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JOHN CABOT UNIVERSITY

COURSE CODE: "AS 220"
COURSE NAME: "Street Photography"
SEMESTER & YEAR: Spring 2019
SYLLABUS

INSTRUCTOR: Jochem Schoneveld
EMAIL: [email protected]
HOURS: T 12:30-3:15 PM
TOTAL NO. OF CONTACT HOURS: 45
CREDITS: 3
PREREQUISITES: Recommended preparation: AS 105
OFFICE HOURS:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Street photography is an informal genre of photography using natural light, usually outdoors, that takes advantage of spontaneous discoveries. Street photography is a branch of both fine art photography and journalistic photography. The work of significant photographers in this genre, like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Helen Levitt, and Robert Frank, will serve as examples. Since it often involves candid shots of people going about their business in the bustle of urban life, one aim of this course is to give students more confidence in photographing and approaching people with a camera.
SUMMARY OF COURSE CONTENT:

Summary of course content
This is mainly an on-site course in which students will visit locations in historic and modern Rome. Students will learn to seek out subject matter and feel more confident in photographing people on the streets and in different situations. The course will touch on composition, the use of light and the use of gesture in street photography. Students will learn to use Adobe Lightroom to edit and enhance their photographs.

Materials and equipment
Students need an SLR digital camera with a standard lens (18-55 mm). A cost of approximately 50 euro may be incurred for the printing of images and the creation of a photobook.




 


LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Learning outcomes

  • Ability to read and critique photographic images and a better understanding of photographic language
  • Familiarity with the works of street photographers
  • Ability and confidence to approach people on the street and photograph them in their environment
  • Develop a solid technical knowledge of photography in general
  • Ability to produce a portfolio of images that represents a point of view of street photography
  • Ability to use software like Adobe Lightroom to enhance photographic images
TEXTBOOK:
NONE
REQUIRED RESERVED READING:
NONE

RECOMMENDED RESERVED READING:
NONE
GRADING POLICY
-ASSESSMENT METHODS:
AssignmentGuidelinesWeight
Participation 30%
Midtem Test and assignments 30%
Final 40%

-ASSESSMENT CRITERIA:
AWork of this quality shows excellent mastery of the course content along with exceptional levels of technical skill, artistic awareness, originality, resourcefulness, commitment, quantity of work and improvement. There has been excellent collaboration and leadership in group projects, and there have been no attendance problems
BA highly competent level of performance with work that directly addresses the content of the course, with a good quantity of work produced.
CAn acceptable level of performance: the work shows awareness of the course content, but is very limited in quantity, quality, commitment and skill.
DThe student lacks a coherent grasp of the course material and has failed to produce much work.
FNegligent in attendance, academic honesty, engagement with the course content, or production of work.

-ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Atendance is required
ACADEMIC HONESTY
As stated in the university catalog, any student who commits an act of academic dishonesty will receive a failing grade on the work in which the dishonesty occurred. In addition, acts of academic dishonesty, irrespective of the weight of the assignment, may result in the student receiving a failing grade in the course. Instances of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of Academic Affairs. A student who is reported twice for academic dishonesty is subject to summary dismissal from the University. In such a case, the Academic Council will then make a recommendation to the President, who will make the final decision.
STUDENTS WITH LEARNING OR OTHER DISABILITIES
John Cabot University does not discriminate on the basis of disability or handicap. Students with approved accommodations must inform their professors at the beginning of the term. Please see the website for the complete policy.

SCHEDULE

Week 1
Class introduction, students need to bring 10 photos of their own choice to evaluate past work. Discussion of the different genres of photography and define the boundaries of street photography. Introduction to the technical aspects of the camera (shutter, aperture and how they relate to exposure)

Week 2
On-Site class, different techniques to approach people on the street.
Assignment the “decisive moment”, according to Henri-Cartier Bresson

Week 3
Discussion of the works of Gary Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and William Eggleston. On-site shooting in changing light situations

Week 4
Individual critiques of the photos of the first 3 weeks

Week 5
On-Site class, the street portrait. The creation of environmental portraits.

Week 6
Midterm evaluation and group critique

Week 7
Using advanced Lightroom techniques to enhance your photographs

Week 8
Planning a photographic project. Conceptual ideas, inspirations, color schemes and content.

Week 9
Visit to a photographic exhibition (depending on the cultural agenda, this could als be earlier or later then week 9)

Week 10
On-Site class. Students will photograph according to the ideas of their photographic project

Week 11
Finalizing ideas for photographic portfolio

Week 12
Using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe InDesign for the creation of the final portfolio

Week 13
On-Site class

Week 14
Finalization of the portfolio and printing for the student art show

Week 15
Final critique