COURSES :: ME120.717-1 :: communications media: photography

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    Offered: 3rd Quarter, 1st Year
    Instructors: Norman Barker, Associate Professor
    Credits: 1 credit: 15 studio hours per week

    Digital cameras and lighting techniques for scientific subject matter will be emphasized, public relations, and copy photography as well as electronic flash and studio portraiture will demonstrated and hands-on work stressed.

    COURSE objectives

    The camera is an extremely powerful instrument in the artist's toolbox. Whether using the camera for making quick notes or documenting specimens for accurate color, familiarity with the controls is imperative for quality image capture for reference and publication. The student will become familiar with basic photography and lighting technique. Camera functions will be discussed and demonstrated. Students will have the opportunity to photograph their own work, to see how original artwork reproduces on film and digital. The emphasis of the course is hands-on, with the aid of several assignments, lectures, demonstrations and assigned readings, students will see the advantages and drawbacks of several digital and traditional output devices.


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  • 2 prints, Color art work or photograph converted to 8x10 b&w, color
  • 4 Exhibition Quality color prints, 8x10
  • 1 Photographic Scientific Illustration, Epson color print, 11x14
  • 3 Portraits: formal, environment, self, 5x7
  • 3 Sculpture assignment, 5x7
  • 1 Color photograph of the uvula, 5x7
  • 1 Color photograph of the human eye, 5x7

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  • Single project evaluation form
  • Scheduled class critique
  • Final grade


    6 half day plus 1/2 day in production studio.

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