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PHOTO 1, Introduction to Photography   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: None.

This non-laboratory course is an introduction to photography including camera techniques and creative considerations. Using the HDSLR camera format and natural light, students shoot digitally for specific assignments emphasizing exposure, depth-of-field, motion, composition, and image quality. A 35mm Digital Single Lens Reflex camera with manual focus lens and exposure capabilities is required.

2963   8:00a-9:20a MW   BUS 133   Myers A D

2964   8:00a-11:05a F   BUS 133   Slowinski R

2965   9:00a-12:05p Sat   BUS 133   Kretschmer H

2966   9:30a-10:50a MW   BUS 133   Myers A D

2967   9:30a-10:50a TTh   BUS 133   Gregory C M

2968   11:15a-12:35p TTh   BUS 133   Hovey I H

Above section 2968 is scheduled through the Student Activity hour. Students choosing to participate in student activities should enroll in another section.

2969   12:00p-3:05p F   BUS 133   Sanseri J D

2970   12:45p-2:05p MW   DRSCHR 115   Mangus E P

2971   2:30p-5:35p M   BUS 133   Mangus E P

2972   2:30p-5:35p T   DRSCHR 115   Thawley J

2973   2:30p-5:35p W   BUS 133   Lowcock F E

2974   2:30p-5:35p Th   BUS 133   Lowcock F E

4403   5:15p-6:35p MW   DRSCHR 115   Ledford T

4404   5:15p-6:35p TTh   DRSCHR 213   Patugan R Y

4405   6:30p-9:35p T   BUS 252   Thawley J

4406   6:30p-9:35p Th   BUS 251   Shamel A M

4407   6:45p-9:50p M   BUS 133   McDonald S D

PHOTO 2, Basic Photography Lab Techniques    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 1 (Concurrent enrollment allowed).

This introductory lab course prepares students for general specialization in photography. Black and white exposure techniques, development controls, printing techniques, and film exposures are included. Specific shooting and printing assignments explore a variety of natural light situations and shooting challenges. Weekly lectures support practical supervised laboratory periods. Required for photography majors.

2975   12:15p-3:15p W   DRSCHR 127   Gregory C M

   3:30p-4:35p W   DRSCHR 115   Gregory C M

4409   6:00p-8:50p M   DRSCHR 127   Valesella M W

   9:00p-10:05p M   DRSCHR 115   Valesella M W

4410   6:00p-9:00p T   DRSCHR 127   Moulton S A

   9:00p-10:05p T   DRSCHR 115   Moulton S A

PHOTO 5, Digital Asset Management, Modification and Output    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 1.

An introduction to digital camera exposure methods in various lighting conditions, image processing, basic color theory, color management, and various digital output techniques for both color and black & white imagery. Students are required to use outside commercial lab services and must furnish an approved digital camera with removable lenses (DSLR) which is capable of capturing in the Camera Raw format. A knowledge of basic computer functions is essential.

2976   9:00a-12:05p Sat   BUS 131   Tshing M

2977   9:30a-12:35p T   BUS 131   Anderson DA

2978   10:00a-1:05p M   BUS 131   Sanseri J D

2979   2:00p-5:05p W   BUS 131   Mohr C D

4411   6:00p-9:05p Th   BUS 131   McDonald S D

4412   6:00p-9:05p F   BUS 131   Cho R R

PHOTO 7, Advanced Portfolio Development    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 6.

This class provides the advanced commercial student with the opportunity to develop work to a professional level under the supervision of a faculty adviser on a one-to-one basis. Study facilities as well as color and black and white laboratory privileges are available to the student in support of this portfolio work. Assignments are designed by the student with instructor approval. Admission by interview only.

2980   Arrange-9 Hours    BUS 120H   Lowcock F E

PHOTO 13, News Photography    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 1.

This survey course in basic news photography is designed for journalism or photography majors and students interested in having work published in magazines and newspapers. Students learn basic camera and storytelling techniques, photocomposition, and picture layout principles. A 35-mm single-lens reflex camera with manual focus capability is required. Photography 13 is the same course as Journalism 21. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

Photography 13 is the same course as Journalism 21. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2981   12:45p-2:05p TTh   LS 117   Burkhart G J

PHOTO 14, Photography for Publication    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Journalism 21 or Photography 13.

