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Lesley Louden
Instructor/ Program Co-Chair
Art Photography

•MFA, Photography [Cranbrook Academy of Art]

•MA, Photo-media, [University of New South Wales, Sydney, AUS]

•BFA, Photography & Graphic Design [Ohio Wesleyan University]

With Cabrillo since 2009

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Lesley is a documentary, portrait/event, art photographer, and professor in art photography at Cabrillo College in Santa Cruz, CA. She has been teaching photography to wonderful students at the college level for the past fifteen years in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Lesley's photographic work has been featured in exhibitions at the San Jose Museum of Art, the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History, the World Affairs Council in SF, and the George Soros Foundation Moving Walls Documentary Photography Exhibition in NYC and Washington DC.

Lesley's Course Information:

Courses:
•AP35 PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW MEDIA, & SOCIAL CHANGE
•AP35H HONORS PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW MEDIA, & SOCIAL CHANGE
•AP9A BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHY I.
•AP6 INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

•AP 35
PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW MEDIA, & SOCIAL CHANGE
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A MULTICULTURAL DIVERSITY COURSE, IGETC 3A
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Online Course: 3 HOUR LECTURE COURSE (not a lab course)
Instructor: LOUDEN (lelouden@cabrillo.edu)
3 Units
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-Included in CABRILLO general education pattern Area C: Arts & Humanities for the AA/AS Degree
-Transfers to the CSU and UC systems
-Fulfills CSU GE Area C1 and IGETC Area 3A Arts requirements
-Satisfies CABRILLO College Multicultural Studies Requirement for graduation with an Associate Degree
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NO TEXTBOOK NEEDED.
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OFFERED ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUSLY. [no scheduled meeting times]
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Course Description:
Are you interested in learning how to think critically and gain image literacy skills? In this course we will learn how to create and write a blog, explore ethics of photography and digital manipulation online today, discover citizen journalism, create a staged or digitally altered photograph for social change to express your social concerns, or to create a photographic Human Rights project?

This class observes and participates in the groundbreaking changes occurring as a result of the digital revolution. We are participants in this movement and in our course we build a safe and supportive online community for our own self-expression and the discovery of our individual and collective efforts for social change.
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This course investigates how web-based technologies, internet multi-media, and photography have assisted in causing social change around the world through images, video, audio, text, web collaboration and interactivity. Social documentary photography, multi-media documentaries, contemporary art photography, ethnographic photography, photojournalism, social media & Blogs are all areas of our study.
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Projects Include:
-Blog Writing Project for Social Change
-Digital Manipulation/Staged Photo & Ethics Project for Social Change
-Human Rights Selife Project for Social Change
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•AP 35H HONORS [fall only]
PHOTOGRAPHY, NEW MEDIA, & SOCIAL CHANGE

IGETC 3A
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OFFERED ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUSLY. [no scheduled meeting times]
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In this course we will have special assignments and a group project to work towards earning honors credit for this course.
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AP35H Projects Include:
-New Media Blog Writing Project for Social Change (with Primary and Secondary Research)
-Digital Manipulation/Staged Photo & Ethics Project for Social Change
-Design a Social Impact Measurement Plan for a New Media Gender Project (Research & Collaboration, not a traditional group project)
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•AP6
Introduction to Digital Photography - ONLINE
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NO TEXTBOOK NEEDED.
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OFFERED ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUSLY. [no scheduled meeting times]
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Introduces basic digital photography skills: camera operation and exposure controls; elementary software image quality adjustment techniques; printing and digital output; composition; visual communication.
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3 UNITS
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•AP9A
Beginning Photography - ONLINE (w/ option for socially distanced lab use with lab tech Janet Fine)
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NO TEXTBOOK NEEDED.
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OFFERED ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUSLY (w/ socially distanced lab use with lab tech Janet Fine)
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Learn the basic principles and practices of black and white photography with co-teachers and long-time photo instructors Lesley Louden and Greg Mettler!

- Learn to use film and digital cameras. You will even have the opportunity to check-out a camera, tripod, etc. at a scheduled curbside equipment pick-up at Cabrillo (that follows safety guidelines).

- *Optional access to socially distanced, sanitized, and limited use of our amazing 5,000 sq foot photo lab to learn film processing and darkroom printing with our Lab tech Janet Fine in very small group setting. (that strictly follows safety guidelines).

- Lesley & Greg have teamed up and have created fun, inspiring and creative hands-on projects for an unforgettable class!

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3 UNITS
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co-taught with Greg Mettler