2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    May 06, 2021  
2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHO 303 - The View Camera


This is an introductory class for photography students to use the 4x5 view camera for portrait, landscape, and architectural photography. The course will explore camera movements to control perspective and depth of field through swings, shifts, and tilts, as well as other camera adjustments. Equipment selection including lenses, film-holders, and meters used in view camera work will be covered along with filtration, film handling, and archival print processing. Scanning techniques to create high-resolution black and white files for large format printing will be covered and practiced during the semester. Discussion of the Zone System for previsualization of print tone values will assist students to understand how to make the most expressive and successful prints. Critiques and lectures will guide students through technical and aesthetic issues as they complete a portfolio of matted black and white prints. Masters of large format camera including Richard Avedon, Ansel Adams, Alfred Steglitz, Paul Strand, Eugene Atget, Lois Connor, Julia Margaret Cameron, Edward Weston, Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange will be presented and discussed. Prerequisite: PHO202 Photography II (3 Credits)



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