Spring 2011 Class Schedule (SCC)



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PHOTO 210    Photography Business    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 and 312 with grades of "C" or better; or equivalent.
Advisory: BUS 300 with a grade of "C" or better.
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course is designed to prepare students for starting and operating a photography business. The course introduces students to current industry business practices and local regulations for starting and operating a photography business. Topics include necessary operating permits and licenses, studio locations vs. working from home, business plan development, insurance options, taxes, pricing services, renting equipment, and negotiating photography fees. The student will also develop and prepare a three-year photography business plan as a final project.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         06:00PM-09:05PM LEC R.Calkins            SCC MAIN RHN 318         27798 
Textbook
On-Campus


PHOTO 280    Portfolio Development    2-4 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 301 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent.
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed for students wishing to develop their portfolios both for creative and professional purposes. Individual styles, presentation methods, and forums for distribution and exhibition will be emphasized. Topics of discussion will include: developing a personal visual style, self publishing, self-promotion, marketing, conferences and workshops. The format of the course includes lectures, guest speakers from the industry, lab time, an optional field trip, and critique sessions. This course may be taken three times for credit provided different topics are taken.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         11:15AM-01:05PM LEC P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 315         28644 
Textbook
W         08:00AM-11:05AM LAB P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 315           
3 Units - 36 hours lecture, 54 hours laboratory.
On-Campus


PHOTO 302    Beginning Digital Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course combines lectures with hands-on experience in digital photography. Instruction includes digital camera function, exposure control, flash photography, technical and creative control, basic computer manipulation of images, digital archiving and digital output options. The format of the class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, field trip, exams and a portfolio. Students must provide their own adjustable digital camera and necessary media and materials. This course may be taken three times for credit if the version of software being taught has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
M         08:00AM-10:05AM LEC G.Fleming            SCC MAIN TEC 102         27800 
Textbook
M         10:15AM-01:40PM LAB G.Fleming            SCC MAIN COS 110           
On-Campus

T         12:15PM-01:50PM LEC P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 315         28648 Textbook
T         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 315           
On-Campus

T         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB D.Cook               SCC MAIN RHN 315           
On-Campus

Th        05:30PM-07:10PM LEC D.Cook               SCC MAIN COS 110         28652 Textbook
Th        07:20PM-10:25PM LAB D.Cook               SCC MAIN COS 110           
On-Campus


PHOTO 312    Intermediate Digital Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 302 with a grade of "C" or better; or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This intermediate course combines lectures with hands-on experience in digital photography. Instruction includes advanced digital camera functions, exposure control, close-up photography, flash photography, technical and creative control, computer manipulation of images with Adobe Photoshop, digital archiving, digital output options, and digital print finishing. The format of the class includes lectures, visual presentations, lab time, required field trip, exams, and a portfolio. Students must provide their own adjustable digital camera and necessary media and materials. A fee is charged for digital printing. This course may be taken three times for credit if the version of software being taught has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         08:00AM-09:40AM LEC G.Fleming            SCC MAIN TEC 102         28186 
Textbook
W         09:50AM-01:00PM LAB G.Fleming            SCC MAIN COS 110           
On-Campus

Th        01:00PM-02:50PM LEC P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 315         28660 Textbook
Th        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 315           
On-Campus

Sa        12:15PM-01:55PM LEC P.Perez              SCC MAIN RHN 315         31043 Textbook
Sa        09:00AM-12:05PM LAB P.Perez              SCC MAIN RHN 315           
On-Campus

T         05:30PM-07:10PM LEC M.Ishisaka-Nolfi     SCC MAIN RHN 315         28664 Textbook
T         07:20PM-10:25PM LAB M.Ishisaka-Nolfi     SCC MAIN RHN 315           
On-Campus


