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<ul><li><p>Course Syllabus </p><p>ART 140 PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY </p><p>Course Number 36560 </p><p>ART 290AB STUDIO ART </p><p>Course Number 36974 </p><p> Scottsdale Community College - Main Campus </p><p>Fall 2011 </p><p>Instructor: </p><p>Roger E. Palmenberg </p></li><li><p>ART-140 Portrait Photography and ART-290AB Studio Art Syllabus </p><p>2 </p><p>It is one thing to take a picture of a stranger. It is a much more difficult thing to make a portrait of a </p><p>stranger to whom the viewer will care about. Paul Strand </p><p>The lesson was that a portrait must get beyond the almost universal self-consciousness that people have </p><p>before the camera. If some moment of reality in the personality of the sitter did not happen, you had to </p><p>provoke it in order to produce a portrait that had an identity with the person. The essential thing was to </p><p>awaken a genuine response. Edward Steichen, A Life in Photography </p><p> The role of the photographer in the making of a portrait is to listen and observe, feel and absorb, to </p><p>take the time to learn that story before ever unpacking the camera. Caring comes before you can capture </p><p>their story on film. In this way of thinking, to make a portrait is to be a blend of translator and </p><p>storyteller Brooks Jensen, editor and publisher of Lenswork </p><p>COURSE NUMBER: ART140 Portrait Photography Course Number 36560 </p><p> ART290AB Studio Art Course Number 36974 </p><p>INSTRUCTOR: Roger E. Palmenberg </p><p>TERM: Fall 2011 August 30 through December 16, 2011 </p><p>CLASSROOM: Art Building - Room AB-133 Main Campus </p><p>PHONE NUMBERS: Art Department, 480-423-6344 </p><p> Instructor, 602-234-0696 ext 170 (M-F, days) </p><p>E-mail: roger.p@gpimail.com </p><p>OFFICE HOURS: By appointment with instructor </p><p>COURSE TIME: Tuesday, 3:00 PM through 7:00 PM and </p><p> Optional open studio sessions selected weekends </p><p>PREREQUISITES: ART-131 or permission of the instructor. </p><p>COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course will provide insight into fine art and commercial </p><p>Portrait Photography. The course will include application of the principles of design, lighting, </p><p>composition, posing, and portfolio presentation techniques. </p><p>This is a creative class; students are expected to have a working understanding of the medium. </p><p>Expect to be challenged to produce the best images you have ever created. Portraiture, serious </p><p>portraiture, is a two-way street connecting the photographer with the subject. That connection </p><p>is expressed in the final print and is evident to anyone looking at the print. It is this level of </p><p>mailto:roger.p@gpimail.com</p></li><li><p>ART-140 Portrait Photography and ART-290AB Studio Art Syllabus </p><p>3 </p><p>competence that we will strive to attain in this class. That means it is absolutely necessary for </p><p>you to have a more-than-elementary understanding of the technical aspects of photography. If </p><p>you are not at that level, you will be expected to make whatever additional efforts are needed to </p><p>improve your skill level. When that skill level is attained, your focus will be with your subject, </p><p>not the mechanics of the process. The results will be dramatic and self-evident. </p><p>TEXTBOOKS: Vanity Fair magazine subscription and student selected texts relevant to the </p><p>course subject (optional), class notes. Students are expected to keep a composition style </p><p>notebook and a 3-ring loose-leaf binder. </p><p>Optional: get a free subscription to Rangefinder magazine via the Internet </p><p>(www.rangerfinder.com) to supplement class notes and Vanity Fair; other magazines </p><p>that have been popular include Rolling Stone, W, and Vogue. </p><p>COURSE COSTS: There is a $25.00 course fee paid at the time of registration. Vanity Fair </p><p>subscriptions cost $15. In addition, expect to pay for image processing and printing. There are </p><p>added costs for preparation of the final portfolio. Expect to shoot dozens (hundreds</p><p>digital images