SECTION: A CRN: 6799 Credits: 3

Fridays 12:10 pm - 2:50 pm
6 East 16th Street 605
Jan 29, 2016 - May 13, 2016

Pre-requisite(s): PUPH 2111 Core Lab 2: Photo Practices or equivalent


Google cardboard viewer
3d printing points
B&W film

Suggested Textbook - Photoshop for Photographers

Suggested material
3d glasses red blue

Course Description:

In this course students move deeper into image editing software, expanding their skill sets, learning new combinations of tools, refining existing abilities, and exploring new functions. Emphasis is placed on advanced techniques particular to workflow, retouching, masking, compositing, layering, painting, and other emerging tools in the Adobe software, and how these techniques are applied to various output methods, from digital C-printing, to inkjet, pre-press, and web display. Students will also learn, through assignments, real-world applications of these skills, and how best to integrate Photoshop work with other programs within the Creative Suite.

Grading policy:

10% Oral Presentations and class participation
Weekly assignments = Total 40%
5% Anti Resolution
5% 3d Print
5% FS, HDR, Pano...
5% B&W
5% UelsmannEsque
5% Stereo 3d
5% Skin amoothing, Hair seps
5% Pshop Timeline with audio
50% Final

TOTAL 100%

Assessable Tasks

Mastery of Photoshop and its related products

Integration of imagery into other Applications

Consideration of the thrid dimenion

Implementation of time based imagery

Learning Objectives:

become conversant in the language of digital imaging
Become aware of the histry of the experimental approach to image making

A) Determine equipment and materials needed for digital photography projects
B) Select appropriate software application(s) for a given project
C) Plan and sequence image acquisition workflow
D) Determine proper pixel resolution for desired image output
E) Demonstrate mangement of color, tone and value from image input through final output
F) Demonstrate the ability to critique photographic work
G) Create a body of digital photographic work that explores a cohesive theme


All prints must be 13x19 !!!

1. anti resolution. What is the fewest number of pixels you can use to make recognizable face. Remember viewing distance changed things.

2. 3d print from 123D catch

3. Focus stacking, HDR and PAnorama

4. B&W 3 prints from the same negative - Silver, Epson and Piezography

5. Uelsmann-esque

6. 3d stereo image Anaglyph or stereoscopic

7. Skin smoothing, Hair separations, etc...

8. Timeline motion with audio

9. Final Portfolio - Choose one of the directions of the course and develop a final project using that technology Eg 3d, stereo, B&W, motion graphics etc to develop your final prokject which must consist of at least 15 final images.

Other topics:

other apps:
Augmented reality
After effects
Capture One



Course Outline

Week Topic relevant class info



Intro Lecture: The experimnetal impulse
montage v collage, cut copy paste culture, remix, Copyright, Charicature,

DlogInfo timeline

BigShot Experiential Learning Camera

TED talk about the camera

How a CCD works

The history and Science of Lenses

Each student will prepare a 10 minute presentation on their current skillset in digital photo, their infleunces, their strengths and weaknesse and include what they want to get out of the class.

anti resolution. What is the fewest number of pixels you can use to make recognizable face. Remember viewing distance changed things.



Visit Imagin Productions

retouching House


3 2/12

3Dee Photogrammetry ->

3d printing lab visit


Student presentations Influences and interests.

Look at Anti-resolution

NewSchool 3d print lab
Newschool 3d printing lab Prep Guide

Using 123d catch to make a model

Create 3d models in Photoshop

3d model from photos in 5 easy steps


Lynda Intro PShop 3d

Going to 3d printing lab for demo

3d Portraits

relief prints

Bring in 3 sets of images:
1. A series of panoramic images, remember to leave your camera/Phone vertical (AKA Portrait)
2. A sereis of imaes of close objects with shallow Depth of Field moving beckward.
3. Usin Manula exposure, or an app that lets you control the exposure of your camera, make a series of 5 exposures of the same scene.From 2 stops under to 1 stop under to what teh meter says to 1 stop over to two stops over. Be careful to not move your camera much, ideally use a tripod.



HDR, Focus stacking, panoramas, automating tasks etc...  


Panorama& Boundary Warp

Focus stacking

5 2/26 Black and White
  • - One of the standard-bearers for high-quality B&W printing
  • B&W Digital Printing - Clayton Jones' excellent series of articles that give an overview of black and white digital printing and related issues
  • QuadTone RIP - Harrington's QuadTone RIP; an inexpensive solution to B&W printing with inkjet printers
  • MIS inks - Perhaps the easiest entry into B&W inkjet printing


read: Post Visualization


Watch Uelsmann/Taylor Video on
Especially Jerry's Darkroom Process

Bring in Portraits next class

Assignment- B&W 3 prints from the same negative - Silver, Epson and Piezography



Masks and Stuff Skin and Hair

other programs: Capture One, GIMP, Premiere, Illustrator,

Skin frequency separation
How to do frequency separation
The Amazing Power of Frequency Separation Retouching in Photoshop

Advanced skin retouching photoshop, frequency separation and more.

