ART 308: Advanced Photography. 4 hours (2, lecture; 2, lab), 3 credits.
4 hours (2, lecture; 2, lab), 3 credits (maximum 12 credits). Application and aesthetic analysis of the silver print. Fine printing techniques, alternate photographic techniques, toning, multiple printing, solarization, and final presentation methods. PREREQ: ART 208.
Meets Monday 1-4:30 in room 021 and the darkroom
This course is a continuation of the photography sequence. The course will emphasize photography as a means of personal creative expression through experimentation.
Terry Towery, Associate Professor
office hours Wednesdays 3-5 and Mondays by appointment
Suggested Text If you prefer a written text, I recommend Upton and London's book any edition is fine.
If you prefer a standard Textbook
Bob Hirsch's Transformational Imagemaking
Develop a visual vocabulary
master visual literacy.
Apply elements of design.
Use tools and materials effectively.
Create original objects of art in a specific medium.
Select media appropriate to concepts and forms.
Analyze artwork within a personal and historical context.
Demonstrate a step by step problem solving process.
Defend visual projects through individual and group critiques.
Reflect on art after visiting museums, galleries, and artists' studios.
Following are How To guides for developing film and making enlargements:
Bob Hirsch's Origins and how to build a pinhole camera
Filters for black and white photography
transformational imagemaking resource for extending the image assignment
Beautiful black and white images of china in the 50-60s.
ilford lab for processing, printing and making digital silver prints from your photoshop files
Make your own Rodinal developer
Course Learning Objectives
Exhibition visitation reports:
You must do TWO photography exhibition reports. These should be more than one, but not more than two, double spaced pages. I want you to see and experience photography first hand and not through reproduction. Photography in New York is the best place to find out about exhibitions.
Use of Technology and Blackboard Information (if applicable)
If you have any questions about your Lehman email address or your password, or if you have any problems accessing the college website please call the computer helpdesk at 718-960-1111.
Semester Long Projects
Critiques are the Art department's equivalent of exams. Be on time and prepared. Missing a critique is the same as missing an exam on a more traditional academic class. There are no make-up critiques as they are conducted as a group discussion. .
In many of my classes the work is not complete until it is an object, usually a print. Submitting files or negatives of unprinted work is may not be acceptable.
Assignments must be ready for presentation and grading on time. Every session an assignment is late will count as a grade markdown. You must attend the critique without your work to have the opportunity to re submit it. If you do not attend the critique you fail the assignment. All of the work you submit for grading must be your own. You may not download images, animations, or any other material/graphics/text off of the web. As well, you may not scan material from books or magazines to use in your assignments. Any assignment containing any such material will automatically receive a failing grade. I may request evidence of your creative process - therefore, save and have available any source material that you produced - photographs, sketches, items that you scanned, etc, as well as any intermediate digital files. By doing so, you protect yourself from undue scrutiny.
You are expected to spend considerable amount of time outside of class shooting photographs and working in the lab. It is crucial that you come to class prepared. If you are shooting digitally, you must edit your images and label them appropriately. We simply cannot waste class time while you search for the correct image.
Exhibition visitation reports: You must do TWO photography exhibition reports. These should be more than one, but not more than two, double spaced pages. I want you to see and experience photography first hand and not through reproduction. Photography in New York is the best place to find out about exhibitions.
Grading and Evaluation
Attendance is REQUIRED. If you miss more than three sessions you fail this course. Students are expected to attend all class sessions and be prepared and on time for the beginning of the class session. This may mean doing outside preparation PRIOR to class such as editing your images for presentation. Classes begin on time, so be in the classroom at the scheduled hour. Additionally, each class will contain information pertinent to the assignments, and each week builds upon information learned the previous weeks, so, make the commitment to be here for the classroom sessions or do not take the class.
