NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog 
    Apr 18, 2024  
NWCCD 2020-21 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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PHOT 1540 - Beginning Digital Photography

This is an introductory still photography class dealing with the basics of digital photography.  Students will learn basic camera Anatomy and functions along with lighting and flash techniques.  Specific areas such as file formats, image editing programs, printers and electronic output will be covered.  Lectures will introduce the work of noted photographers, the evolution of aesthetics and theory associated with the history of the medium, and examine the impact that the photographic image exerts in historical and contemporary culture.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

General Education Requirement: Visual & Performing Arts - only for AAS programs
Comments: This course does not meet the Human Culture requirement at UW.

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of PHOT 1540-Beginning Digital Photo, the student will:

  1. Increase an understanding of visual communication through photography.
  2. Gain advanced understanding of photographic theory, technique, and aesthetics.
  3. Develop an increased ability to express personal understandings and insights through photography.
  4. Develop an understanding of the criticism of photographic images and their relationship to materials, techniques, content, and context.
  5. Demonstrate image capture and transfer.
  6. Perform image editing using software
  7. Establish file formats and storage devices.
  8. Implement basic lighting and flash techniques.
  9. Define and utilize different photographic materials and processes.

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