PHOTO 340    Careers in Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 301 and 302 with grades of "C" or better; or equivalent technical competency determined by using the standard department procedure.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to give students an overview of different careers available in the photographic industry. Fields of study include portraiture, fashion, photojournalism, commercial, and wedding photography. Students are encouraged to pursue their own area of interest through the production of a portfolio and working with professionals in the field. The class includes lectures, slide presentations, lab time, written tests, and could include more than one off campus photography studio visit. Students will also complete a resume, price list, and a final portfolio in traditional film or digital formats. Students must be able supply their own adjustable cameras, related digital equipment and attend any off campus class activities.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
T         08:00AM-09:40AM LEC G.Fleming            SCC MAIN TEC 102         24454 
Textbook
T         09:50AM-01:00PM LAB G.Fleming            SCC MAIN COS 110           
On-Campus


PHOTO 370    Portraiture and Wedding Photography    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 310 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to include portrait lighting and posing and an understanding of wedding photography, camera, digital, and darkroom techniques. Topics include wedding protocol, wedding customs and traditions, studio operation, pricing, the most current trends in the industry, and studio/outdoor portraiture. Students are urged to work in traditional black-and-white and digital formats. The format of the class includes lectures, lab time, and a portfolio geared toward a professional presentation. Students are expected to participate in on-location class meetings.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        05:30PM-07:10PM LEC R.Calkins            SCC MAIN RHN 318         28672 
Textbook
Th        07:20PM-10:25PM LAB R.Calkins            SCC MAIN RHN 324           
On-Campus


PHOTO 380    Multimedia Capture I    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 301 or 302 and PHOTO 310 or 312 with grades of "C" or better, equivalent or technical competency determined by department faculty member upon evaluation of photography portfolio.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is an introduction to the basic creative concepts and technical elements of capturing video, audio and still images to create documentary style multimedia content. Students will explore the creative and technical possibilities of merging these three mediums and the various software used to edit this material. Students will receive practical experience in capturing and editing audio and video and still images with Soundslides, Apple's iMovie, Soundtrack Pro, and Final Cut Pro computer programs. Students will complete a final multimedia project and must supply at least one of the following to complete the class: a video camera or an adjustable still camera in either film or digital formats. The course includes lectures, visual presentations, and lab time. This course may be taken three times for credit if the version of software being taught has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
F         12:15PM-02:20PM LEC R.Allen              SCC MAIN RHN 315         29702 
Textbook
F         09:00AM-12:05PM LAB R.Allen              SCC MAIN RHN 315           
On-Campus


PHOTO 392    Commercial and Advertising Photography    3-4 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 312 and 390 with grades of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 108 hours LAB
Description: This course is an advanced study in studio lighting techniques used in the production of commercial and advertising photography. Topics of instruction include advanced studio and location lighting set-ups, shooting with a specific art direction, and studies in composition and meaning of advertising photographs. Students will capture a variety industry specific assignments including Food/Beverage, Fashion/Retail, Travel/Leisure, and Consumers products. Commercial post-processing techniques with imaging software will also be discussed. The class includes: lectures, visual presentations and discussions, an on-location field trip, lab time, written tests, and a portfolio geared toward a professional presentation. This course may be taken three times for credit provided there is no duplication of topics. Students must provide their own adjustable cameras and related instructional materials.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Basic Commercial and Advertising Photography Portf
M         11:40AM-01:45PM LEC P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 318         31040 
Textbook
M         08:00AM-11:30AM LAB P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 315           
M         01:55PM-05:25PM LAB P.Estabrook          SCC MAIN RHN 315           
4 Units - 36 hours LEC; 108 hours LAB
On-Campus


