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Photography 1- ART 116 Instructor: Jennifer Rogenski Phone: 618.235.2700 ext..4003 Office: Blog: Jensartforum.blogspot.

com Rm: 1080 Prerequisite: NONE Textbook: A Short Course in Photography, 5th Edition, London and Stone Prentice-Hall Course Description: A basic introductory course in photography based on the fine art principles of design. Black and White print developing, slide essay and photo essays will be covered. Camera and kit of supplies required. The presentation of the course material will be done by lecture, demonstration, video, slides and class discussion. Objectives: In this course we will focus on the development of the basic skills of Photography. With the completion of this course students will have the knowledge of & developed skills in: The history of photography - the people, ideas, and trends relevant to photography. To explore the camera and its functions as a tool for producing effective photographs. Develop a working knowledge of basic black & white materials and processes. To learn to use technical and compositional means to make photographs that are more effective, dealing with a variety of subject matters. To develop the skills and attitudes that could help the student become a successful photographer. Grading: You will be evaluated in this course each day according to the following criteria: Completion of assignments (as given in class) with substantial investment of thought, time, and effort in regular class hours Handling of materials Participation and attentiveness both in class and in critiques Attitude and willingness to learn Punctuality and attendance. Students will be required to submit their portfolio for midterm & present their portfolio for final. Individual class critiques will be scheduled as needed. The grading scale is as follows:


Excellent quality and above average achievement High quality and above average achievement Acceptable quality Deficient quality, passing Failure to meet minimum

Attendance: Attendance is a necessary requirement to complete this course. Being absent for twice the number of weekly meetings will be tolerated before your course grade is affected. For each subsequent absence, the course grade will be lowered by one full letter grade. It is recommended that you use these tolerated absences for situations beyond your control: illness, accidents, etc. In the calculation of attendance, every 3 tardies will be counted as one absence. If you arrive more than 10 minutes after the beginning of class you are considered tardy. 3 tardies= 1 Absence 5 Absences= 1 lower grade. Suggested Reading: The Art Spirit by Robert Henri Black and White Photography: A Basic Manual by Henry Horenstein, Carol Keller Suggested Web Sites: Masters of Photography: The Mirror Project: Holga toy camera: Pinhole Camera Resource: Pinhole Camera: Fine Art Search Engine: Robert Parkeharrison: Supplies: 35mm manual camera or camera that has the ability to be used at a completely manual setting Tri X Pan 35mm black & white film, ASA 400, 36 exposure OR Ilford HP5Plus black & white film. Be prepared to use at least 2 rolls of film per assignment. Iford RC paper (Pearl), multi-grade Negative Sleeves Anti-Static negative cloth UV filter Notebook Some supplies may need to be replenished during the semester. Also, additional supplies may need to be purchased depending upon class interest & assignments

No headphones No Cell phones- if you must have one- please set it to silent & out of respect for your fellow students please answer it in the hallway.

*Each student should be prepared to spend a considerable amount of time photographing and or working in the darkroom. Basic print and negative processing chemicals will be supplied.

Disability & Access Center - Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations are encouraged to contact the Disability & Access Center at 618-222-5368 or 618-234-3347 (TDD) to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion.

Student Learning Outcomes - The assessment of student learning is an integral part of the educational experience at Southwestern Illinois College. To this end, the faculty continually assess student learning to improve student success. Occasionally you will be requested to participate in college-wide and discipline specific assessment activities. Please take these assessments seriously. The data that is collected will provide valuable information to faculty and will be used to improve student learning at SWIC. Academic Dishonesty-College Policy - Academic misconduct includes, but is not limited to cheating, plagiarism and forgery, failure or refusal to follow clinical practice standards, and soliciting, aiding, abetting, concealing, or attempting such acts. Plagiarism is defined as the act of representing the work of another as ones own. Plagiarism may consist of copying, paraphrasing, or otherwise using written or oral work of another without proper acknowledgment of the source or presenting oral or written material prepared by another as ones own.

Phones in Classroom All cell phones and electronic devices should be turned off or silenced prior to entering the classroom.

Academic Rigor Statement - You are enrolled in an academically rigorous college course. Your success in this course will require a significant investment of time outside of the class. According to the Administrative Rules of the Illinois Community College Board (section 1501.309), it is assumed that the student will invest two hours

of outside study time for each hour of classroom lecture time and one hour of outside study time for each two hour laboratory session.

This course is approved under the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). The IAI is based upon the assumption that community colleges and universities are equal partners in delivering lower-division baccalaureate courses. This course is considered equal in scope, quality, and rigor to comparable courses offered at other colleges and universities in Illinois. Policy for Inclement Weather Conditions During times of inclement weather, Southwestern Illinois College has three options for dealing with the situation: cancel classes and cease all business, exercise the delayed-start option, or keep the college open. If the college chooses to use the delayed-start option rather than close, the college will open at 10 a.m. The decision to cancel classes or exercise the delayedstart option will be posted on the home page of Southwesterns Web site at as well as broadcast on FOX 2 (KTVI), KMOV-TV Channel 4, KSDK-TV Channel 5, and radio stations KMOX-AM 1120 and WIL-FM 92.3. You can also sign up for SWIC Emergency Alert System through e-Storm. SWIC Alert is an emergency alert system intended to notify students and employees by e-mail or text message of campus closures for weather and other emergencies. SWIC Know Online Orientation - All new students are encouraged to participate in the SWIC Know online orientation, where students learn about the many programs and services available to help them succeed in college. SWIC know orientation can be found at

TOPICAL OUTLINE - Intro to class, syllabus, assignments discussed - Movie : PBS Photography Movie contd - Movie contd - Notes Camera basics - Notes- Camera basics - Notes Camera basics- Zone System- Film Development- making prints - Work in Darkroom - Work in Darkroom - Photograms, bracketed film due First Crit, discussion of next assignment - Work in Darkroom - Work in Darkroom

- Work in Darkroom - Work in Darkroom - Work in Darkroom - Depth of Field, Movement Pics due- Crit- 4 pics - Work in Darkroom - Pinhole camera pics due Crit- 2 pics , 1 pos., 1 neg. - Work in Darkroom - Work in Darkroom - Work in Darkroom - Open assignment- 5 pics due- Crit - Notes, - Light/ Portraits- 3 pics- Crit - Discussion on final , Work in Darkroom -Work in Darkroom - Work in Darkroom - Open assignment, 5 pics, Crit - Work in Darkroom - Work in Darkroom - Final Due, 7 deadly sins or Holy Virtues, Crit - Final

This syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor to accommodate instructional and/or student needs. It is the students responsibility to keep abreast of such changes.