Class starts on time. It is your responsibility (DURING THE BREAK) to make sure I put you on the rolls if you arrive late
All exams, programs, and homework must be completed in order and on time to complete this course, regardless of lateness. Unexcused late course work will lose 10% of its points for each weekday that it is late. Arrangements for "excused lateness" must be made in advance and approved by the instructor.
Please be prepared for lab sessions by bringing materials to all classes to work in the lab. Failure to do so may be considered an absence from class.
Attendance (from student handbook)
Students are expected to attend classes regularly, and instructors are required to record attendance for grading and counseling purposes. Individual instructors, as well as departments or degree programs, may establish specific attendance requirements. Instructors have the right to weigh attendance and class participation in determining grades. It is the student's responsibility to ascertain the effect attendance may have on the grade in a course. Students receiving financial aid must be certified as attending classes regularly for continuing eligibility.
The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and the Science Learning Center (SLC) The Academic Center for Excellence (ACE) and the Science Learning Center (SLC) are two of the tutoring centers on campus. The ACE provides appointment-based and drop-in tutoring in the humanities, social sciences, and writing, as well as general writing and academic skills workshops. The SLC provides drop-in tutoring for natural science courses. To obtain more information about the ACE and the SLC, please visit their website at http://www.lehman.edu/issp, or please call the ACE at 718-960-8175, and the SLC at 718-960-7707.
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism Policy
Don't Cheat - don't steal - don't lie
All of the assignments must be completed by the date listed on your syllabus, as late work is not accepted in this course.
Additonal statements may be found in student handbook. For more information refer to http://www.lehman.cuny.edu/student-affairs/documents/student-handbook-02.pdf.
Classroom Specific Policies
Checking your facebook/social media/email during class time isstrictly prohibited and a valid reason for me to dismiss you from class. This will count as an absence. Everyone around you knows you are not paying attention to the material including myself.
Include statements important to the instructor such as use of cell phones, lateness, make-up exams, class participation, etc.
Papers: do not plagarize your work. The bulk of your papers must be your own words/thoughts. You may quote source material, but this may not comprise more than 20% of your paper. You must provide footnotes and a bibliography if you reference any outside sources. If I catch you plagarizing, you will automatically fail the entire course.
This is college. It is for adults who want to learn. Sometimes it is hard. Sometimes it is fun. Oftentimes, it is both. Most jobs return what you put into them and if you give this course maximum effort, you will learn and earn a high grade.
You have a job as a student. That job is to come to class, be attentive, ask questions, keep your mind open to new ideas and fulfill assigned projects on time. Doing your job will assist you in being perceived as a serious student.
In an educational forum, it is always best to inform the professor in advance about problems with correct completion of an assigned project. When understood and anticipated, contingencies can often be handled easily.
You are the one who will determine whether or not this course is a success for you. Take your work here seriously and you will learn things, have fun and enhance your GPA.
A- [3.7; 91 –95%]
B+ [3.3; 86–90%]
B [3.0; 81–85%]
B- [2.7; 76–80%]
C+ [2.3; 71–75%]
C [2.0; 66–70%]
C- [1.7; 61–65%]
D [1.0; 46–60%]
F [0.0; 0–45%]
Grades of Incomplete
ACLU photogs rights
photographer's legal handbook
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Photoshop Video Podcasts:
Creative Photoshop with John Reuter
Russel Brown Russel Brown
Adobe creative suite
Peachpit author tips
Lynda.com see above
Iconic images with the details removed
Epson Black and White printing tutorials
lightstalking photoshop tutorials
photoshop power shortcuts
ASMP color info and other best practices
Photoshop external links:
http://www.russellbrown.com/cool_links.htmlHow to spot a fake
Adobe Lightroom Links:
Adobe's Lightroom Video Tutorials - Starter tips from the Mothership
Adobe TV - Yowza! Seemingly a bazillion videos about all Adobe products.
Julieanne Kost on Lightroom - The best Adobe teacher out there
Lightroom Killer Tips - A great website/podcast about Lightroom
Lightroom Tips - A clearing house of good tips and tutorial videos