Classes meet on Friday 12:00 – 3:20

Please check the City Tech Academic Calendar for class cancelations and changes to the schedule. http://citytech.cuny.edu/registrar/docs/spring_2021.pdf

Week 1

1/29

  • Topic: Course Intro/Intro lecture on light and image
  • Lab: Photographing hands of other students using screen shots
  • Homework: Homework 1 Textures
  • Discussion 1
  • Due Dates: Homework1 and discussion1 due 9/3, before class which is 9/4

Week 2

2/5

  • Topic: Composition-Framing, angle of view, Frame within a frame, Fill the Frame, Rule of Thirds
  • Lab: Angle of view, juxtaposition
  • Homework: homework 2 Framing/working the subject
  • Discussion 2
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 3

2/19

  • Topic: Composition- Leading Lines, Diagonals, Figure to Ground, Patterns and Repetition, Symmetry
  • Lab: Looking for compositional elements
  • Homework3: Urban landscape
  • Discussion 3 : Cartier Bresson – The decisive moment
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 4

2/26

  • Topic: Light and Exposure
  • Lab: Add assignments, activities
  • Homework4: Changing exposure (bracketing) for different outdoor light
  • Discussion 4
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 5

3/5

  • Topic: Interplay of Light and Dark
  • Lab: Black and White Photography,
    Add assignments, activities
  • Homework5:
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 6

3/12

  • Topic: Digital Darkroom: Global Corrections
  • Lab: Work in teams to understand the needs of an image. Make global corrections
  • Homework6: Midterm project shoot
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 7

3/19

  • Topic: Shutter Speed
  • Homework7: Midterm project shoot
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 8

3/26

  • Topic: Midterm presentations
  • Homework8: Figure in different settings outside
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 9

4/9

  • Topic: Aperture/Depth of field
  • Lab: Add assignments, activities
  • Homework9: Barriers
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 10

4/16

  • Topic: Lighting direction
  • Lab: (clamp light/stuffed animal)
  • Homework:
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 11

4/23

  • Topic: Window Light Portraits
  • Lab: Add assignments, activities
  • Homework11: self portraits using window lights
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 12

4/30

  • Topic: Portraits
  • Lab: 
  • Homework12: Final project
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 13

5/7

  • Topic: Food Photography
  • Lab: Add assignments, activities
  • Homework: Final project
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 14

5/14

  • Topic: Digital Darkroom: Local Corrections
  • Lab: Add assignments, activities
  • Homework14: Final project
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant

Week 15

5/21

  • Topic: Final Presentations
  • Due Dates: Add due dates, as relevant
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