PHOTO 395    Stock Photography I    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 301 or 302 and PHOTO 310 or 312 with grades of "C" or better, equivalent or technical competency determined by faculty member upon evaluation of photography portfolio.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course is designed to give students an introduction to the creative, technical, and unique business aspects of Stock Photography. Stock Photography is defined as photography of common landmarks, objects, concepts, people, and events that can be sold and resold for a variety of commercial purposes. Topics of instruction include getting started in stock photography, defining your creative style, shooting images that sell, working with stock agencies, using fotoQuoto software, and understanding the stock image enhancement work flow with Adobe Photoshop. Students are encouraged to pursue their own style, subject matter, and markets of interest through the production of a stock portfolio. Students will also work in a variety of shooting environments including studio and remote locations to enhance their technical skills. The class includes lectures, image presentations, an optional field trip, lab time, written tests, a notebook, and a final portfolio. This course may be taken three times for credit if the version of software being taught has changed. Students must supply their own adjustable traditional or digital camera and related materials.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         05:30PM-07:10PM LEC M.Ishisaka-Nolfi     SCC MAIN RHN 315         29762 
Textbook
W         07:20PM-10:25PM LAB M.Ishisaka-Nolfi     SCC MAIN RHN 315           
On-Campus


PHOTO 400    Digital Imaging    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 36 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This is an introductory course in digital imaging. Methods currently used in publishing will be emphasized. The course topics include Adobe Photoshop, page layout, multimedia use for electronic portfolio, use of computers, scanners, and how to develop a digital portfolio. A field trip is included in this course to learn about industry applications. Students must provide their own adjustable camera and digital materials. A fee is charged for digital printing. This course may be taken three times for credit if the version of software being taught has changed.

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
Th        08:00AM-09:40AM LEC G.Fleming            SCC MAIN TEC 102         25092 
Textbook
Th        09:50AM-12:55PM LAB G.Fleming            SCC MAIN COS 110           
On-Campus


PHOTO 490    Assignment Photography    .5-4 Units

Prerequisite: PHOTO 301 or 302 AND PHOTO 310 or 312 with grades of "C" or better or equivalent.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 43 hours LEC ; 87 hours LAB
Description: This course will introduce career-driven photography students to producing, creating, and completing real-world photography projects for non-profit organizations and the Sacramento community. Through lecture, demonstration, client meetings, and brainstorming sessions, students will have the opportunity to develop a portfolio of completed projects. Students will also experience deadlines, the client-photographer relationship, how to set pricing for projects, and strategies for presenting concepts. This course may be taken up to 3 times if there is a change in the production role (Assignment Producer, Photographer, Post-Production Artist).

Schedule: Full Term, Jan 15-May 18
W         01:15PM-03:30PM LEC M.Plomer             SCC MAIN RHN 318         28676 
Textbook
W         01:15PM-03:30PM LEC S.Brainerd           SCC MAIN RHN 318         28676 Textbook
M         01:00PM-03:55PM LAB M.Plomer             SCC MAIN TEC 100           
M         01:00PM-03:55PM LAB S.Brainerd           SCC MAIN TEC 100           
M         01:00PM-03:55PM LAB A.Diaz-Vaughn        SCC MAIN TEC 100           
M         01:00PM-03:55PM LAB S.McKay              SCC MAIN TEC 100           
M         01:00PM-03:55PM LAB P.Perez              SCC MAIN TEC 100           
W         03:40PM-06:45PM LAB M.Plomer             SCC MAIN RHN 318           
LAB TBA refers to 3 hours of additional lab time per week to be arranged for on location field trips and field photo assignments.
On-Campus

W         03:40PM-06:45PM LAB S.Brainerd           SCC MAIN RHN 318           
LAB TBA refers to 3 hours of additional lab time per week to be arranged for on location field trips and field photo assignments.
On-Campus

W         03:40PM-06:45PM LAB A.Diaz-Vaughn        SCC MAIN RHN 318           
LAB TBA refers to 3 hours of additional lab time per week to be arranged for on location field trips and field photo assignments.
On-Campus

W         03:40PM-06:45PM LAB S.McKay              SCC MAIN RHN 318           
LAB TBA refers to 3 hours of additional lab time per week to be arranged for on location field trips and field photo assignments.
On-Campus

W         03:40PM-06:45PM LAB P.Perez              SCC MAIN RHN 318           
LAB TBA refers to 3 hours of additional lab time per week to be arranged for on location field trips and field photo assignments.
On-Campus

Spring 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: May 12, 2011