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Students who wish to withdraw from a course must complete all steps indicated on the Academic Withdrawal Request form by the course withdrawal deadline.
NOTE: Students who are attending Texas institutions of higher education, for the first time fall 2007 and later, may not withdraw from more than six courses during their academic career. This withdrawal limitation does not include dual credit or developmental classes (Senate Bill 1231 Rule 4.10.) For more information on Drop and Withdrawal Policies, please visit the Registrar's Office Web site.
PHTC-1341-001 Color Photography I
Prerequisite: ARTS 2356
Examination of color theory as it applies to photography. Emphasis on color concepts and the intricacies of seeing and photographing in color.
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(3 sem hrs; 2 lec, 4 lab)
On Campus Course
End-of-Course Outcomes: Explain basic color theory; produce color photographs; and exhibit use of color as a compositional tool. (WECM)
Specific Course Outcomes:
· Gain knowledge of light and color temperature as they relate to photography
· Demonstrate ability to properly compose color images
· Utilize color theory to evoke emotions in photographs
· Explain basic digital color management
· Identify and resolve color imaging problems
· Present work for grading in a professional manner, as directed by the instructor
· Participate meaningfully in critique
· Maintain a professional and respectful attitude
· Maintain classroom facilities and shared supplies
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Phones, laptops, and other technology:
I want all students to be successful. Cell phones detract from the learning environment. For this reason, they should be turned off and put out of view upon entering the classroom. If you need to carry a cell phone for emergency purposes please see me in advance. If you bring a laptop or similar device to class it should not be used for any purposes other than taking notes in class.
Keep in mind grades are not given. Grades are earned based on student performance. Assignment and portfolio grades are based on 50% of achieving the assignment objective, and 50% the subjective nature of the work.
Grading Format / A-F 100-0 points
A = Excellent (100-90)
B = Good (89-80)
C = Average (79-70)
D = Weak (69-60)
F = Unacceptable (59-0)
Course is graded on a 100-pt scale broken down as follows:
Weekly Assignments 50%
Final Portfolio 20%
Papers and Quizzes 30%
Remember each absence over 3 will deduct 5 points from your final grade.
If you have a legitimate circumstance that requires you miss a test day, let me know IN ADVANCE so we can make an alternative arrangements. If you miss a test due to an emergency, let me know ASAP so arrangements can be made. All quizzes must be made up within a week or you will be given a 0 for the grade.
All assignments are due on the date specified.All assignments turned in late will have 10 points deducted from the grade. Assignments will not be accepted after one week.
One quiz will be given during the semester to ensure the students understand the material covered. One written paper will be required during the semester.
The final portfolio of 8 images and required oral presentation will be considered the capstone project for the course.
I understand it is sometimes impossible to come to class (due to illness, etc.). I want you to be successful and your attendance is critical to your success.
Please remember you will miss a considerable amount of material.
It is YOUR responsibility to obtain the information missed if you are absent. I will not repeat lectures or demos. You must get notes from classmates, read the given material, do research to learn the material you missed.
Habitual lateness is detrimental to your success in this class and disruptive to others. I will note attendance in the first 5 minutes of class. If you are not present, you will be considered absent for that day. Latecomers will need to check with me to ensure you are marked as tardy rather than absent.
Additional lab time:
This course will require more time than allotted to complete class assignments. Open lab times will be available for those who are unable to complete assignments in normal lab hours. Consider this part of your homework time, a requirement for the class. Not having enough time to complete assignments is not a valid excuse!
Failure to officially withdraw before the final deadline will result in the appropriate grade being assigned to the student.
Tentative Course Outline:
This outline is subject to change throughout the semester at my direction.
What is color? How do we see it? Color vision
Assignment: Look at material posted, Assignment 1: Color Challenge
Lecture: Color in our cameras, Raw format, Raw processor, Camera and exposure, People in the history of color
Assignment: Assignment 2: Abstract reflections
Week 3(Labor Day)
Critique: Assignment 1: Color Challenge
Lecture: Light, visible spectrum, color temperature
Critique: Assignment 2: Abstract Reflections
Lecture: Describing color, defining colors, feelings associated with color
Assignment: Assignment 3: Color and emotions
Critique: Assignment 3
Lecture: Natural and artificial available light, digital white balance bit depth, color spaces
Using filters. Digital color printing
Assignment: Assignment 4: Color Contrasts.
Lecture: Additive and subtractive processes, color correction
Assignment: Continue Assignment 4, Assignment 5: Color Harmony
Critique: Assignment 4
Lecture: Using electronic flash, Quiz 1
Assignment: Assignment 6: Using electronic flash and gels; Information on written assignment, final portfolio
Critique: Assignment 5
Lecture: printer and monitor calibration
Assignment: Work on Paper research
Critique: Assignment 6
Lecture: Landscape photography
Assignment: Assignment 7: Cultural Landscape Photography
Lecture: Film and print scanning and color correction
Assignment: Continue Assignment 7
Critique: Assignment 7
Lecture: Working with different printing materials
Assignment: Assignment 8: Using color film
Lecture: Color film processing
Assignment: continue Assignment 8
Critique: Look at color film
Lecture: Artist statement
Assignment: Portfolio work
Critique: Assignment 8
Lecture: Preparation for presentation. Digital color transformation, archiving
Assignment: Portfolio work, written assignment due
Lecture: Final Portfolio
Assignment: Final Portfolio Presentations
Week 16 Finals
08/17/21 3:36 PM
08/22/21 11:05 AM