course descriptions

Not every course is offered every semester. Please check the online LACC Schedule to see what's being offered during a specific semester.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 1

Elementary Photography

6 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite:  Photography 10 or 20 with a satisfactory grade, or approval of Black and White portfolio of 10  to 15 prints, by instructor, which must be presented to the instructor during semester previous to semester of enrollment. All work in the portfolio, including processing, must be by the student.

Advisory:  Photography 28 and English 28/31 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours.  Laboratory 9 hours.

The beginning course for Photography majors, with intensive training in all phases of professional techniques, emphasizing view camera operation, exposure and development control of film, printing for optimum technical and aesthetic values, basic lighting techniques, theory of photographic processes, and basic sensitometry. Estimated material cost is approximately $225. Owning a professional quality light meter is recommended. Owning medium format or 4x5 camera equipment is not essential.

Acceptable for Art 287 credit, CSULA.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 3

Basic Commercial Fields

6 UNITS - (A)

Prerequisite: Photography 1 with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory: Photography 28 and English 28/31 with a satisfactory grade.

Lecture 3 hours.  Laboratory 9 hours.

Concept, design and specialization subject lighting for commercial advertising is emphasized.  Studio electronic flash and accessories are utilized.  Color 4 x 5 transparencies and prints, digital prints, and black and white enlarging is incorporated in assignments. 

Estimated material cost is approximately $300-$400. Owning camera equipment is recommended, but not essential.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 6

ADVANCED COMMERCIAL PHOTOGRAPHY

3 UNITS – (RPT 1) (CSU)

Prerequisite: Photography 3 with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory: Art 201 Recommended concurrent enrollment in Photo 28 or 33.

Advisory: English 28 or equivalent.

Professional lighting techniques for commercial subjects is stressed in conjunction with specialized assignments related to current commercial requirements and practices including publication illustration.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 7

EXPLORING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

3 UNITS

Advisory:  English 28/31 or equivalent

Lecture 3 hours.

An introductory course in the uses and applications of professional digital SLR cameras.  Camera controls, elements of composition, and photographing with natural light will be stressed.  Professional digital cameras may be provided by the department for student use.  Students may use their own cameras to supplement assignments.  Owning a digital camera is not a requirement but is highly recommended.

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PHOTOGRAPHY 10

Beginning Photography

3 UNITS - (UC: CSU)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Photography 28 and English 28/31 or equivalent. 

Lecture 2 hours.  Laboratory 3 hours.

Basic principles of photography from the mechanical creation of the image with camera and film to enlarging the photograph for display, while applying the guidelines of composition, communication and self-expression.  35 mm single lens camera required.  Automatic cameras are OK, but they must have manual shutter speed and lens opening capability.  An approximate supply cost is $125.  You must attend the first lecture meeting, or be replaced by students wishing to add.  The first scheduled class is the first lecture meeting.  Do not attend the first lab meeting.  Labs will meet only after announced in lecture class. 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 15

Fundamentals of Portraiture

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Photography 1 with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Photography 28.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

This course offers a study of modern photographic lightings in portraiture, using professional cameras and lighting equipment.  Photographic films, exposure factors, developing techniques, and print display are presented.  Lightings for groups, environmental portraiture and posing techniques are studied as well.

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PHOTOGRAPHY 17

Introduction to Color Photography

3 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Photography 10 or 20 or equivalent with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

Students enrolled in this class will learn about color photography from its beginning to the present with new materials on the present market.  Light and its characteristics are studied in order to better understand perception and the individual’s interpretation of color.  Estimated cost is $100.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 20

Beginning Photojournalism

4 UNITS - (CSU)

Advisory: Concurrent enrollment in Photography 28 and English 28/31 with a satisfactory grade.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours to be arranged.

Photography for those interested in becoming photographers for publications (magazines, wire services, newspapers, in-plant publications).  Provides instruction, practice and application with cameras, shooting, procedures, and darkroom processing and photojournalism methods.

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PHOTOGRAPHY 22

Creative Photo-Vision

3 UNITS – (RPT 2) (A)

Prerequisite: Photography 1 with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory: Photography 28.

Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

Designed as a workshop in sensitive seeing, this course offers photography students some of the avenues of self-expression through nontraditional photographic techniques including non-silver processes, collage, hand-coloring, serial imagery and other alternative processes.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 28

Laboratory Processes

1 UNIT – (RPT 3) (A)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Laboratory 3 hours.

This course is designed for the photography student who wishes to increase laboratory skills, relative to concurrent photography classes, through extended contact with equipment and faculty. Students will not be permitted to use any of the photo lab facilities if they drop or are excluded from the main photo lecture section.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 33

Advanced Laboratory Processes

1 UNIT – (RPT 3) (A)

Prerequisite: Photography 28 with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Laboratory 3 hours.

This course will concentrate on lab instruction designed to familiarize students with safety factors and the technology of film and paper processes. Students will not be permitted to use any of the photo lab facilities if they drop or are excluded from the main photo lecture section.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 34

History of Photography

3 UNITS – (UC:CSU)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

A survey of the historical development of the medium including major technological inventions and advancements, styles and movements, and important photographers from 1826 through the 1960’s. Special attention is paid to the impact of the photographic image and how it has shaped modern culture worldwide.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 46

Photographic Digital Imaging {Adobe Photoshop}

3 UNITS -  (A)

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Lecture 2  hours. Laboratory 3 hours.

This digital imaging course incorporates the use of computers and photo digitizing software to alter, enhance, and create new images that can be output to film and print media.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 49

Advanced Photographic Digital Imaging

6 UNITS - (CSU)

Prerequisite: Photography 46 with a satisfactory grade.

Advisory: English 28/31 or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours.

(see "Health Advisory" under Certificate Programs)

This digital imaging course will incorporate the use of photographic and graphic design digital software, scanners, printers, and cameras to create and output images.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 50

Specialty Fields

3 UNITS – (RPT 3) (A)

Prerequisite: Photography 3 with a satisfactory grade or instructor’s approval of advanced level portfolio.

Laboratory 9 hours.

An independent study course designed to create a photography portfolio. This class is designed for advanced students and gives special attention to their individual concepts and goals.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY 107

INTERMEDIATE DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Photo 007 and Photo 46.

Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours.

An in-depth course in the workflow of professional digital photography. RAW capture, processing, color management, archiving, transferring files, and printing will be stressed. Students will also explore studio lighting using tungsten lights and will develop a portfolio demonstrating technical and aesthetic proficiency. A limited number of professional digital cameras may be provided by the department for student usage. Owning a digital SLR camera is not a requirement but is highly recommended.

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PHOTOGRAPHY 207

ADVANCED DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

3 UNITS

Prerequisite: Photo 107

Lecture 2 hours, Laboratory 3 hours.

An advanced course in the technical and practical aspects of professional digital photography. Topics will include: advanced RAW processing, advanced archiving, advanced digital SLR techniques, electronic flash for the studio and on location, as well as digital tech training including PhaseOne software and the medium format digital back. Additionally, students will learn self-promotion techniques, practice professionalism in the photographic industry, and create a working portfolio.