives and prints can't be made in a messy lab. In consideration of classmates you must leave the lab areas free of litter and chemical spills. Pick up all your stuff. Deposit trash in the waste can. All equipment must be placed back in its place. Always allow a few minutes to do this before you leave. Remind each other. Grades are reduced if messes are left. Others see leaving a mess as disrespect and hostility. It makes them angry and saps creative energy from their work. ALL ENLARGERS ARE TO BE SIGNED OUT EVERY TIME. REPORT MALFUNCTIONING OR MISSING EQUIPMENT OR SUPPLIES TO THE INSTRUCTOR IMMEDIATELY.
Each student is responsible for maintaining the darkroom and cleaning up after themselves. Failure to do so will result in loss of darkroom use.
No wet prints or hands on or near enlarger stations.
Observe the order of the chemicals in both film and print processing.
You will use a tray when bringing a test strip or print into the classroom for evaluation or to the print dryer.
Replace all lab materials to their original spot after use.
Be careful with chemicals. Protect your eyes. Avoid excessive contact with chemicals. Some chemicals give some people skin rash, use tongs or gloves if necessary. Chemicals might stain jewelry and will stain your clothing, wear an apron.
If you are UNSURE about how to proceed in the darkroom, ASK for help.
If you misuse or abuse equipment you will be responsible for it.
Come to class and get here on time. Attendance is very important.
Come to class prepared.
Allow others to learn by refraining from talking and calling out. Raise your hand to speak.
Listen carefully and follow instructions.
Use safety in the classroom and darkroom.
No cell phones or electronic devices allowed in class or in the darkroom.
Respect materials and equipment. Use equipment properly.
Follow the Code of Student Conduct.
FLEXIBLE SEATING RULES:
Choose a WORKING spot that helps you do your best!
Use each seat the RIGHT way!
If a spot is NOT working, move!
Take care of the supplies, CLEAN UP!
Ms. Seijas can move you at ANYTIME if you do not follow the rules.
1st offense – VERBAL WARNING
2nd offense – WRITTEN WARNING (will affect conduct grade). Loss of darkroom and computer privileges, with no class time to make up work. Arrangements must be made with the instructor for making up work before/after school
3rd offense – DETENTION
4th offense – Referral to administrator for further disciplinary action.
Detentions are given with the full support of the Administration and will be served. You will be notified in writing if you receive a detention. Your parents will be responsible for making alternate transportation arrangements.
TEACHER AND STUDENT/PARENT COMMUNICATION:
Parents and students who have any questions or need to contact me can reach me at (305) 805-1900 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also access my website to view assignments, due dates and critique dates.