NOTE: THE DEPARTMENT IS OUT OF ‘FREE’ INKJET SHEET PAPER AND ‘FREE’ DARKROOM PAPER. PLEASE ORDER MORE MATERIALS BY THE END OF THIS WEEK SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO COMPLETE YOUR FINAL PROJECTS ON TIME! Staples has cheap inkjet paper and bhphotovideo.com has your other provisions. B&H will arrive the next day or two with standard, ground delivery and is tax free!
Final project proposals are due as are the responses for the 5th article. Final project proposals should be: 1. A description of your concept. 2. How you plan to execute it.
Any missing work is due by class this week (or your application for an incomplete—AA/BA students can’t apply for incompletes). All work must be completed to pass this class!
Your 5th photo assignment is due (Friday for Photo I). Now for both classes, the assignment is vague, but should be loosely inspired/based on what we looked at last week (if you missed last week, please ask a peer).
Assignments are due at the beginning of class
Your ‘experimental’ projects should head roughly in the direction you plan to take for your final project.
Your responses from the reading is due (Wednesday for Photo I). Please link to readings on the class site and respond before midnight, the day before you class.
Your final project proposal is due. We will have a working/editing session as well as individual meetings to discuss your current standing in the class and what you are executing for your final project.
Please have negatives/files related to your final project ready to work on.
Last week of classes/finals:
Final crit schedule is as follows:
Photo I: Wednesday, May 9th—12:15 until 3:15pm
Photo IIA: Thursday, May 10th — 3:30 until 6:30pm
Photo IIB: Friday, May 11th — 2:00 until 5:00pm
Please make your travel home plans accordingly. No excuses please!
If there’s time, I recommend that we start to work on developing film, making contacts and printing images for next week. Friday will be your last class session to print during class. We will have a demonstration on dodging and burning. Please revisit Chapter 10 from the Black and White book as a refresher!
Think of how Robert Adams describes the ‘landscape.’ The earliest photographs were of landscapes (mostly because they didn’t move and they were in broad daylight). Think of what constitutes a ‘landscape.’ The trees, earth, sky and rocks are always around us…the city is a landscape as well…you might have heard it referred to as an ‘urban landscape’ in literature. Does your bedroom constitute a landscape if you make a mountain range out of dirty laundry? Sure. I want you to start exploring this assignment over break by shooting at least two rolls of film. When you get back you should shoot 2 more rolls after we look at your contact sheets. For crit, you will turn in four rolls and four contact sheets. Due the week after we get back on Friday, March 3rd.