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ART 144 - Digital Photography

Credits: 3
5 Studio Hours

Prerequisites: Digital camera and Windows experience or permission of the instructor.

This course will provide students interested in photography with the fundamental principles of a captured image with a digital camera. Besides camera basics, other topics to be studied are: composition, aesthetics, legal and ethical considerations, advantages to conventional photography and creativity from camera to computer (the digital darkroom).

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

  1. To operate the basic functions of a digital camera.
  2. To employ current digital applications to a photographic image.
  3. To make use of scanning and other capturing techniques in photography.
  4. To illustrate digital refinement s to a photographic image.
  5. To manipulate a digital image for the greater creative expression.
  6. To handle storage (file) and management (retrieval) of digital images.
  7. To select and adopt appropriate formats to a photographic image.
  8. To recognize and demonstrate specific design elements in a photograph.
Listed Topics
  1. The basics of the digital camera – resolution, styles, types, formats, storage and accessories
  2. Comparison between film and digital media – how to apply a variety of ways to enhance or create stylized, personalized or commercialized images
Reference Materials
Blackboard, Imaging software (Adobe) and a textbook
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 07/13/2006

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