MGDP1120 Introduction to Digital Photography

Digital Photography will be broken down into key terms, physical parts and finished samples. Students will develop an understanding of setting up and customizing a digital camera (from a cell phone to a full DSLR). What makes a good photo and how to capture a good photo will be emphasized. Through setup of camera equipment students manage and maintain devices in working order. Create an image portfolio of samples displaying images in various conditions. Students will edit and organize batches of images for editing. Students will practice workflow (shooting an image then editing in post-production). Software is not limited to but primarily will be Adobe Creative Suite software. 





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Apply basic camera setup 
Utilize camera capabilities to maximize quality resolution 
Set up lighting for various scenes
Compare images for editing
Edit using Photo software (Lightroom, Camera Raw, Photoshop)
Navigate functions of the camera through ISO, Aperture, Manual modes

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE).  Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals.  Refer to the Course Credits section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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