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WEEK 01

September 01:  Introduction to the class:  Syllabus,

Discussion:  Digital photography as a unique contemporary art form.

Lecture:  Digital Mechanics introduction

Homework:  Bring Camera next class along with camera manual or print out of manual.  You will be required to have your camera with you in class everyday from here on out.

Homework:  Set up Blog and email the address to me before the next class

WEB RESOURCES:

Digital Mechanics:

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WEEK 02

September 08:  Introduce the Course-long project.

Lecture:  Introduction to course long project

Discussion: Digital Mechanics and Getting to know your camera, introduction to workflow

Homework:  For your first blog entry, I want you to post an example of “someone” or “something” exclusive to digital photography.  In addition I want you to write your opinion as to why you feel it is exclusive to digital photography and what interests you about it.

Homework: In addition, you must post three preliminary ideas you think you might want to work on over the course of the semester

WEB RESOURCES:

What is Workflow?

Digital Workflow Example:

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WEEK 03

September 15: Getting Technical

Discussion:  Discuss items, images, and websites brought in for discussion on “digital essence.” Continue discussion by going over three ideas. Everyone brought in.

Lecture:  Introduction to Exposure and Metering and bracketing. – plus exposure workshop using my camera.

Homework:  Finalize Proposals:  must be both posted on your blog as well as typed up and turned at the beginning of next class. Shooting for the project should begin now.

WEB RESOURCES:

Understanding Exposure

Bracketing

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WEEK 04

September 22: Digging deeper:  Aperture as controller of depth of field

Discussion:  Discuss the idea of planning, research, and analysis

Lecture:  Introduction to the In-class Shooting Assignment and Aperture as controller of depth of field

Shooting Exercise:  Group work on D.O.F -Kampa

Homework:  Images taken for the in class shooting assignment along with your personal Project Progress report must be uploaded to your Blog by Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m.

WEB RESOURCES:

Depth of Field Basics:

Depth of field: Digging Deeper

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WEEK 05

September 29: Digging deeper:  Shutter as controller of Motion

Discussion:  Discuss the idea of planning, research, and analysis cont…

Lecture:  Introduction to Shutter as controller of motion.

Shooting Exercise:  Group work on Motion –Malostranske Namesti

Homework:  Images taken for the in class shooting assignment along with your personal Project Progress report must be uploaded to your Blog by Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m.

WEB RESOURCES:

Motion: an introduction

Motion Basics:

Freeze, Blur, Pan!

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