Separating hair
Compositing Secrets: Extracting Hair
photoshop essentials selecting hair
Phlearn Vid

Frequency Separation

Other Links

7 3/11 LAb session
3Dee Stereo photography

Sony 3d video, Google cardboard, anaglyph etc

Lenticular imaging

Google Cardboard Design Lab

Develop Google Cardboard on IOS

Stereo Photography lecture from Brown U

8 3/18

Midterm Projects Due

this date may need to be moved to accomodate visits and guest speakers


Anti Resolution
3d image(s)(video)
3d print from the 3d printing lab
3 B&W prints from same file, Gelatin silver+Piezographic and epson

9 Photoshop Timeline Using photoshop to make titles

Create a 2-3 minute video of your Narrative or Non-Narrative sequence should include audio, moving still images, transitions and titles.

10 Individual Conferences to discuss Final projects



11 Computational photography Hacking the canon OS

Computational Photography

Light field

Brown University course on Computational Photography
12 Getty Visit
13 Flex Day    
14 Lab time    
15 Final Projects due Choose one of the directions of the course and develop a finala project using that technology Eg 3d, stereo, B&W, motion graphics etc to develop your final prokject which must consist of at least 15 final imagegs.  



Adobe TV

Petapixel Tutorials
Lightroom Queen
 Grimm's fairy tale If you are ever stuck for an idea I suggest reviewing these stories
Free Stock video footage
3d Stuff

nimslo and jiggly gifs
3d animated gifs

Problematic History of Retouching -
Recommended readings and Artists
Artists ideas Tech Resources
Rejlander and Robinson Two ways of life Spirit Photography Understanding Color Management from Spyder
Jerry Uelsmann Domestic collage  
Maggie Taylor   Color
Italian guy selfx25

Storytelling Basics:
Laura Williams Color Manage - Jeff Curto's useful guide to understanding color in Pshop
Alex Stoddard
Li Wei
Kelli Connell
Kyle Thompson


Dave McKean
Kahn Selesnick
Matt Mahurin
Joan Fontcuberta
Erwin Olaf For Fun
You suck at photoshop Funny and informative

Grading Standards

A [4.0; 96–100%]
Work of exceptional quality, which often goes beyond the stated goals of the course

A- [3.7; 91 –95%]
Work of very high quality

B+ [3.3; 86–90%]
Work of high quality that indicates substantially higher than average abilities

B [3.0; 81–85%]
Very good work that satisfies the goals of the course

B- [2.7; 76–80%]
Good work

C+ [2.3; 71–75%]
Above-average work

C [2.0; 66–70%]
Average work that indicates an understanding of the course material; passable
Satisfactory completion of a course is considered to be a grade of C or higher.

C- [1.7; 61–65%]
Passing work but below good academic standing

D [1.0; 46–60%]
Below-average work that indicates a student does not fully understand the assignments;
Probation level though passing for credit

F [0.0; 0–45%]
Failure, no credit

Grade of W
The grade of W may be issued by the Office of the Registrar to a student who officially withdraws from a course within the applicable deadline. There is no academic penalty, but the grade will appear on the student transcript. A grade of W may also be issued by an instructor to a graduate student (except at Parsons and Mannes) who has not completed course requirements nor arranged for an Incomplete.

Grade of Z
The grade of Z is issued by an instructor to a student who has not attended or not completed all required work in a course but did not officially withdraw before the withdrawal deadline. It differs from an “F,” which would indicate that the student technically completed requirements but that the level of work did not qualify for a passing grade.

Grades of Incomplete
The grade of I, or temporary incomplete, may be granted to a student under unusual and extenuating circumstances, such as when the student’s academic life is interrupted by a medical or personal emergency. This mark is not given automatically but only upon the student’s request and at the discretion of the instructor. A Request for Incomplete form must be completed and signed by student and instructor. The time allowed for completion of the work and removal of the “I” mark will be set by the instructor with the following limitations:

Undergraduate students: Work must be completed no later than the seventh week of the following fall semester for spring or summer term incompletes and no later than the seventh week of the following spring semester for fall term incompletes. Grades of “I” not revised in the prescribed time will be recorded as a final grade of “F” by the Registrar’s Office.

