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.
2 Class Hours, 2 Laboratory Hours
Learning Outcomes of the Course:
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:
1. Understand the relationship between traditional photography and digital photography.
2. Utilize the proper technique and tools in relation to camera equipment, hardware and editing software.
3. Demonstrate understanding of the principles of design and artistry through the use of color, light, composition and balance.
4. Develop skills for varying types of photo shoots (i.e. Studio and location).
5. Effective use of time management skills as they pertain to the digital photographic medium.
6. Develop and utilize appropriate photo specific terminology and vocabulary.
7. Analyze artists, theory and techniques and implement this research in the conceptualization of personal projects.
8. Utilize the “digital darkroom” and output techniques as they apply to the digital photographic medium.
9. Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to write effectively with consideration of conceptual, theoretical and historical ideologies pertaining to photography and digital photography.
10. Maintain an organized journal of plans, sketches, ideas, artist’s statements, photographic inspirations and other research.
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