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Intro to Photography

The Syllabus
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van nguyen

on 12 August 2016

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Transcript of Intro to Photography

The Art of Black & White Photography is an exciting medium where you have the freedom to be in total control from pressing the shutter release button to developing and printing the picture.
Introduction
Welcome to Photography
is to teach you a comfortable way to operate your camera, techniques of producing properly composed images, a system to develop film and process prints to best of your ability, develop a better understanding and appreciation for the photographic medium, and help you develop your own vision as and artist/photographer
My Goal
Mr. Nguyen
nguyenvn@esuhsd.org

Content of the Course
Use of the SLR Camera, an understanding of the components of the camera, and how they work together to get correct exposure
CAMERA HANDLING
From building pinhole camera, creating photograms, alternative processes to working with Photoshop, you will be exploring techniques that will enhanced your creativity as an artist.
EXPLORATION OF PHOTOGRAPHIC PROCESSES
PICTURE BUILDING
Learning compositional techniques with the visual elements so that your picture can "tell a story"
FILM DEVELOPMENT
Learn to process B/W film in class
PRINT ENLARGING
Learn the process of using the enlarger and related tools/techniques in the darkroom to produce a good print
APPRECIATION OF PHOTOGRAPHY
By actually going through the whole process, exploring various assignments, seeing other's photos in person or through presentations, it is hoped that you will acquire an appreciation for photography as one of the most powerful tool of communication ever invented
What you need for this course
CAMERA : If you do not have a 35mm film camera, you may check one out only during lunch or afterschool . A camera can be checked out for 1 day in which you are responsible for any lost or damages.
FILM : Throughout the year you will be assigned 4-5 shooting assignments that require B/W film of 24 exposures. Film can be purchased at the school bank ...Not all B/W film can be processed in class so make sure to check with me if you plan to purchased your own film
PHOTO PAPER : You will be using RC Variable Contrast Photo paper in 8x10 Sheets. This is light sensitive material and should only be exposed in the darkroom. Also available at the school bank.
NEGATIVE HOLDERS: Used to protect your negatives from scratches and damages. One holder per roll of film per shooting assignment, which well be stored inside classroom binder.
OTHER MATERIALS : You will a receive a starter kit : Envelope, Folder & Black Bag with 5 sheets of photo paper
GRADING POLICY
CLASS ASSIGNMENTS
My grading is based on your ability to attend class, participate, give me you best effort and challenge yourself with each assignment. All this is based on the Content Standards for the Visual Arts, which includes learning, exploring, discovering, and understanding the course, PHOTOGRAPHY !
CREATIVE EXPRESSION
AESTHETIC VALUING
HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT
ARTISTIC CONNECTION
REAL WORLD CONNECTION
CONTENT STANDARDS FOR VISUAL ARTS
You will receive a letter grade for assignments that include written assignments, shooting and printing assignments, special in class assignments, a journal, quizzes and tests.
HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
You are required to shoot "2-3" picture taking assignments outside of class during each semester. You must successfully develop the film, make a proofsheet, and complete the print required of the assignment. This must be completed for each assignment to pass the class.
" You don't take a photograph, you make it"
~ Ansel Adams
Classroom/Studio Operations Agreement
Instructor agrees to
Provide a good and safe learning environment
Enforce school disciplinary policies
Demonstrate respect for all students
Model ethical behavior
Model positive attitude toward teaching and learning
Give a %100 commitment to the subject during class time
Be prepared with classroom materials
Make assignment expections clear
Provide a time for the students to make work
Evaluate and document student's performance fairly and in a timely manner
Student agrees to
Be an active participant in the learning process
Learn and respect the school's disciplinary policies
Show respect to teacher, classmates, visitors and substitute teachers
Model ethical behavior
Show a positive attitude toward learning
Give %100 commitment to subject during class time
Come to class with approriate supplies and materials
Complete required assignments to the best of your abilities
Arrive to class on time and ready to work
Take responsibility for arranging to make up missed work or a test
Take action to improve classroom performances as indicated by instructor
No Cell Phones, Ipod, Video games or electronic devices visible during class time
No food or drinks (bottled water is ok)
Use your agenda as a restroom pass ( 2 allowed per quarter)
How long will it take to achieve greatness ?
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