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PHO118 - Introduction to Digital Photography
Catalog Description: Presents the fundamentals of digital image capture using cameras and scanners. Emphasizes the making of images and the interpretation of their character in terms of subject and form: Classical photography with digital technology. Emphasizes the post-production work needed to bring images to an audience electronically, rather than intensive post-production experience with image manipulation, special effects, “new media,” or animation. Student to supply his or her own adjustable manual shutters speed and aperture digital camera and photographic supplies, batteries, memory cards and any necessary hardware accessories or software accessories to make the camera functional. Two class hours, two lab hours.
Lecture: 2 hrs.
Lab: 2 hrs.
Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the proper use of manual digital cameras (aperture & shutter speed settings).
2. Demonstrate the proper use of Adobe Photoshop software and workflow.
3. Identify the most effective images â chosen or assigned â for specific purposes.
4. Evaluate the effectiveness of selected images in terms of their technical characteristics.
5. Evaluate the effectiveness of selected images in terms of their aesthetic characteristics.
6. Critique the photographic work of others.
7. Use industry-standard vocabulary of digital photography as appropriate.
8. Discuss the contributions made by the masters of digital photography, especially 1980-present.
9. Produce a web gallery of his or her own collected photographs which may serve as an electronic portfolio.
10. Produce a print portfolio of his or her own collected photographs containing exhibition-quality photographs.
Effective Term: Fall 2019