Digital Photography Online

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Have you wondered how professional photographers manage to capture that perfect image? Gain a better understanding of photography by exploring camera functions and the elements of composition while putting theory into practice by taking your own spectacular shots! Learn how to display your work for exhibitions and develop skills important for a career as a photographer. Learn more professional tips, tricks, and techniques to elevate your images. Explore various photographic styles, themes, genres, and artistic approaches. Learn more about photojournalism and how to bring you photos to life. Using this knowledge, build a portfolio of your work to pursue a career in this field!

When enrolling in the full year option of this course it will be delivered in two semesters. Transcripts will reflect each semester separately

Unit 1: Taking The First Shot
• Identify and explain basic camera anatomy and function
• Discuss the main subjects found in photography
• Explain how to care for and maintain camera equipment
• Describe how a camera is held and used
Unit 2: Moving Into Manual
• Explain the significance of file format
• Identify different types of camera lens and how they function
• Discuss the workings of a light meter.
• Discover the importance of exposure and overall lighting effects
Unit 3: A Snapshot of History
• Explain the difference between art and fine art photography
• Identify and discuss selected artists who have contributed to the development of photography
• Identify and discuss general themes and trends in different periods of photographic history
• Describe the mechanics of early photographic systems
Unit 4: The Nature of Light
• Identify light sources and describe how they differ
• Explain how to effectively use available light
• Describe safe and proper use of photographic tools and processes
• Discuss the characteristics of color and how they are affected by light
Unit 5: Creative Composition
• Explain various composition techniques and their effects
• Identify the appropriate lens for a subject
• Discuss how a camera lens relates to visual composition
• Describe the basic components of a tripod and other support equipment
Unit 6: Producing Great Images
• Identify job titles associated with digital photography
• Discuss the interrelationship among artists
• Describe the various stages of production
• Explain photographic terms and jargon
Unit 7: Manipulation and Management
• Explain how image editing and manipulation affects the craft
• Apply design skills to create original works of art
• Discuss the significance of image distortion in digital photography
• Define and discuss the boundaries of copyright protection
Unit 8: Presenting Your Work
• Discuss the key components of a photographic exhibition
• Create an artistic statement
• Explain the various ways a print can be mounted and installed
• Identify the important factors in a budget

Unit 9: Photojournalism: Real Life in Pictures
• Apply the ethical rules of photojournalism
• Create photos using the “decisive moment” idea of Cartier-Bresson
• Connect the history of photojournalism to the Pictorialist and straight photography movements
• Analyze the use of citizen journalists by professional news organizations
Unit 10: Context is Everything: Style and Genre
• Discern the difference between creative and editorial photography genres
• Compare and contrast stylistic characteristics of different genres of photography
• Differentiate between ethnographic photography and authentic cultural expression
• Analyze photographs by using aesthetic, historical, and contextual cues
Unit 11: There’s an App for That
• Choose an appropriate workflow and image editing software
• Describe and use three different types of photo metadata
• Experiment with post-processing tools like white balance, tone, and color settings
• Set up a photo gallery on a photo-sharing website that can function as a digital portfolio
Unit 12: Words and Pictures: Composing Meaning
• Analyze the visual elements in a photograph or other work of art
• Apply the principles of design to the creation of photographs or analysis of composition
• Compare and contrast ways of thinking about visual perception in photography
• Implement an open-ended creative process in photography
Unit 13: Don’t Listen to the Haters: Productive Critique
• What will you learn in this unit?
• Define the term critique and differentiate it from criticism
• Critique photos and photo series with multiple tools
• Utilize constructive criticism to improve photographic artistry
• Interpret the meaning of photographs through multiple perspectives
Unit 14: Finding Your Peeps: Photography and Community
• Discuss the importance of photography clubs, today and throughout photographic history
• Connect the changes in photography to the technological changes that have happened in the medium
• Distinguish between collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork and integrate the collaborative process
• into group projects
• Engage community members in photography projects
• Assess the artistic voice and style of famous photographers and peers
Unit 15: Portfolios and Professionalism
• Analyze and organize your process for choosing portfolio photos
• Tailor your portfolio to the intended audience, whether it is art school, a gallery show, or a client
• Apply soft skills like adaptability, interpersonal communication, and time management to support a
• photography career
• Develop a plan to continue to learn technical skills, business skills, and to grow as a creative
• photographer, whether amateur, student, or professional
Unit 16: Presenting Your Portfolio
• Connect your photographic work to that of famous photographers of yesterday and today
• Analyze your progress and creatively write and revise your artist’s statement
• Sequence your portfolio in an aesthetically pleasing way
• Research, identify, and pursue job or avocational opportunities in photography

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