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Photography - ARTS 1810 - 1820 - 2820 - 1850 - 2850

The CCRI photography department offers introductory and intermediate level courses in traditional black and white photography using 35mm cameras and an introductory course in digital photography.

Students enrolled in photography classes have access to the photo labs on Flanagan and Knight campus for developing film and making prints. Computer labs are available on both campuses equipped with inkjet printers and Adobe Photoshop.

The fundamentals of photographic technique, aesthetics, history, and theory are covered in all of the photography classes.

Through making, looking at, and discussing photographs students will learn how to use and understand photography as a means of visual communication and expression.

Courses

ARTS 1810 Photography I 6 hours
ARTS 1820 Photography II 6 hours
ARTS 2820 Photography III 6 hours
ARTS 1850 Digital Photography I 6 hours
ARTS 2850 Digital Photography II 6 hours

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Class Description

Photo I is an introduction to the basics of the craft and aesthetics of black and white photography. Students will learn how to operate a 35mm camera, expose and develop film, and make prints from negatives.

Students will learn how to see photographically by using frame and vantage point to define and compose a subject. Students will also learn how to control light, contrast, depth of field, and motion in photographs.

These skills will provide the student with the vocabulary and knowledge to create, discuss, and understand the meaning of photographic imagery. Students provide their own 35mm SLR camera with manual exposure mode and a 50mm lens. Students will also purchase film, paper and other supplies.

Studio: 4 hours

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In Photo II we begin with the refinement of basic techniques learned in Photo I and go on to the introduction of advanced material such as lighting, archival processes, toning, exposure and development controls, and alternative processes.

Through readings, lectures, and research you will be introduced to photographic critical theory, the history of photography and various photographic styles.

By the end of the semester, you will have produced a cohesive body of exhibition quality work and an artist statement that describes your intentions, the content of your work and places your work in a historical context.

Studio: 4 hours

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Photo III is a time for experimentation and challenge. Primary focus of the semester will be developing a coherent body of exhibition quality work that will be presented in a form appropriate to the work’s content, style and function.

Through independent research on artists and styles students will be able to place their work in a historical perspective and identify specific influences and concerns.

Students provide their own 35mm SLR camera and will also purchase film, paper and other supplies.

Drawing II & III meet concurrently to allow participation in both groups. Visits to galleries and museums will be encouraged.

Studio: 4 hours

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This course is an introduction to the technique of digital photography and its use as a form of artistic expression and visual communication. The course will cover the operation and manipulation of digital cameras in order to capture images and image editing software in order to enhance, correct and manipulate those images.

Through demonstrations and assignments, a survey of work by contemporary artists, and a final portfolio, students will be introduced to the vocabulary, concepts, tools and aesthetic possibilities of digital photography. Students must own a 4 mega-pixel (or greater) digital camera with manual, program, aperture and shutter priority exposure modes.

Studio: 4 hours

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Class Description

Continued skill development in digital camera operation and image editing with introduction of advanced techniques. The ethics, functions, and styles of digital photography are presented through lectures, reading, research and studio assignments.

Students will be encouraged to develop a personal, expressive style in addition to mastering a range of photographic techniques while they create a visually and conceptually cohesive, exhibition-quality portfolio.

Digital SLR or equivalent with camera RAW and manual exposure modes required.

Studio: 4 hours

Prerequisites

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Last Updated: 9/27/16