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Digital Photography (FOTO) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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FOTO 1100 Black & White Photography (A, SP, SU)    

3 credits
FOTO 1100 introduces students to the basic principles of continuous-tone photography, emphasizing a balance of technical, aesthetic, and business concerns including composition and lighting, as well as manipulative functions, operative settings, exposure, and focus control of cameras and enlargers. Students will also learn to develop film and produce industry-acceptable contact sheets and prints. A 35 mm SLR film camera with manual setting capabilities is needed. This course is film-based.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours         Lab fee: $10.00

 

FOTO 1120 Photoshop® for Photographers (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
FOTO 1120 familiarizes students with basic Photoshop® post-production techniques and its relationship with digital photography as a business, design, and communication tool. The goal of this industry-based approach is to facilitate the integration of technical ability and visual problem solving skills in order to strengthen visual communication with the medium of digital photography.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours         Lab fee: $22.00

 

FOTO 1130 Corel® Painter™ for Photographers (On Demand)

3 credits
FOTO 1130 is focused on the principles and applications of Corel® Painter™ as it relates to digital photography. Students will learn Painter™ techniques by completing a series of skill-based projects and quizzes. Topics covered include digital painting theory, image size and resolution, basic image editing control, tonal and color correction, retouching, digital painting, sharpening, blurring, filtering and other manipulation, as well as additional special effects techniques related to the digital photography industry. Course will help to develop a student’s technical ability and visual problem solving skills.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours         Lab fee: $26.00

 

FOTO 1140 Intro Digital Photography (A, SP, SU)       

3 credits
FOTO 1140 introduces students to the basic principles and applications of digital photography as a medium, a skill-set, and an integral part of today’s digital literacy needs. Topics covered include capturing images using digital cameras while emphasizing the manipulation of camera controls, exposure, lighting, on-and-off camera flash, essential imaging tactics, digital workflow for photography, print, web and image storage and archival. Students are required to have a digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR).
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 3 hours         Lab fee: $1.00

 

FOTO 1150 Digital Photography & Design (SP, SU)     

3 credits
FOTO 1150 introduces students to the basic to advanced principles of design as they relate to digital photography as a business, design and communication tool. The goal of this industry-based approach is to facilitate the integration of aesthetics and technical ability and visual problem solving skills in order to strengthen visual design and communication with the medium of digital photography. Students are required to have a digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR).
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140 or FOTO 114 or FOTO 160

 

FOTO 1170 Digital Panoramic Photography (On Demand)  

2 credits
FOTO 1170 covers the basic and advanced principles of digital panoramic photography. Students will learn the latest technological advances in panoramic digital photography. Students will learn how to control exposure, focus, and white balance when taking 5 to 30 pictures of a single scene (e.g., landscape, building, room interior) that will be stitched together digitally in a current image-editing software. Focus will be on visual communications of natural and urban landscapes in the context of commercial utilization for marketing or advertising material. Students are required to have a digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR).
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140 or FOTO 114 or FOTO 160    
Lab fee: $5.00

 

FOTO 1190 Digital Infrared Photography (SU)             

2 credits
FOTO 1190 introduces students to the basic principles of digital infrared photography as it is used for contemporary wedding portraiture and landscapes for client products, magazine ads and Web sites. This course covers all the techniques, skills and equipment students needed to use their existing digital camera to photograph infrared radiation. Students are required to have a digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR).
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140 or FOTO 114 or FOTO 160    
Lab fee: $7.00

 

FOTO 1200 Underwater Photography (On Demand)    

3 credits
This course affords students a further opportunity to refine and extend the skills of photography begun in other FOTO courses. This course provides an in-depth look into underwater photography. Topics covered are best practices, lighting, macro concerns and exposure/color correction issues in camera and in post-production. This class will require students to enter a pool or ocean (depending on the time of year offered) so all students will need to know how to swim and be comfortable staying submerged in the water. Scuba training will be provided if needed (again depends on location of the course/time of year offered.)
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140
Lab fee: $10.00

 

FOTO 1210 HDR Photography (SU)                              

