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Photography

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Color Photography II   (PHO-224)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Continued study of the theoretical, technical and aesthetic foundation in color photography. The course will offer a theoretical, technical and aesthetic foundation in color photography. The student will gain familiarity with the materials through shooting assignments. Emphasis will be placed on developing printing skills.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the technical and aesthetic qualities of a successful color photograph revealing appropriate high quality detail.
  • Specify the proper equipment and materials, including camera formats, lens focal lengths, film selection required for a typical shooting of a landscape color photograph in early morning daylight and late afternoon conditions.
  • Considering creative approaches to photography describe your recommendation for successfully performing photography as a means of creative self-expression.
  • Considering creative approaches to photography describe your recommendation for successfully performing photography as a means of creative self-expression.
  • Demonstrate 6 examples of varied lighting techniques required for creative color photography in a variety of lighting conditions.
  • Explore both automatic and "managed" camera exposure settings including a visual example of each and explain your preference based upon your results.
  • Assemble and present a comprehensive portfolio reflecting your technical and artistic capabilities associated with high quality advanced color photography.
  • Compare available light and strobe lighting for color photography while minimizing unintentional camera movement for optimum results. Include 3 examples of each of these light source results in your image portfolio.
  • Compare and contrast pros and cons of using conventional analog and digital cameras for color photography.
  • Explore and select your preferred computer application(s) for image editing and archiving. Explain your plans for managing and backing-up or archiving your image collection.
  • Secure written testimony or evidence from other professional persons (former teachers, professional colleagues or employers) to confirm your knowledge, skills and capabilities associated with color photography.

 
Photography as Personal Expression   (PHO-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course offers the photographer the development of critical observation and using photography as a form of self-expression and an artistic medium. The course emphasizes image composition, camera controls and capturing photographs in situations such as nature and wildlife, sports, studio lighting for still life, models and portraits, existing-light photography, night shots, and special effects. Students will assemble their creative achievements to form image portfolios for review and evaluation by their mentor. This course also emphasizes the development of a critical eye and the use of photography as a form of self-expression and an artistic medium. Students are expected to have a working knowledge of the photographic process.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare and contrast a conventional approach to photography to the non-traditional style of photography. (...consider a "taken" photograph to a "created" photograph)
  • Considering creative approaches to photography describe your recommendation for successfully performing photography as a means of creative self-expression.
  • Describe how you may use camera movement, focusing manipulation, choice of camera-angle/perspective and over/under image exposure for photographic self-expression.
  • Explore both automatic and "managed" camera exposure settings including a visual example of each and explain your preference for studio photography.
  • Compare and contrast pros and cons of using conventional analog and digital cameras for personal expression photography.
  • Specify the proper equipment and materials, including camera formats, lens focal lengths, film selection required for personal expression photography.
  • Assemble and present a comprehensive portfolio reflecting your use of photography for self-expression in an artistic manner.
  • Secure written testimony or evidence from other professional persons (former teachers, professional colleagues or employers) to confirm your knowledge, skills and capabilities of using photography as a personal expression.

 
Photography as a Fine Art   (PHO-387)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The major emphasis is on the individuals learning to identify and articulate a personal response to his or her environment through the medium of photography.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Compare and contrast a conventional approach to photography to the non-traditional style of photography. (...consider a "snapshot" photography to "created" or fine-art photography).
  • Considering creative approaches to photography describe your recommendation for successfully communicating self-expression and personal feelings through photography.
  • Describe how you may use camera movement, focusing manipulation, choice of camera-angle/perspective and over/under image exposure for photography to create self-expression, personal feelings and an image which could be described as "fine-art" photography.
  • Describe 3 to 5 elements which you feel are essential to a photograph being recognized and classified as a "fine-art" photograph.
  • Assemble and present a comprehensive portfolio reflecting your choices of three (3) recognized "fine-art" photographers and include a sample of their work which has influenced your development as a "fine-art" photographer.
  • Assemble and present a collection of your personal photographs which you recognize and classify as your self-expression or fine-art photography.
  • Secure written testimony or evidence from other professional persons (former teachers, professional colleagues or employers) to confirm your knowledge, skills and capabilities of using photography as a personal expression.

 
Technical and Scientific Photography   (PHO-455)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Introduction to special or unusual methods particularly useful in technical, scientific or research photography. Emphasis on the student's development of innovative solutions to a set of photographic problems.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Describe the technical and scientific challenges of photographs which reflect high standards frequently required by applied sciences, medicine, astronomy and forensics.
  • Specify the proper equipment, materials and procedures associated with scientific and technical photography.
  • Considering the essential aspects of planning, describe your recommendations for capturing precisely those subjects too small, too far away or moving too fast to recognize with the naked eye.
  • Considering scientific photography, describe and define some common classifications of photographic techniques including photomicrography, photomicrography, thermography, infrared photography ultraviolet photography, fluorescence photography, high-speed photography and Schlieren photography.
  • Describe your recommendation for the type of photography required to capture the flow of fluids (e.g. air and liquids shockwaves or disturbances) required for scientific study.
  • Recognizing image quality as an essential concern, describe your recommendation for maximizing clarity and precision when recording scientific images for research purposes.
  • Describe those technical disciplines in which scientific photography is most commonly recognized.
  • Considering the acquisition of knowledge, skills and abilities required for technical and scientific photography, what recommendations would you offer for academic and applied experience and preparation for this highly diversified career?
  • Would you agree that scientific photographers must possess a strong interest in science and an applied knowledge of physics, optics and photographic principles. If so, how may these attributes be efficiently acquired.
  • Explain your procedures for inspection and maintenance of your photographic equipment collection of cameras and accessories for optimum performance of your system

 
Visual Anthropology   (ANT-381)   3.00 s.h.  
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Use of film, videotape, still photography, and painting as media of anthropological analysis. 
African-American Art   (ART-366)   3.00 s.h.  
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An historical survey of African-American artists from the Colonial era to the present, including crafts, painting, sculpture, graphics and photography. 
History of Visual Communications   (ART-368)   3.00 s.h.  
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Historical survey of visual communications from ancient times to present, including illustration, book design, printing, graphic design, advertising, photography, film and electronic media. 
Introduction to Remote Sensing   (GOG-160)   3.00 s.h.  
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Examination of the principles and application of remote sensing techniques using aerial photography and satellite imagery. 
Photojournalism   (JOU-130)   3.00 s.h.  
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Study of photography as related to the visual communication of information and ideas, including composition, existing light, depth of field, and action photography, as applied to fashion, sports, and spot news. 
Intermediate Photojournalism   (JOU-230)   3.00 s.h.  
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Further study of photography as related to the visual communication of information and ideas, including composition, existing light, depth of field, and action photography, as applied to fashion, sports, and spot news.  
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