Instructor: Gloria Marco Munuera Ph.D.
Credit hours:
3--Contact hours: 90
Course number: ART 215
Department: Photography and Film Production
Prerequisite: none

Course Description:
Students of this foundation photography course will explore the medium of analog and digital photography from a technical, conceptual and creative point of view.  They will study the basics of SLR and DSLR camera operation, as well as learn film processing, black and white printing and imaging software and printing techniques. While establishing technical skills, students will investigate the possibilities of the photographic medium in order to better comprehend visual communication and personal expression. The course will examine topics such as urban landscape, portraiture, night-movement photography and some alternative techniques. Class time will be conducted both inside and on site and will include field trips, technical demonstrations, visits to museums, darkroom work, photoshop editing, in addition to individual and group critiques. All students must have analog SLR and digital cameras which function in manual mode. 

Note: 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.  Students must bring cameras and their appropriate accessories from home.
Supplies List: (Analog Photography)
 - 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)
 - 1 Box of photographic paper Ilford RC (Pearl) 24 x 30 cm (8x12”), 50 sheets
 - Film (minimum required):
 2-3 B/W rolls of Kodak Tri-X 400 ISO
2-3 B/W rolls of Ilford 125 ISO
1 B/W roll of Kodak T-Max 3200 ISO
1 B/W roll of Ilford 50 ISO
 - 6-8 negative sleeves (completely transparent)
 - Matting cardboard for final portfolio and student show (this would be announced)

Supplies List: (Digital Photography)
 - SLR Reflex Digital camera with ‘Manual’ function and with at least one lens (manual of instructions for camera, if possible) As an option any digital camera.
The amount of Megapixels is not important. - The cameras USB cable
- A memory card (more than1 G card is suggested)
- 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 school’s computers)
- An external hard disk or USB of good capacity
already taken a university level photography I class and wish to move their creativity into more advanced investigations of digital photographic processes. The course will give students the chance to explore the world of night photography and light painting by working with the light of the moon and with a variety of artificial light sources on-site.  Students will create a body of nocturnal and time-lapse images using the city of Florence as a background.  Class time will include fieldwork, technical demonstrations, editing with Photoshop and Lightroom software.  Individual and group critiques are a required aspect of the course, and students must have a digital SLR camera with a bulb setting cable release in order to capture long exposure photography.
Meet the Faculty: Prof. Gloria Marco Munuera Ph.D.
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Gloria Marco Munuera was born in Spain. She is an art/photographer who uses digital and alternative techniques within photography. She holds a PhD in Fine Arts-Photography from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia. She also graduated with a MFA from the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, and an MA in Photography from the Libera Accademia of Art in Florence, Italy.

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