Home >  Academics >  Photography >  PHOTO Courses

Photography (PHOTO)

Courses

The following Photography courses are offered:

PHOTO 262
The Eastern Sierra Landscape, Mono Lake Basin    2 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to study topics not included in current course offerings. Students will participate in a landscape photography workshop in the Eastern Sierra emphasizing the Mono Lake Basin. The course will include a variety of topics primarily dealing with digital imaging, including black and white, infrared, and low light photography. Students will be responsible for their own travel, food, accommodations and photographic materials. Field trip fees for entry to California State Parks may be required if Bodie is included in the itinerary.

PHOTO 295

Independent Studies in Photography    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None

PHOTO 299

Experimental Offering in Photography    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

PHOTO 302

Beginning Digital Photography    3 Units
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area I
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course combines lectures with hands-on experience in digital photography. Instruction includes digital camera function, exposure control, technical and creative control, computer manipulation of images and digital output options. The format of the class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, exams and a portfolio. Students are responsible for camera and printing costs. Field trips may be required.

PHOTO 390  

Studio Lighting Techniques    3-4 Units
Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 with a grade of "C" or better; Consent of the instructor
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is a study in studio lighting techniques used in commercial photography. Topics of instruction include: correct exposure using strobe, lighting ratios, basic portraiture and advertising, appropriate choices of camera formats and films, and studies in composition of commercial photographs. Students are encouraged to work in a variety of formats, using black and white and color. Students may complete the course with film or digital cameras. The class includes: lectures, visual presentations and discussions, on-location field trips, digital lab time, exams and a portfolio. Students will incur camera and processing costs.

PHOTO 400

Digital Imaging   3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
Digital imaging focuses on image acquisition, manipulation, printing and publication. Methods and standards currently in use in the photographic publishing industry will be emphasized. Students will capture images through digital cameras or scanners. Students will process images using industry standard software such as the current version of Photoshop to produce printed or electronic multimedia presentations and incorporate these images into a student's digital portfolio. Students must provide their own adjustable digital camera and digital storage media. A fee-per-print is charged for on-campus digital printing.

PHOTO 410   

Advanced Digital Imaging 3 Units
Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 or 400 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB
This course is an advanced study of digital imaging and related software programs. Methods currently used in publishing will be emphasized. The class includes lectures, use of computers, scanners, and a variety of output devices, and preparation of a digital portfolio. This course will introduce the student to the emerging field of multi-media and visit various local businesses. A fee is charged for digital printing.

PHOTO 495

Independent Studies in Photography   1-3 Units
Prerequisite: PHOTO 310. Grade of "C" or better required to meet prerequisite.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB
This course is designed to allow advanced students to
pursue and research their photographic interests and
receive credit. Students must provide a proposal outlining
their area of interest and arrange meetings with an
instructor. Students may wish to challenge the prerequisite on the basis of equivalent experience.

PHOTO 498

Work Experience in Photography   1-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENGWR 101 or ESLW 320
General Education: AA/AS Area III(b)
Enrollment Limitation: Student must be in a paid or non-paid internship, volunteer opportunity, or job related to career interests.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 300 hours LAB
This course provides students with opportunities to develop marketable skills in preparation for employment or advancement within the field of Photography. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce completing required forms which document the student's progress and hours spent at the work site and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the semester, the student is required to attend orientation. Students must complete 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 hours of related paid work experience or 60 hours of related unpaid work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken for a maximum of 16 units. Students should have access to a computer, the Internet, and some computer media such as a USB drive to store data files. Online students must have an email account. Only one Work Experience course may be taken per semester.

PHOTO 499

Experimental Offering in Photography   .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

Updated 6/02/16

  • Looking for open classes?

    Looking for open classes?

    Fall classes are available! Click on the photo for info.
    morenews
  • Auditions for Fall Play

    Auditions for Fall Play

    Falcon’s Eye Theatre auditions for "You Can't Take It With You" on Sept. 6
    morenews
  • Early Childhood Education Fair

    Early Childhood Education Fair

    Join us for an Early Childhood Education Recruitment Fair on Sept. 8 at EDC!
    morenews
  • Smoke-Free College

    Smoke-Free College

    Folsom Lake College goes smoke-free August 1!
    morenews
  • Spotlight Night

    Spotlight Night

    Join us for a special open house event on Tues., Sept. 13 from 5:30-8pm
    morenews
  • Transfer Day

    Transfer Day

    FLC's Annual Transfer Day on Wed., Sept. 21 features a wide variety of 4-year universities
    morenews
If you have javascript disabled, click here to view the content