ART 151, Advanced Photo
Semester: Winter 2008
Instructor: Eric Tomberlin
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 student’s 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, field trips, 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 – 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 – 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 – may NOT be turned in after the final critique!
ALL WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED IN A FOLDER AS SHOWN ON THE FIRST DAY!
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 DON’T MISS ANY CLASS THE FIRST TWO WEEKS! You are responsible for whatever you miss due to absence! DON’T 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!
My role is not to be the arbiter of which excuses are valid and which are – excuses. PLEASE, for your own benefit, don’t greet me at the beginning of class with your excuse for why you are not prepared, you will be wasting both our time.
If you have medical information to share with me in the event of an emergency, please contact me via email or come to see me during office hours. Emergency preparedness is important!
If you need course modifications / adaptations or
accommodations because of a disability, I can refer you to our
If you prefer, you may contact them directly by going to B132 or by calling 425.564.2498 or TTY 425.564.4110. Information is also available on their website at http://bellevuecollege.edu/drc/
The student will provide a fully adjustable, single lens reflex 35mm film based camera, film and photo paper. Students should anticipate spending at least $200 per quarter on photographic materials not supplied by the college. Toward the end will be learning to dry mount and matt prints. Supplies for this will be introduced as the quarter progresses.
WRITE YOUR NAME ON ITEMS LIKE PAPER AND BURNING BOARD
YOU MAY USE WHATEVER FILM AND PAPER YOU WISH. Experiment with different films and papers to see what you like. We will introduce fiber-based paper in the first week or so – so wait until then to by any paper in quantity.
In the bookstore there are limited supplies:
Tri-x, Negative Sleeves 35mm and 120mm, Negative Boxes, Ilford Paper, Burning Boards, and China Markers, Ilford Fiber Paper Glossy Surface, 120mm sleeves.
Optional: Darkroom apron, Scissors, Spotting brush #00 sable
Materials are available for purchase at:
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.