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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 120: Creative Applications I
(1.5) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOT 109 with a minimum grade of "C"

Students learn the fundamentals of alternative photographic processes based on works of art. Assignments include creating digital negatives, contact printing, and transfer techniques to metal, wood, and fabrics.

PHOT 125: Creative Applications II
(1.5) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisory: PHOT 109

Students learn to apply historic, alternative photographic processes to create one-of-a-kind art through modern technologies. Printing supported up to 44” wide, coupling archival inks with traditional art substrates like wood, fabric, metal and cold press papers. Students will create 2- and 3-dimensional sculptural pieces of photographic art.

PHOT 130: Digital Assets Management
(1) F, S, Summer
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOT 109

Explains both the purpose of digital asset management systems and why you need one. Step-by-step workflow, software, and ‘best practices’ in managing your digital content. Recommended for Photographers, Graphic Designers, Photojournalists, Journalists, and other creative people involved with image generation and storage.

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 135: Wedding and Event Photography

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and 103
Course Advisories: PHOT 109

7(1) F, S - CSU Covers the basics of starting a Wedding/Event Photography Business. Posing and lighting set-ups; planning the sessions and packages; common shots; basic equipment and backups; wedding photojournalism; contracts; ethics delivery options.

PHOT 140: Travel and Street Photography
(1) Fall, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisory: PHOT 109

Covers the fundamentals of travel and street photography to capture stunning images. Includes basic composition, quality of light, exposure variables and workflow suggestions. Designed for beginning-to-intermediate photographers who understand the basic operation of their own camera. Assignments include how to improve landscapes, cityscapes, and appreciate ethical standards when taking photos.

PHOT 145: Fine Art Copy Work
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOT 109

Learn Museum-quality standards for copying art. This class will identify recommended lighting equipment and demonstrate lighting techniques for small and larger-scale art. Bring your own art work and discover the best techniques for copying your work using our studio lighting equipment. Learn the basics for setting up a copy art station in your own home.

PHOT 146: Children and Pet Photography
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisory: PHOT 109

Portraiture relies on standardized lighting techniques coupled with the ability to elicit complimentary expressions and posing. Learn tricks and tips for working with children and pets in the studio and environment. Provides recommendations on home lighting kits, posing suggestions and the 'tricks' of the trade for working with little people and pets.

PHOT 147: Sports Photography
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisory: PHOT 109

Shows you how to capture the key elements of sports photography: motion and emotion, style and scene, place and purpose, covering a wide variety of sports.

PHOT 150: Stock Photography
(1) F, S, Summer
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
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 151: Stock Photography II
(1) F, S, Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOT 109

Students will research and respond to the latest trends in image making. By the end of the class, students will be expected to have images in a stock agency and be able to run a customized stock photography business.

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 digital imaging, enhancements and manipulations as well as latest in printing technologies; simulate traditional alternative process; special effects; sharpening methods; retouching and natural media techniques; including Giclee printing. Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is beneficial. Emphasis on a digital portfolio and conceptual assignments.

PHOT 190: Photojournalism
(3) F, S - CSU/UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOTO 209 and PHOT 109

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 electronic processes for contemporary publication.

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: 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: Advanced Lighting Systems
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisories: PHOT 109 & PHOT 209

Designed to take Photo, Video, and Multimedia students beyond basic lighting techniques. Lighting systems include studio, portable electronic strobes, and continuous light sources. Location and set lighting covered, with emphasis on establishing mood and matching existing light conditions. Topics include lighting people, building interiors and exteriors, small product, and large set lighting.

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, enhancements, and archival digital printing technologies in RGB. Timeline editing for video and natural media techniques. Emphasis on creating a digital portfolio through a series of conceptual assignments to expand your creativity.

PHOT 285: Color Management
(3) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103
Course Advisory: PHOT 180

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.

PHOT NC001: Digital Cameras, Digital Photos

Students learn the basics of photography, the features of digital cameras, how to take better digital photos, and how to correct common photo problems using photo editing software. Designed for beginners or students with some experience in digital photography. Students should bring cameras and sample pictures to class.

PHOT NC002: Photoshop for Digital Photographers

This class focuses on the capabilities of Photoshop for the PC and Mac, including advanced layering, composition, and retouching techniques. Students learn shortcuts to increase productivity and engage in repeated practice in a lab setting to reinforce concepts presented through lecture and demonstration. Familiarity with Photoshop on the PC or Macintosh recommended. This course may be taught bilingually.

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