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2022-2023 General Catalog 
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PHT 185 - Photography II

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2021

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 30
Total Lab Hours: 30
Total Clinical Hours: 0
Total Work-Based Experience Hours: 0

Course Description:
Technical proficiency with camera functions and composition will be increased. Posing and studio lighting methods will be introduced.  This course explores the history, aesthetics, and the conceptualization of photographic imagery. Includes darkroom procedures in developing, printing, and finishing black and white photographic materials. All photography projects and sketchbook assignments will encourage the development of a personal visual style. Other topics include special shooting techniques, multiple exposure, and painting with light. Students will explore the work of both historical and contemporary photographers. Via self and class critiques, students will evaluate their own work and that of their peers. Participation in the student photography show is required.

Prerequisites: ART 184 - Photography   or PHT 183 - Photography I  
Mode(s) of Instruction: traditional/face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $175.00

Common Course Assessment(s): None

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
  1. Students will synthesize a variety of brainstorming techniques to generate novel ideas to solve problems. 
  2. Students will develop behaviors such as curiosity, initiative, and persistence that will help them to engage with the world in productive ways.  Students will be able to work independently or collaboratively to achieve stated goal. 
  3. Students will identify and understand film exposure, print development and print presentation. 
  4.  Students will employ current photographic workflow and skill sets in the digital paradigm. 
  5. Student will assemble professional-level understanding of a Digital SLR by producing correct exposures while developing their style and aesthetic. 

Course Objectives

  1. Demonstrate proper use a digital SLR camera by varying such things as shutter speed, aperture, and ISO settings. 
  2. Practice the basic elements and principles of composition as they apply to photography. 
  3. Differentiate the need for, and apply, the systematic documentation of methods and processes. 
  4. Employ about the handling, care, and storage of digital and photographic media. 
  5. Manage basic techniques to refine an artist’s photographic vision through the use of digital-manipulation software like Adobe Photoshop. 
  6. Integrate historical and contemporary issues related to photography through research and journaling. 
  7. Demonstrate personal accountability through active and consistent class participation. 

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