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  • Art 142 22112 • Art 143 22112 • Rick Burress • Introduction to/Intermediate Digital Photography Syllabus • Page 1

    Introduction to Digital Photography; Intermediate Digital Photography 2 Courses in one classroom, simultaneously: Syllabus

    Course Information Art 142: 27112 Introduction to Digital Photography & Art 143: 27116 Intermediate Digital Photography Instructor: Rick Burress Phone/Text: (602) 332-1300 E-mail: [email protected]; alt.: [email protected] Pro Website:; alt.: Social Media: facebook Group: Flickr: rickburress

    Welcome! Knowing Digital Photography is essential for success in the graphics field. Photography is not simply useful, challenging, and fun, it is also an activity that will help you express your creativity throughout your entire life. This course won’t cover all the techniques of Digital Photography, but it will cover techniques that will be used in 90% of possible tasks. If you have a passionate interest in the more advanced details of this field, I am always willing to answer your specific questions one-on-one, and/or offer extra credit projects. Q & A in class is always welcomed!

    Required Materials • Storage media (flash drive, FireWire drive) • 3-ring binder to hold handouts, highlighter • An Email address • A DSLR-type Camera • Your Camera's Manual

    MOST Useful Items • A DSLR-type Camera,

    a Tripod, a flash drive.

    Unique learning needs It is a college policy to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. If you have a specific physical, psychiatric, or learning disability and require academic accommodations, please contact the Disability Resources & Services office located in SC-144. You will need to provide appropriate documen tation of your disability. Please contact DRS at (480) 423-2512.

    How to be successful in this course… ☛ Attendance

    Attendance is mandatory. If you are not planning to attend all classes, drop the class now. Do not schedule work, doctor’s appointments, job interviews, etc. during our class time. On your third absence you may be withdrawn from class in accordance with College policy. We do not simply “create” in this class. We are also class participants. We need you. Learning to listen well and provide feedback to your fellow classmates is important to me, to your classmates and your development as a Photographer. Additionally, class participation means, that you will not only attend all class meetings, but that you are punctual, prepared, and interactive. If there is something that prevents you from attending class, communicate with me as soon as possible so we can discuss possible options. [Text me, and tell me who you are, at (202) 332–1300.]

    • Attendance is required at all meetings. • Three tardies equal one unexcused absence. • Three early releases equal one unexcused absence. • Three unexcused absences and the student may be dropped, according to the Department.

    I may let you remain in the course past three absences, on the condition that four unexcused absences will certainly result in a loss of one full letter grade. Another full grade loss will occur for each absence I allow, thereafter. Please fully absorb my seriousness on this point.

    Project completion Proof of project completion rests with you. You should keep both hard copy and electronic files of everything you do, and be sure to keep graded projects. If there is a discrepancy in grading you will then have documentation. Instructors do occasionally make mistakes entering grades, so keep your hard copy. Also, no project should be turned in without your name on the top of the page.

    Meet due dates and maintain academic integrity The Photographic Industry is ferocious about deadlines—so am I. Missing deadlines is a quick way to lose an important client, or even your job—and so, also your grade. When a class project is due, either the project is done, or it’s not. I don’t accept excuses. (Your project will be late, if you are absent). Arrangements must be made in advance if a project is to be missed—no exceptions. Academic integrity means that any work you hand in as your own is truly your own, and that it represents work developed by you. The consequences for handing in the work of someone else as your own will result in a failing grade for that assignment for both you and the other person. Don’t share your digital files with your friends.

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    ☛ In essence: • Show up • Ask Questions • Participate • Take notes, & photos • Do the work; test and experiment

    • Meet your deadlines

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    Interm ediate Digital Photography, Fall ‘16 •

    16 w eeks, 3 credit hours • rick burress, Instructor • (602) 332–1300 • [email protected]


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    Syllabus: Art 142/143 Course Objectives To explore the core of shooting and editing Digital Photography.

    Class Days, Dates, Times: Mondays & Wednesdays, Jan. 19–May 10, 2012, 2:00pm–9:30pm

    ☛ Exams Midterm: October 12 2:00pm–9:30pm Final: Monday, Dec. 12, 2012, 2:00pm–9:30pm

    ☛ Holidays affecting this class: No Class: Wednesday, August 31—Rick out of town No Class: Wednesday, November 23—Thanksgiving Break

    Class Location Art Building (AB), Room 134

    Withdrawal It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw from a class he/she doesn’t plan to complete. I follow the procedure outlined in the Scottsdale Community College catalog regarding withdrawal.

    Supplies I expect you to take notes during demos and while you are working. You are responsible for providing the following: USB (flash) drive to back up, transfer your work, or turn work in to me by hand.

    Computer Lab Rules • The computers in the art lab are for academic use only.

    Facebook, games, browsing are not for class time. • Viewing pornographic or explicit sexual material,

    downloading, and copying commercial music, movies, or playing games are all strictly prohibited.

    • Do not utilize the ports on the back of the computer or disconnect the Ethernet.

    • Use of printers in the lab is confined to course projects. • Always clean up after yourself. • All cell phones must be off or on vibrate, do not use your cell

    phone in the art lab without permission. Do not answer or talk on your phone inside the classroom. Do not text during demonstrations or lectures.

    • All food must stay outside. Keep food and drinks in designated areas only. Water bottles with closable lids can be brought in the lab and placed on the floor next to your desk.

    • Shut down, turn off equipment unless someone is using it after you.

    Student Responsibility It is the students responsibility to read and understand all the information covered in the syllabus, for the college policies included in the college catalog, and the student handbook. It is the student’s responsibility to ask questions to clarify any information they are unsure about. Sign the last page and return to the Instructor for your official acceptance and entrance into this course. Return to Rick by next class period.

    • Begin and end class on time (Art Museum!); Professor will begin lecture @:15 minutes past class start time.

    • Be prepared for each class session; • Provide academic feedback and grade

    assignments in a timely manner; • Be available for individual consultation; • Clarify assignments and inform students of

    any adjustments to the class schedule; • Students are expected to be reflective, courteous,

    respectful, and empathic to classmates, instructors, and other college staff assisting in your learning;

    • Begin in class and be on time; • Be prepared for each class session; • Participate in class activities and discussions; • Follow instructions and complete assignments; • Keep up with and turn in assignments by the due dates; • Put forth your best effort; Try what you’ve been taught. • Ask questions when you don’t understand; • Maintain knowledge of your grade status; • Contact instructor right away about concerns or

    situations that interfere with your success in the class; • Comply with policies found in the

    College catalog and student handbook;

    MOST importantly, I request your attention and respect. Eye contact goes a long way to getting you a good “participation” grade component. In English: staring at your computer screen rather than into my piercing eyes is not a good idea.

    Civility Statement Instructors are expected to be professional, courteous, respectful, and empathic to students; I promise.

    Safe Learning Environment This classroom will be a safe learning environment for every individual in so far as I am able to ensure that outcome. This means I will treat each student with the respect that he or she deserves and in turn I expect respect to be given to the instructor and every individual in this course.

    Disagreement does not constitute disrespect. We all have different points of view, different personal values, different life experiences, and different personal preferences, which bring us to the classroom. We call these differences diversity and diversity is welcome in the academic arena. This is the stuff that great discussions are