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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
Art/Fine Arts (FA)
Photography: From Photograms to Scanograms
From Photograms to Scanograms
Spring 2016
Course Type
Studio Course
Default Grading Method
Letter Grade
graduate students



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Lab fees cover shared materials and consumables used by the course as well as independent access to software.

These vary by studio area but include costs such as model fees, lumber and ground materials for certain projects, computer software access for all students, printer ink, and darkroom chemicals.

Low-tech means of producing analogue photographs and generating digital images; moving between the chemical darkroom to the digital lab; review of images captured by the earliest practitioners to work being produced by contemporary artists. Materials fee.
1. Define and explain technical information related to pinhole camera operations, basic image editing in Photoshop, and silver gelatin and archival inkjet printing procedures covered in reading assignments, lectures, and hands-on activities. 2. Properly produce assigned number of high quality silver gelatin and archival inkjet prints in the chemical darkroom and digital lab, which will demonstrate an understanding of the technical possibilities of chemical photography and digital imaging. 3. Create images that reveal an understanding of basic design principles and composition, ability to capture interesting quality of light, and successfully display a unique perspective within the assigned parameters of each project. 4. Compare and contrast high technical quality versus low technical quality prints, evaluate the aesthetic and compositional characteristics of individual and small groups of prints, and be able to verbally communicate the visual strengths and weaknesses of one’s own and other students’ prints during group and individual critiques. 5. Creatively complete a final project that meet a high level of aesthetic and compositional quality. The final project must demonstrate the student’s understanding of the contemporary context within which his/her portfolio exists and the historical traditions of photographic practice that inform his/her practice.
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