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ART 144 - Digital Photography

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours


This course provides students interested in photography with the fundamental principles of capturing an image with a digital camera. Students explore basic camera functions, elements and principles of design, composition, aesthetics, basic editing techniques and creativity through post-production image manipulation. Students are responsible for obtaining their own camera.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate how a camera captures an image.
  2. Operate the basic functions of a digital camera.
  3. Apply the elements and principles of design as they relate to the photographic image.
  4. Employ basic photo editing to a photographic image.
  5. Evaluate images for technical competency and aesthetic considerations.   
  6. Manipulate a digital image for greater creative expression.
Listed Topics
  1. Elements of design
  2. Principles of design
  3. Photographic editing and manipulation
  4. Shutter speed
  5. Aperture
  6. ISO
Reference Materials
Digital camera, photo editing software, materials and textbooks as required by instructor
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 5/2/2022

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