| Other Programs
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.
|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.|