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Bob Rose

Assistant Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Bob Rose

Assistant Professor

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
College of Art and Design

Education

BS, Rochester Institute of Technology; MEd, American InterContinental University

Bio

I have been involved in photography since picking up my first camera in 1962. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology, I joined the photo industry in 1978. Shortly thereafter, I realized I had a remarkable opportunity to become integral in shaping the future of imaging. To support this goal, in 1999 I started my own company VMI, which continues today to provide innovative solutions and acts as a technology resource for corporations and industry professionals. I have worked on location with imaging companies across the planet and become sought after internationally as a mentor, peer reviewer and expert at the leading edge of technology. I have been invited to participate and speak at educational technology conferences around the world, and my contributions and direct involvement have helped companies make better products, promote their brand awareness, and make it easier to both teach and learn photography. As a technical editor, I have produced and published technical papers, contributed to numerous books and instructional journals. With more than 35 years of experience in the professional field of the photographic industry, I returned to RIT to share my experiences in the industry as a photographer, educator, editor and consultant, to engage in scholarship, pedagogy and service to the students, the institute and the photographic community.


Areas of Expertise

Currently Teaching

PHPS-202
3 Credits
This is the second course in a two-semester sequence that explores new and different photographic skills and methods useful in scientific photography not covered in Scientific Photography I. Appropriate subjects will be explored in each of the various assignments designed to develop methods used in various scientific applications. Students will investigate new ways to reveal a subject's characteristics such as imaging with ultraviolet and infrared revealing what cannot be observed without photographic imaging and image processing. The course will expose students to the processes required to produce scientific research as well as scientific posters.
PHMS-721
3 Credits
This course will provide students with the knowledge required to improve an imaging or graphic communications business. Students will gain an understanding of the business assessment process and decision-making skills required for implementing change in the graphic communications and imaging industries. At the completion of this course, students will learn how to evaluate a firm’s economic, operational, and market positions and apply practical solutions that improve business practices.
PHPS-403
3 Credits
Students will execute a major project proposed in the first course of the sequence: PS Capstone I. Projects may address subjects related to the photographic sciences or other relevant topics. Students will provide a progress report to the course coordinator at set intervals. Class will meet weekly to provide discussion and feedback on individual projects.
PHPS-599
1 - 3 Credits
Photography independent study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Photography Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll. **Note: Students can only earn up to 6 credits of independent study towards completion of their degree**
PHPS-201
3 Credits
The first course of a two-semester sequence that will develop photographic skills and approaches required in scientific photography. The course will develop scientific methods required for standardized imaging. Appropriate subjects including contact lenses, rice grains and other challenging, nearly invisible objects will be explored. Students will investigate unique illumination techniques in order to reveal a subject’s unusual characteristics. Techniques including polarized light and fluorescence reveal what cannot easily be observed without specialized photographic imaging and image processing. In addition, the course will expose students to ethical problems encountered in scientific imaging including managing and processing digital data.
PHPS-401
3 Credits
This course is the first of a two-term sequence designed to begin work on a major student project. The topic will relate to an aspect of the photographic sciences, including but not limited to photomicrography, image testing and quality, ophthalmic imaging, color, or other relevant topics. In this course, students will conceive and design a long-term project or experiment, including a proposal, description, goals, timeline, resources, and funding (if necessary). The student will work to construct and refine the proposal, and will identify a faculty advisor if needed for the execution of the project in PS Capstone II. The class sessions will focus on project planning and provide in-progress discussion of proposals. The project will be completed during the second semester (PHPS 402 – Photographic Sciences Capstone II). Projects will be student initiated within an individual’s area of expertise. Completed projects will constitute a substantial portfolio/professional project.
PHMS-711
3 Credits
This course will present a detailed overview of critical trends and issues related to the graphic communications and imaging industries. It will provide an in-depth analysis of key technologies with a special emphasis on emerging, disruptive innovations as well as business, environmental and regulatory issues. The course content will emphasize cultural, economic, and technological trends and is intended to provide students with industry accepted methods used to identify changes in the industry. By tracing historical roots, analyzing present issues and detailing future trends, students will be prepared to develop insights into the nature and scope of the challenges and opportunities facing industry leaders and how to manage these challenges. As a part of the experience, students will develop sharply focused analytical skills and the ability to summarize findings based on industry normals.