PHO 135 - Digital Photography for the Arts
An introduction to the technical, operational and creative aspects of digital photography. The course focuses on the application of foundational design skills and creative strategies to the medium of digital photography. Techniques of planning, refining, capturing and enhancing images are explored in a computer lab setting. Hands-on experience with digital cameras and photographic imaging software is emphasized. Students will be required to demonstrate their comprehension of the technical and aesthetic aspects of digital photography by solving a series of creative problems and by creating a portfolio documenting their art from other classes.
Prerequisite: ART 109
MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-TL - Technological Literacy (MTL)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Utilize the digital camera's metering system, aperture settings, and shutter speed controls to capture correctly exposed original photographic images in available light situations.
2. Apply foundational design skills to the creation of original imagery using the medium of digital photography.
3. Import images from the digital camera into a computer based image editing system.
4. Edit digital images using image editing software.
5. Produce original finished photographic prints using a range of creative strategies.
6. Analyze images using formal design and photographic terminology, as well as aesthetic considerations.
7. Light two- and three-dimensional artwork for documentation and the creation of a portfolio.
Course Offered Fall and Spring