Digital Photography (Blended Course - Every 3rd Session is Online)
This course explores digital photography techniques for fine art, portrait, editorial, and documentary genres of image-making. Students use digital cameras in manual mode and a variety of program modes, while focusing on composition, exposure, and working with available and artificial light. Course covers use of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom image management software to edit and organize images, as well as planning workflows to help the photographer successfully satisfy project requirements portraying subject, space, and idea. This course is presented in a ten-week blended format including seven face-to-face meetings and three online meetings. Students work with their own DSLR camera or mirror less digital camera. One face-to-face meeting is a photo shoot field trip. All other face-to-face class meetings are held in the Otis computer lab. Students enrolled in the course can access the computers and software in these facilities outside of class meetings. The course’s online modules can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection.
Course prerequisites: Introduction to Photography or equivalent experience.
First class materials: Digital SLR camera or digital mirrorless camera with capability to function in fully manual settings, save images in RAW file format, and accept interchangeable lenses.
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