Instructor: Gloria Marco Munuera Ph.D.
Credit hours: 3--Contact hours: 90
Course number: ART 307
Department: Photography and Film Production
Prerequisite: Students are expected to have a strong foundation in Photography. Photo 1 or equivalent.
This course is designed for students who have proven a strong foundation in black and white darkroom practices and wish to move on to more advanced photographic processes through investigations in black and white, digital and alternative photography. These will include but are not limited to pinhole photography, liquid light emulsion and non manufactured chemistry for the creation of antique techniques such as salt prints and gum bicromate.
This course proposes a survey on the different techniques of photography from its prehistory to the present. Course readings, lectures, and demonstrations will address photography’s multiple histories and its different technologies through time. The course is designed to expand on photographic vocabulary and to encourage experimentation and critical thinking. Students will utilize a variety of materials and techniques in order to push the boundaries of what the medium of photography is and the contemporary ideas about it. Class time will also include visits to museums, technical demonstrations, practical work, individual and group critiques.
All students must have analog SLR and digital cameras which function in manual mode.
All materials can be purchased in Florence. The first day of class the professor will accompany students to the photo store in order to purchase any missing materials.
- SLR Reflex camera with ‘Manual’ function and with at least one lens (Some cameras may be check-out at the school as well as tripods)
- Digital camera. The amount of Megapixels is not important. The cameras USB cable
- A memory card (more than1 G card is suggested) and a card reader compatible with your camera
- A battery charger and an extra battery for your camera
- A laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop (optional, otherwise you can use the schools computers)
- An external hard disk or USB of good capacity
- 1 Box of photographic paper Ilford FB or RC (Smooth or Glossy) minimum size
24 x 30 cm (8x12”) 50 sheets
- Film (minimum): I recommend these but feel free to get the type of film you feel more comfortable with.
2 B/W rolls of Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO
2 B/W rolls of Ilford 100 ISO
1 B/W roll of Kodak T-Max 3200 ISO
1 B/W roll of Ilford 50 ISO
- 6 negative sleeves (completely transparent)
- Acetate paper for ink jet printer (A4) (to make negatives)
-Water color paper and wood (acid free)
- Matting cardboard for final portfolio (this would be announced)