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ARTS 3372 Color Photography Fridays 9:30-12:15 PM
Lupita Murillo Tinnen, Instructor • Ph: 972-578-5527 • • Office: AS 2.112 • Office Hours: Fridays by appt or Mon-Thurs CCCC Spring Creek K241 This course introduces color in its broadest sense. Students will learn how to control the 35mm manual camera as well as use a color print processor to accurately and sensitively process color prints. Students will develop conceptual, aesthetic and technical skills necessary for a strong personal vision as a visual artist. The class will discuss the work of both historical and contemporary artists, who use color as a central element in their work. C o u r s e O v e r v i e w
• FILM: C-41: 15 rolls 36 exp. 35mm Kodak Max 400 &100 or Fuji Superia 400 & 100 • FILM PROCESSING: $2-4 per roll for C-41 • PHOTO PAPER: Kodak Ektacolor for RA4 processing: SUPRA-medium contrast F=glossy surface 8x10” - 100 Sheets 11x14” - 50 Sheets • NEGATIVE PRESERVERS: Archival Print File (#35-7B) 25 sheets and 3-ring binder. • TEXTBOOK: The Photograph as Contemporary Art, Charlotte Cotton • OPTIONAL REFERENCE TEXTS: - Exploring Color Photography, Robert Hirsch, 4th Edition. - Photography, London, Upton, Kobre, Brill, 8th Edition. - Color Photography, Henry Horenstein, 2nd Edition


• CAMERA AND TRIPOD: 35mm camera with manual override capability (adjustable f/stop and shutter speed controls) and a working light meter.

PURPOSE: 1. To introduce color as an added dimension to photography. 2. To learn the basic principles, elements, processes and approaches to color photography. 3. To develop observation skills: observation of the effects of light and color on each other, and previsualization of the final image. 4. To develop the conceptual, aesthetic and technical skills necessary for a strong personal vision as a visual artist. OBJECTIVES: 1. To learn how to accurately and sensitively record an image using color films. 2. To learn how to accurately and sensitively process color prints. 3. To learn how to use color for expressive purposes. SKILLS:

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basic camera mechanics and handling printing: color balance evaluating and correcting color color theory light and color RA4 print processing characteristics of color films color temperature: tungsten and daylight expressive, symbolic color metering/manipulating light

A s s i g n m e n t s
• • • • Color Theory Identity Subjective Color Personal Vision

OTHER: •Tiny flashlight (“mini-mag”) •Separate Notebook for notes •(2) 9.5”x12” RED document folders w/ elastic or Velcro closure. •Magnifying Loupe •Dusting brush or canned air. •Sharpies •Padlock for locker MATBOARD: 6 sheets, 4-ply, 16x20”, 100% Rag Board (archival museum board), bright white.

E x p e c t a t i o n s
1. Full participation and undivided attention is required in class. Attendance at all scheduled classes is mandatory. Students arriving late are responsible for notifying the instructor. Material presented in lectures/demos will not be repeated. Attendance is included as an element of each student’s performance evaluation. “Lates” or “disappearances” will count as 1/4 of an absence. Each absence over two will automatically result in lowering your semester average by one letter grade. NOTE: Students who miss more than 25% of scheduled class time will automatically fail the course. This means more than 4 absences.

•3 Polyethylene bags, 16x20”, for 2. Students will expose and develop film OUTSIDE of class. Students storing prints. are required to expose and develop a minimum of 15 rolls of film. Failure to •Photo corners consistently be prepared for class will affect your performance grade. Students •16x20” Portfolio box or bag. should expect to spend 3-5 hours outside of class on each assignment. 3. Students must show evidence of on-going work-in-progress. Photographs made outside the context of this course are not admissible for credit. It is assumed that all students will conduct themselves in accordance with the University’s Honor Code. Academic Dishonesty will not be tolerated. Students may not plagiarize the work of others. Students cannot collaborate on projects. Please see detailed description of scholastic dishonesty below. 4. Students are responsible for the condition of the darkroom and classroom facilities. Students will demonstrate respect for one another and for UTD by adhering to safety guidelines and cleaning up after themselves. Students will be instructed in the use of equipment and care of facilities. This information is designed to increase safety and prevent damage to the equipment. Questions about the use of equipment or its availability should be directed to the instructor or lab technician. If equipment does not appear to be functioning properly, please seek assistance. Do not force equipment or attempt to repair it yourself. 5. Each student is responsible for completing assignments by the deadline given. Absence from a critique or any work not fully completed will result in a full grade reduction for that assignment. Students will have one week to turn in a late assignment. Work not handed in at the beginning of class will be considered late. No late work will be accepted after the last class day April 21, 2006. 6. Students will be responsible for material covered in lectures and demonstrations. There will be a written technical quiz during the semester. A written doctor’s excuse stating the extent and length of illness is needed if the student is absent the day of the quiz. An unexcused absence from the quiz will result in a grade of “0”. There will not be a make-up quiz. 7. Students will show respect to the instructor and their classmates. Class will begin and end promptly. Students are expected to arrive on time and stay for the length of the class. Loud and disruptive talk will not be tolerated. Students must turn off cell phones once lecture has started. Use of cell phones is strictly prohibited in both the classroom and darkroom. No food is permitted inside the classroom or darkroom.

