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|Description - |
|Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s).|
|Course Objectives - |
|The student will be able to: |
- gain in-depth understanding of one specific aspect or topic of photography.
- learn to use the equipment or technique demonstrated.
- apply techniques and approaches learned to other class assignments in photography.
- gain an appreciation of contributions from diverse cultures and backgrounds to the topic of photography being explored.
|Special Facilities and/or Equipment - |
|A lecture room equipped for listening to audio tapes and viewing motion pictures, slides, and video tapes; access to camera equipment and functioning laboratory areas for instructor demonstration and student experimentation; chemicals and facilities for mixing and storing same; access to computer hardware and software for instructor demonstrations and student experimentation. |
|Course Content (Body of knowledge) - |
- Detailed explanation of the topic or aspect of photography.
- Historical examples and precedents drawn from diverse cultures and backgrounds.
- Comprehensive demonstration of the uses of equipment.
- Testing and/or experimentation by student as appropriate.
- Field sessions to use or demonstrate equipment as appropriate.
- Applications of equipment used and skills demonstrated
- Fine arts applications.
- Guest lectures by visiting artists as appropriate.
- Commercial and industrial applications.
- Field sessions to commercial/industrial sites as appropriate.
- Practical use of equipment or technique demonstrated
- Availability and costs of equipment.
- Risks associated with technique or equipment demonstrated.
- Toxic waste, environmental concerns.
|Methods of Evaluation - |
|Small body of images; quizzes or writing as appropriate to topic. |
|Representative Text(s) - |
|Andrews, Philip and Langford, Michael: Langford's Starting Photography , Seventh Edition, Focal Press, 2015. ISBN: 9781315731728 |
When taught via Foothill Global Access: supplemental lectures, handouts, tests, and assignments delivered via Email; feedback on tests and assignments delivered via Email; class discussion may be delivered in chat rooms, list-serves, and newsgroups.
|Disciplines - |
|Method of Instruction - |
- Lecture presentations and classroom discussion using the language of photography.
- Demonstration and practice of photographic techniques in the classroom and in field.
- Group presentations of projects followed by in-class discussion and evaluation.
- Electronic discussions/chat to support learning
- Field Trips to locations for practice and learning as needed.
|Lab Content - |
|Not applicable. |
|Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments - |
- Gallery/museum reports
- Review of handouts and relevant reading material
- Research and planning of individual creative projects
- Reading and study of the textbook