ART 261 - Photography 1
An introduction to the history and fundamentals of photography. Emphasis on camera handling, manual and semi-automatic exposure control, composition, and basic color theory. Includes a demonstration on the theory of black-and-white print making. Note: Students should have access to a camera with adjustable exposure controls.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Have an introduction to basic photographic skills including design and composition. Basic camera function, black and white film developing and contact printing. Emphasis will be on teaching the students to see their environment in terms of photography.
2. Operate controls of an adjustable camera including f/stops, shutter speed, focus, camera light meters, etc.
3. Explain differences between major types of light meters and their uses. Including hand held reflected and incident meters, and built in meters.
4. Explain proper exposure techniques involving relationship between f/stops, shutter speed, light intensity and film sensitivity.
5. Explain differences between available black and white negative film stocks and their recommended uses.
6. Process black and white negative film.
7. Use photo enlarger to make enlargements from black and white negatives, processing of black and white prints.
8. Understand Photo presentation, including print spotting and dry mounting processing.
9. Have a brief introduction to the history of photography, from Dageurre to Dr. Land.
10. Understand basics of composition and seeing with the camera.
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