CS 39P Photographing History Making Fall 2011
This seminar explores the art and science of photography. Photographs are created by the control and manipulation of light. We will discuss quality of light for the rendering of tone, texture, shade, shadow, and reflection. The seminar examines the photographic process from light entering the lens through the creation and manipulation of the final image. Topics include composition and patterns, mathematics of perspective projection, refraction, blur, optics of lenses, exposure control, color science, film structure and response, resolution, digital image processing, human visual system, spatial and color perception, and chemical versus electronic processing.
To complete the course assignments, students must have a camera that enables manual setting of shutter speed, aperture, and ISO as well for focus and that has either interchangeable lenses of different focal lengths or a zoom lens. Ideally, students should have access to both a film camera and a digital camera.
Press About this Class
1. "Capturing the campus" (text article plus "sound slide” audio/video presentation) appeared in the University News Center Thursday, December 16, 2010:
Please scroll down and click on the big arrow on top of the Nutella jar to hear the voices of the students and see their photographs in this “sound slide” audio/video presentation.
Please note that this video was created by the Berkeley's Office of Media Relations and that I had nothing to do with the making of the video of my course, except that I was interviewed as you heard at the end.
2. "UC Class Melds Photography, Protest" appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle Monday, December 27, 2010:
3. "Photography Seminar Zooms In on Current Events" appeared in the Daily Californian Thursday, January 20, 2011: