Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog 
    Oct 20, 2020  
Montgomery College 2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ARTT 252 - Photographic Expression II

(G and TP/SS only)

Problems designed to achieve mastery of basic still photographic techniques with an emphasis on individual creative expression. This course will allow for experimental projects in black-and-white photography. PREREQUISITE(S): ARTT 152  or consent of department. One hour lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly AR 204.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate creative problem solving through the application of abstract theoretical concepts, development of observational skills, and the use of technical skills.
  • Utilize concepts of two-dimensional composition to expand understanding of the structure of photographic works of art. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Analyze photographic works of art using the vocabulary of design, both in written and oral expression. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Describe the significance of work of early photographers in terms of cultural, political, and scientific impact. (Abstract Theoretical Concepts)
  • Identify various lighting situations and distinguish the effects of lighting on the photographic image. (Observational Skill)
  • Compare the effects and creative possibilities of various photographic filters used on cameras and enlargers. (Observational Skill)
  • Explore contemporary and historical applications of darkroom technologies in works made by professionals in the field of photographic art. (Observational Skill)
  • Explain the basic concepts of the Zone System and apply those concepts in the creation of well-exposed film negatives. (Observational Skill)
  • Create a cohesive and innovative series of photographs using a range of exposure and darkroom techniques. (Technical Skill)
  • Describe and demonstrate the subtleties of various film, paper, and chemical combinations in the creation of black and white photographic images. (Technical Skill)
  • Utilize various types of lighting equipment and arrangements and demonstrate their use. (Technical Skill)

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