CSUN Art 250: 

Photography I

Class Info:

General Info:
Recommended Text:
Some Camera Options:
Some Materials Options:
Useful Information:

Calendar:

Week 01
Monday

Class Intro

SHOW ME YOUR CAMERA & FILM

Show me your camera, so that I can make sure it will work for the class.
(35mm Film, Manual Exposure, Manual or Auto Focus, lens, working battery)

Show me at least 2 rolls of 36 exposure Arista 400, Kodak Tri-X 400, Ilford HP5+ or another 400 speed, black and white, negative film.

Due: Wednesday, 7 September

Upload your favorite image to the Canvas discussion.

Due: Wednesday, 7 September
Wednesday

Camera Basics

Aperture, Shutter Speed and ISO
Week 02
Monday

No Class: Labor Day

Wednesday

The Photography Trifecta (Thanks, Stu)

Videos:

Camera Check Day!

Using Your Camera

Camera Manuals

Camera Metering Modes Explained

PROJECT 1: FIRST IMAGES

  1. Balanced Subjects
  2. Fill the Frame (Cropping)
  3. Framing
  4. Leading Lines
  5. Negative Space
  6. Pattern & Repetition
  7. Rule of Thirds
  8. Subject to (Back)ground
  9. Symmetry
  10. Triangular Composition
  11. Viewpoint/Perspective

Week 03
Monday

IMAGE DISCUSSION 1: SURFACE

Create & upload a digital image that elicits a strong emotional response, that is shown in an esthetically pleasing way. Make a new image, don't recycle images for this discussion.
Example

TED Talk: Ways of Seeing

Lab Orientation

Film Processing Demo

Film Processing Times

Wednesday

Proof/Contact Sheet Demo

Paper Processing Times

Contact/Proof Sheet Example

Ilford Contact Printing Guide


Week 04
Monday

Printing Demo

Ilford Printing Making Guide

Wednesday

Lab Day - Process, Proof & Print


Week 05
Monday

Lab Day - Process, Proof & Print

Wednesday

Project 1 Critique

Class Photos:
2:00-4:45
6:00-8:45