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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.

NEW 1376   8:00a-10:05a MTWTh   BUS 133   Mangus E P

1308   10:15a-12:20p MTWTh   BUS 133   Mohr C D

1309   12:30p-2:35p MTWTh   BUS 133   Gregory C M

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.

1310   9:00a-11:50a MTW   DRSCHR 127   Moulton S A

   9:00a-11:50a Th   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.

1311   12:45p-2:50p MTWTh   BUS 131   Sanseri J D

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.

1312   Arrange-9 Hours    ONLINE-E   Fier B

Above section 1312 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

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