Photography (PHOT)

PHOT 1A  Laboratory Studies: Beginning Black and White Photography

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: PHOT 10

Extended black-and-white laboratory experiences to improve skills through further instruction and practice, as well as pursue more advanced projects and experiments.

PHOT 1B  Laboratory Studies: Advanced Black and White Photography

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: PHOT 11 or PHOT 11A or PHOT 12 or PHOT 17

Extended advanced black and white laboratory experiences. Using medium and large format cameras to improve skills and pursue more advanced photographic printing, processing, and enlarging techniques.

PHOT 1C  Laboratory Studies: Studio Photography

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: PHOT 11 or PHOT 11A or PHOT 11B or PHOT 14 or PHOT 16 or PHOT 17 or PHOT 18 or PHOT 20 or PHOT 26 or PHOT 28 or PHOT 30

Extended studio photography experiences to supplement those available through the regular program. Provides students the opportunity to improve skills through further instruction and practice, as well as pursue more advanced projects and experiments.

PHOT 1D  Laboratory Studies: Computer Applications in Photography

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 54
Corequisite: PHOT 9 or PHOT 11B or PHOT 19 or PHOT 24 or PHOT 26

Extended computer laboratory experiences to supplement those available in the regular program. Provides students the opportunity to improve skills through further instruction and practice, as well as pursue more advanced projects and experiments.

PHOT 5  Digital Cameras and Composition

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 18   

Use of digital cameras and image editing software to create well-composed, quality photographs for use in Graphic Design and other applications. Camera required after first class meeting. Field trip required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730112PHOT:5F6:00pm - 8:00pmNotEntered-XXXX
S9:00am - 5:00pmNotEntered-XXXX
Winter 201731656PHOT:5F6:00pm - 8:00pmG. Zajack13-1455
S9:00am - 5:00pmG. Zajack13-1455

PHOT 9  Digital Image Editing for Photographers

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

Software and techniques including digital workflow practices, digital image editing, enhancing and retouching methods commonly used in photography.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730113PHOT:9MTWR1:15pm - 3:45pmS. Schenck13-1455
MTWR12:00pm - 1:14pmS. Schenck13-1455

PHOT 10  Basic Digital and Film Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54

The basic mechanical, optical, and chemical principles of photography, including traditional darkroom techniques and digital image systems. Laboratory experience involves problems related to camera and image editing and output techniques.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730706PHOT:10MTWR8:00am - 9:14amL. Felix13-1455
MTWR9:15am - 11:45amL. Felix13-1455
Winter 201731314PHOT:10MTWR6:00pm - 7:14pmC. Edwards13-1455
MTWR7:15pm - 9:45pmC. Edwards13-1455

PHOT 11A  Intermediate Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10

Formerly PHOT 11
Professional photography techniques and studio lighting. Includes studio and field assignments related to problems encountered while professionally photographing people and products. Topics include medium and large format film, continuous and strobe lighting.

PHOT 11B  Digital Capture Workflow

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10

Formerly PHOT 25
Advanced application of digital capture and workflow using digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) medium and large format digital camera systems and software to produce high-quality digital photographs. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 12  Photographic Alternatives

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10

Alternative photographic processes. Instant films: Lifts and transfers, specialized lighting, stain toning, emulsion coating, scanography and hand-made camera construction will be applied to produce images not considered common to making photographic prints.

PHOT 14  Commercial Lighting

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10
Advisory: (PHOT 11 or PHOT 11A) or PHOT 11B

Studio and location lighting techniques for commercial photographic applications. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 15  History of Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, UC)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Survey of the history of photography from early 1800s to the present, introducing various concepts of photo representation and their impact on society. Field trip required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730069PHOT:15TWR9:00am - 11:50amG. Rager13-1220

PHOT 16  Fashion and Editorial Portrait Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 11 or PHOT 11A
Advisory: PHOT 11B

Fashion and editorial portrait photography with studio and location lighting techniques, creative concepts, styling, and working with models.

PHOT 17  Photocommunication

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10

Affects that camera controls have on visual communication with photographs. Includes message enhancement using optical and digital controls, depth of field, lenses, lighting, composition, books, black and white vs. color images, and documentary and journalistic styles.

PHOT 18  Portraiture and Wedding Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10
Advisory: (PHOT 11 or PHOT 11A) and PHOT 11B

Professional studio and field techniques for portrait and wedding photography. Off-campus assignment or field trips may be required.

PHOT 19  Digital Color Management

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10 AND (PHOT 9 OR ARTC100)

Digital color management software and hardware skills, techniques and digital workflow practices commonly used in photography.

PHOT 20  Color Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10

Color principles as they relate to commercial and artistic styles of photography, including lighting, color theory, color management, exaggerated and unique color schemes, and applied color psychology principles.

PHOT 21  Exploring Color Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 20

Use of color principles as they relate to commercial and artistic styles and innovative use of color applications. Includes lighting and unusual techniques, exaggerated and unique color schemes, light-painting, lighting effects, high dynamic range (HDR) effects, and oversize output.

PHOT 24  Advanced Digital Image Editing for Photographers

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 9 and PHOT 10

Advanced digital image editing, archiving, and retouching for photographers.

PHOT 26  Video for Photographers

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: (PHOT 11or PHOT 11A) and PHOT 9
Corequisite: PHOT 14 (may have been taken previously)

Teaches advanced photography students how to create moving images for commercial applications using DSLR cameras. Using principles of framing and composition, storyboarding, production, camera, sound, and editing techniques, students will produce a commercial advertising reel representing their work. Field trips may be required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Winter 201730914PHOT:26TWR8:00am - 9:09amJ. Perez13-2425
TWR9:10am - 1:00pmJ. Perez13-2425

PHOT 28  Photography Portfolio Development

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: PHOT 10 and (PHOT 11 or PHOT 11A) and PHOT 20 and (PHOT 16 or PHOT 18)

Development of a photography portfolio and marketing materials for use in job application or gallery exhibition purposes. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 29  Studio Business Practices for Commercial Artists

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   

Studio business practices for commercial artists. Small business operations, pricing services based on the licensing business model, copyright basics, project production, and estimating and invoicing.Field trips may be required.

PHOT 30  Advertising Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 36   Lab: 54
Prerequisite: (PHOT 11 or PHOT 11A) and PHOT 20
Advisory: PHOT 14

Overview of the commercial photographic industry including specialties and styles. Field trips may be required.

PHOT 98  Work Experience in Photography

1-3 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 75-225
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog
Advisory: PHOT 10 and (PHOT 11 or PHOT 11A) and PHOT 20

Provides students with on-the-job experience in professional photography and related areas in an approved work site to strengthen and broaden skills in the workplace. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week are equally distributed throughout the semester.

PHOT 99  Special Projects in Photography

3 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 54   
Prerequisite: PHOT 10 and approval by instructor

Offers students the opportunity to explore the discipline in greater depth. Instructor authorization needed prior to enrollment. The content of each course and the methods of study vary from semester to semester and depend on the particular project under consideration. Students repeating this course will make individual contracts of a more advanced nature with the instructor to ensure that proficiencies are enhanced.

Print Options