Art 205 Class Calendar – Fall 2018

 

Note:  Dates are tentative and subject to change.

 

Events in orange are not confirmed yet.

 

Events in black are confirmed.

 

 

WK

Date

Day

Activities & Course Work

1

8/21

T

Introduction:

·      Syllabus, Checkout Information, Lab Use, Surveys, Resources

·      Assign server accounts and passwords

·      Mugshots of students for checkout purposes

·      Locker Policies

·      Checkout Equipment Begins 2/6

·      Have students fill out student information form.

·      Lab use policies

·      Enrolled lab sections start 2/5

 

Discussion Topics:

·      Equipment Used In Class / Equipment For Checkout

·      Camera Comparisons:

·      https://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_eos1100d&products=nikon_d3300&products=canon_eos600d&products=canon_eos700d&products=nikon_d5300&products=canon_eos60d&products=canon_eos7d&products=canon_eos70d&products=nikon_d7100&pr

·      Student Discounts Available

·      Online Resources Available

·      Go over server information and how to access server class folder.

 

Homework:

1.     Review Syllabus and Checkout Procedures.  Must sign acknowledgement form next class before you can checkout equipment.

2.     Fill out department checkout form and email to lab technician before next class.

3.     Buy and gather supplies.

4.     Bring camera to next class with memory card, and charged battery.  If you need to borrow a camera, please let me know.

5.     Obtain camera owner’s manual.  Look online if necessary.

 

 

8/23

TH

Bring Camera To Class!

Submit Checkout Request Form if you need to borrow a camera!

Syllabus & Checkout Equipment Contact Form

Lecture:  Introducing the Digital Camera

·      ISO, Aperture, Shutter-speed, metering modes, and shooting modes

·      Camera menus, setting color space, RAW format, and autofocus settings

In Class Activity:  Practice Metering Exposure with Camera (Exercise 1)

·      Start in class – finish shooting before next class.  (participation grade)

 

Homework:

1.     Topic:  Camera & Metering:  Watch PPT on Camera Controls, read handout, research Cambridge In Colour website links, and answer questions. – due next class

·      Camera, Shutter, Lens, Exposure

2.     Shoot for Exercise #1 outside of class – shots due start of next class.  We will do software part in class on 2/6.

3.     Bring Camera, Gray Card, White Balance Card, Hard-drive, and textbook to next class.

 

2

8/27

M

Lab Classes Start Today!

 

 

8/28

T

Bring Camera, Gray Card, White Balance card to class!

Starting Today, Bring Portable Hard-drive to every class!

Start Bringing Textbook to every class!

 

Review Exercise #1:  Metering & Exposure Practice

1.     Review Images on Computer

2.     Turn in files to Dropbox

Lecture:  Finish Exposure:  Equivalent Exposures

·      Build Exposure Wheels / Equivalent Exposures.

Demo:  Introduction to Lightroom – moved to 8/30

1.     File Management & Folder Setup

2.     Create your Lightroom Library & Catalog

3.     Importing Images – p. 8 of Lightroom Classic CC Book

Homework:

1.     Reshoot  Exercise #2 (parts A&B) if necessary before next class.

2.     Topic:  Lens & Focus:  Watch PPT on Camera Controls, read handout, research Cambridge In Colour website links, and answer questions. – due next class

·      Depth of Field, Focal distance, Autofocus

 

 

8/30

TH

Bring Camera, Gray Card, & White Balance Card to class!

Finish Shooting Exercise 2:  Camera Logic (Parts C & D)

·      Go over Grey Card and White Balance Device

On the computer:

Demo:  Introduction to Lightroom – moved from 8/28

·      File Management & Folder Setup

·      Create your Lightroom Library & Catalog

·      Importing Images – p. 8 of Lightroom Classic CC Book

·      Go over file naming.

·      Metadata including titles and filenames – p. 30 from Lightroom Textbook

·      Import images into Lightroom Catalog. 

·      Label files correctly.

·      Turn in files to “dropbox” on server.

·      Review results of E2 on the computer

 

Introduce:  2D design, composition, & Point of View – Read PPT for homework.

 

Introduce Exercise #3.

·      Shoot Section A before next class.

·      Finish shooting on 9/4 in class.

 

Homework:

·      Topic: “Ways of Seeing And Composition”, Look at related PPT, and answer questions.  Due next class.

