COM* 151 – Intermediate Photography
|| Course Descriptions
|| Faculty || Programs
|| Media Labs
In addition to class meeting times, students are required to take
advantage of supervised open lab times in order to complete their assignments.
See the instructor for this semester's open lab hours.
COM* 150 (formerly VCOM 105), Basic Photography.
An extension of Basic
Photography where students will expand into more advanced, experimental,
and individual work in 35mm black-and-white photography. Students will
explore various-speed B&W films, infrared and high contrast films,
push-processing, and toning. Course will conclude with an introduction
to digital photography. Students must bring their own 35mm camera
with manual exposure controls (see below).
This semester we
will also work with color film photography through assignments where your
images may be included in official College publications. Your instructor
will give you details about the type of color film to buy, as well as
how to get your film processed (since our darkroom is black-and-white
Supplies You Will
Need to Buy:
The Student Photography
Lab (room 1001) houses all of the darkroom equipment and chemistry necessary
for developing and printing standard black-and-white films and papers.
However, to complete assignments for this course, you will need to provide
the following equipment and supplies:
manually operated single-lens reflex (SLR) camera with 50mm
This is a camera that has total manual operation of the shutter
and lens settings, manual focus, and a removable lens. It may have
automatic operation through its internal light meter, but it must
have a manual override. If you have any questions about your camera,
contact your instructor or Media Services as soon as possible.
You will need at least six 24-exposure rolls of 400 ASA traditional
black-and-white film. We recommend:
HP5 - 400
Tri-X Pan 400
Some films are labeled "Black-and-White" but are made to be
processed in color photo labs. Look at the box carefully. If you see indications
such as "CN," "C-41 process," or "take to your
local photo processor," do NOT buy this type of
film. These cannot be processed in the college photo lab. Examples of
film NOT to buy include Kodak T400CN, Kodak "Black & White +"
and Ilford XP-1, XP-2, and XP-2 Plus.
Polymax II RC black-and-white paper, 25 sheets, 8x10, glossy (or comparable
storage and print mounting supplies
- 1 package
(25 sheets) of 35mm negative sleeves, 7 strips x 5 frames
- 1 package
(25 sheets) of 8x10 print sleeves
ring binder or folio for storing negatives and prints
of 5 mounting boards (11 x 14) and mattes for final project
- 1 or
2 cans (12 oz.) of Dust-Off compressed air for cleaning negatives and
- 1 darkroom
- 1 spot-toning
toning dye for black-and-white photo paper
Key” style can/bottle opener (can be brought from home)
of scissors (can be brought from home)
All of these
supplies – including good used and new cameras – can be purchased
at a number of local dealers. The Camera Bar is located within walking
distance of the college at 75 Asylum Street. Call (860) 525-2158. Mention
that you are a Capital Community College photography student.