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ARTS 3374.001 Wednesday 12.30-3.

15 PM

Technical Photography Syllabus Instructor Martin Menocal

FALL 2005 972.883.2292

Office hours T 3-5PM--W 3.30-5PM room 2.112 or darkrooms Schedule appointments in advance via email- martin.menocal@utdallas.edu Technical Photography is a course that will introduce students to a variety of professional opportunities in photography and related fields through hands -on practice, workshops, demonstrations and lectures. The course will include training in color and black and white darkroom operation, design, and equipment maintenance and will include a series of introductory and advanced level technical workshops. These workshops will cover lighting techniques, camera formats, photography set design, studio or on location portraiture, and digital photography. Based on availability, guest speakers from the field will present topics relating to commercial and fine art photography. Students will also complete photographic-based work in preparation for a group exhibition scheduled for the Fall 2005 semester (exact date TBD). In general, this course is s imilar to a photography studio apprenticeship. Self motivated students who perform positively in this course may use it as a reference for further work in the field of photography and studio based arts. Costs for the course will vary somewhat depending upon the scope of individual student projects. Estimate $250.00. **Each student should have an automatic (with manual override) or manual 35mm camera. REQUIRED TEXTS: UTD HANDBOOK ON PHOTOGRAPHY AND LAB PROCEDURES. CDROM readings on camera use, film processing and print production. TECHPHOTO SITE various readings and posting requirements at http://www.menocal.com/techphoto/forum/ WEBCT LISTINGS of assignments and readings (http://webct.utdallas.edu) To locate one’s user ID and password go to: http://netid.utdallas.edu To learn about webct go to: http://som.utdallas.edu/training/gettingstarted.htm UTD Library Reserve writings and photography books by artists, historians, and critics. Assigned readings specified during class. COURSE REQUIREMENTS-EVALUATION CRITERIA: EVALUATION CRITERIA: -Simplicity is essential for integrity & elegance. Evaluation will be based on attendance, participation in class workshops, critiques, presentations and class assignments. Students are required to apply practical applications of theories learned in class through darkroom production time, image production and will also complete production reviews (class critiques and individual meetings with instructor). All students are required to complete the following assignments: 1. At least one print (color or black and white) for the Tech Photography Exhibit in the Fall 2005 semester (the exhibit print must be exclusively prepared for this exhibit). 2. Prints and critical discussions for three visual assignments. Topics will include print interpretations on various themes culled from a list of topics discussed during class. As a group we will determine the favored themes. Starting theme will be shoots representative of the 5 senses. Sight, Sound, Touch, Taste and Smell. Other projects are: 3D Objects/spaces and light—Game Face and Portraiture--Love at Large—sadstock.com. 3. Quiz on darkroom procedures, film camera and lighting operations. 4. An audio, visual presentation on one of the following subjects chosen by the student: a single photographer's portfolio, a photography agency group or a graphic design/advertising company's campaign work. 5. Weekly darkroom lab management and production meetings. In addition, work produced for this class is not to be used for any other UTD photo course or assignment. Attendance: UTD students enrolled in art courses must attend the prescribed three hours of class per week. This arrangement of scheduled time is designed to accommodate the UTD student population. Most studio courses offered by universities require six hours of contact per week. Hence, attendance during the stipulated three hours is necessary. Also, students need to participate outside of class time--at least those three remaining hours-if not more-in order to finish assignments in a timely manner. Missing more than 3 classes is grounds for failure in the course. GRADING GUIDELINES : Attendance, lab production, quiz =20% Oral presentation =30% Assignments and Exhibit prints =50% A= outstanding quality, concept goes beyond expectations and is delivered on time 90-100• B= good solid ideas, above average quality and delivered on time 80-89• C= acceptable yet simple ideas, some minor flaws in quality and mostly on time 70-79• D= barely acceptable, deficient quality and untimely delivery 60-69• F= unacceptable, missing assignments and suspect work 59 or less PREREQUISITES : The course is open to photography or other studio art students who have previous experience in photography and a lab environment. I invite students to practice photography with precision, elegance and imagination.

