Photography (PHOT)



100 Basic Black-and-White Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6; or English 105 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to basic camera handling skills and the aesthetics of photography. Emphasis is placed on how to use cameras, lenses, exposure meters, flash, enlargers, related equipment and compositional skills to create original images. Laboratory practice includes Black-and-White film processing, printing and presentation. This course is intended for students majoring in Photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

102 Directed Photo Lab Studies - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Pass/No Pass Only)

Corequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Photography 100 or 143, with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a supervised laboratory in darkroom and/or digital photography. Emphasis is placed on refinement of personal photographic skills. AA/AS; CSU.

103 Intermediate Directed Photo Lab Studies - 3 hours lab, 1 unit (Pass/No Pass)

Prerequisite:Photography 102 with a grade of “Pass” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a project-based supervised lab in darkroom and/or digital photography at the intermediate level. Emphasis is placed on instruction and practice in photo lab and photo editing techniques. AA/AS; CSU.

105 Introduction to Photography - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 101 or English 105 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This is a basic photography course for non-photo majors covering how to use cameras, lenses, exposure meters and similar equipment using flash and available light. Use of various films including black and white, color slide, color negative, and digital image acquisition are covered. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

109 Photographic Composition and Design - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Photography 100 or Photography 143 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is a study of composition as applied to photography. Emphasis is placed on identifying and isolating compositional elements for a photograph. Topics include the Golden Rectangle/Golden Mean and the Rule of Thirds as applied to photographic arts. This course is intended for students majoring in photography and anyone pursuing a career in photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

125 Photo Business Operations - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 or 143, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6 or English 105 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course covers basic business organization and planning techniques appropriate for media and photographic production businesses, including pre-production planning, budgeting and scheduling. Topics include an exploration of a variety of current photography related business operations, portfolio development and presentation skills. This is a course for photography majors and those seeking career opportunities in photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

126 Legal Issues for Photographers - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R6 and W6.
This course covers basic business organization and planning techniques appropriate for media and photographic production businesses, including pre-production planning, budgeting and scheduling. Topics include an exploration of a variety of current photography related business operations, portfolio development and presentation skills. This is a course for photography majors and those seeking career opportunities in photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

127 Self Promotion for Professional Photographers - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 or Photography 143 each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is designed to cover techniques and approaches used to promote a professional photography business and/or the sales of photographs for display or stock agencies. Emphasis is placed on strategies, promotional campaigns, personal and business resources available, and photo-specific sales techniques. This course is designed for the serious intermediate or advanced photography student intent upon earning revenue with their photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

135 Intermediate Black-and-White Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course provides students with intermediate level instruction and practice in black and white film exposure and development procedures and printing. Emphasis is placed on various techniques for enhancing black and white negative and print quality. Topics also include composition, visual communication skills, use of light, lighting control and equipment. Instruction includes use of 35 mm format and an introduction to medium format cameras. This course is intended for students majoring in Photography and as preparation for higher level courses in the program. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

143 Introduction to Digital Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in Photography 105 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to the methods and processes involved in photographic image acquisition, optimization and output used in Digital Photography. Emphasis is placed on the evolution from traditional, analog/wet darkroom to digital approaches to photography and the relationship between these approaches. This course is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in photography. Students should provide digital or film camera with manual controls. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

145 Color Transparency Photography - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent
This course is an introduction to color photography. Emphasis is placed on color perception, color theory, and the principles of color as they apply to transparency/slide films. This includes a comparison of color negative and Black & White (B/W) materials. Topics include exposure techniques, camera filters, composition, and the types and characteristics of light. This course is designed for intermediate-level photography students. AA/AS; CSU.

150 History of Photography - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This class is a survey of the history and development of photography and traces the various scientific and aesthetic issues involved in creating the ‘light-based’ image. It traces its progress from being a tool of fine art mediums through its involvement in the digital revolution. The course examines photography’s social/cultural/economic impact, its impact on the study of history, and discusses present and future directions. This course is intended for students majoring in Photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

155 Color Photography, Negative - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Photography 135 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course will explore the concepts of using color negative photography materials with the emphasis on proper film exposure, printing procedures, and color composition. The topics covered will include the theory of color, color perception, visual concepts, and lighting control. The student will be shown the proper techniques for exposing and processing color negatives, printing from color negative materials, print finishing and presentation and understanding and using various light sources with color negative materials, both in the studio and on location. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

156 Color Photography Positive - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Photography 135 and Photography 145, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course will cover the concepts and techniques of using color positive/reversal photography materials, with the emphasis on proper film exposure, printing procedures, and color composition. The topics covered will include: the theory of color; color perception; visual concepts; and light and lighting control. The student will be shown the proper techniques for exposing and processing color positive materials, printing with color positive materials, print finishing and presentation, and the use of various light sources both in the studio and on location. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

