Art Ex/Photography 1 UC/CSU One Semester 5 credits
This is an introductory course offering students basic training in how to correctly use a 35mm camera, how to develop and store film, how to make contact prints and how to make enlargements in the darkroom. Shooting assignments will concentrate on people, places and events in the community and surrounding environment with an emphasis on the Elements and Principles of Design as well as the understanding of compositional techniques. The history of photography as an art form will also be studied, along with the works of several photography masters. Basic digital editing in Photoshop will be introduced in this course. Photography 1 is a good preparation for continuation in the sequential photography program at Tam. Additionally, it provides a good foundation for future staff work on the school’s news magazine and/or PAI as well as a prerequisite for successive Photo classes.