2 credits
FOTO 1210 affords students further opportunity to refine and extend the skills of photography begun in other FOTO courses. This course provides an in-depth look into High Dynamic Range Imaging which is a method to digitally capture and edit all light in a scene. It represents a quantum leap in imaging technology, as revolutionary as the leap from Black & White to Color imaging. A huge variety of subjects can now be photographed for the first time.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140
Lab fee: $8.00

 

FOTO 1250 Night Photography (SP)                              

2 credits
FOTO 1250 introduces students to the principles of night photography using digital camera equipment. Students will learn effective motion control techniques, architectural documentation, light painting, and multiple exposure techniques commonly used in today’s commercial advertisements and promotional materials. Students will learn how to effectively use the law of reciprocity to create exposures that last up to a half an hour with minimal digital noise. Also covered will be many post-production alternatives which can refine the night-time digital capture. Students are required to have a digital camera (point and shoot or DSLR) and a tripod.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite:  FOTO 1140

 

FOTO 1300 Macro & Close-Up Photography (On Demand)    

2 credits
FOTO 1300 introduces students to all the concepts, equipment and techniques related to macro and close-up photography as it relates to commercial photography applications such as advertisements and promotions for both print and Web. Students will learn the technical considerations involved in using their DSLR to capture the smallest details. Students will implement the core design and exposure theories in digital photography to capture the details of a smaller world. Working with close-up filters, extension tubes and bellows, students will achieve professional macro-photographed subjects.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140             Lab fee: $2.00

 

FOTO 1780 Photo Lab (A, SP, SU)                                   

1 credit
FOTO 1780 lab provides students currently enrolled in other photography courses the opportunity to enhance their film processing and printing technique skills. This course may be repeated.
Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1100         Lab fee: $5.00

 

FOTO 1990 Advanced Digital Photography (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
FOTO 1990 provides an in-depth look at the digital single lens reflex camera (DSLR), advanced digital shooting techniques in different lighting conditions, and digital workflow solutions with image editing software for taking full advantage of the DSLR’s range of capabilities. This course focuses on high resolution JPEG and RAW capture for photo-industry specific venues and outputs. A continuation of aesthetic and technical camera controls will be covered. This course assumes that the student has an understanding of basic digital photography and has access to a DSLR camera.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisites: FOTO 1120, FOTO 1150         Lab fee: $5.00

 

FOTO 2120 Advanced Photoshop® for Photographers (SP)

3 credits
FOTO 2120 introduces students to advanced principles of Photoshop® as they relate to digital image editing and digital workflow. The goal of this course is to continue the integration of technical ability and creative visual problem-solving skills in order to strengthen visual communication and digital workflow skills. Students will need access to a version of Photoshop® that best suits their needs.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1120         Lab fee: $8.00

 

FOTO 2130 Photoshop® for Retouching (SU)                 

3 credits
FOTO 2130 is focused on the principles using Photoshop® for professional retouching as it relates to digital photography. Students will learn Photoshop® retouching techniques by completing a series of skill-based projects and quizzes that cover basic to advanced topics of: digital imaging, image editing, tonal and color correction, retouching - glamour, single and multiple portraits, batch retouching, collage techniques, as well as additional special effects techniques related to the digital photography industry. The goal of this approach is to facilitate the integration of technical ability and visual problem solving skills with today’s industry recognized post-production program, Photoshop®, to strengthen visual communication.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours 
Prerequisite: FOTO 1120         Lab fee: $16.00

 

FOTO 2200 Studio Lighting (SP, SU)                              

3 credits
FOTO 2200 has an emphasis on lighting problem-solving in relation to indoor studio lighting techniques and equipment for product photography. This course exposes the student to more extensive use of product lighting, lighting techniques and the Zone System of exposure with the use of digital camera systems. This course will introduce the concepts of lighting required for basic commercial product photography with emphasis on lighting products based upon surface qualities and shape. Additional emphasis will be on designing sets and advertising arrangements for print and Web.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1990         Lab fee: $3.00

 

FOTO 2500 View Camera (SP)                                       

