SA 162 Photography II 3 credits (CS)
This course will build off the material covered in Photography I, introducing
students to the process of light sensitive materials, black and white
film photography. Working with 35mm film cameras students will learn black
and white darkroom procedures, an introduction to alternative techniques
such as multiple printing, image collage and an introduction to a hybrid
analog-digital workflow. This course includes studio projects, lectures,
assigned readings, class discussions, individual and group critiques.
Students must provide their own film cameras (35mm or medium format roll
film) with manual operations including focus, aperture and shutter speed
adjustments. No automatic-only cameras are allowed. (Offered spring term)
Prerequisites: SA 161 Photography I.
To enhance the way
we look at the world around us, to learn to use photography to create
art in two dimensions. To become aware of the affects
of light and shadow. To appreciate the photo
work of others.
1) Using camera controls to go beyond the snapshot, creating
images that our eye can’t see.
2) To develop
awareness of the use and effect of photographic images in our society. Going beyond the “pretty picture”.
3) Become familiar with the basic history of creating images through
To acquire the knowledge and skills to create basic black and white photographs
through three parallel paths of understanding:
processes: cameras, exposures, developing
exerting artistic control, refining
your eye; lighting, point of view
3] meaning: is there substance to this image, does it connect with
the viewer, on what level?
information, links assignments and calendar
Class will consist of demonstrations and discussions
followed by practical exercises and assignments. There will be darkroom
lab sessions during class hours where students work independently with
instructor oversight. Students will also need to spend out-of-class
time to shoot and develop film. Working during open lab time outside
class time is necessary to complete assignments. Students are encouraged
to shoot many photographs. An average of one roll of film per week should
be shot, processed and proofed.
- Students will maintain a notebook/journal
that will contain class handouts and notes. It will also contain negatives
and contact sheets produced for class along with annotations
about shooting the film, and notes about prints from these negatives.
- Students will provide their
own camera, tripod, film and paper. They will learn about different
camera types and will be assisted in acquiring new equipment if necessary.
- Students will do research and
create original work reflecting the work of established artists that
- Students will demonstrate their mastery of photography with a final collection
of work assembled in a simple portfolio (grouping) for evaluation.
will be in class critiques. The critiques serve as a forum for the exchange
of ideas as they relate to the class assignment. Attendance is mandatory.
Missing a critique lowers your grade.
work will be graded on: individual progress and growth throughout the
semester, originality, craftsmanship, technique, level of challenge and
concept. The other part of your grade depends on your effort, class participation,
and , especially, your sense of exploration;
that is, your willingness to take risks in the process of creating art.
typical “A” student is a responsible and active learner who doesn’t take
shortcuts. He or she will follow all steps in the creative process, not
opting for an easy out when the project becomes difficult; will hand work
in on time; will participate fully in class; will ask questions; will
do extra work for the sheer pleasure and need to learn. As a result, his/her
work will show considerable growth beyond previous technical, expressive
and conceptual capabilities.
are collected and evaluated according to the following criteria:
Successful completion of project requirements - late work will be penalized
Quality of production
Conceptual development of art work
Participation in critiques and discussions
are broken down by: 1. Technical
2. Formal 3. Assignment goal 4. Effort/Challenge/CreativityClass
Participation/Presentation will be factored into your grade.
criterion is measured on a scale of 1-4. (4= excellent; 3=good; 2=average;
In-Class -Homework / Assignments
70% Quiz 20% Participation
Reviews, forms 10%
Excellent. Demonstrated a full understanding of techniques, concepts,
and theories covered in class; exceeds class expectations, self-motivated
and challenged; attends and participates in classes regularly. Submitted new work (not assignment submissions) for the final portfolio.
completed the assignment well and attended classes and critiques.
Average. Has completed the assignments, but without much effort
Failing. Not met the requirements of the class.
will not be tolerated. Make sure
you know what plagiarism is and how to avoid it.
Any student who turns in plagiarized work will fail the course. A description of plagiarism and other forms
of academic dishonesty are to be found at www.cazenovia.edu. Go
to Academics and click on Academic Policies.
Special needs students who
require accommodations in classroom or outside work or test taking procedures
should notify the Office of Special Services (ext. 7176). Communicate
with the instructor as soon as possible to put these accommodations in
place in and out of the classroom.
Lab use policy:
Attendance Policy: Three absences will not count against you during
the semester; each additional absence will result in a grade level deduction.
Two late arrivals count as an absence. If you are sick you will be considered
absent unless you have a doctor’s note. You know the dates and times of
the class, do not schedule appointments that conflict with class-time.
Missing 5 or more classes will result in a failing grade for the class.
If you miss a class, it is your responsibility to check the website and
a classmate so you can be prepared for the next class. If you know you
will be absent, notify the professor in advance. Missing a class even
with prior approval is still counted as an absence.
