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COURSE OUTLINE for
Transversing “film to digital” photography:
LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate
This three hour course takes the mysticism out of digital photography by doing a comprehensive comparison of film based photography to digital photography. Next, you will gain an understanding of digital camera technology. Lastly, we will study basic composition and lighting techniques used to capture beautiful, high quality digital images.
B: COURSE TOPICS:
1. A brief overview of the origin and evolution of 35mm film to high resolution digital images.
2. The nature of light and photography:
A: Capturing light (lenses and aperture)
B: Measurement of light (shutter speed and ISO)
3. Basic digital camera technology:
A: A comparison of high resolution digital images to 35mm film
B: Types of digital cameras (e.g. CCD vs.
C: Advantageous accessories (e.g. memory, tripod, flash, batteries…)
4. Digital image architecture:
A. Image aspect ratios (initially defined by the camera’s image sensor)
B: Resolution vs. image size (maximizing camera potential)
C: Image definition (camera settings for best image quality)
5. Basic image composition and lighting techniques:
A: Defining the subject
B: Rule of thirds
C: Four parts to a picture:
C: COURSE OBJECTIVE:
To give students the knowledge and skill needed to capture digital images that are best suited for creative manipulation by editing in any digital darkroom (e.g. any photo editor).
No prerequisite. Bringing a digital camera to class is suggested.