CS 39J - The Art and Science of Photography Dani's camera
Designed by Steven Chan



Attention Fall 2002 Students!

This course requires you to have experience in manual-exposure photography and an interest in science (at least chemistry and physics). Please keep this in mind when registering for classes.

Last Announcement for Spring 2002

Our group photographs are up! (Here and here.)

If you have any more photographs you want up, send them to Steve by the end of this week.

Don't forget to fill out this website's evaluation survey. Check your email for details.

Monday, 29 April 2002

The assignment for this week has been posted.

Tuesday, 23 April 2002

"An Hour in the Life of Berkeley" -- Info on this week's session

As an homage to the theme used in the "A Day in the Life of ..." series of photography books, this assignment is for the class to spread out to different venues on the UC Berkeley campus at the same time for about an hour". Everyone should meet first in 405 Soda at 4:10 pm for an organizational meeting led by Steve and Gidon.

During that beginning organizational period this Thursday,
there will be a demonstration about basic ambient lighting techniques, such as use of a fill flash and reflectors. Please try to arrive on time so as not to miss this! Have fun!

Monday, 15 April 2002

Notes and diagrams from Dr. Below's lecture are here!

Saturday, 13 April 2002

The assignment for next week has been posted.

Monday, 18 February 2002

A new network port has been installed in 111 Cory so that now
all six Macs have MacOSX with UNIX-style logins and Photoshop.

Friday, 8 February 2002

Students must prepare a short, one-page written summary of the field trip to the Salgado exhibit. Please send the reports to Steve (with the subject header "cs39j - summary") by Wednesday Feb. 20th so that he can put them on the website in time for class on Thursday Feb. 21st.

Saturday, 2 February 2002

Attendance is compulsory in order to receive a "pass" in the class.

Some events in which you may be interested:


The Townsend Center for the Humanities
Panel Discussion • Reproduction Redux: The Nature of Photography in the Digital Age
Fritjof Capra, Sharon Corwin, Robin Grossinger, Susannah Hays, Jeannene Przyblyski, Richard Walker
Wednesday, February 6, 4:00 PM • Townsend Center, 220 Stephens Hall


Sebastião Salgado
Migrations: Humanity in Transition
Lecture followed by a conversation with Orville Schell
Monday, February 11, 7:30 pm • Wheeler Auditorium


Friday, 1 February 2002

I found out that black and white slide film indeed exists! There is one made by Agfa that is called Scala, available as ISO 200, but supposedly extremely fine grain. If any adventurous students want to try this, they could report back to us on this!

The Agfa Scala

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Wednesday, 30 January 2002

In two weeks, we will go on a field trip to the Berkeley Art Museum to see the Sebastião Salgado "Migrations" photography exhibit! (Read the exhibit's press release.) Do not go to Soda Hall, but instead meet at the entrance to the museum. Our trip will take place during our normal 4-6pm class section.

Saturday, 19 January 2002

Welcome to the CS 39J homepage, the centralized place for information pertaining to the seminar "The Art and Science of Photography", taught this spring of 2002. We are affiliated with the Computer Science Division at the University of California, Berkeley. Without the great support from the people at EECS Instruction, much of the technology that drives this seminar wouldn't be possible.



Department of Computer ScienceOfficial Website for the University of California, Berkeley

Current webmaster: Steven Chan (mr_chan@uclink.berkeley.edu).
CS 39J: The Art and Science of Photography is a freshman seminar taught by Professor Brian A. Barsky.
Site design by Steven Chan.