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Photography 1

  • Class 15
  • Practice 30
  • Independent work 45
Total 90

Course title

Photography 1

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Lecturers and associates

Course overview

The objectives of this module are to enable students to:
• differentiate between camera sensor types, formats, and lenses
• choose the elements of exposition.
• control the depth of field.
• design, shoot and process a collection of photographs.

This module teaches students to manage modern devices and processes in digital photography; develops their skills and independence in the application of technical aids; contributes to the development of creative abilities and artistic creation. This module is theory-based where students need to acknowledge the fundamental principles in Photography. The module forms the vital core of the program meas it combines basic rules of digital photography, form, frame, light and proportion.

It is important for students to take this module in order to gain confidence in technical part of photographic creation, so the contents are more related to photo equipment and accessories. In this part, they will also learn and work with a digital camera, and teaching grows into a photo workshop in which students solve photographic tasks.


Essential reading:
1. Kelby, S. (2020) The Digital Photography Book, San Rafael, Rocky Nook

Recommended reading:
1. Northrup, T. (2019) Stunning Digital Photography, Waterford, Mason Press

Further reading:
1. Knight, C. (2017) The Dramatic Portrait: The Art of Crafting Light and Shadow, San Rafael, Rocky Nook

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Minimal learning outcomes

  • Choose the elements of exposition while solving specific photography assignments.
  • Differentiate between camera lenses, their characteristics, and the laws of optics as well as to apply them in practice.
  • Differentiate between sensor types and formats and to explain their influence on the quality of digital photography.
  • Control and evaluate the depth of field in different photographic conditions
  • Describe the specificities and causalities while shooting a portrait and to apply them in practice
  • Design, create and process a collection of photographs based on the set theme.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Use all exposition elements in designing a photographic image.
  • Apply camera lenses creatively and purposefully in different situations.
  • Select and apply different sensor formats in solving specific photography assignments.
  • Apply creatively shallow and deep focus, and depth of field as an important art element in creating a photographic image.
  • Apply all portrait photography specificities in practice.
  • Create a coherent, interesting, and visually attractive collection of photographs based on the set theme.
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