ARTS 3374.001 Wednesday 12.30-3.15 PM

Technical Photography Syllabus Instructor Martin Menocal

FALL 2005 972.883.2292

SUGGESTED SUPPLIES: JOURNAL-- Students should keep a careful journal of their ideas for their projects. The journal may include notes for shooting, developing film, and printing. This will be important during the midterm and final reviews that will require instructor evaluation of the journal. PADLOCK--for locker found outside the darkroom areas (many are taken). You might consider sharing lockers. BINDER OR BOX--for storage of contact sheets and negatives. HAND TOWEL--for darkroom work LUPE-- inexpensive plastic Agfa lupe = $ 6.50 DUSTING BRUSH and/or CANNED AIR ( SOFT camel hair brush ) i.e. Kostiner, Staticmaster, Kodak camel hair, or inexpensive craft store substitute) NEGATIVE PRESERVERS: 35mm style 35-7B Vue-All or Print-File 25/pack, could be shared TANK AND REELS: two 35mm stainless steel reels HEWES BRAND ONLY $20.00 and 16 oz. tank $15.00. Alternate plastic reels may be preferable to some students. DO NOT PURCHASE KALT BRAND REELS. FILM PURCHASES: 35mm 36 exposure--ISO 100 or 400 12 rolls $3.00-$4.00 each. 35mm Kodak TMAX 100 ( for outdoors with plenty of light, for use with flash, for use with tripod) 35mm Kodak TMAX 400 (for indoors, at dusk, at night, low light, cloudy skies, to stop action etc.) ***DO NOT PURCHASE***or use C -41 process or color negative “black and white” films such as ILFORD XP2 or Kodak’s generic Black and White film that is distributed to the consumer market. Students who choose to use these films for UTD photography work will receive a failing grade. COLOR TRANSPARENCY FILM: FUJICHROME PROVIA II 100 ASA PHOTOGRAPHIC PAPERS Black and white: ILFORD Variable contrast or Multigrade FIBERBASE DOUBLE WEIGHT GLOSSY PAPER $ 65.00 /box of 100 sheets. Ilford Multigrade (pink/green box); Agfa Multigrade Classic; Forte poly contrast; 25 or 100 sheet packages . (RC resin coated paper is only satisfactory for contact sheets and proofing, not for assignments) Color: KODAK PORTRA ENDURA COLOR PAPER available in sizes UP TO 20X24 and 3 surfaces E (fine luster) F (glossy) or N (smooth luster). This paper is highly recommended because it works so well with our automated print processor. FUJI CRYSTAL paper tends to stick to the rollers and jams up our processor. PHOTOGRAPHY VENDORS: REQUEST STUDENT DISCOUNT Film Depot Plano 1405 Vontress Dr Suite 1103 Plano TX 75024 (NE corner Av. K and 14st) 972-424-6958. Film Depot Dallas 11111-A N. Central Expwy Dallas (1/2 mile south of Forest on the west side of HWY 75) 214-265-0650 Dallas Camera 1321 Chemical St Dallas TX 75207 214 630 4040 Competitive Camera 2025 Irving Blvd. Dallas (b/t Wycliff and Manufacturing) 972-487-1209 WP Warehouse Photographic 972-416-7110 2225 E. Beltline Rd. Carrollton (b/t Webbs Chapel and Josey Lane) Mail/Web order: STUDENT DISCOUNTS APPLY-REMEMBER TO ASK FOR THEM. Calumet photographic http:// www.calumetphoto.com B&H Photo http:// www.bhphotovideo.com Other vendors: uniquephoto.com porters.com Freestyle Photographic: http:// www.freestylesalesco.com 5124 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90027 323-660-3460 800-292-6137 fax order: 800-616-3686 MATBOARD and misc.: IF NEEDED FOR 8x10 conventional prints order by mail or locally. 3 sheets of 2 ply (for base) and 4-5 sheets of 4 ply museum board ( for front mat) 100% rag board white or off-white 16” x 20” ( for 8” x 10” photos) Vertical orientation 16” wide by 20” tall. Refer to the UTD HANDBOOK for details. Film Depot various lacations listed above. Stephen Kinsella 1-800-445-8865 (mail order) p.o. box 32420 Olivette MO 63132 Binders: Preston / Royal SW corner 11661 Preston Rd 214-739-2281