3 credits
FOTO 2500 is an advanced photography class dealing with large format photography. The student, using college-provided 4x5 equipment, explores the techniques used in large format film exposure, development, and printing. The emphasis is on discovering all of the benefits associated with a view camera in various aspects of the photographic field. Studio work outside of regular class time is required.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours 
Prerequisite: FOTO 1100
Corequisite: FOTO 1780         Lab fee: $10.00

 

FOTO 2600 Studio & Environmental Portraiture (SP, SU)     

4 credits
The focus of this class will be upon advanced posing, lighting and background creation of the single subject and multiple-subject portraiture for “studio work” and “environmental location work.” Basic-to-advanced studio portrait lighting techniques and on-location (indoor and outdoor) portrait lighting techniques will be covered, in addition to on and off camera flash fill techniques and portable strobe use. This course assumes that the student has an understanding of advanced digital photography and has access to a DSLR camera and a hand-held incident meter (analog or digital).
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 2 hours 
Prerequisite: FOTO 1990         Lab fee: $7.00

 

FOTO 2650 Photojournalism (A)                                    

3 credits
FOTO 2650 provides an introduction to the principles and theories of photojournalism in the digital era and will increase technical understanding of digital photography as a medium, enabling the student to document newsworthy events with accuracy. The latest digital photographic techniques and technology will be employed throughout and the digital work output should be suitable for publication in newspapers, magazines, websites, company publications, brochures, pamphlets, announcements, circulars, folders, handouts, leaflets, throwaways, tracts, and digital slide-show presentations. This course will also cover media ethics, legal issues and the evolving technological impact of photojournalism. Student must have access to a DSLR camera.
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 2 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1990         Lab fee: $28.00

 

FOTO 2802 Digital Photography Seminar (On Demand)

1 credit
FOTO 2802 seminar offers an opportunity for supervised, on-the-job application of knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom. Student must be a Digital Photography major, who has completed 12 hours in the technology and has permission of the instructor.
Seminar: 1 hour
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140 Corequisite: FOTO 2902

 

FOTO 2902 Digital Photography Practicum (On Demand)      

3 credits
FOTO 2902 practicum offers an opportunity for supervised, on-the-job application of knowledge and skills acquired in the classroom. Student must be a Digital Photography major, who has completed 12 hours in the technology and has permission of the instructor.
Practicum: 21 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: FOTO 1990
Corequisite: FOTO 2802

 

FOTO 2960 Business Photography (A, SP)                     

2 credits
FOTO 2960 course introduces students to the business and marketing practices common in a professional photography business or in freelance photography work. Emphasis will be placed on developing professional objectives based upon careful consideration of the financial, legal, organizational, promotional, interpersonal and ethical practices particular to photography. This course is a research and business-planning course. No camera is needed.
Lecture: 1 hour - Lab: 2 hours 
Prerequisite: FOTO 1990         Lab fee: $2.00

 

FOTO 2970 FOTO Field Studies (On Demand)           

1-4 credits
FOTO 2970 is a hands-on course which introduces students to a range of field trips. Students learn ways of visualizing and capturing outside subjects such as zoo animals. Course topics include studying equipment, portable digital storage devices, and other materials necessary to create the best digital photographs in a field environment. Students participate in field trips lasting a day or several days depending on the location and topic to be covered. Students are responsible for the cost of any entrance fees, travel and lodging (if needed) and meal expenses TBA. This course can be repeated.
Lecture: Varies
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140    
Lab fee: $7.00

 

FOTO 2975 Digital Portfolio Development (SP)             

3 credits
FOTO 2975 course is designed for digital photography majors to gain knowledge of photography portfolio book design and production as well as Web-hosted portfolio production as it relates to self-promotion for future clients, job placement, or pursuit of photo-education at a four year university. Since the course is focused on the printed page and Web-posted portfolio to enhance the multi-medium delivery of any visual information, its potential applications are almost limitless. This course can provide groundwork for continued study and/or a career in digital photography or related industries.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: FOTO 1990         Lab fee: $2.00

 

FOTO 2994 Current Topics in FOTO (SU)                 

1-3 credits
FOTO 2994 offers a detailed examination of a selected current topic in Digital Photography. This course can be repeated.
Lecture: Varies
Prerequisite: FOTO 1140