May 18, 2022  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
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ART 140 - Photography I

3 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to black and white photography as an art form with an emphasis on fundamental technique of the camera and wet darkroom. Includes manual camera competencies, manual film development, basic darkroom procedures, portfolio building, visual literacy and critical analysis, and the role of photography.

Recommendation: Completion of ART 100  before enrolling in this course. If any recommended course is taken, see a financial aid or Veteran’s Affairs advisor to determine funding eligibility as appropriate.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate general knowledge of historical and contemporary photography through diverse cultural and aesthetic contexts. 
  2. Demonstrate manual operation of a 35mm camera.
  3. Demonstrate processing films and printing full tonal range gelatin silver prints in wet darkroom.
  4. Create a visual and technical photographic portfolio.

  1. History of Photography
    1. The use of photography during 19th and 20th centuries
    2. The use of photography in contemporary practices
  2. Manual Camera Competencies
    1. Aperture
      1. Depth of field
      2. Variations and control
    2. Shutter speeds
      1. Motion
      2. Panning and controls
    3. Light meter and exposure
    4. Lenses
    5. ISO
  3. Manual Film Development
    1. Types of film
    2. Chemical procedures
    3. Time and temperature
    4. Printing black and white negatives
      1. Paper surfaces and tones
      2. Handling film
    5. Contrast filters
    6. Burning and dodging
  4. Portfolio Building
    1. Assignments demonstrating technical competencies
    2. Assignments demonstrating visual competencies
    3. Presentation
      1. Dry mounting
      2. Spotting

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2020/2021

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