This advanced course provides an in-depth study of photojournalism with an emphasis on creation of photo story ideas, photo essays and feature photos for publication. Photo editing and layout for newspapers, magazines, and online publishing will be covered. Students will comprise the staff of the campus newspaper, The Corsair, and online publications. This course may be repeated once for credit. A 35-mm single-lens reflex camera with manual focus capability is required. Photography 14 is the same course as Journalism 22. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

Photography 14 is the same course as Journalism 22. Students may receive credit for one, but not both.

2982   9:30a-10:50a TTh   LS 117   Burkhart G J

   Arrange-3 Hours        Burkhart G J

PHOTO 29, Video Production for Still Photographers    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 3.

This class is designed to provide the intermediate photography student with the skill set to produce video content in tandem with still photography. This course covers preparing a narrative using a storyboard, HD video camera techniques, lighting for video, recording sound, and video editing. Students will shoot assignments in both still and video formats outputting to broadcast, internet, DVD and print.

4413   5:00p-8:05p W   DRSCHR 110   Di Zinnio L A

   8:10p-10:10p W   BUS 131   Di Zinnio L A

PHOTO 30, Techniques of Artificial Lighting    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 5 (Concurrent enrollment allowed).

In this class students will acquire a solid foundation of in lighting tools and the practical application of lighting. Students will learn the proper selection and effective use of a light source whether photographing a portrait, a still life or any type of location photography.

2983   8:00a-11:05a M   DRSCHR 110G   Mohr C D

   11:15a-1:05p M   BUS 133   Mohr C D

   8:00a-11:05a W   DRSCHR 110G   Mohr C D

4414   5:00p-8:00p T   DRSCHR 110G   Fuller R L

   8:10p-10:15p T   BUS 133   Fuller R L

   6:00p-9:00p Th   DRSCHR 110G   Fuller R L

PHOTO 31, LIghting for People 1    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 30 and 39 (Concurrent enrollment in 39 is permitted).

In this class, students will be exposed to common approaches for photographing people. Topics are practical in nature and will include lighting methods for individuals and groups both in the studio and on location. The use of various flash systems and their modifiers, augmenting existing light, posing subjects, wardrobe decisions, hair & make up, and more will be addressed. Assignments and lessons will emphasize common genres including, but not limited to, weddings, corporate portraits, family portraits, and headshots.

2984   9:00a-12:05p Sat   DRSCHR 110   Shatto M M

   12:45p-3:50p Sat   BUS 133   Shatto M M

4415   6:00p-9:05p M   DRSCHR 110   Sanseri J D

   6:00p-9:05p W   BUS 133   Sanseri J D

PHOTO 32, Lighting for People 2    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 31.

Photo 32 is an advanced course that builds on skills learned in Photo 31 and focuses on techniques for photographing people in commercial settings. Assignments are designed to enhance creativity while utilizing advanced commercial lighting techniques for photographing people. Lectures and demonstrations will take place both in and out of the studio, and are geared toward commercial considerations for photographing people. Commercial genres discussed will include magazine/editorial portraits, advertising, fashion, and glamour/beauty.

2985   8:00a-11:05a T   DRSCHR 115   Emery J M

   8:00a-11:05a Th   DRSCHR 110   Emery J M

PHOTO 33, Lighting for Products    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 30 and 39 (Concurrent enrollment in 39 is permitted).

In this course, students are challenged with lighting applications for a broad range of products for use in a variety of promotional markets. Students research and apply current photographic styles for each type of product. In addition, students learn how to work with models to enhance the product statement and retouching techniques for both models and product types.

2986   8:00a-11:05a W   DRSCHR 115   Sanseri J D

   8:00a-11:05a F   DRSCHR 110G   Sanseri J D

PHOTO 37, Advanced Black and White Printing Techniques    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 2. • Advisory: Photography 3.

Students will learn the zone system control of exposure and development of films, basic sensitometry, advanced printing techniques including bleaching and toning, use of multiple contrast filters, and archival preservation techniques.

4416   5:00p-8:00p Th   DRSCHR 127   Moulton S A

   8:10p-10:15p Th   DRSCHR 115   Moulton S A

PHOTO 39, Beginning Photoshop    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 2 and 50 or 51.

