Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 30, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHOT 201 - Photography II

(G and R only)

A transition course between basic photography and advanced photography courses. Students learn control techniques resulting in high-quality negatives, digital files, slides, and prints. Students work with various format cameras and explore photographic color theory. Lighting techniques are taught in detail including studio electronic flash lighting and continuous lighting. The working methods of the professional photographer are explored in the production of a portfolio of black-and-white and color images for commercial or fine art applications. PREREQUISITE(S): PHOT 150 , PHOT 161 , or consent of department. Two hours lecture, four hours laboratory each week. Formerly PG 201.

4 semester hours

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

  • Demonstrate the ability to conceptualize imagery outcomes creating a keenly- observed, dramatic, and skillful image. (Conceptualize an Image)
  • Demonstrate accurate use of reflective and incident light metering, as an application in the use of basic Zone System controls. (Advanced Light Metering)
  • Demonstrate use of lighting ratio control in and out of the studio. (Advanced Light Metering)
  • Demonstrate capture contrast control via exposure and development. (Capture Contrast Control)
  • Demonstrate use of printing techniques for contrast control. (Printing Control)
  • Employ archival paper processing techniques. (Printing Control)
  • Employ advanced print dodging and burning techniques. (Printing Control)
  • Demonstrate safe use of studio tools, lighting, and background systems. (Photo Studio Practice)
  • Demonstrate use of boom lights and large reflectors. (Photo Studio Practice)
  • Employ improvised lighting and background solutions. (Photo Studio Practice)
  • Employ basic tungsten setups for different portrait styles. (Tungsten Illumination)
  • Demonstrate control of specular and diffused illumination. (Tungsten Illumination)
  • Employ reflectors, gobos, barn doors, and scrims to control illumination. (Tungsten Illumination)
  • Demonstrate safety practices unique to tungsten lighting. (Tungsten Illumination)
  • Distinguish the differences between flash and tungsten lighting. (Electronic Flash Illumination)
  • Demonstrate ability to control power and lighting ratios with flash systems. (Electronic Flash Illumination)
  • Employ flash snoots, grids, barndooors, and “softboxes.” (Electronic Flash Illumination)
  • Demonstrate safety practices unique to flash. (Electronic Flash Illumination)
  • Employ small flash and in-camera flash units. (Electronic Flash Illumination)
  • Demonstrate ability to work with portrait subjects and model releases. (Working with People)
  • Employ both controlled and spontaneous approaches to subject posing. (Working with People)
  • Employ still life photography for personal and commercial use. (Still Life)
  • Demonstrate still life design and creative use of backgrounds and surfaces. (Still-Life)
  • Employ illumination unique to still lifes, such as tent lighting. (Still-Life)
  • Demonstrate ability to pre-visualize subject possibilities. (Architecture and Landscape)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of architectural photography using small cameras. (Architecture and Landscape)
  • Employ various lenses and filters to enhance dramatic possibilities. (Architecture and Landscape)
  • Demonstrate awareness of weather and time on illumination possibilities. (Architecture and Landscape)
  • Employ spot-metering and contrast control techniques for both subjects. (Architecture and Landscape)
  • Work with groups to complete two complex advertising illustrations. (Group Project)
  • Demonstrate ability to use various format cameras. (Camera Use)
  • Employ digital cameras to test lighting setups. (Digital Component)
  • Employ digital cameras for some assignments. (Digital Component)
  • Write an exhibit or photo book review that examines a photographer’s contribution while also critically discussing the imagery. (Writing Assignment)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of current professional photography practices and attitudes while using them for each assignment. (Professional Issues)
  • Assemble a portfolio from assignments and personal work. (Portfolios)

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