Classes

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​Photography 009: Photography Lab

Unit(s): 0 .5 Class Hours: 27 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a photography course. Sign-in/out supervised laboratory.
Work on assignments from other photography courses or on independent projects. Completion of new and more advanced assignments each semester. Accumulation of 24 hours earns 0 .5 unit. Requires concurrent enrollment in a photography course. May be repeated. Grade: Pass/No Pass Only. Open Entry/ Open Exit.

Photography 150: History of Photography

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 54 Lecture total.

A survey of the history, aesthetics, and technical evolution of photography including an in-depth view of artistic styles and individual photographers’ contributions from the 19th century to the present. CSU/UC

Photography 180: Beginning Photography

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

This course provides students with an introduction to visual concepts, basic image capture, and camera functions with digital cameras. Software basics for photographic imaging and digital printing. CSU/UC

Photography 185A: Landscape Photography

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 180 with a minimum grade of C.
This course concentrates on producing images under available light conditions found in natural and man-made environments. Topics include creating awareness of light and its function along with learning techniques for exposing under many different lighting conditions. CSU

Photography 185B: Landscape Photography

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 185A with a minimum grade of C.
Continued instruction in cityscape, seascape, and landscape photography with special attention given to documentary, pictorial, and metaphorical styles. A DSLR camera required. CSU

Photography 191: Commercial Studio Practices

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 180 with a minimum grade of C.
Instruction in specialized technical alternatives utilized in commercial studio photography. Emphasis will be on professional image-making with digital cameras, using scanning, digital printing, and commercial lighting techniques. CSU

Photography 194: Digital Workflow

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 180 with a minimum grade of C
This class will provide a foundation for capturing and processing RAW digital photo files with high end digital imaging hardware and software. Emphasis on creating organization of files for client needs. CSU

Photography 196: Commercial Photography

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 180 with a minimum grade of C.
This course instructs the student with lighting and studio techniques as commonly used in professional photographic applications. The emphasis will be on light and the use of lighting equipment in both studio and location situations. CSU

Photography 197: Intermediate Commercial Photography

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 196 with a minimum grade of C.
Intermediate techniques in commercial photography using available and studio lighting. Further studies in the commercial subject areas of portrait/wedding, architecture, table top/product illustration, stock photography and photojournalism. CSU

Photography 291: Wedding and Quinceañera Photography

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 180 with a minimum grade of C.
Instruction in fundamental concepts, equipment demands, and photographic techniques used by contemporary wedding/quinceañera photographers. CSU

Photography 292: Portrait Photography

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 180 with a minimum grade of C.
In this course the student will learn portrait styles and techniques using both natural, and artificial lighting in the studio and on location. CSU

Photography 294: Color Photographic Expression

Unit(s): 3 .0 Class Hours: 36 Lecture, 54 Laboratory total.

Prerequisite: Photography 180 with a minimum grade of C.
Introduction to the theory and practice of color in Fine Art Photography. Printing color photographs as a fine art medium. Course includes lectures, interpretive (field) assignments, laboratory work, research of well-known photographers using color in fine art photography and critiques. Camera required. CSU