The Photography program teaches the dynamics of visual communication to illustrate ideas, record events, articulate stories, express moods, sell products, and interpret a person’s character. Courses stress technical knowledge, proficiency in camera control, digital and analog capture methods, artificial light control, and image manipulation.
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.
Course Number:1598 Time:8 a.m.-10:05 a.m. MTWTh Location:BUS 133 Instructor:Mohr C D
Course Number:1599 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:BUS 133 Instructor:Mohr C D
Course Number:1678 Time:10:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m. MTWTh Location:CMD 202 Instructor:Thawley J Above section 1678 meets at the Center for Media and Design, 1660 Stewart Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404.
Course Number:4057 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m. MW Location:BUS 133 Instructor:Mangus E P Above section 4057 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 08.
Course Number:4058 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:40 p.m. TTh Location:BUS 133 Instructor:Myers A D Above section 4058 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 19 to Aug 09.
PHOTO 2, Basic Photography Lab Techniques 2 units
Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None.
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.
Course Number:1601 Time:12:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. MTW Location:DRSCHR 127 Instructor:Valesella M D
Course Number: Time:12:30 p.m.-3:20 p.m. Th Location:BUS 101 Instructor:Valesella M D
PHOTO 5, Digital Asset Management, Modification and Output 3 units
Transfer: CSU • Prerequisite: None. • Advisory: 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.
Course Number:4059 Time:6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. TWTh Location:BUS 131 Instructor:McDonald S D
PHOTO 52, History of Photography 3 units
Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3A (Arts) • 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.
Course Number:1602 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Fier B Above section 1602 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.
NewCourse Number:1734 Time:Arrange-9 Hours Location:ONLINE Instructor:Fier B Above section 1734 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smc.edu/OnlineEd.
PHOTO 88A, Independent Studies in Photography 1 unit
Please see “Independent Studies” section.
Course Number:1603 Time:Arrange-3 Hours Location:BUS 120C Instructor:Mohr C D Above section 1603 meets for 8 weeks, Jun 18 to Aug 10.