PHOTOGRAPHY 1 Lecture 1 Michael Yurgeles, Instructor
Course Description: Three (3) credit hours. Development of skills in the practical application of basic photographic principles including the proper exposure of film, the processing of film, print finishing and the creative aspects of photography.
COURSE OUTCOMES: Students will.... Employ the principles of operations of a variety of photographic equipment and darkroom procedures. Demonstrate knowledge of the basic principles relative to photographic exposure, film development, and paper processing through the creation of a portfolio of prints. Incorporate the elements and principles of design in the images they make to communicate ideas. Evaluate photographs using a variety of analytical approaches. Define and analyze a creative process, defining the concept of creativity and describing the components of a creative process in the field of photography. Explain how engaging in a creative process affects one's perception of the world.
PHOTOGRAPHY1 ClassNotes Michael Yurgeles,Instructor Lecture1 January27, 2014 • PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY: • Analog (mostlysilver based) • Digital • GENRESofphotography: • Journalism • Commercial/Advertising • Fine Art • Scientific • Personal • WHY STUDY “OLD SCHOOL” PHOTOGRAPHY? • Established art medium • Learn design(elements&principles) • Learn to usecameracontrols creatively(film anddigital) • Uniqueproduct with artistic and commercial viability(Example) • Archival advantages • MATERIALSFOR THIS COURSE • 35 mm camera • 35 mm black &white film HEADS UP-NOT this film: Kodak BW400CN C41 PROCESS ONLY!!!!! Can't do it in ourlab.
FIRSTCAMERAS: • PINHOLE CAMERA (Example) • CAMERA OBSCURA (Latin: “dark room”) • A Negative/PositiveProcess • LightSensitive material: • Film • Paper • Silver Salt (Silver bromide) ismostoftenused. It changestometallic silver inthepresenceof light. • Chapter2 CameraTypes SLR • RANGEFINDER • VIEW CAMERA • HOLGA • TWINLENS REFLEX DIGITAL • MEDIA: AmericanPhotography:A CenturyofImages. • Reading Assignment:Chapter1&2 inHorenstein& Chapter1&2 inWorkbook. Due nextMonday.
GENRES of photography: • Journalism Steve McCurry SharbatGula, 1984
Fine Art Edward Weston. Nude, Charis, Santa Monica 1936
Scientific Harold “Doc” Edgerton
COURSE RESOURCES WWW.YURGELES.NET/students LIBRARIES
Henry Horenstein Kim Mosley
LENSES • FIXED • ZOOM • MANUAL FOCUS • AUTO FOCUS
OPTIONAL….BUT REALLY SWELL! LENS FILTERS UV, SKYLIGHT, YELLOW, ORANGE, RED, GREEN, ETC.
OTHER PHOTOGRAPHIC SUPPLIES NEGATIVE FILE SLEEVES 7 ROWS OF 5 FRAMES
NO YES • X X Black & White 35mm film
Black & White Photo Paper/ Resin Coated- “RC” Type 8”x 10” 25 sheets per package glossy/pearl/luster/matte surfaces
PHOTOGRAPHY TODAY: • Analog (mostly silver bromide based) • -Uses film (1830’s) • Digital (1990’s) • -uses sensor
WHY STUDY “OLD SCHOOL” PHOTOGRAPHY? • Established art medium • Learn design (elements & principles) • Learn to use camera controls creatively • Unique product with artistic and commercial viability (Example) • Archival advantages
+ GRAPHY = DRAWING
400 BC - Founder of Mohism, Mo-ti, is attributed with the first known mention of the basic concept of a pinhole camera.
A long time ago I watched a partial solar eclipse by using the pinhole effect of leaves.Cape Sebastian, Oregon- Mr. Johnson
Using it to study perspective, Leonardo da Vinci provides the first detailed description of the pinhole camera in the Codex atlanticus (c. 1485).
Tim’s Vermeer A quest for understanding how Vermeer may have used optical devices as painting aids. Movie Clip Movie Trailer Johannes Vermeer Girl with a Pearl Earring, c. 1665