or, 20 or more rolls of film, or 50 or more large format sheets this semester. </p><p>EQUIPMENT NEEDED: Camera (any format), tripod, lens selection; cameras should be of a </p><p>higher functionality (professional or pro-sumer grade) including manual exposure controls. A </p><p>limited inventory of equipment may be available through the college by prior arrangement with </p><p>the instructor. A hand-held light meter is good to have. And&lt; </p><p> YOUR CAMERA MUST BE ABLE TO UTILIZE OFF-CAMERA STROBE UNITS. </p><p>BECOME FAMILIAR WITH YOUR CAMERA AND ASSURE YOURSELF OF THIS </p><p>FEATURE AND HOW IT WORKS. </p><p> BRING YOUR CAMERA MANUAL TO CLASS IF YOU ARE UNSURE OF THE </p><p>FUNCTIONALITY</p><p> BRING SPARE BATTERIES, EXTRA MEMORY CARDS, A THUMB DRIVE, AND A </p><p>CARD READER (NICE TO HAVE, NOT ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY); </p><p> USE A LENS HOOD. </p><p> IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT YOU PURCHASE YOUR OWN RADIO SLAVE UNIT. </p><p>WITHDRAWAL: As defined in the SCC Student Handbook </p><p>ATTENDANCE: Successful portraiture is all about commitment. Attendance at (and </p><p>participation in) class demonstrates commitment. The attendance policy is: </p><p> Miss two classes you may be excused provided advance written notice is given; </p><p> Miss the third class interview with instructor about your commitment; </p><p> Miss the fourth class and you will be dropped. </p><p>http://www.rangerfinder.com/</p></li><li><p>ART-140 Portrait Photography and ART-290AB Studio Art Syllabus </p><p>4 </p><p>GRADES: Class participation: 40% </p><p> Portfolio: 40% </p><p> Attendance: 20% </p><p>It is not possible to earn an A grade without attending and participating in class activities, </p><p>presenting a critiqued portfolio that shows progression in the art form, turning in written </p><p>assignments on time, and demonstrating a working understanding of the medium. </p><p>DISABILITY STATEMENT: Students with special needs who believe they may need </p><p>accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the Disability &amp; Services Office, </p><p>Building SC-144 (Phone 480-423-6517) and the instructor. It is college policy to provide </p><p>reasonable accommodations to students with documented special needs. </p><p>SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: This course includes use of electronic devices that are capable </p><p>of shock or other injury; some of the studio equipment is heavy and could be a lifting hazard; </p><p>students are asked to assist in set preparation including use of step-ladders; there are tripping </p><p>hazards; the studio is crowded and often dimly lit. Exercise caution when performing these </p><p>tasks and using the equipment. Operating manuals are available, familiarize yourself with the </p><p>equipment before using it; if you are not familiar with the equipment, ask and the instructor </p><p>will assist. </p><p>DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: Course content and topic sequence may change or be modified </p><p>in response to class needs. Modifications, if any, will be written and distributed when </p><p>appropriate to do so. </p><p>MODELS: Models are a part of this course; the success of the class is somewhat dependent on </p><p>the availability of models. Class participants are encouraged to invite models to the class. </p><p>Everyone photographing a model is expected to submit either prints or images in electronic </p><p>media to the model within one-month. A sign-up list and blanket model release will be kept for </p><p>each model indicating the class participants involved with that individual as a means to follow-</p><p>up on the image production. Submittal of these images is a component of class participation. </p><p>The blanket model release has mandatory conditions for the use of images produced. </p><p>ASSIGNMENTS: There will be assignments throughout the semester. Assignments are </p><p>provided in the weekly syllabus updates as applicable. Assignments are a part of the class </p><p>participation component of grading. </p><p>QUIZZES: There may be several quizzes in the