NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

Advanced Digital Photography

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Advanced Digital Photography
    B. Course Number: AR 123D - 10160
    C. Semester: Spring 2017
    D. Days/Time: Th 6:00:00 PM - 9:00:00 PM
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Bullard, Bryant
    G. Office: none
    H. Email Address: bbullard@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: none
    J. Office Hours:
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Although Dgitial Photography Class (AR113D) is not a prerequisite, it is highly recommended before entering this advanced Digital Photography Class
    M. Corequisite(s):
    N. Class Location: HAC117
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course assumes a basic working understanding of the digital camera and its controls. Coverage will include digital camera control techniques for the production of predictable and creative manipulation of images. Additionally, the student will have the opportunity to learn more advanced techniques involving the use of image editing software and control of specific effects. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    This course will begin the preparation of students for career paths in the digital photography and related digital technology.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Point and shoot cameras are acceptable however
    DSLR cameras are the preferred camera to use for this advanced course.

    2G or more USB Flash Drive

    Camera Tripod

    Suggested:

    NONE

    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    

    Grading will be based on the following:

    1. Attendance 25% of grade
    2. Assignments 30% of grade
    3. In Class Lab 30% of grade
    5. Photo Show 15% of grade

    Plagiarism - The practice of taking someone else's work or ideas and passing them off as one's own.

    ANYONE CLAIMING SOMEONE ELSE'S WORK AS THEIR OWN OR TAKING A PHOTOGRAPH OF SOMEONE ELSE'S PHOTOGRAPH FOR THE CLASS WILL RECEIVE AN F.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    1. Students will perform or create a piece of work that embodies skills and competence in their area of focus.
    2. Students will demonstrate the ability to use a variety of techniques to create a successful piece of work.
    3. Students will identify the effective reasoning and rationale behind decisions made during the production of their work.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    At the conclusion of the course, the successful student should be able to,

    • understand ones own digital photography needs in order to determine what equipment would be appropriate to meet those requirements.
    • explain, in detail, and apply a solid understanding of a digital camera’s features and controls.

    describe in detail the principles, terminology, and application of artistic composition in photographs.
    • explain, in detail, and apply the use of a digital camera, in any setting, while in manual mode.
    • discuss, in detail, the advantages and limitations of digital photography
    • expertly demonstrate the use of digital cameras and associated computer hardware and software for creating, modifying, and producing images for print.
    • demonstrate appropriate techniques for framing subject matter, shooting an artistic photograph, and adjusting the digital image to produce a high quality photo print.
    • prepare digital photographic images for submission to photo contest and art galleries.
    Explain in detail the use of High Dynamic Range Software to produce HDR images

  10. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Although not required, a basic knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system environment such as creating folders and navigaton thru folders will add much more to the classroom experience.

  11. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at specialneeds@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy
    Attendance is required at every session of each course for which the student is enrolled. When unavoidable circumstances make attendance impossible, students must provide a satisfactory explanation of their absences to their professors. College-sponsored activities are considered excused absences and the appropriate sponsor of those students who will be absent from class will notify professors. Students having absences due to college-sponsored activities will need to make arrangements with the affected classes / professor to take care of required work; however, arrangements for make-ups should be made within a reasonable time frame, usually within one week of the absence. Regarding make-up work, absences due to late registration are considered the same as regular absences.

    Cell Phones/Pagers
    All cell phones and pagers must be turned off when the student is participating in any lecture, laboratory, or other learning activity.

    Classroom Conduct
    The professor is responsible for maintaining a class environment best suited for effective learning. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to attend the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class.

    Food and Drink Policy
    Food items and soft drinks may not be consumed in NMJC classrooms. Students are also discouraged from bringing food and drink items into the classroom even though these items remain in sealed packaging. Bottled water is permissible.

    No Children in the Classroom
    In order to adhere to instructional procedures as well as maintain the safety of children, NMJC’s policy of no children in the classrooms (lecture, lab, etc.) will be followed.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Smoking/Use of Tobacco
    New Mexico Junior College is cognizant of the health hazards associated with smoking / use of tobacco for the smoker, as well as the non-smoker. In an effort to provide a healthy environment for students, employees, and others who may frequent the campus, NMJC prohibits smoking / use of tobacco inside any campus building or facility.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse and the Academic Success Center located in Mansur Hall room 123 and 124.

    Withdrawal Policy
    Regular, punctual attendance is required for all classes at NMJC. Although the professor has the right to drop any student who has missed the equivalent of 2 weeks of instruction (based on a 16 week semester) whether it’s a face to face, online, or a hybrid course, it is not guaranteed that the professor will drop the student. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, 2017. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  12. CRITICAL INCIDENT AND EVACUATION PLAN
  13. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  14. FINALS SCHEDULE
  15. COURSE OUTLINE

    This course outline is tentative and is subject to change.

    Wk. 1 .Introductions
    .Go over Syllabus
    .Refresh knowledge file types, archiving, saving and storing digital images
    .cover needed gear for semester

    Wk. 2 Re-Introduction to Adobe Bridge and Adobe Raw

    Wk. 3 Introduction to photoshop tools and plugins

    Wk. 4 Using layers in Photoshop
    Photoshop lab

    Wk. 5 Advanced Monochrome with Silver Effex Pro
    Photoshop lab

    Wk. 6 Advanced filters with Color Effex Pro
    Photoshop lab

    Wk. 7 HDR photography
    Photoshop lab

    Wk. 8 Review Shutter speed ,aperture, metering,focus,bracketing, panning techniques

    Wk. 9 Hands on Rules of composition
    Outdoor lab on Campus

    Wk. 10 Advanced Still life/product photography
    indoor lab at Western Heritage Museum

    Wk. 11 Hands on Portrait lighting and Techniques
    indoor studio lab on Campus

    Wk. 12 Hands on Portrait lighting and Techniques
    outdoor lab on Campus

    Wk. 13 Hands on Landscape Photography
    outdoor lab at Harry Mc Adams Park

    Wk. 14 Using Photoshop to prepare prints for exhibits

    Wk. 15 Preparing Pictures for Photography Show

    Wk. 16 Photography Show! /Final exam