Divisional, Program and Class Policies [You should include the following headings with the recommended text. In addition, you should include any other policies you may have.]

● Responsibility
Students are responsible for all assignments, even if they are absent. Late assignments, failure to complete the assignments for class discussion and/or critique, and lack of preparedness for in-class discussions, presentations and/or critiques will jeopardize your successful completion of this course.

● Participation
Class participation is an essential part of class and includes: keeping up with reading, assignments, projects, contributing meaningfully to class discussions, active participation in group work, and coming to class regularly and on time.

● Attendance
Parsons’ attendance guidelines were developed to encourage students’ success in all aspects of their academic programs. Full participation is essential to the successful completion of coursework and enhances the quality of the educational experience for all, particularly in courses where group work is integral; thus, Parsons promotes high levels of attendance. Students are expected to attend classes regularly and promptly and in compliance with the standards stated in the course syllabus.

While attendance is just one aspect of active participation, absence from a significant portion of class time may prevent the successful attainment of course objectives. A significant portion of class time is generally defined as the equivalent of three weeks, or 20%, of class time. Lateness or early departure from class may be recorded by the instructor as one full absence. Students may be asked to withdraw from a course if habitual absenteeism or tardiness has a negative impact on the class environment.
Members of the faculty are expected to provide syllabi in which course objectives and assessment criteria are described, in writing, at the beginning of the term. The syllabus should also articulate how attendance is assessed with respect to active participation.

At Parsons, attendance and lateness are assessed as of the first day of classes. Students who register after a class has begun are responsible for any missed assignments and coursework. Students who must miss a class session should notify the instructor and arrange to make up any missed work as soon as possible. A student who anticipates an extended absence should immediately inform the faculty and his or her program advisor. Advance approval for an extended absence is required to ensure successful completion of the course. Withdrawal from the course may be recommended if the proposed absence would compromise a student’s ability to meet course objectives.

Finally, faculty are asked to notify the student’s advisor for any student who misses two consecutive class sessions without explanation or who otherwise miss a significant portion of class time. Following two absences, students may be asked to speak with their advisor to review any impediments to their successful performance in class and, if so, to provide confirmation to the faculty member that such a conversation took place.

Religious Absences and Equivalent Opportunity
Pursuant to Section 224-a of the New York State Education Laws, any student who is absent from school because of his or her religious beliefs will be given an equivalent opportunity to register for classes or make up any examination, study, or work requirements which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day or days. The student must inform the instructor at the beginning of the course of any anticipated absences due to religious observance.

● Canvas
Use of Canvas may be an important resource for this class. Students should check it for announcements before coming to class each week. I doubt I will use this ill designed tool.

● Delays
In rare instances, I may be delayed arriving to class. If I have not arrived by the time class is scheduled to start, you must wait a minimum of thirty minutes for my arrival. In the event that I will miss class entirely, I will email your assignment for the next class meeting.

● Electronic Devices
The use of electronic devices (phones, tablets, laptops, cameras, etc.) is permitted when the device is being used in relation to the course's work. All other uses are prohibited in the classroom and devices should be turned off before class starts.

● Academic Honesty and Integrity
The New School views “academic honesty and integrity” as the duty of every member of an academic community to claim authorship for his or her own work and only for that work, and to recognize the contributions of others accurately and completely. This obligation is fundamental to the integrity of intellectual debate, and creative and academic pursuits. Academic honesty and integrity includes accurate use of quotations, as well as appropriate and explicit citation of sources in instances of paraphrasing and describing ideas, or reporting on research findings or any aspect of the work of others (including that of faculty members and other students). Academic dishonesty results from infractions of this “accurate use”. The standards of academic honesty and integrity, and citation of sources, apply to all forms of academic work, including submissions of drafts of final papers or projects. All members of the University community are expected to conduct themselves in accord with the standards of academic honesty and integrity. Please see the complete policy in the Parsons Catalog.

It is the responsibility of students to learn the procedures specific to their discipline for correctly and appropriately differentiating their own work from that of others. Compromising your academic integrity may lead to serious consequences, including (but not limited to) one or more of the following: failure of the assignment, failure of the course, academic warning, disciplinary probation, suspension from the university, or dismissal from the university.

● Student Disability Services (SDS)
In keeping with the University’s policy of providing equal access for students with disabilities, any student with a disability who needs academic accommodations is welcome to meet with me privately. All conversations will be kept confidential. Students requesting any accommodations will also need to meet with Jason Luchs in the Office of Student Disability Services, who will conduct an intake, and if appropriate, provide an academic accommodation notification letter to you to bring to me. SDS assists students with disabilities in need of academic and programmatic accommodations as required by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973.