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Introduction to digital photography

  • Class 15
  • Practice 45
  • Independent work 90
Total 150

Course title

Introduction to digital photography

Lecture type

Obligatory

Course code

22-01-505

Semester

2

ECTS

5

Lecturers and associates

Course overview

This module introduces students to the fundamentals in visual storytelling through the photographic media, from communication all the way to atmosphere.

Students will learn about:
• Different genres of photography and the application and use.
• Technical aspects of photography.
• Data formats and correlation to photo manipulation and change.
• Lighting correlation to visual storytelling.
• Exposure control in all conditions.
• Composition and focus.
• The effect of controlable and uncontrolable environment conditions.

The module is taught through integration of theory, know-how and individual practical learning and problem solving. The module assessment is based on analysis and critical review within given examples, on individual student projects, homework with individual approach, and on oral exam. Individual student project is based on an individual practical approach to visual storytelling solely through the medium of photography to strengthen media expression and creativity.

This module is a part of the media core of the study, actively taking students through visual creation, storytelling, and creative thinking. Skills learnt in this module will contribute significantly to other subsequent media core modules.

Literature

Essential reading:
1. Wells, L. (2015) Photography: A Critical Introduction. 5th edition. Milton, UK: Routledge
2. Hunter, F. (2015) Light Science and Magic: An Introduction to Photographic Lighting. 5th edition. Waltham, MA: Focal Press

Recommended reading:
1. Burbridge B., Pollen, A. (2018) Photography Reframed. 1st edition. Milton, UK: Routledge
2. Glyda, J. (2019) Food Photography. 1st edition. Milton, UK: Routledge

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Minimal learning outcomes

  • Rank and justify the use of exposure elements in photographic examples.
  • Evaluate photographic examples and recommend which factors would contribute to the increased depth of field.
  • Assess the photographic examples and recommend necessary lighting and camera equipment.
  • Argue the issues within the specific photographic examples and recommend production methods of addressing them.
  • Evaluate project needs and reach them by justifying preproduction, production, and postproduction phases.

Preferred learning outcomes

  • Rank and justify the use of exposure elements in photographic examples. Recommend specific changes to improve the visual result and remove potential miscalculations.
  • Evaluate photographic examples and recommend which factors would contribute to the desired depth of field by photographic genre.
  • Assess the photographic examples and recommend necessary lighting and camera equipment. Argue the chosen setup from a technical and aesthetic standpoint.
  • Argue the issues within the specific photographic examples and recommend production and postproduction methods of addressing them.
  • Evaluate project needs and reach them by justifying preproduction, production, and postproduction phases. Assess the external environment factors and support your decision.
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