Class Schedule, Spring 2012
All classes meet Thursdays 2 to 5 PM, in the room indicated below. Using this schedule, decide what items you need to bring to each class, e.g. camera, negatives to be developed or printed, flash drive, etc.
Bring camera to next class
Assignment 1: Journal - ongoing
Photo session: Bracketing and space
Due 3/22: Assignment 2: Time and a sense of place
Look at work of Olafur Eliasson
Practice abstracting spaces and photographing.
Darkroom Lab: Film Developing & Printing
Develop film, make contact sheets and at least (3) b&w 8x10 prints from each roll. Experiment.
Make three good photograms. Develop a roll of film on your own.
Look up the history of photograms.
Review of Darkroom Technique; Zone System
Due 3/22: Self portrait
Photo Session - focus is on portraits and Shadows (8x10 camera)
Have at least several digital images ready to use for next week's class
Develop film from Photo Session
First Photoshop Session
For next class 3/15: Make a self-portrait digital negative image in Photoshop
Create (on transparency) a negative of the image produced in Photoshop
Alt Process Workshop
Due 3/22: Finish cyanotype images
Introduction to Cyanotypes
Look up history of cyanotypes
Alt Process & Digital Neg. Lab
Use both the 8 x 10 negatives and the digital negatives to create an expressive, aesthetically pleasing, self- portrait from this mix of old and new techniques
Presentation and Critique of work
Due 4/26: Make a sequence of 3-5 photograms that tell a story - a photogramic comic strip
Due 4/26: Each student submits an "Image-Idea", a sequence of five b&w prints that collectively express one idea, all made with classical darkroom techniques.
Field Trip MFA
Write up your impressions from the Museum.
Observe how other photographers, and artists working in other imaging media (e.g., painting), have used their techniques and materials to grapple with representing spaces, objects, and people in their images.
Due 4/26: Create a graphic art poster using your words and images from one or more of the artworks you viewed at the MFA. This needs to be printed out and also able to be projected.
Find interesting subjects within the MFA (inclduing the building itself) and photograph them.
Work on Photoshop.
Due 4/26: Shoot a roll of color print film, have it developed, and have a photo cd made from it.
Make a layout for your digital portfolio and final project.
*Reminder Due 4/26: B&W Photo Print presentation of Image-Idea in (5) prints due next class 4/26.*
Presentation and Critique of Work
Due 5/3: Work on defining your final proj. idea. Do a short writeup.
Major review of each student's images to date. Assignments reviewed include the MFA word art posters and printout, the photogramic comic strip, and the Image-Idea sequence of 5 images expressing one concept.
Look at work of Jerry Uelsmann, Scott Mutter, and, John Paul Caponigro.
Due 5/10: Work on color printing.
Discuss Final Project Ideas
Due 5/10: Put together a short photo-essay from the field trip.
Field Trip MIT Musuem
Review of photo-essay from MIT Musueum
Work on final projects: prepare hard copy and electronic copy of final project with write-up, prepare digital copy of term work portfolio.
Work on Final Projects
Final Project Presentations
Collective critique and celebration of your creations!