Oct 22, 2020  
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ART 118 - Introduction to Digital Photography

This course is an Introduction to Digital Photography.  The purpose of this course is to develop proficiency in digital photography and the "digital darkroom" through projects in digital photography and Adobe Photoshop.  It is suggested that students have prior experience working with Adobe Photoshop, but it is not required.  Students will learn about: color temperature, exposure, and camera controls (depth of field; shutter speed), creative and technical applications relating to composition and aesthetics in photography, photographic representation, electronic publishing, digital output, portfolio preparation, and careers in digital photography.  Students will be encouraged to use the medium of digital photography to develop a personal vision as evidenced in his or her final portfolio.

Credits: 3
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate and utilize the proper controls over tools in relation to photographic camera equipment, computer hardware and digital editing software.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of design and artistry throughout the use of color, light, composition and balance.
  3. Develop and utilize through photographic assignment appropriate photo specific terminology and skills to make a visual interpretation through keeping an on-line visual journal.
  4. Utilize the "digital darkroom" as it pertains specifically to web usage techniques. (i.e. blog creation and re-sizing for different web formats)

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