Photography (PHOT)

PHOT 50  Commercial Photographic Application  (3.0 Units)  

This course will introduce the application of photographic imaging to the commercial marketplace. It will stress the use of photography as it applies to the graphic design field as well as portraiture, product and editorial applications. Business principles of this field will also be covered.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 100 PHOT 101

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

PHOT 51  Environmental Photography  (3.0 Units)  

This course will cover basic camera exposure and composition for a variety of outdoor settings. Topics include: landscape photography, animal photography, flower photography, sports photography, macro photography and outdoor portraits. The uses and understanding of filters, flash and film. Some field trips will be required.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 100 PHOT 101;

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

PHOT 54  Portfolio Design  (2.0 Units)  

This course will present viual problems for the student to solve the purpose of creating a traditional and digital portfolio.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 100 or PHOT 101

Lecture Hours: 27.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

PHOT 100  Beginning Photography  (3.0 Units)  

Grade Option. This is a course that introduces the basics of black and white photography. Technical and conceptual topics will be covered. Students will furnish their own cameras with manual controls. .

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to both UC/CSU

PHOT 101  Intermediate Photography  (3.0 Units)  

Topics covered in this intermediate photography course include but are not limited to an introduction to portraiture, lighting techniques, multiple light portrait photography, family/group portraiture, and night photography. An introduction to Adobe Photoshop will also be covered. This course can be completed with film or digital cameras. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 103  Alternative Imaging Process  (3.0 Units)  

This course will cover a variety of alternative 19th century photographic processes such as cyanotype, Van Dyke, hand-coloring and toning using traditional techniques as well as computer generated images. Plastic cameras and their use in creative image creation will be covered. Applying creative textures and borders will also be covered. Anyone with a high interest in creative image production should take this course. Grade Option.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 100 PHOT 111

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 105  Portraiture  (3.0 Units)  

This course will cover studio and outdoor portrait techniques, flash fill techniques as well as elements of commercial photography. This course may be completed with digital or film based cameras. Student must supply a DSLR camera or a 35mm manual film based camera.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 100 PHOT 111 and PHOT 101

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 106  Introduction to Photojournalism  (3.0 Units)  

This lab class is an introduction to the basics of photojournalism including basic photography skills, digital imaging, processing, composition, and production of written news stories.

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 110  Intermediate Photoshop  (3.0 Units)  

This course will introduce intermediate techniques of Adobe Photoshop and its application to digital media.

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 111  Beginning Digital Photography  (3.0 Units)  

This beginning digital photography course will cover imaging basics such as exposure control using shutter speeds and apertures, composition and lighting. Topics include the integration of traditional design, color and compositional principles utilizing contemporary digital methods and tools. This course will also use the computer to further manipulate digital images. The controls of digital cameras, scanning, editing, output and image enhancement will be covered.

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 115  History of Still Photography  (3.0 Units)  

This course surveys the history and development of photography across the globe from its inception to the present. Photographic works are investigated in relation to art history, cultural history and social history. This course ends with a consideration of photography in the digital age. Grade Option.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 133  Introduction to Photoshop  (3.0 Units)  

This course will introduce the basics of digital imaging and its application to digital photography.

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 138  Cooperative Education Photography  (1-8 Units)  

Cooperative Education: This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives. Please refer to the Cooperative Education section in this catalog for more information

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

PHOT 153  Photographic Lighting Techniques  (3.0 Units)  

This course will introduce the student to the fundamentals of lighting and its application to imaging processes. A range of topics will be covered that include portraiture, product and commercial applications.

Recommended Preparation: PHOT 100 PHOT 101 or PHOT 111

Lecture Hours: 36.00; Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only