Photography Courses Offered
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COURSES OFFERED

Photography 1
Basic Photography

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 10 or Photography 51 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This is a course in black and white still photography with an emphasis on the use of the 4 x 5 view camera, photographic equipment and materials; photographic chemistry and mathematics, optics and physics of light; composition lighting and creative expression. Laboratory techniques including film processing and print making are an integral part of this course.

Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Photography 1 and Photography 51 is one course.

Photography 2
Intermediate Photography

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 1 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This class emphasizes photography as a creative art. The basics of commercial portraiture, still life and fine art photography are covered. Intermediate photographic lighting and black and white printing skills are introduced.

Photography 3
Advanced Photography

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 2 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course focuses on photography as a commercial and creative practice. The basics of business practices for the photographer along with fashion, industrial and advertising/product photography are covered. Advanced lighting and printing skills are introduced. The production of portfolio quality black and white photographic prints and color transparencies is emphasized.

Photography 4
Portraiture

3 units; 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 1 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course in black and white still photography with an emphasis on the photographic portrait. It includes basic portrait lighting designs, posing and the practical psychology of portrait photography, and the use of 35mm and 4” x 5” camera equipment for portrait work. Laboratory techniques include film processing, print making and lighting design construction.

Photography 11ab
Advanced Photojournalism

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 51 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course provides practical experience in taking and processing sports, news and feature photographs to be utilized by the campus newspaper and magazine. Experience is also gained in news photo editing, picture page layout, digital photography and photo scanning.

Note: The course may be taken two semesters for either journalism or photography credit.
Note: Photography 11ab is the same as Journalism 7ab.

Photography 23A
Theory of Color/Color Printing

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the theory and techniques of color still photography. Emphasis is placed on the processing of various types of color negative film, color printing and color cast correction. Color theory, the psychology of color, and the effects of various light sources on color temperature are included.

Photography 23B
Intermediate Color Photography/Color Printing

4 units; 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 23A with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course covers the advanced theory and practice of color still photography with an emphasis on the construction, processing and printing of color positive materials. The additive color process and contrast masking will be introduced as well as techniques for printing color transparencies on color reversal paper, for printing and processing photographic prints from color negatives, and for making color balanced prints.

Photography 50
Special Topics in Photography

Units determined by individual course; lecture/lab hours determined by individual course
Credit status determined by individual course

This course is designed to explore topics in Photography more specific than provided in other courses in the regular departmental curriculum. Students are referred to the current schedule of classes for details of specific courses.

Photography 51
Elementary Photography

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC *; (CAN ART 18)

This course is an introduction to black and white photography. Instruction emphasizes camera operation and exposure settings, processing and developing, enlarging and printing, and lighting and mounting. Also covered is the critical analysis of the aesthetic and technical merits of photographs.

Note: This course satisfies the photography requirement for students majoring in journalism.
*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Photography 51 and Photography 1 is one course.

Photography 54
Intermediate 35mm Black and White Photography

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 51 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course explores intermediate-level black and white 35mm photographic techniques and processes with an emphasis on print quality. The creative application of 35mm photography is covered with an introduction to the imaginative use of handcolored prints, infrared and kodalith films.  This class has been approved for UC transfer as of last year.

Photography 57
Creative Photographic Processes

2 units; 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab
Prerequisite: Photography 54 with a minimum grade of C
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This is a course in creative photography with an emphasis on non-silver based photographic materials, creative black and white photographic processes, and digital processes. This will include the use of nonsilver photographic emulsions applied to non-traditional surfaces and the creation of photographic books.  This class has been approved for UC transfer as of last year.

Photography 60ab
Wilderness Photography

1 unit; .5 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 84
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is an introduction to landscape and wildlife photography. Topics include historical development, film types and selection, exposure techniques, appropriate equipment, and commercial applications of landscape and wildlife photography. An adjustable 35mm camera or medium format camera, light meter, and color film stock are required.

Photography 99abc
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Photography with a minimum grade of B in each and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Photography not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Photography projects (60 hours per unit).

Note: Refer to page 11 of the College Catalog for eligibility requirements.

Photography 150
The Art of Photography

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is a survey of photography as an art form which includes the evolution of photography as an art. The course will also cover the aesthetic and cultural impact of photography as art. Also included is an examination of the techniques and methods of traditional and digital photography. Students will learn camera functions and develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and compose photographs.

Note: This course is the same as Art 150. Course credit is limited to Art 150 or Photography 150.

Photography 151ab
The Art of Photography Digital Laboratory

1 unit; 3 hours lecture Prerequisite: Art 150 or Film/Video 22 or Photography 51 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or concurrent enrollment
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course introduces the computer as a tool for manipulating photographic images. Topics include digital image input, scanning, and various types of digital output. Emphasis is placed on the artistic possibilities of the image.

Note: This course is the same as Art 151ab. Credit is limited to Art 151ab or Photography 151ab.

*Some UC transferable courses have credit limitations. For details, see a counselor, the Transfer Center advisor, or the articulation officer.


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