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Basic Digital Photography (CTE Credit)
This course is an introduction to photographic imaging including the digital workflow, how to use a digital camera to capture images, use photo editing software to manage, process and edit digital files, and prepare digital files for print and other outputs.
This course will help the students become well rounded in the fundamentals of digital photography. Three areas of instruction will be emphasized: The Camera and how to capture an image using the proper exposure and composition; Downloading , organizing and editing with photo software; How to output images for a specific and intended purpose, including digital files for electronic presentation and files for print purposes. Students will also learn how to mount photos for presentation.
- UNIT 1: History and Careers
- UNIT 2: Camera & Lens
- UNIT 3: The Digital Workflow
- UNIT 4: Composition & Impact
- UNIT 5: The Exposure Triangle
- UNIT 6: Pixels & Resolution
- UNIT 7: Photoshop & Lightroom
- UNIT 8: Output & Presentation
At the end of this course, students will:
- Know about the various careers in photography and how photography evolved.
- Know how to use various features of the digital camera to have creative control over your photographs.
- Be able to decide what type of lighting to use in a given situation to produce optimum results.
- See how photographic composition can make or break a photograph.
- Understand how to use photo editing software to improve the overall appearance of images and to create your own concepts.
- Access to a digital camera is essential! (Both Compact Digital Cameras or SLR Digital cameras are acceptable) *
- An SD Card and Card Reader
*The class has several digital cameras that students may check out. But with the size of each photography class between 35 and 40 students, that is a very small number!
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