ARTS 3374.001 Wednesday 12.30-3.15 PM

Technical Photography Syllabus Instructor Martin Menocal

FALL 2005 972.883.2292

Asel’s: Richardson: west side of Central Exp.--immediately south of Beltline on access road 60 Richardson Heights Shopping Center 972-690-6320 Dallas: 2701 Cedar Springs 214-871-2425 at Routh (near Maple) Paper Routes 4440 Lawnview Ave. at Forney Ave. 214 381 2400Best local supply of fine art papers and Bookmaking supplies. Light Impressions 1800 828 6216 or www.lightimpressionsdirect.com Great supplier of portfolios, albums and many other archival storage materials. DIGITAL SUPPLIES for using UTD PHOTO DEPT. digital equipment. Operational instruction is required before using UTD MAC/EPSON digital set up. Buy.com Ink cartridges for Epson 1280 printer: T007201 black: 2 cartridges $25.00 each T009201 color: 2 cartridges $25.00 each Epson paper: Glossy photo paper-package of 50 sheets S041649 $23.00 CD-R or DVDR storage disks to back up all your images off our hard drives at semesters end. PHOTOGRAPHY LABORATORIES FOR TRANSPARENCY FILM PROCESSING (E-6 PROCESSING) BWC PHOTO IMAGING http://bwc.net DALLAS-4930 MAPLE AV (AT MOTOR ST ACROSS FROM ELLIOT’S HARDWARE) 214 528 4200 RICHARDSON-1002 NORTH CENTRAL (ARAPAHO AT I-75) 972 231 0002 EXPERT IMAGING 3111 CANTON ST 214 748 3151 (IN DEEP ELLUM AT HALL AND CANTON) THE COLOR PLACE (no film processing just printing and other services) 1330 CONANT ST 214 631 7174 (SOUTH OF MOTOR ST WEST OF I-35) SERVICE BUREAUS UTD COPY CENTER located next to the bookstore offers a range of printing and copy services. http://vulcan.utdallas.edu/printingdivision/copy_center.html FLASHBACK offers color negative services film & print processing, Scanning and digital file to film negative production. http://www.flash-back.com/help3.htm COUPRALUX professional services for film to digital and large format archival printing. http://www.coupralux.com/

KINKO’S economical digital to canvas services http://www.fedex.com/us/officeprint/storesvcs/photos/art.html?link=4

CLASS SCHEDULE -CHECK WEBCT AND OR TECHSITE FOR INDEPTH PROJECT DESCRIPTIONS. DATE AUGUST 24 LECTURE AND DEMO TOPICS INTRODUCTION PROJECTS DUE READINGS DUE IN CLASS SYLLABUS

ARTS 3374.001 Wednesday 12.30-3.15 PM

Technical Photography Syllabus Instructor Martin Menocal

FALL 2005 972.883.2292

AUGUST 31

BW LAB MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION: 5 SENSES ASSIGNMENT

WEBCT•TECHSITE: FOR MULAS UTD HANDBOOK SYLLABUS WEBCT•TECHSITE: LAB DUTIES WEBCT•TECHSITE: FORMULAS WEBCT•TECHSITE: FORMULAS WEBCT•TECHSITE: FORMULAS UTD HANDBOOK WEBCT•TECHSITE; LABRUN HRS TECHSITE: LINKS TO READINGS AND IMAGES TECHSITE: LINKS TO READINGS AND IMAGES TECHSITE: LINKS TO READINGS AND IMAGES

SEPTEMBER 7

COLOR LAB MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION: SADSTOCK CONCEPT LAB TEAM ASSIGNMENTS QUIZ ON LAB MANAGEMENT DECIDE LAB HRS QUIZ READINESS & 5 SENSES PHOTOS

SEPTEMBER 14 SEPTEMBER 21

SEPTEMBER 28 OCTOBER 5 OCTOBER 12

3D OBJECT/SPACE AND LIGHT STILL LIFE GAME FACE-REAL SPORTS AND VR BILLBOARD/MAGAZINE/CD FORMATS LOVE AT LARGE OR AND PORTRAITURE-THEATRE DEPT. MUSIC DEPT. STUDIO VS. ENVIRONMENTAL IN CLASS SHOOT DATE

OCTOBER 19

DYNALITE KIT OPERATION NIKON D100 OPERATION

OCTOBER 26 NOVEMBER 2 NOVEMBER 9 NOVEMBER 16

MIDTERM LAB WORK DAY IN CLASS SHOOT DATE IN CLASS SHOOT DATE IN CLASS SHOOT DATE

SHOW WORKING PRINTS or FILES SHOW WORKING PRINTS or FILES SHOW WORKING PRINTS or FILES

PREP LABS FOR FINALS POSTING TO THE WEB FOR AUSIO VISUAL PRESENTATION PREP LABS FOR FINALS ONE PRINT DUE FOR FALL ARTS FESTIVAL

NOVEMBER 23 NOVEMBER 30

AUDIO VISUAL STUDENT’S PRESENTATION DAY ALSO DUE 1-2 PRINTS FOR THE TECH PHOTO STUDENTS SHOW FOR SP 2006. FINAL LAB WORK DAY- LAB CLOSURE PROCEDURES PRESENTATION OF LETTERS FROM INSTRUCTOR OUTLINING EACH STUDENT’S PHOTOGRAPHIC QUALIFICATIONS .

DECEMBER 7