Nov 26, 2022  
2019-2020 Archived Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Archived Catalog

PHOT-180 Basic Photography

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016). Students must have full-time access to an adjustable camera capable of controlling shutter speeds apertures and focus. Cameras fitting this description include advanced compact bridge or digital single lens reflex cameras (DSLR).
This course focuses on camera controls composition aesthetics lighting and image control. The student will gain experience in digital photography through lectures demonstrations assignments practice and critiques. Course content emphasizes craft photographic vision and visual problem solving. Students must have a camera capable of controlling shutter speed aperture and focus. Cameras fitting this description include advanced compact bridge or digital single reflex (DSLR) cameras.

Course Outcomes
1. Master the location and purpose of your camera’s controls and settings 2. Understand digital imaging mechanics and their film analogs 3. Properly use digital image processing techniques and basic digital file management strategies 4. Translate verbal concepts and instructions into visual documents 5. Compose a photograph creatively and effectively 6. Choose shutter speeds and lens apertures appropriate to your depiction of the subject 7. Make a print with appropriate detail, contrast and sharpness 8. Display a clean, spotted and properly mounted print 9. Actively contribute to in-class discussion and critiques