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PHOT 109: Photo I
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Fundamentals of the camera: techniques of camera operation; characteristics of film and photo paper; basic digital imaging; student assignments; photo composition and lighting; print finishing techniques; computer enhancement techniques; film, slide and print scanning for digital photography.

PHOT 133: Digital Photographer
(0.5)

Fundamental principles of digital photography. Overview of products and techniques specific to digital cameras to include the differences between amateur and professional models. Basic photo fundamentals and desktop printing suggestions included.

PHOT 150: Stock Photography
(1) F, S, Summr
Course Advisories: PHOT 109

Students study the stock photography market, learn what kind of images work well in stock photography while investigating how this field has grown and will change in the future. Contracts, image protection and Digital Rights Management (DRM) are also covered.

PHOT 180: Digital Darkroom
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOTO 109 and MAT 131

Fundamentals of archival printing technologies in RGB, creating master archives files for print/web applications; drum scanning negatives, transparencies (slides) and flat art; simulate traditional alternative process; digital infrared and special effects; contrast and curve control; optimum sharpening methods; digital infrared and special effects; digital retouching and masking methods; digital painting techniques; and large format Giclee archival printing (up to 44" wide). Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is beneficial. Emphasis on creating a digital portfolio through a series of conceptual assignments.

PHOT 190: Photojournalism
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOTO 209

Skills and techniques of contemporary photojournalism. Topics include news and editorial sources, photographing single events and extended picture stories and ethics. Skills include control of color, portable electronic flash and an introduction to electronic processes and contemporary publication. Current portrait approaches in commercial, documentary and fine art photography and portraiture are covered.

PHOT 209: Photo II
(3) S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOTO 109

Exploration of photographic composition; digitizing; scanning negatives, slides and prints; studio lighting; categories of cameras; digital imaging; use of high contrast; special-effect photographs; various scanning and printing techniques; advanced assignments in digital photography; and group projects. Emphasis on environmental and studio lighting.

PHOT 214: Advertising Illustration
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOTO 109 or PHOTO 209

Creating solutions for advertising. Emphasis on ad concept packages for print and tv spot production. Students analyze latest trends in advertising. Assignments include fashion, editorial, lifestyle, small product and fine art applications.

PHOT 250: Fine Art Photography
(3) - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOT 109

Exploration of classic and contemporary styles of fine art. Students will translate their own personal vision by responding to the major art movements with their camera.

PHOT 260: Portfolio
(3) - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: MAT 131 and PHOTO 109 and PHOTO 180

Students produce a professional portfolio based on the style and passion of their own vision. Students learn communication, business, design and presentation skills to best present their work.

PHOT 280: Lighting Systems And Digital Capture
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOTO 109 and FILMPRO 170

Designed for photo, video, students interested in advanced lighting strategies. Utilizing studio strobes, location kits and continuous light systems creating mood and atmosphere. Emphasis on lighting people, with architectural, small product, fashion and set lighting covered in detail. Workflow strategies round out the course curriculum.

PHOT 281: Digital Darkroom II
(3) F, S, Summer
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisory: PHOT 180

Advanced techniques for color management and archival digital printing technologies in RGB. Still Frame and Timeline editing for video within Photoshop and natural media techniques. Emphasis on creating a digital portfolio through a series of conceptual assignments that will expand your creativity.

PHOT 285: Color Management
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOTO 209 or PHOTO 215 or MAT 131

Fundamentals of color management for CMYK and RGB output. Professional calibration methods for scanners, printers, color monitors and digital capture systems. For graphic artists and photographers who are looking for more advanced techniques in color correction, ICC profile systems, work flow automation, and multiple-device matching for optimal reproduction quality.

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