Alternative Photographic Processes
I. Course Prefix/Number: ART 116
Course Name: Alternative Photographic Processes
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 6 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
*Note: Students are expected to buy their own film and paper. Total cost of these items is approximately $100 in addition to the regular lab fee. The student who does not own a camera, tripod or light meter may borrow these items from the College by paying a refundable deposit fee. Deposits will be retained when equipment is damaged or not returned on the specified due date.
IV. Learning Objectives
B. To produce images that could not otherwise be seen with the naked eye through methods discovered in class.
C. To demonstrate understanding of the concept of post-visualization by making images that happen by chance.
D. To demonstrate understanding of the concept of transformation by creating forms from reality.
E. To distinguish the different types of images that could be made using the techniques of manipulation.
V. Academic Integrity
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Details of the Code of Academic Conduct can be found in the Student Handbook.
VI. Sequence of Topics
1. Additive System
a. Primary Light Colors
b. Combination of Primaries to make secondary colors
2. Subtractive system
a. Color filters-and how they subtract from white light
b. Function of theory in transparency film
c. Filters and how they affect black and white film
3. Kelvin temperature & relationships to color film & filters-c.c.
B. Processing of transparencies and color printing
1. E-6 line-Nikor rolls, times and procedure
2. Color printing
a. Cebachrome Printing paper
b. Subtractive system and C.C.P. Filters in printing
c. Renne Groeble and Eliot Porter
C. Black and White manipulation
1. Putting something in front of the lens
a. Thesis from the institute of design
b. Mirrors, Mylar, Prisms, Reflections, Projections, Lenses
2. Manipulation of Lens
a. Thesis from the institute of design
2) Multiple exposure and transformation on white & black backgrounds
3) Movement of stops during exposure
4) Movement of focusing during exposure
3. Putting something between the lens and the film plane Methods
a. Negatives on film plane
b. Transparencies on film plane
c. Made negatives on film plane
4. Serial Imagery: Methods
a. Creation of different forms
b. Time distortions
5. Different Films causing tonal distortions: Methods
a. Contrast Process
b. Orthochromatic Film
c. Infra-Red film
6. Darkroom manipulation: Methods
a. Methods of Kodalith
2) 3-M Color key
4) Bas Relief
d. Multiple Printing
e. Easel Distortion
f. Three Dimensional Mounting
g. Painting on Black and white photographs
h. Paint on Emulsion
VII. Methods of Instruction
B. Demonstrations of shooting techniques such as multiple exposure and movement in the class.
C. Critiques of student work, both in progress and at the end, to develop standards and evaluative criteria.
D. Studio assignments for the student to solve problems.
Course may be taught as face-to-face, media-based, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
Textbook: Varies by instructor
The student must purchase about 20 rolls of film and about 400 sheets of 8x10 photographic paper. The student also has to purchase dry mount tissue and 11x11 mount board. The school supplies the student with a facility, which includes enlargers, chemicals, and studio equipment. The school also provides color paper and chemicals.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
C. Visual simplicity-strength of organization of images
D. Color correct print
A final exam is administered based upon color and technical black and white manipulation.
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.