Assistant Professor Paul Mueller

pmueller@ohlone.edu
Office - Fremont Campus
Room 2320
(510) 979 - 7922

Department of Fine Art

Personal web site
paulography.com

Click here to look at a slide show of work by former Ohlone students.


Photography Courses

History of Photography
3 Units

Accepted for credit at CSU and UC

ART-131
Next offering: Spring 2013
Naomi Vanderkindren

Online Course

This course is a survey of photography as an historical and contemporary form of art and communication. The student will develop appreciation for, and comprehension of, the issues, practices and theories involved in visual communication as well as gain insights into the role of photography with regard to social, cultural, and political shifts and events from its inception in early 19th Century to the present day.


Download a sample syllabus for this course: Note that the actual syllabus will be different from the sample. The sample provided is a syllabus from a previously taught section. Enrolled students will receive a current syllabus at the beginning of the semester.


Beginning Black and White Photography
3 Units

Accepted for credit at CSU and UC

This course covers the fundamental processes of photography in mechanics of camera, darkroom equipment, optics, chemistry of film and paper, filtration, subject content, composition, and skills required to produce quality continuous tone black and white prints. Students will need an adjustable camera.

ART-133A-01
Next offering: Fall 2012
Paul Mueller

Fremont Campus
Building 2, Room 2325
Monday and Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:15 pm

ART-133A-02
Next offering: Fall 2012
Naomi Vanderkindren

Fremont Campus
Building 2, Room 2325
Tuesday and Thursday
6:30 pm - 9:40 pm


Intermediate B/W Photography
3 Units

Accepted for credit at CSU

Prerequisite: Art-133A

This is a darkroom course in black and white photography. Students refine their use of light sensitive materials and gain hands-on experience with alternative photographic processes. This course affords the opportunity for students to emphasize creativity and artistic style.

ART-133B-01
Next offering: Fall 2012
Paul Mueller

Fremont Campus
Building 2, Room 2325
Monday and Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:15 pm

ART-133B-02
Next offering: Fall 2012

Naomi Vanderkindren

Fremont Campus
Building 2, Room 2325
Monday and Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:10 pm


Advanced B/W Photography
3 Units

Accepted for credit at CSU

Prerequisite: Art-133B

This is a darkroom course in black and white photography. Students learn about camera exposure as it relates to print controls. The course spends time on previsualization techniques and affords the opportunity for students to emphasize creativity and artistic style. Students work independently on photography projects of their own design.

ART-133C-01
Next offering: Fall 2012
Paul Mueller

Fremont Campus
Building 2, Room 2325
Monday and Wednesday
10:00 am - 1:15 pm

ART-133C-02
Next offering: Fall 2012

Naomi Vanderkindren

Fremont Campus
Building 2, Room 2325
Monday and Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:10 pm


Beginning Digital Photography
3 Units

Accepted for credit at CSU

This course explores the photographer's creative process from several directions. Students will: undertake photographic projects designed to provide engagement with a variety of subject matter and ways of photographing; look at photographic work in online galleries; consider current issues having to do with photographic technologies; discuss their photographs with other students in an effort to improve their creative processes. Technical instruction will include camera functions, tips and tricks for making better photographs, resizing and saving digital files, and limited image modification using Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software.

Completely Online Sections
ART-139A-01
ART-139A-02
Next offering: Fall 2012

Paul Mueller

On Campus / Hybrid Section
ART-139A-03
Next offering: Fall 2012
Paul Mueller

On Campus / Hybrid Section meets:
Fremont Campus
Building 4, Room 4104B
Monday and Wednesday
1:30 pm - 3:35 pm

Note:

If you are taking the online section you may work on either a Mac or a Windows machine. You will also need access to image editing software that allows you to resize, rename, adjust brightness and contrast, and save images as jpeg files to be uploaded to the course shell. There are many products that will work including Photoshop, Lightroom, Aperture. Demonstrations will primarily be created using Photoshop and Lightroom. Photoshop and Lightroom are recommended.

If you are taking the in-person on-campus section it will benefit you greatly to have access to a computer at home with the software listed above. This section is offered as hybrid class meaning you will participate in discussions online, upload your assignments online, and receive essential instruction online. You will have some class time to work on the computer and there are computers available to you in Hyman Hall; but previous students' experiences strongly suggests you should be prepared to work at home.


Intermediate Digital Photography
3 Units

Accepted for credit at CSU

Prerequisite: Art-139A

This course continues an exploration of the photographer's creative process from several directions. Students will: undertake photographic projects designed to provide engagement with a variety of subject matter and ways of photographing; complete an extended photographic project of their choosing and receive guidance from the instructor and students; look at photographic work in online galleries; consider current issues around photographic technologies; discuss their photographs with other students in an effort to improve their creative processes. Students will formalize their individual projects as books or online galleries. Technical instruction will include camera functions, tips and tricks for making better photographs, resizing and saving digital files, and limited image modification using Adobe Photoshop or other image editing software.

Completely Online Section
ART-139B-01
Next offering: Fall 2012
Paul Mueller

Offered concurrently online with ART-139A


Beginning Photoshop
3 Units

Accepted for credit at CSU

This course is for photographers with limited experience or new to Adobe Photoshop. Students learn how to work with a digital "darkroom" using images supplied by the instructor for this purpose. Topics included are image file management and organization, file formats, resolution, basic image editing, selective image editing, scanning, and preparing images for web-based applications.

ART-138A-01
Next offering: Fall 2012

Alvin Thompson

Fremont Campus
Building 4, Room 4104B
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:55 pm
Online Lab Hours TBA


Intermediate Photoshop
3 Units

Accepted for credit at CSU

Prerequisite: Art-138A

This course is for photographers wishing to increase their working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop. Students work with a digital "darkroom" using original images as well as images supplied by the instructor. Topics included are working with layers and masks, opacity and blend modes, transforming, working with text, camera raw, actions and smart filters, print and web-based workflow. A digital camera is not required.

ART-138B-01
Next offering: Fall 2012
Alvin Thompson

Offered concurrently with ART-138A-01 See Above for time, location, and instructor.


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