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8. Grades are not given, they are earned. Final grades will be derived from the following sources: 40%: Assignments 30%: Final Portfolio 20%: Exercises 10%: Technical Quiz Grade Breakdown: A= Quality of work must be superior. All deadlines must be met. Students who go beyond what is expected. B= Quality of work is consistently above average or shows above average improvement. Deadlines are regularly met. C= Quality of work is average and does not go beyond experimentation with new techniques. Deadlines are regularly met. D= Quality of work is deficient or minimal and deadlines are not regularly met. F= Failure to meet minimal standards due to poor quality or quantity of work, failure to meet deadlines and excessive absences. 9. Students who are not satisfied with an assignment grade may resubmit for a better grade. Students are encouraged to improve upon their work by re-shooting assignments. Occasionally, I may insist upon redoing an assignment. This should not be seen as a negative experience as school is the ideal environment to learn from your mistakes. A resubmitted assignment must be re-shot on a minimum of one roll of film and re-printed. 10. Students will submit a Final Portfolio. A theme-based portfolio of 8-10 prints is required as the final project; three of the prints must be matted. Each student will chose their theme for the portfolio at midterm. A one-page proposal will be due at midterm. A two-page typed, double-spaced essay on the concept motivating the photographic work is due with the portfolio.

General Guidelines:
1. All print projects must be submitted in a RED document folder with elastic or Velcro closure along with contact sheets. Work will NOT be accepted unless in the proper folder. 2. Presentation for Final Portfolio must be done according to museum standards. 3. All work produced for assignments must have a simple cohesive idea communicated to the viewer. Concepts should go beyond experimentation with new techniques.

Guidelines for resubmitting of assignments:
1. The project must have originally been turned in on time. Work handed in late or incomplete may not be resubmitted. 2. Resubmitted assignments will be accepted up to two weeks after the original due date. 3. The new work must comply with the original project guidelines. 4. Shoot a minimum of one roll of film and new work must be re-printed. 5. Label new work with assignment title and resubmit old work for comparison. 6. Resubmitting work will NOT guarantee a better grade.

I m c o m p l e t e s

Dropping a Class: It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from a course they cannot complete. Failure to do so will result in receiving an “F”. Incompletes: A grade of incomplete will only be granted when a student has completed 70% of the work in the course and only with severe extenuating circumstances. If a student is having trouble completing work, they should discuss it with the instructor while it is occurring rather than at the end of the semester. Work not handed in within 8 weeks of the day the original grade was due will result in receiving an “F” for the course.

D i s a b i l i t i e s
Disability Services facilitates the delivery of academic accommodations for students with disabilities. All new and returning students needing this service should contact the Office of Disability Services (ext. 6104) before classes begin each semester, and should provide the office with a copy of their class schedule once registration is complete.

S c h o l a s t i c

D i s h o n e s t y

Scholastic Dishonesty is the submission as one’s own work of material that is not one’s own. As a general rule, it includes, but is not limited to, one of the following acts: cheating, plagiarism, and/or collusion. Cheating includes, but is not limited to: 1. copying from another student’s test paper, laboratory report, other report, or computer files, data listings, and/or programs; 2. using during a test materials not authorized by the person giving the test; 3. failing to comply with instructions given by the person administering the test which would include, but not limited to, time restrictions, use of blue book, seating arrangements; 4. collaborating with or seeking aid from another student during a test or other assignment without authority; 5. knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting in whole or in part the contents of an unadministered test, test key, homework solutions, or computer programs; 6. substituting for another student, or permitting another person to substitute for oneself, to take a test; 7. bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test; 8. discussing the contents of an examination with another student who will take the examination; 9. possession during a test of materials which are not authorized by the person giving the test, such as class notes, or specifically designed crib notes. The presence of textbooks constitutes a violation only if they have been specifically prohibited by the person administering the test. 10. submission of substantial portions of the same academic work for credit (including oral reports) more than once without written authorization from the instructor. Plagiarism means the appropriation, buying, receiving as a gift, or obtaining by any means another’s work and the submission or incorporation of that work in one’s own written work offered for credit without appropriate attribution. The above from the University of Texas Dallas Handbook of Operating Procedures, Title V, Section 49.36.

R e l i g i o u s

H o l i d a y s

(From Dean Kratz’s memo of Sept. 11, 2003) UT-Dallas will excuse a student from class or other required activities for the observance of a religious holy day for a religion whose places of worship are exempt from property tax under Section 11.20, Property Tax Code, Texas Code Annotated. The student is encouraged to notify the instructor or activity sponsor as soon as possible regarding the absence, preferably in advance of the assignment. The student, so excused, will be allowed to take the exam or complete the assignment within a reasonable time after the absence; a period equal to the length of the absence, up to a maximum of one week. A student who notifies the instructor and completes any missed exams or assignments may not be penalized for the absence. A student who fails to complete the exam or assignment within the prescribed period may receive a failing grade for that exam or assignment. If a student or an instructor disagrees about the nature of the absence (i.e. for the purpose of observing a religious holy day), or if there is similar disagreement about whether a student has been given a reasonable time to complete any missed assignments or exams, either the student or the instructor may request a ruling from the chief executive officer of the institution, or his/her designee. The chief executive officer or designee must take into account the legislative intent of TEC 51.911(b), and the student and instructor will abide by the decision of the chief executive officer or designee.

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H a r a s s m e n t

Harassment of any kind is unacceptable at U.T. Dallas. The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to the principle that the learning and working environment of its students, employees, and guests should be free from sexual harassment and inappropriate sexual conduct. Inappropriate sexual conduct is unprofessional behavior and is discouraged as a matter of institutional policy. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is illegal and is proscribed by institutional policy. All employees and students are held accountable for compliance with this policy. Established violations will lead to disciplinary actions which may include termination of employment or permanent expulsion from the institution. The above from Guide to Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures, U.T. Dallas.