Welcome | Admission | Enrollment | Fees | Payment | Book Information
Financial Assistance | Campus Services Other Programs

Photography

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.

1616   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUS 133   Mohr C D

1617   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUS 133   Mangus E P

1618   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUS 133   Gregory C M

4063   6:30p-9:40p MW   BUS 133   Thawley J

Above section 4063 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 23 to Aug 13.

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.

1621   10:15a-1:05p MTW   DRSCHR 127   Valesella M D

   10:15a-1:05p Th   DRSCHR 115   Valesella M D

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.

4065   6:00p-9:10p TTh   BUS 131   McDonald S D

Above section 4065 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

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.

1624   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Fier B

Above section 1624 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.

4066   6:30p-9:40p TTh   BUS 133   Mohr C D

Above section 4066 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 24 to Aug 14.

 Previous | Next

IMPORTANT! Many SMC classes require the use of a computer with Internet access to reach class resources and/or to complete assignments and/or take exams. To locate a computer lab on campus go to www.smc.edu/acadcomp and click on the “Labs” link.