|1. Description - |
|Investigation of a specific aspect or topic of photography through discussion and demonstration by the instructor(s).|
|Advisory: PHOT 1 or 5; this course is included in the Photography-Professional Practices family of activity courses.|
|2. 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.
|3. 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. |
|4. 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.
|5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.|
|6. Methods of Evaluation - |
|Small body of images; quizzes and written material as appropriate to topic. |
|7. 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.
|8. Disciplines - |
|9. 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.
|10. Lab Content - |
|Not applicable. |
|11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.|
|12. 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
|13. Need/Justification - |
|This is a restricted support course for the AA degree in Photography and Certificate of Achievement in Photography |