ART 151 Basic Photo II • 5 Cr.


Teaches advanced techniques in black-and-white photography. Students practice creative seeing, problem solving, and using the zone system. Requires four hours lecture, two hours lab per week. Prerequisite: ART 150.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Operate a manual exposure camera and select settings which produce specific results for a given situation.
  • Print on both RC and fiber based paper
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of the zone system approach in exposure determination.
  • Identify faults in negative film processing.
  • Use medium format cameras and film
  • Employ a variety of photo printing techniques such as contrast control and split filter printing
  • Identify and incorporate advanced picture composition.
  • Identify major photographic approaches and styles.
  • Articulate their motivations, conceptual intent, and feelings about the work they present in critique.
  • Offer constructive criticism to their classmate about the work they present in critique.