ART150, Basic Photo I††††††††††
Semester:† Spring 2007 ††††††††
Office: C 252
IF YOU EMAIL ME MAKE SURE YOU MAKE THE SUBJECT PHOTO _______
This class is intended to strengthen skills acquired in Photo I; extend technical knowledge of equipment; refine darkroom technique; broadening the materials used, and deepening the studentís conceptual relationship to the medium as a means of artistic expression.
The class will consist of lectures; slide presentations, demonstrations, lab time - in and out of class, group critiques, and individual meetings. Critiques are mandatory and participation is required.
There is no text,
listen in class and spend your money on film and paper!† There are three copies of Photography
You should be prepared to spend two hours outside of class for every hour in class.
These factors will be considered when assigning grades:
Effort, Attitude, Participation, Attendance, Technical Accomplishment, Aesthetic Aptitude and Conceptual Exploration.
Work is due at the beginning of critique Ė it is not acceptable to do your work during the critique and hand it in at the end.
Graded assignments may be re-shot and/or reprinted and resubmitted with the original assignment and contact sheet in an effort to improve the original grade.
Late assignments will not be critiqued, but will be graded. One letter grade will be deducted for every class day they are late.† Late assignments may not be re-shot or reprinted in order to improve your grade.†
You MUST turn in at least 1 contact sheet for every roll of film Ė by the end of the term you must have at least 10 rolls and 10 contacts.† The more film you shoot the more you will learn and the better your images will become.† Not surprisingly this will almost certainly improve your grade.
33.3% quizzes and assignments
33.3% participation and effort - in class, in critique, in the lab, and when photographing
33.3% final project Ė may not be turned in after the final critique!
ALL WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED IN A FOLDER AS SHOWN ON THE FIRST DAY!
***If you would like to request academic accommodations due to a disability, please contact Disabled Student Services, (425) 564-2498 or email@example.com. If you have a letter from Disabled Student Services indicating you have a disability that requires academic accommodation, please present the letter to me so we can discuss the accommodations you might need for the class*
Attendance is required!† You may miss 3 classes without penalty, the 4th absence will result in the lowering of final grade by one letter, and the 5th absence will result in an F for the class.† As this is a studio art class with no textbook, the first 5 or so classes are essential. PLEASE DONíT MISS ANY CLASS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS!† You are responsible for whatever you miss due to absence!† DONíT EXPECT A PRIVATE TUTORIAL FROM THE INSTRUCTOR BECAUSE YOU WERE ABSCENT. Critiques are mandatory and participation is required.†
Arriving late or leaving early is 1/2 of an absence!
If you sleep in class - that will count as an absence!
PLEASE, for your own benefit, donít greet me at the beginning of class with your excuse.††
The student will provide a fully adjustable, 35mm, film based camera, film and photo paper. Students should anticipate spending at least $150 per semester on photographic materials not supplied by the college.
In the bookstore there are limited supplies:
Ilford Paper in 25 and 100 Sheet Boxes
Folder for turning in work.
Off campus you can get these things at most camera stores:
Film: Kodak TriX
TX 135-36 Tri-X Pan Black & White Print Film (ISO-400)
10 rolls minimum
Paper: Ilford Multigrade IV Deluxe MGD.44M
Black & White Variable Contrast RC Pearl Paper 8x10
Negative Storage Files, (Print Files 35-7B or equivalent)††† 1 pack of 25
Three-ring binder or negative box
1 piece of 8 x 10 matte board (black on one side / white on the other)
Optional: Darkroom apron, Scissors, Spotting brush #00 sable
Back up plan:
If you canít find Tri-x,
Go ahead and buy 10 rolls (minimum) of Ilford HP5 (iso 400)
If you canít find the Ilford paper,
Go ahead and buy 25 sheets of any Ilford paper any surface (example: glossy) or a Kodak or Agfa paper that is pearl/satin/semi-matte surface.† MAKE SURE THE BOX SAYS RC SOMEWHERE ON THE LABEL!† Fiber will not work! If you canít tell ask someone at the store, and they should be able to tell you very easily.
In the excitement of getting your first box of photo paper,
try to resist the temptation of opening it to see what it looks like.
Cameras West, 14309 NE 20th (425) 641-6677
Ballard Camera, 1836 NW Market (206) 783-1121
University Bookstore, (206) 545-4382
Optechs Camera Supply,
Panda Photographic Laboratories, 543 Warren North (lower Queen Anne) (206) 285-7091
CHEMICALS USED IN THESE DARKROOMS MAY BE HAZARDOUS
The chemicals used in this photo facility are poisonous if taken internally and may cause skin irritation and allergic reactions of many kinds. Their fumes may be toxic and can cause dizziness, sickness or permanent damage to internal organs and tissue. If you suffer any ill effects from the use of these facilities, consult your physician immediately and report the matter to me and school authorities. If you are currently pregnant, or become pregnant, I would discourage you from taking this class.