160 Book Publishing for Photographers - 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 1.5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Art-Graphic Design 100 or Photography 100, 105 or 143, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course is a hands-on study of book publishing for photographers. Emphasis is placed on concept creation, layout, design and assembly strategies, and publishing and promotion options. This course is designed for intermediate-level photography students with an interest in creating photographic books for portfolio, monograph or self-promotion purposes. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

165 Electronic Portfolios for Photographers - 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Photography 180 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent Student needs photo/image editing skills to produce internet ready files.
This course is a hands on study in the development of an electronic portfolio to showcase work and/or function as a sales tool for their work and professional services. Emphasis is placed on the special layout and design needs of photographic web sites for showing and selling images. The course is designed for intermediate and advanced photo students ready to put one’s own work and creative services online for sale. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

180 Digital Imaging - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is an introduction to the theories and methods of computer use in image making utilizing both traditional photography and advanced technology. The course provides hands on experience in using computer technology as a digital darkroom. Emphasis is on the use of industry standard photo editing software. Focus is on the applications and principles of image creation, manipulation, and enhancement for visual expression and communication using digital technology. This course is for photography students who can demonstrate a basic level skill with Photoshop. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

181 Intermediate Digital Imaging -1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 180 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course presents the theory and practice required for an intermediate level of image creation and visual communication utilizing traditional and digital photography methods. Students explore a variety of creative techniques for producing, editing and altering images using computers, software and digital tools. Emphasis is placed on the skills required by technical assistants in the world of commercial photography. The course is designed for intermediate and advanced Photo students. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

200A Photographic Lighting Techniques - 2.1 hours lecture, 5.7 hours lab, 4 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Photo 200.
This course is the study of the lighting concepts, techniques, and equipment used in all phases and types of film and digital photography. Emphasis is on the understanding, control, and manipulation of lighting and lighting equipment using both additive and subtractive lighting techniques. This includes the use of studio and portable lighting equipment, and the techniques of mixing natural and man-made light. Other topics include: related special shooting techniques; multiple exposure; matte-boxing; using a shooting light-table; painting with light and advertising/product-specific lighting considerations. This course is designed for advanced students in photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

203 Intermediate Lighting Techniques - 2.25 hours lecture, 5.5 hours lab, 4 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 200A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course is designed for intermediate level photo students to add higher level techniques and skills to the student’s repertoire. Emphasis is placed on increasing the student’s repertoire to include the use of mixed light, location lighting, painting with light, Green/Blue screen sets and the use of a light table. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

204 Creative Photographic Techniques .67 hours lecture, .99 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 or 143, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for maximum credit for Photography 265G.
This course is for intermediate and advanced photo students and provides a broad base of creative photographic techniques involving digital, traditional, and artistic methods such as canvas printing, image transfers, high contrast/litho imaging, Photoshop filters, large format Polaroid, specialty films, and more. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

205 Travel Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in: Photography 100, 105, or 143, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course provides photography students with the necessary concepts and techniques to improve their image-making while traveling to prepare them for careers in photojournalism or commercial travel imaging. The course covers film and digital, color and black and white, infrared, tripods and night shooting, lens selection, filters, darkroom work, printing, luggage, X-ray, and much more. This course is designed for students planning a career in stock, editorial, travel, or assignment photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

206 Advanced Creative Techniques - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent. 
This course for advanced photography students covers a broad range of creative photographic techniques involving digital, traditional, and artistic methods. Topics may include canvas printing, image transfers, high contrast/litho imaging, Photoshop filters, large format Polaroid, and/or specialty films. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

 
211 Analog Creative Photographic Techniques - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course for intermediate level photography students covers a range of specialty techniques using non-traditional camera types, including “toy” and pinhole cameras. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

212 Creative Digital Techniques - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This short course for intermediate and advanced photography students covers High Dynamic Range Imaging (HDRI) techniques used to expand the capture range of digital imaging chips and/or to push processing into impressionistic or surreal output. (FT) AA/AS; CSU. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

213 Intermediate Analog Creative Techniques - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 or Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course for intermediate and advanced photography students covers the use of infrared film and modified digital cameras to capture a part of the spectrum unseen by human eyes. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

214 Intermediate Digital Creative Techniques - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course for intermediate and advanced photography students covers the use of multi-shot techniques to create panoramas, mosaics (multirow panoramas), and extended depth of field using digital editing techniques. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

215 Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 or 143, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Digital Journalism 215.
This class covers the use of photographs to illustrate news stories, feature stories, and other narrative content. It explores the equipment used by professional photojournalists in this field, and their interaction with the photo editor/buyer. It examines the approaches to the creation of their images from the objective news photo to the persuasive documentary image. The course is designed for intermediate to advanced photo and journalism students with an interest in pictorial media. This course is cross listed with Digital Journalism 215. (FT) AA/AS; CSU. AA/AS; CSU.

