This course will provide students interested in photography with the fundamental principles of a captured image with a digital camera. Besides camera basics, other topics to be studied are: composition, aesthetics, legal and ethical considerations, advantages to conventional photography and creativity from camera to computer (the digital darkroom).

Through the successful use of the digital camera the student will have learned the following:
To operate the basic functions of a digital camera
To employ current digital applications to a photographic image
To make use of scanning and other capturing techniques in photography
To illustrate digital refinement s to a photographic image
To manipulate a digital image for the greater creative expression
To handle storage (file) and management (retrieval) of digital images
To select and adopt appropriate formats to a photographic image
To recognize and demonstrate specific design elements in a photograph

Projects range from composition, pattern, texture, light painting, now and then, photo-type, photo-merge, and infrared.

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