·      Topic:  Lightroom #1 due next class.

·      Start shooting Exercise #3.  Shoot section A before next class.  Practice using the camera controls, using your light meter, and making good exposures.

 

3

9/3

M

Holiday – Labor Day – No Class or Lab

 

9/4

T

Bring Camera, Gray Card, and White Balance Card to class!

 

Finish shooting Exercise #3 in class. 

 

Demo:  Using Collections In Lightroom

Demo:  Renaming files and Copy Names

Demo:  Making Contact Sheets (participation grade)

Demo:  Exporting files from Lightroom

 

Finish Exercise #3 (computer work).

1.     Import images into Lightroom catalog

2.     Rename files to match category

3.     Make a contact sheet

4.     Turn in files as shown on handout.

 

Introduce:  Assignment 1:  Light & Shadow

·      Shoot in class for Part 1 of Light & Shadow on 9/11

·      Digital RAW files due at start of class on 9/13

·      Lab on 9/11 & 9/13

·      Crit (everything finished prior to class) on 9/18

 

If time: Camera RAW Tutorials

 

Homework:

1.     Research images for Light & Shadow homework due next class.

2.     Start shooting for A1:  Light & Shadow.  RAW files due start of class on 9/11

 

 

9/6

TH

 

Bring Camera, Gray Card, and White Balance Card to class!

Bring Tripod if you have one.  Checkout if necessary.

Shoot Part 1 of Assignment #1 in class. (30 min)

 

Demo:  Using Virtual Copies

(class canceled due to school closure) – moved to 9/11

Library Module Tutorials in Lightroom:

·      Star, Rate, Sort, Filter

Camera RAW (Develop) Tutorials in Lightroom:

·      White Balance

·      Crop

·      Basic

·      Tone

·      HSL

·      Local Adjustments

 

If you are still considered enrolling in lab, the last chance is 9/9 to register for the Monday section.  9/10 is the last chance to register for the Tuesday section.

 

Homework:

1.    Shoot the rest of A1:  Light & Shadow before next class.

 

4

9/11

T

Demo:  Using Virtual Copies – moved from 9/6

Library Module Tutorials in Lightroom:

·      Star, Rate, Sort, Filter

Camera RAW (Develop) Tutorials in Lightroom:

·      White Balance

·      Crop

·      Basic

·      Tone

·      HSL

·      Local Adjustments

 

 

E4:  Tonal Values & Contrast

1.     Use one image from Exercise #3.

2.     Make 6 versions of the image with appropriate contrast levels. 

3.     Make a contact sheet showing all 6 versions of the image.  Submit 6 files and contact sheet to dropbox on server.

 

Lab for Assignment #1: (we will see how far we get today)

Lab Goals:

1.     Download images to computer.

2.     Import images into Lightroom Catalog.

3.     Use Collections to Sort Images.

4.     Use Color Labels.

5.     Make Contact Sheet.

6.     Pick the 2 images you want to proceed with.

 

Homework:

1.     If you didn’t finish all the lab goals today, go to the enrolled lab to catch up.

2.     Student Camera Controls for the first quiz.

 

 

9/13

TH

Quiz #1:  Camera Controls & Exposure

 

Tutorials as necessary.

 

Lab for A1:

Lab Goals:

·      Create Virtual Copies for Color Edits

·      Create Virtual Copies for BW Edits

·      Apply Global and local Edits

If you do not finish in class, you will have to finish during enrolled lab.  Consider signing up for enrolled lab if you haven’t already!

 

9/12 is the last day to register for the Wed section.

9/13 is the last day to register for the Friday section. 

After 9/13, you will not be able to register for any lab sections.

 

 

Homework

1.     Go to enrolled lab if you are not done editing 2 images in color and b&w.  Finish A1.  All files due next class.

 

 

 

5

9/18

T

Crit A1:  Everything due at start of class.  You will only be able to turn in your files at the start of class.  You will be shown how to export files at the start of class.  All edits must have been done prior to class.