216 Advanced Analog Techniques - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 135 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course for advanced photography students introduces historical and alternative photographic processes used in both the fine art and commercial world. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

217 Advanced Digital Techniques - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course for advanced photography students covers the creation of quality darkroom prints (silver, cyanotype, etc.) from digital files, including digital single lens reflex (DSLR), iPhone, or scanned negatives. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

218 Intermediate Photographic Techniques - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course for intermediate photography students covers the equipment and techniques used for macro and close up photography. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

 219 Printing on Canvas or Other Materials - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course for intermediate photography students covers the techniques and materials involved in printing on canvas or other unusual surfaces. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

220 Portraiture - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 200A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course covers camera types and formats, lenses, films, and accessory equipment used for portrait photography. Emphasis is placed on different types and sources of light, both in the studio and on location, use of black and white (B/W) and color films and digital capture, posing techniques and proper use of cosmetics, clothing, etc. Topics also include the physical, psychological, and compositional aspects and characteristics of different portrait styles.This course is intended for intermediate and advanced photography students. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

221 Fine Art and Photography - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Photography 150 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course for intermediate and advanced photography students covers the definitions and characteristics of fine art photography. Various fine art photographers are examined with an emphasis in the visual tools they use to create fine art work. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

224 Color Management for Digital Photography - 0.6 hours lecture, 1.2 hours lab, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 243 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This highly technical course for advanced photography students covers the implementation of a precise color management system to allow accurate color to flow from capture to output. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

230 Advertising Photography - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100, Photography 143 and Photography 200A, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This advanced photography course emphasizes production of photographs to sell a client’s product or service using film and digital materials. Students explore the photographer’s role in the advertising industry through course assignments. Topics include terminology used in the advertising field, layout production, working to layouts, the psychology of ad design, use of color, and lighting equipment and lighting techniques. This course is designed for advanced photography students. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

235 Advanced Black and White Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 135 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course concentrates on advanced theory and practice of black and white (B&W) photography including professional applications, specialized processes, and mastery of dark room skills with an emphasis on individual expression. Topics include advanced printing techniques, film, paper types, toners, and archival processing. This course is designed for advanced photography students. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

237 Historic & Alternative Photo Processes - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 135 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This class introduces and demonstrates many of the historic and non-traditional photo processes that are still being used to create unique images. These may include cyanotypes, tintypes, Van Dykes, Platinum and Palladium prints as others. It is designed for advanced photo students exploring new ways to express their photographic vision. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

240 Large Format Photography - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Photography 135 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course offers instruction and practice in view-camera techniques used in architecture, advertising, product, landscape, and other commercial and artistic applications in black and white (B&W), color film and digital. Emphasis is placed on using the camera’s optical movements for perspective, depth of field, and distortion control and image manipulation. Topics include processing sheet film, close-up and copy work. This course is designed for intermediate and advanced photography students. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

243 Advanced Digital Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 143 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course further hones the skills learned in the Introduction to Digital Photography course. Emphasis is placed on capturing, retouching, and printing digital files. Topics include High Dynamic Range and Enhanced Depth of Field imaging, singleand multi-row stitching for unlimited resolution, and shooting tethered for professional photo sessions. This course is designed for advanced photography students who have a solid foundation in basic digital acquisition and editing. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

245 Landscape and Nature Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 or Photography 105 or Photography 143, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Photography 265C.
This course explores the application of film and digital photography in the natural outdoor setting. From images of the “Grand Landscape” to details and abstracts drawn from nature, the class studies effect of light, exposure, composition, concepts of isolation and context, color theory, and various camera shooting techniques along with the work of major landscape and nature photographers. The class is designed for intermediate level photo students who have basic film or digital skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

250 Fashion Photography - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 200A with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This advanced course is a hands-on study of fashion photography. Emphasis is placed on the use of photographic equipment and lighting techniques specific to the creation of professional photographs suitable for publication in fashion magazines and advertisements. Students assemble a photographic team, create promotional collateral and prepare a portfolio for use in the field. This course is designed for advanced photography students and photographers currently working in the field. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

257 Wedding and Event Photography - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 or 143, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Photography 180 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course covers the techniques, equipment, and approaches used by wedding and event photographers. It identifies the “must have” shots, the use of assistants, digital equipment, check lists, working with clients. This course is for advanced level photo students. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

258 Production for Commercial Photography - 2 hours lecture, 2 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Photography 200 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: Photography 125 or 230, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course introduces the role of the Commercial Photography Producer and covers the tasks and skills needed such as identifying and obtaining locations, wardrobe, talent, stylists and props as well as special equipment. It is designed for advanced photo students with a good knowledge of professional equipment and skills. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

259 The Photographic Portfolio - 1.5 hours lecture, 4.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Photography 100 or 143, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course covers the design, fabrication, editing, sequencing, assembly, and presentations of portfolios of work for professional photo students wanting to sell their photographic services or products and for art photographers seeking to show their work in galleries or museums. It is designed for intermediate and advanced students to create and polish their portfolios. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

290 Independent Study in Photography - 3-9 hours lab, 1-3 units (Grade Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for enrollment.
Advanced individual projects in Photography. Open only to those photo students who have exhausted departmental offerings in their area of emphasis. Independent Study contract between student and professor required. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page 124. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.