Quizzes cannot be made up without prior permission from the professor.
and Supplies needed:
camera with manual controls, (focus, shutter, aperture) normal
45 50 or 55mm lens
NO POINT-and-SHOOTS) extra batteries for your camera, instruction manual
or loupe for checking negatives and proof sheets
Text: A Short
Course in Photography London and Stone (Optional but recommended)
Film:10-14 rolls 35mm 36 exp mixed 400 speed and 100 speed (Kodak , Ilford )
5 Rolls 120 film (2¼ roll film) (not needed at beginning
8 x 10", glossy, resin coated (100 sheets) Kodak Polycontrast
RC, Ilford Multigrade
1 per roll to file and store negatives
Mat Board and Dry Mount Tissue (not needed at beginning of class)
clear page protectors to store prints, contact sheets (office supply
Hand towel(s), gloves-
if you have sensitive
Fine black sharpie
Lens cleaning tissue or microfiber cleaning cloth
Sources for equipment and supplies:
Ra-Lins 625 Burnet Ave, Syracuse, New
York 13203, 315-472-7872 www.ralins.com/cameras.htm
Johnson Camera 6565 Kinne Rd. De Witt,
NY 13214 http://www.johnsoncamera.com/
B & H Photo/Video, NYC
Mail order: 1-800-947-7785; www.bhphotovideo.com
Freestyle Photo Supplies /www.freestylephoto.biz
There are many other on-line suppliers of
photo supplies - consider buying in bulk with classmates to save money.
should be completed to the best of your ability, according to the project
criteria, and handed in on time. Each assignment is due on the date given,
so everyone may participate in the critique. The grade will be lowered
if work is handed in late. Once a grade is given, the assignment may be
reworked or redone and resubmitted for re-grading (with 1 grade penalty).
Incomplete projects receive an F.
and participation in critiques is essential for the successful completion
of this class. A missed critique will result in a failed grade on the
project. Participation and presentation during the critique is considered
on project evaluations.
simple portfolio (collection of matted prints) is due at the end of the
semester, during the last week of classes. The work is to be printed and
presented in a professional manner, using the presentation requirements
specified. It will be reviewed and returned to you during finals week.
The contents of the portfolio will be specified later in the course.
You are expected to keep the lab and studio area clean and orderly.
Be sure to leave your enlarger station neat. Do not put wet items around
the enlarger areas. Clean and stack trays. Notify instructor or monitor
if something is broken. At the end of the semester, you will be required
to do community lab service. Each student will receive an assigned task
to be completed before you pick up your final portfolio.
Exercises and AssignmentsThere will be some flexibility in the assignments
depending on how well the class progresses. The assignments listed below
may be modified, expanded, or eliminated to make the best use of our time
together. The goal is to establish an enriched and rewarding relationship
to photography. We should also strive to keep the experience gratifying
The class will simultaneously cover technical
and formal exercises and assignments.
They will not necessarily be in this order or coinside with each other.
What to do, How does it work?
How does it look, what does it mean? What type photographer are you?
vs Analog (Film)
you are as a photographer?
Short presentation to the class of your work and your inspirations.
sensitive materials. Photograms. Development basics
of Photo one: Exposure, Motion, DOF
shoot demonstrating photo one skills, your creative eye.
camera basics. Paper negatives
Design related shoot- shapes, shadows, textures,
test for proper film speed
calculator and options
basics - chemicals and procedures
shoot - images inspired by a poem, song, fable etc...
equipment, light source, lens
using your choice of experimental technique
sheet, Proper Proof
- Enlargement, focus, exposure, test strips
format shoot - variety of subjects to get used to equipment.
Collection of prints
- Burn and Dodge. Contrast control
formats - Medium and Large format
1/4 (120) film shoot and develop (camera supplied)
Personal exhibition - a thematic collection of images
dealing with an issue or cohesive concept, with a written artist
filters for subject contrast control
negatives for digital processing and printing
Sample of the semester's work
camera - double exposure
- darkroom - solarize, multiple negs
- matting, spotting, framing
Your processed film is a record of your work and
an indicator of your process in taking photographs. Contact sheets (proper
proofs) are required as a record of your work and as a way to evaluate
your techniques and creativity without making prints from every frame.
Contact sheets (proper proofs) and your film log must be filed and presented
with each assignment.
All contact sheets and your film log will be turned in with
your final portfolio on our last class meeting.
You will scan proof sheets for each shoot.
the semester you are encouraged to use your camera to create photographs
of personal interest in addition to the class assignments. They may be
related to another one of your classes. You might be inspired by some
of the examples of other photographers you have seen in class. You can
present these photographs for final evaluation along with your assignments.
You will keep a log-sheet/record of all the film you shoot and
develop (including mistakes)