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ART 130 - Photography 1

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours


This course addresses the aesthetics, history and practical application of black and white photography.  Methods of 35mm camera operation, lighting, exposure, darkroom procedures, printing and enlarging are studied.  The utilization of photographic images as visual communication is explored using a 35mm single lens reflex camera.  Students are responsible for obtaining their own camera.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Discuss the evolution of photography through a historical perspective.
  2. Define the terminology used in photography.
  3. Demonstrate the methods used in film processing.
  4. Illustrate basic darkroom techniques.
  5. Implement various methods of photographic presentation.
  6. Employ photography as a means of personal expression.
Listed Topics
  1. Historical survey of photography
  2. 35mm camera operation
  3. Darkroom techniques
  4. Photographic chemistry
  5. Elements and principles of design
  6. Visual communication
  7. Photographic presentation
Reference Materials
35mm single lens reflex camera and instructor approved textbook and materials.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022
Last Reviewed: 5/2/2022

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