 

Introduce Assignment #2:  Depth of Field & Focus

1.     files shot before class on 9/25

2.     lab on 9/25, Print time only on 9/27 (1 hour at start of class)

3.     Crit on 9/27

 

Homework:

1.     Collect images for Depth of field Research – due 9/25

2.     The Digital Image questions due – 9/20

3.     Stat shooting for A2:  Depth of Field & Focus (shot before class on)

 

 

9/20

TH

Bring Cameras & Tripods

 

Lecture:  The Digital Image

·      Bit Depth, Resolution, Color Space, File Format

·      Chris Orwig Video:  Understanding the Digital Image”

·      Chris Orwig Video:  Image Size”

 

Exercise 5:  Depth of Field Comparison

 

Demo:  File Preparation and Printing

Bring $2 for printing on 9/25 and 9/27.

 

Homework:

1.     The Digital Image questions due -9/25.

2.     Continue shooting for A2.

3.     Consider going to enrolled lab to start process of editing images for A2.

 

6

9/25

T

Files due for A2

Lab

Lab Goals:

1.     Download images and import into Lightroom Catalog

2.     Make a Contact Sheet file.

3.     Pick 2 best images and put through Camera RAW workflow.

4.     Finish editing files.  You can print next class if necessary.

 

If you do not finish in class, you will have to finish during enrolled lab. 

 

Homework:

1.     A2:  Focus & Depth of Field due start of next class.

 

 

9/27

TH

A2 Everthing due:  Files, Prints, and self-evaluation

 

1 hour for PRINTING ONLY at start of class.

No editing time.  Files must be ready to turn in at start of class.

 

Crit A2:  Focus & Depth of Field

Everything due at start of class:  Files, Contact Sheets, Prints, & Self-evaluation.

 

Introduce A3:  Shutter, Time, Motion

·      files shot before class on 10/9.

·      lab on 10/9, 10/11

·      Crit on 10/16 (everything due start of class)

 

Homework:

1.     Begin shooting for A3.

2.     Topic:  Time, Motion, Shutter Questions due 10/2

3.     Research Light Painting Tutorials. – Bring one example to class on 10/2.

 

7

10/2

T

Bring Camera, Tripod, small light source and ideas from light painting tutorials.

 

Shutter Practice

E6:  Low Light / Light Painting Tutorials – participation only

 

Demos (Participation Grade)

·      Lightroom Demos:  Catalog Fixes and Issues

·      Photoshop Demos:

o   Selections

o   More on Adjustment Layers

o   Burning And Dodging

o   More on Sharpening

 

Homework

1.     Lightroom Questions #2 due 10/9.

2.     Shoot for A3.  Raw files due 10/9.

 

 

10/4

TH

Bring Camera & Tripod

MOPA Field Trip

1.     Meet at the fountain in front of the Fleet Science Center, Balboa Park, at 9:00am.  We will enter MOPA at 10:00am.

2.     Lecture / Demo:  A Mode, S (TV) Mode, P Mode

3.     Lecture / Demo:  Auto Bracketing if time

Museum Writing Essay due 10/11

 

Homework

1.     Lightroom Questions #2 due next class.

 

 

8

10/9

T

Quiz:  Camera Raw Workflow (Lightroom)

 

Demo:  Mounting.

E7:  Mounting Practice – to be done with 1 print from Assignment 3  due at Assignment #3 crit on 10/16

 

Introduce A7:  Final Project (Sequence or Series)

1.     Proposal due 10/18

2.     Shoot by 11/15

3.     Lab on 11/15 (1.5 hour), 11/20, 11/27

4.     Crit on 11/29

 

Files due for A3. 

Lab for A3 – You will have about 1 hour to work in class.

 

Homework

1.     Continue to work on A3.

2.     Buy 1 of  8.5”x11” mount board before next class.

3.     Buy 1 of 8.5”x11” mounting tissue before next class.

 

 

10/11

TH

Museum Writing Exercise Due Today.

 

 

Lab for A3

Individual meetings to review grades and progress

 

Don’t forget mounting for E7!

 

Faculty Art Show Opens Today (opening is 11am – 1pm)

 

Homework:                                                    

1.     Finish A3 before next class. 

2.     Finish E7 before next class.

 

9

10/16

T

Crit A3:  Time, Shutter, Motion (2 hours)

Everything due at start of class:  Files, Contact Sheets, Prints, & Self-evaluation.

 

E7 Mounting Practice due along with A3.

