Although Photography is not an unusually difficult course, it is time consuming and expensive, especially if the student wants to get the most out of it. You must have the use of a digital camera with adjustments for focus, aperture, and shutter speed. There are also materials such as ink-jet paper and a $50 lab fee connected to the course which mostly covers ink for the color printers.
Students are expected to approach their assignments with thought, care, and above all patience. Patience is key—often trying to rush through an assignment will lead to diminishing returns and the student will have to spend more time on it than if it was taken slowly. Lab times are especially important in this course—many of the techniques require hands-on instructions not possible during the lectures.
For those interested in analogue photography, there is a small black and white darkroom available. I can point you to resources outlining how to use it.
Lectures (in a new window)
Lectures change fairly often, and these are not updated. I don't really know what good they are, but students ask me to post, so I do...
CAMERA & PROCESSING BASICS
IMAGE ADJUSTMENTS IN PHOTOSHOP (sheet)
19TH CENTURY PHOTOGRAPHY
Help Material (PDFs in a new window)
Camera RAW help sheets
Copying 2D Material
Resources for Photography
ART LAB PRINTER INSTRUCTIONS
G-LAB PRINTER INSTRUCTIONS
Older Materials (for those with an interest in history)
DRY MOUNTING (movie)
DRY MOUNTING (pdf format)
LOADING FILM IN CAMERA (movie)
LOADING FILM ON REELS (movie)
USING ENLARGER AND EASEL (movie)