Courses

PHOT 1  - Laboratory Studies: Black and White Photography

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)

Corequisite: PHOT 10 (may have been taken previously)'
Extended black and white laboratory experiences to supplement those available in the regular program. Provides students the opportunity to pursue more advanced projects and experiments.

PHOT 1B - Laboratory Studies: Advanced Black and White Photography

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)

Corequisite: PHOT 11 or PHOT 12 or PHOT 17
Extended advanced black and white laboratory experiences with medium and large format cameras to improve skills and pursue more advanced photographic printing, processing, and enlarging techniques.

 PHOT 1C - Laboratory Studies: Studio Photography

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)

Corequisite: PHOT 11 or PHOT 14 or PHOT 16 or PHOT 17 or PHOT 18 or PHOT 20 or PHOT 30
Extended studio photography experiences to supplement those available through the regular program. Provides students the opportunity to improve skills through further instruction and practice, as well as pursue more advanced projects and experiments.

PHOT 1D - Laboratory Studies: Computer Applications in Photography

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)

Corequisite: PHOT 9 or PHOT 19 or PHOT 24
Extended computer laboratory experiences to supplement those available in the regular program. Provides students the opportunity to improve skills through further instruction and practice, as well as pursue more advanced projects and experiments.

 

PHOT 5 - Digital Cameras and Composition

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)

Use of digital cameras and image editing software to create well-composed, quality photographs for use in Graphic Design and other applications. Camera required after first class meeting. Field trip required.

 

PHOT 9 - Digital Image Editing for Photographers

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Corequisite: PHOT 10 (may have been taken previously)
Software and techniques including digital workflow practices, digital image editing, enhancing and retouching methods commonly used in photography.

PHOT 10 - Basic Digital and Film Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)

The basic mechanical, optical, and chemical principles of photography, including digital image systems. Laboratory experience involves problems related to camera and image output techniques. 

4 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10
Current professional techniques and studio lighting. Includes studio and field assignments related to problems encountered while professionally photographing people and products. Topics include medium and large format film and digital cameras, computer basics for professional photographers and studio lighting. Students must furnish a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 12  Photographic Alternatives

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10
Alternative photographic processes. Instant films: Lifts and transfers, specialized lighting, stain toning, emulsion coating, scanography and hand-made camera construction will be applied to produce images not considered common to making photographic prints.

PHOT 14 - Commercial Lighting

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10
Advisory: PHOT 11
Use of studio equipment, and studio and location lighting techniques used in all aspects of commercial photographic applications. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 15 - History of Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)

Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68
Survey of the history of photography from circa 1839 to the present. An introduction to concepts of photographic representation and their impact on society.

PHOT 16 - Fashion Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 11
Professional illustrative, editorial and advertising fashion photography. Studio and location production in digital capture. Business aspects of operation and working with clients are presented. Off-campus assignments may be required.

PHOT 17 - Photocommunication

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10
Affects that camera controls have on visual communication with photographs. Includes message enhancement using optical and digital controls, depth of field, lenses, lighting, composition, books, black and white vs. color images, and documentary and journalistic styles.

PHOT 18 - Portraiture and Wedding Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10
Advisory: PHOT 11
Professional studio and field techniques for portrait and wedding photography. Off-campus assignment or field trips may be required.

PHOT 19 - Digital Color Management

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10 AND (PHOT 9 OR ARTC100)
Digital color management software and hardware skills, techniques and digital workflow practices commonly used in photography.

PHOT 20 - Color Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10
Fundamentals of photographic color theory, editing, schemes and presentation of color photographs. Applying color psychology principles and HDR to enhance image messages. 

PHOT 21 - Exploring Color Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 20
Use of color principles as they relate to commercial and artistic styles and innovative use of color applications. Includes lighting and unusual techniques, exaggerated and unique color schemes, light-painting, lighting effects, high dynamic range effects, and oversize output.

PHOT 24  Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10 AND (PHOT 9 OR GRAP 10 OR ARTC 100)
Advanced software and techniques for digital image editing, archiving, and retouching used in commercial photography.

PHOT 25  Digital Capture Workflow

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 11
Advanced application of digital capture and workflow using DSLR medium and large format digital camera systems and software to produce high-quality digital files as a photographer or as a digital photographic technician. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 26  Video for Photographers

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 11 and PHOT 9
Corequisite: PHOT 14 (may have been taken previously)
Teaches advanced photography students how to create moving images for commercial applications using DSLR cameras. Using principles of framing and composition, storyboarding, production, camera, sound, and editing techniques, students will produce a commercial advertising reel representing their work. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 28  Photography Portfolio Development

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 10 and PHOT 11 and PHOT 20 and (PHOT 16 or PHOT 18)
Development of a photography portfolio and marketing materials for use in job application or gallery exhibition purposes. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 29  Studio Business Practices for Commercial Artists

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Studio business practices for commercial artists. Small business operations, pricing services based on the licensing business model, copyright basics, project production, and estimating and invoicing.Field trips may be required.

PHOT 30  Advertising Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)

Prerequisite: PHOT 11 and PHOT 20
Advisory: PHOT 14
Overview of the commercial photographic industry including specialties and styles. Field trips may be required.

Prerequisite: PHOT 10 and approval by instructor
In order to offer selected students recognition for their academic interests and ability and the opportunity to explore their disciplines to greater depth, the various departments from time to time offer Special Projects courses. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Students must have an instructor's authorization before enrolling in this course. Students repeating this course will make individual contracts of a more advanced nature with the instructor to ensure that proficiencies are enhanced.

NOTE: Every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information; however, students should consult
the College Catalog for the most current and accurate information regarding courses.