 

Introduce A4:  Color

·      files shot before class on 10/25

·      lab on 10/25

·      Crit on 10/30

 

Homework:                                                    

1.     Topic:  Color.  Find Color image examples as listed on handout.

2.     Xrite Color Test

3.     Shoot for A4

 

 

10/18

TH

Final Project Proposals due

 

Bring Cameras To Class

Bring a Hotshoe flash if you have one (otherwise you can use the camera’s hotshoe flash)

Bring Harddrive

 

Flash Awareness Lecture

 

Introduce Photographer’s Eye Presentation and Lecture:

·      Look at PowerPoint Presentation

·      Read article

·      Presentation with image examples due 11/15

 

Lightroom Tutorials:  Enhancing Hue, Saturation, Luminosity, Vibrance) – participation grade

Lightroom Tutorials:  Dealing with Problematic Images

Photoshop Tutorials:  HSL, PhotoFilter Adjustment Layers

Exercise #8:  Color Enhancements – Participation grade

 

Homework

1.     Shoot for A4

 

 

10/19

F

Medium Festival of Photography Begins

Keynote Speaker:  John Divola

 

10

10/23

T

Bring Cameras & Flash (if you own one)

1.     Otherwise we will work with your pop-up flash

 

Portrait Lighting Exercise (Group Project In Class)

1.     Each group needs to submit properly labeled files in a folder to the dropbox

 

Introduce A5:  Darkroom Project

Bring $2.00 on 4/17.

1.     $2 for Digital Negative Print.

 

Introduce A6:  Abstract

·      files shot before class on 11/8

·      lab on 11/8

·      Crit on 11/13

 

Homework:

1.     Shoot for A4:  Color

2.     Have one fully edited file for A5:  Darkroom Project ready to go on 10/30.

 

 

10/25

TH

Lab:  A4

 

Homework:

1.     Finish A4 before next class.  Everything due next class.

2.     Bring $2.00 for printing to next class.

3.     Have one fully edited file for A5:  Darkroom Project ready to go for next class.

 

11

10/30

T

Crit:  A4

Pick work for Student Show

Everything due at start of class:  Files, self-eval, contact sheets

Mounting is 5 points extra credit.

 

Darkroom Project (A5) Prep:

1.     Select image with full tonal range, good focus, and good exposure.

2.     Convert image to grayscale and make B&W inkjet print.

3.     Use Digital Negative Template, and prep image for transparency printing.

·      Submit completed digital negative to dropbox for printing.  I will help print digital negatives before next class.

4.     Print your Ink Jet Print.

5.     Bring $2.00 to for digital negative.

 

Homework:

 

 

11/1

TH

Darkroom Day 1

Finish printing digital negatives if necessary.

Darkroom demos and practice.

 

Homework:

 

12

11/6

T

Darkroom Day 2

Make final print from digital negative.

Make one “experimental print”.

 

 

 

Homework:

 

 

11/8

TH

Lab for A6:  Abstract

 

Homework:

1.     Technical Review – due start of class on 11/15.

2.     A6 due start of next clas.

 

 

 

11/10

SAT

Pro For A Day

 

13

11/13

T

Crit A5 Darkroom & A6:  Abstract

 

Lab to finish PPT presentations.

 

Homework:

 

 

 

11/15

TH

Photographer’s Eye Presentations due and turned in at start of class.

Photographer’s Eye Presenations (2 hours)

 

Technical Review (About 1/2 hour)

 

Files due for A7

Lab for Ay:  Final Project (about 1 hour)

 

14

11/20

T

Student Show Opens

 

Lab for A7:  Final Project

 

 

11/22

TH

Holiday – Thanksgiving – No Class or Lab

 

 

11/23

F

Holiday – Thanksgiving – No Class or Lab

 

15

11/27

T

Lab for A7:  Final Project

 

 

11/29

TH

Final Critique

A7 – Everything due at start of class:  Files, Contact Sheets, Mounted Prints, & Self-evaluation.

 

No Late A7 Final Project Accepted.

If you do not turn in A7 Final Project, then you fail the class.

If you are late to the final critique, then your class grade drops one letter grade.

 

Last chance to turn in late assignment (A5 or A6 only).

 

 

11/30    F       Last Lab of the Semester!

 

 

12/1 - 12/7 Finals

 

16

12/4

Final

T

8:10am – 10:10am

Final Technical Exam

If you do not take the Final Technical Exam, you fail the class.

 

Last chance to turn in extra credit.

 

End of Semester Surveys

Pick up A7 Final Projects