Advanced students may work with text independently at own pace.
For the first day of class please bring your texbook, you camera(s),
digital and film if you have both..
If you have any previous work or a Web site that you would like
to share, we will try to find during class critiques.
We will discuss camera operations and access the technical level
of the class at this time. Beginning students will have tutorial
for basic application and overview in Photoshop. Advanced level
students will discuss their semester goals and have lab time with
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This assignment is a three page formal essay response to your
readings and will show how you have incorporated theory into practice
with your final photographs. To receive full credit:
1- Provide three citations from any of the theoretical readings
2- Describe how you feel your personal style is developing in terms
of technique, ideas, philosophy, and practical or impractical utilization
of imagery. You may draw on ideas from your midterm here.
3-What you have learned about photography (technically, esthetically,
conceptually, as a “cultural” tool, during this past
semester, and how it has challenged or inspired you (if at all)
in new directions as an observer of your culture.
Final Oral Presentation to Class
You will make a 3-5 minute oral presentation in class describing
your final prints. You may use journal entries as well as quotes
and ideas from the photographer you have studied during your research
presentation as well as the photographers you have viewed on video
or through other independent research. If you choose you may read
or review you final essay.
Competency in basic to intermediate level Photoshop
image editing and printing through use of text and video tutorials
What the letters mean
A- Mastery of technique and aesthetic vocabulary demonstrated
Effective expression of personal vision
Contribution to class discussions and activities, supporting a
positive learning environment
Creation of outstanding and cohesive body of work
B- Control of technique and aesthetic vocabulary demonstrated
Attempts to express a personal vision
Participates in class discussions and activities
Turns in all assignments
C- Turns in all assignments in a timely fashion
Able to edit and print color and black and white imagery with
a digital printer
Photographs are generally adequate
D-Misses many assignments and classes, does poorly on assignments
Assignments don't meet guidelines
Prints are commonly significantly flawed
Unable to edit or make prints independently
F- Misses three classes without instructor's excuse;
or fails exams, misses or does poorly on most assignments, assignments
don't meet guidelines.