Photography Ii

Studio Art Centers International Florence
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Obiettivo del corso: This course is designed to teach beyond the fundamental skills and basic techniques in black and white photography. Special emphasis will be placed upon aesthetic and visual concerns as well as craftsmanship. The course will base itself on the intermediate understanding and operation of the camera, the lens, film types, film exposure, black and white film development, the negative, black and white.
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Via Sant’Antonino 11, 50123, Firenze, Italia
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Programma

Session 1 Introduction to course.
Visit to MB Photo store, buy all material for class.
SUGGESTION! GET A LOCKER TO STORE YOUR MATERIALS. Session 2 The camera and the lens: how they function.
Test of light meter, aperture and speed (reminder: bring camera and manuals if you have them).
Assign Project #1 (expose at least three rolls of film). Select a bus! Then ride it until you get to the end of the line. You can make photographs off and on the bus.
Photograph - Sensations, feelings and fears...notes of the new! I would like to see you use the camera and film like a note book. Transmit your state of mind.
Is a photograph a window or a mirror?
** Read chapter #1 "In Plato's Cave" of Susan Sontag's On Photography** and write a short description of your thoughts, a personal opinion would be appreciated. I would like it typed, short and anonymous.
Due Session 4. Session 3 Film development (reminder: bring exposed film and negative sleeves).
Lecture and demo on film development (break any bad habits).
It is important that all levels of students be present. Session 4 Contact Sheets (reminder: bring developed film, 24x30 cm paper and 18x24 cm paper).
*** Hand in reading assignment, paragraph on Susan Sontag ***
Printing test, with negatives that you choose. Use one or two negatives for all your technical printing exercises. In this way you have comparisons and can see differences.
If we have time we will have a quick overview on the use of aperture and shutter speed for creative use, the importance of selective focus. The camera as a television screen.
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Slide shows on a variety of photographic artists. Session 5 Printing: demo and explanation on use of contrast filters as a tool, print, check any bad printing habits.
Demo on burning and dodging!
(Reminder: bring developed negatives and 18 x 24 cm paper).
** THE MORE PROCESSED NEGATIVES YOU HAVE THE BETTER IT IS **
Printing demo in trays and in the processing machine.
Perhaps a demo by teaching assistant! On tray processing of paper.
Assign reading. Session 6 Hand in first assignment, contact sheets in an envelope with name, class and first selections.
Slide show (The Landscape and Nature).
Projection of a DVD called "Contacts"
Assign assignment #2 "The Urban or Natural landscape could include Natural Form" .
Due Session 13.
I would like a minimum of 6 images. Session 7 Negative evaluation, what a negative should look like, how they should be interpreted.
Review on aperture and speed controls and film development in theory.
Demo: Contrast control. Flashing of the photographic paper and Farmers Reducer.
Free printing time for assignment #2. Session 8 Field Trip to San Boboli Gardens or San Salvi.
Bring lots of film.
Lesson on the hand-held light meter. Session 9 Printing and processing film from field trip, printing is suggested.
Assign reading. Session 10 Light and how it can fool the camera - white subjects, dark subjects, skin tones and back lighting. Pushing and pulling.
If we have time, review of work completed.
**Perhaps: Visit to exhibition** Session 11 Printing Session 12 Slide show (people, portraiture, self-portrait and the human form).
Assign assignment #3 " The Portrait or the Human Form " (6 images or more).
Due Session 18.
Contact and non-contact: the psychological impact of the subject and the power of the camera.
Requirements:
1. At least one image must be of someone in our class or a self-portrait.
2. One of the portraits must be manipulated during or after printing.
or must be taken or stolen from any source you wish (example: magazines, films, internet).

Printing (Reminder: critique next class.) Session 13 MIDTERM TEST
Field Trip: The MNAF - The Alinari Photography Museum. Assign reading and written project on the found portrait. Session 14 Critique of assignment #2 (6 images or more). REMINDER: A PERSONAL INVESTIGATION PROJECT WILL BE ASSIGNED DURING SESSION 17.
THINK ABOUT IT, THERE IS A MINUMUM OF 12 IMAGES.
MIDTERM BREAK - February 28 to March 8, 2009 Session 15 I will show my work and discuss my philosophy as a photographer.
If we have time, open darkroom lab. Session 16 Lecture on how image syntax can change with papers, developers and different photographic techniques and even size. Lecture will include demonstrations.
** If the lecture finishes early, you have printing time to practice what we discussed.** Session 17 Assign assignment #4 "A Personal Investigation." Start thinking about it! Requirement: A written project proposal, and individual meetings with Romeo. If possible I would like the written proposals for Session 19.
Printing for assignment #3 REMINDER! CRITIQUE NEXT CLASS. Session 18 Critique of assignment #3 (6 images). Session 19 DEMO AND LECTURE.
CONTINUOUS TONED LITH FILM (MACRO FILM) FOR INTER NEGATIVES OR
FOR LIGHT BOXES.
Session 20 Filters in B&W photography, how to use and why?
Demo on how to make reproductions of your work for galleries and portfolios.
*** Perhaps visit to exhibition . ***
Assign reading.
Reminder of assignment #4 Final Project "A Personal investigation."
I would like the project proposals today, if you have not done so. Session 21 Individual meetings with Romeo, if you have not had one. Session 22 Presentation and demo on mounting and matting.
Where to buy boards.
Demo on Spot Toning or printing.
PLEASE BRING A FEW PRINTS FROM YOUR FINAL PROJECT SO I CAN MAKE REPRODUCTIONS. Session 23 WORK ON FINAL CRITIQUE! Session 24 FINAL CRITIQUE (12 images and a written paragraph of the presentation). I may keep your work until the end of the week, so I can make reproductions for SACI documentation purposes.
All students must be present at both final critiques. Session 25 SACI CLOSED FOR EASTER MONDAY FINAL EXAM WEEK (April 14 to 17, 2009) Session 26 FINAL CRITIQUE (12 images and a written paragraph of the presentation). I may keep your work until the end of the week, so I can make reproductions for SACI documentation purposes.
All students must be present at both final critiques.

A sign-up sheet will be posted for the final critiques on session 21. Students have the option of signing up to have the final critique during Session 24 or Session 26, depending on the progress of the final project.

THERE ARE NO EXCUSES FOR MISSING A FINAL CRITIQUE! YOU ARE TO ATTEND BOTH SESSION 24 AND SESSION 26. STUDENTS CANNOT BOOK EARLY FLIGHTS OR MISS THEIR SCHEDUALED CRITIQUE ORDER. THIS IS YOU'RE A FINAL EXAM, AND IT IS CONDUCTED IN GROUP (CLASS) FORM NOT INDIVIDUALLY.


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