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The following Photography courses are offered:

PHOTO 260     The Eastern Sierra Landscape, Yosemite Valley  
2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to participate in a landscape photography workshop in the Sierras emphasizing the Yosemite Valley. This course will include a variety of topics including how to work with film and digital formats, including black and white, infrared, color slides and negatives; they may also learn about large format cameras and low light photography. Students may incur fees for lodging, food, transportation and park admissions. Students are also responsible for all their own photographic expenses.
 
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 264     The Pacific Coast Landscape    2 Units
Prerequisite: None.
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This course is designed to give students an opportunity to participate in a landscape photography workshop emphasizing the Pacific Coast. The course will include a variety of topics including applying film and digital camera techniques to black and white, infrared, color slide and negative, digital, large format and low light photography. Students will be responsible for all their own photographic expenses, and may incur additional fees for transportation, lodging, food, park fees  and more. 

PHOTO 295     Independent Studies in Photography    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

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 370     Portraiture and Wedding Photography    3 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 introduces students to the techniques, skills, and business of wedding and portrait photography. Techniques of lighting, use of correct cameras and films, professional practices, and strategies for beginning business are examined. The class includes: lectures, lab time, on-location field trips, exams, and a portfolio geared toward a professional presentation. Students are responsible for providing camera, film/digital recording media  and processing/printing costs. 

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 415     Advanced Digital Photo Restoration and Retouching
3 Units
Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 and 400  with grades of “C” or better; Consent of the instructor
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 
This class prepares students for professional retouching and restoration of damaged photographs and also for portrait and glamour retouching. Students will learn to use computer software and hardware suited to these purposes. Students are responsible for camera and processing costs. 

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: 18 hours LEC ; 54 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
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 their current job. Course content will include understanding the application of education to the workforce; completion of required forms, which document the student’s progress and hours spent at the work site; and developing workplace skills and competencies. During the course of the semester, the student is required to fulfill a 16 hour orientation and 75 hours of related paid work experience, or 60 hours of unpaid work experience, for one unit. An additional 75 or 60 hours of related work experience is required for each additional unit. The course may be taken four times for credit, when there is new or expanded learning on the job, for a maximum of 16 units. 

PHOTO 499     Experimental Offering in Photography    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB 

Updated 6/12/14

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