semester. These quizzes are more for the </p><p>instructor than the students since they are an effective means for measuring interest and </p><p>progress. </p></li><li><p>ART-140 Portrait Photography and ART-290AB Studio Art Syllabus </p><p>5 </p><p>FINAL PORTFOLIO: Students will photograph and display a personal portfolio by the end of </p><p>the semester. The portfolio will demonstrate progress in the art form and must include at least </p><p>one image from the Set Selections column on the following table (matrix). </p><p>The final portfolio standards include: </p><p> A completed image record; and </p><p> A model release. </p><p>Complete this matrix with check marks indicating your portfolio selections, no more than four </p><p>images per model. Turn in the completed matrix with the Final Portfolio. </p><p>ART140 - Portrait Photography </p><p>FINAL PORTFOLIO STANDARDS SELECTIONS MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST ONE IMAGE FROM EACH OF THE TYPES BELOW; PORTFOLIOS MUST INCLUDE AT LEAST FOUR DIFFERENT SUBJECTS. ONE IMAGE MAY FIT TWO CATEGORIES.! THE NUMBER OF IMAGES IN THE FINAL PORTFOLIO VARIES DEPENDING ON YOUR CHOICE OF PRESENTATION </p><p>(SEE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW). </p><p>Set Selections: at least one image from the selections below </p><p>Self-Portrait </p><p>Group Portrait </p><p>Formal Indoor Portrait </p><p>Outdoor Portrait </p><p>Full Length Portrait </p><p>-Length Portrait </p><p>Head Shot </p><p>Teen, Senior, or Baby </p><p>Studio - high key </p><p>Studio - low key </p><p>Studio - hot lights </p><p>Outdoor, ambient </p><p>Mixed lighting </p><p>IMAGE TYPE: AT LEAST ONE EACH FROM THESE SELECTIONS </p><p>Black &amp; White </p><p>Color </p><p>There are three acceptable submittal formats for the final portfolio: matted prints, prints in a </p><p>commercial folio/binder, and a self-published book. </p><p>For the matted print portfolio (Ten Images): </p><p> You may either print yourself or have them done commercially. Commercial prints </p><p>must be custom grade; machine prints are not acceptable. </p><p> Prints must be matted, not framed. A single over-mat with backing is acceptable. Mats </p><p>can be either white or black. </p><p> The minimum print (not mat) size is 4x5; the maximum print size is 8x10. All matted </p><p>prints must be the same overall size (11x14 max) and be placed in a box. </p><p>For the bound Folio (Twelve print minimum): </p></li><li><p>ART-140 Portrait Photography and ART-290AB Studio Art Syllabus </p><p>6 </p><p> The final portfolio can be prints in a folio/binder. If this selection is made, a minimum of </p><p>twelve images must be included. You will be expected to present demonstration sheet </p><p>inserts for critique to assess the layout, borders, presentation quality, and other factors </p><p>as the semester progresses. </p><p> Purchase a commercial quality folio binder to accommodate minimum 11x14 size prints, </p><p> Design your prints to include logo/personal contact information, uniform borders and </p><p>border colors unless you print borderless BE CONSISTENT; </p><p> If you have a mix of vertical and horizontal prints, use a border and a large enough </p><p>binder that allows all prints to be viewed WITHOUT having to turn the folio; </p><p> Prints in a folio facilitate change out and/or present images to clients. This is a </p><p>generally-accepted way of presenting your work in a commercial setting. </p><p>For the self-published book portfolio (Twenty image minimum): </p><p> The final portfolio can be a self-published book. If this selection is made, a minimum of </p><p>twenty images must be included. </p><p> Any self-publishing software is acceptable (i.e. BookSmart www.Blurb.com); </p><p> Self-published books will be critiqued on presentation, print quality, tonality, and </p><p>overall quality. </p><p> Image records and model releases must be submitted; these can be separate from the </p><p>book. </p><p> Students selecting this alternative must declare their intention no later than November </p><p>18 and will be required to show work in progress as prints. </p><p> Software proficiency is the individuals