Introduction to Digital Photography

Course Description: Introduction to Digital Photography will provide a thorough overview of choosing and evaluating digital cameras, allow students to work with camera manuals, memory cards, and composition basics. The students will also work with memory cards and image review, work with customized camera settings, explore exposure, resolution, compression, and file formats. The student will learn to adjust color with white balance settings, outputting to printers and the Web and will use their Digital SLR. Camera required.

Pre-requisites: None.

Requirements: Digital SLR camera

Class Meetings: There will be eight class meetings and the classes’ meet three hours each class for a total of 24 hours. Instructor may take class on field trips.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Compare Digital cameras to film cameras
  • Research digital cameras
  • Use the instruction manual
  • Work with storage media
  • Be introduced to shooting modes and scene assist modes
  • Learn about exposure
  • Compress image files
  • Be introduced to color balance
  • Print digital photos
  • Choose a digital SLR

Course Text: Title: Digital Photography for Dummies (June 2016 edition)

Author: Julie Adair King.

IBSN: 978-1119235606

Grading: Students will receive an “S” Satisfactory if they attend 80% of the total course hours and meet course requirements as established by instructor or a “U” Unsatisfactory if are absent in excess of 20% of total course hours or fail to meet course requirements as established by instructor.

Disability Statement: If you have a disability that may affect your academic performance and are seeking accommodations, it is your responsibility to inform the ADA services office. The office is located in room 120 of the Patterson Building. You may call Megan Brehun, 704-991-0161, if you have any questions concerning disability services. It is important to request accommodations early enough to give the ADA services office adequate time to consider your request and recommend reasonable accommodations. Instructors will provide necessary accommodations based on the recommendations of the ADA services office.