This course is an introduction to digital imaging on the computer for photography majors using Adobe Photoshop. Students will learn how to manipulate and enhance digital images, including scanning and retouching for output to a variety of media.

2987   8:00a-1:10p Th   BUS 131   Lowcock F E

4417   5:00p-10:05p M   BUS 131   Freeman E

PHOTO 42, Advanced Photoshop    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 39.

This course covers advanced level digital image manipulation on the computer using Adobe Photoshop and page layout software. Students will continue to explore more complex features of Photoshop, and will make use of the full range of input/output devices and options available in the digital image lab’s service bureau.

2989   11:00a-1:00p F   BUS 131   Hesketh J C

   1:15p-4:20p F   BUS 131   Hesketh J C

4418   5:00p-7:00p T   BUS 131   Withers J J

   7:10p-10:15p T   BUS 131   Withers J J

PHOTO 43, Portfolio Development    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: Photography 31and 33.

This course covers advanced studio lighting techniques, commercial setups, and set styling and portfolio development for advanced commercial photography students. Students are also provided with an introduction to portfolio presentation with an emphasis on personal style and photographic specialty.

2990   12:45p-1:50p T   BUS 133   Mohr C D

   2:00p-5:05p T   DRSCHR 110   Mohr C D

   Arrange-3 Hours    DRSCHR 110   Mangus E P

PHOTO 50, Basic Color Printing   3 units

   •   Prerequisite: Photography 2.

This course provides an introduction to color printing from negative materials. Students will produce “C” prints from a variety of color films using Dichromic enlargers, Ektaprint chemistry, and a roller transport machine processor. Simple problems, such as color balance, exposure choices, paper surfaces, and enlargement are addressed.

4419   5:00p-8:05p Th   DRSCHR 126   Lopez M

   8:15p-10:15p Th   BUS 133   Lopez M

PHOTO 52, History of Photography    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts and Humanities) • Prerequisite: None.

This is a historical survey of the evolving nature of photography from the early 1800’s to the present digital age.

Photography 52 is the same course as AHIS 52. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

2991   4:00p-5:20p TTh   A 214   Fier B

2992   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Fier B

Above section 2992 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

PHOTO 60, Business Practices in Photography    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Advisory: Photography 1.

This lecture course examines the necessary steps that a photographer must take to start a commercial photography business. Relevant local, state and federal regulatory and taxing agencies and application forms, professional support services, general ledger accounts setup pertinent to photography, photographic business insurance needs, and employer obligations are discussed. Students will learn how to create a simple business plan applicable to photographic ventures. The course also examines issues of sound financial practices specific to profitability in commercial photography, paying particular attention to matters of copyright and image licensing, calculating cost of doing business, strategies for pricing image usage, and negotiating job fees.

4420   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 150   Staff

PHOTO 88A, Independent Studies in Photography    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2993   Arrange-1 Hour    BUS 120   Lowcock F E

PHOTO 88B, Independent Studies in Photography    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

2994   Arrange-2 Hours        Lowcock F E

PHOTO 90A, Photography Internship    1 unit

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class. F-1 students must see the Immigration Coordinator at the International Education Center before enrolling.

The internship Program is designed to provide the student with “real life” experience in a photography environment.

2995   Arrange-4 Hours    BUS 120C   Mohr C D

PHOTO 90B, Internship in Photography    2 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class. F-1 students must see the Immigration Coordinator at the International Education Center before enrolling.

The Internship Program is designed to provide the student with “real life” experience in a photography environment.

2996   Arrange-8 Hours    BUS 120C   Mohr C D

PHOTO 90C, Internship in Photography    3 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class. F-1 students must see the Immigration Coordinator at the International Education Center before enrolling.

The Internship Program is designed to provide the student with “real life” experience in a photography environment.

2997   Arrange-12 Hours    BUS 120C   Mohr C D

PHOTO 90D, Internship in Photography    4 units

Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.

Students must arrange an approved internship prior to enrolling in this class. F-1 students must see the Immigration Coordinator at the International Education Center before enrolling.

The Internship Program is designed to provide the student with “real life” experience in a photography environment.

2998   Arrange-16 Hours    BUS 120C   Mohr C D

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