responsibility to acquire this is not a </p><p>component of the course. </p><p>PLEASE SUPPORT THE COLLEGES ON-GOING OUTREACH PROGRAMS BY SUBMITTING </p><p>A CD WITH YOUR FINAL PORTFOLIO. YOUR IMAGES WILL BE CONSIDERED TO ASSIST </p><p>WITH PUBLICITY. </p><p>FIELD TRIPS AND WEEKEND WORKSHOPS: </p><p> Lecture demonstration at Markow Southwest, a commercial photography studio in </p><p>Phoenix (The tentative date is October 25). </p><p> There will be one, possibly two, off-campus field trips during class to nearby locations </p><p>for environmental portraiture. </p><p>CLASS EXHIBITIONS: There will be several opportunities to show work: </p><p> Display cases in the Art Building hallway are ours the month is TBA. </p><p> Final portfolios are viewed collectively the last day of class; typically we show in a </p><p>meeting room on campus. Often, we have an external reviewer participating; </p><p> We will look into having a public exhibition somewhere in Scottsdale. Once finalized, </p><p>the work will be selected during the final portfolio reviews. </p><p>CIVILITY STATEMENT: To establish a positive learning environment for this class, </p></li><li><p>ART-140 Portrait Photography and ART-290AB Studio Art Syllabus </p><p>7 </p><p>As the instructor, I am expected to be professional, courteous, respectful, and empathetic to </p><p>students and to: </p><p> Begin and end class on time, </p><p> Be prepared for each class session, </p><p> Provide academic feedback and grade assignments in a timely manner, </p><p> Be available for individual consultation, and </p><p> Clarify assignments and inform students of any adjustments to the class schedule. </p><p>As a class participant, you are expected to be reflective, courteous, respectful, and empathetic to </p><p>other participants, the instructor, models, and other College staff assisting you in your learning </p><p> and to: </p><p> Attend the class sessions and be on time, </p><p> Be prepared for class sessions, </p><p> Interact with other participants, the instructors, and the models in a harmonious manner </p><p>that is conducive to creative work disruptive, argumentative, or contentious behavior </p><p>will not be tolerated and will be the basis for being summarily dropped. </p><p> Participate in class activities, </p><p> TURN OFF CELL PHONES AND DO NOT TEXT MESSAGE DURING CLASS, </p><p> Follow instructions and complete assignments, </p><p> Keep up with and turn in assignments by the due dates, </p><p> Put forth your best effort, </p><p> Ask questions when you dont understand, </p><p> Maintain knowledge of your grade status, </p><p> Contact the instructor right away about concerns or situations that interfere with your </p><p>success in the class, and </p><p> Comply with policies found in the College catalog and Student Handbook. </p><p>Please refer to the Scottsdale Community College catalog and Student Handbook which </p><p>addresses specific policies required of all students (and faculty): </p><p> Attendance (AR 2.3.2) </p><p> Sexual Harassment (AR 2.4.4 &amp; 5.1.8 17) </p><p> Copyrights (AR 2.4.5 &amp; 3.2) </p><p>OUTCOME AND NEEDS ASSESSMENT: Advancing the skill level of class participants </p><p>through effective teaching and successful learning is an over-arching goal. Student progress </p><p>can be assessed by comparing images produced at the start of the semester with those included </p><p>in the final portfolio. This comparison is useful through the satisfaction of seeing your work </p><p>improve; it is useful for the instructor as a means to refine the course syllabus this win-win </p><p>system has proven its merits in the past. The results of this process are documented for use by </p><p>SCC. </p></li><li><p>ART-140 Portrait Photography and ART-290AB Studio Art Syllabus </p><p>8 </p><p>OTHER COMMENTS: </p><p>1. The focus of the class is Portraiture as Fine Art. Fashion Photography, Human Form (i.e. </p><p>nude photography) and Photojournalism touch on portraiture but are more focused </p><p>and not part of this syllabus. </p><p>2. Class time will be divided between viewing/critiquing work, lecture, and hands on </p><p>studio/outd...</p></li></ul>