Chabot College September 1998 65 - Graphic Techniques

Chabot College
September 1998
Replaced Fall 2006
Course Outline for Photography 65
Catalog Description:
65 - Graphic Techniques
May be repeated 3 times
3 units
Graphic techniques utilizing the photographic image. Techniques of tone- line conversion,
posterization, and other manipulations of the conventional image including electronic imaging.
Consideration of various photomechanical processes. Prerequisite: Photography 50 with a grade of
“C” or higher. 2 hours lecture, 4 hours laboratory.
Prerequisite Skills:
Before entering the course, the student should be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of how light and chemicals interact with film and paper to create
photographic images;
2. demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the essential mechanisms of the camera and the functional
relationships of those mechanisms;
3. demonstrate a working knowledge of various photographic materials, including film, printing
paper, and photo chemicals;
4. develop black and white film and make contact prints and enlargements from negatives;
5. spot and dry mount black and white photographs;
6. demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of a well conceived and executed photograph;
7. articulate critical responses to photographic images.
Expected Outcomes for Students:
Upon completion of the course, the student should:
demonstrate skill in producing tone-line conversions, half-tones, and posterizations;
be familiar with various graphic arts tools and materials and their applications;
be familiar with different industrial methods of reproducing photographic images;
be able to select a graphic medium appropriate to his/her intended image statement and verbally
defend that choice;
5. have an understanding of the visual and psychological effects of different graphic processes;
6. be aware of electronic imaging techniques.
Course Content:
1. Graphic arts, films and chemistries
2. Manipulations of the continuous-tone silver image: high contrast statements, tone-line
conversions, and posterizations
3. Half-tone images and photomechanical reproduction: autoscreen
4. View and process camera work in graphics
5. Understanding and critiquing photographically derived images: show reviews, class critiques
6. Electronic imagery technologies
7. Image manipulation using scanners, computers and film recorders
Methods of Presentation:
1. Lecture
Chabot College
Course Outline for Photography 65, Page 2
November 1998
Laboratory demonstration
Audio/visual materials
In-class critique
Selected readings
Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
1. Written examinations
2. Critiques of photographs submitted
Textbook(s) Typical:
Special Student Materials:
Photographic and computer supplies as required by instructor
GG:kh P65new
Revised: 11/16/98