Photography 101 C

Introduction to Photography

  • 3 Units -
  • 2 hour lecture,
  • 4 hour lab

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Visual Literacy and Learning to See
    1. Translation of the 3 dimensional into the 2 dimensional
    2. Optics and visual translations
    3. Seeing as a camera sees
    4. Learning to read photographs and understand visual relationships
  2. Visual Literacy and Photographic Imaging
    1. Image types
    2. Black and white & color
    3. Traditional & digital
    4. Hybrid alternatives
    5. Impact of scale
  3. Image Capture and Basic Camera Functions
    1. Types of cameras and their applications
    2. Basic camera functions with traditional cameras
    3. Basic camera functions with digital cameras
    4. Depth of field and motion control
    5. Exposure considerations and control
  4. Light and Image Capture
    1. Characteristics of light
      1. Natural
      2. Artificial
    2. Light for film and digital image capture
      1. Light and film capture
      2. Light and digital capture
  5. Light and Non-Camera Image Creation
    1. Photograms
    2. Lumen Prints
  6. Photographic Imaging Software Basics
    1. Amateur systems
    2. Professional systems
  7. Scanning and Digital Printing
    1. Scanning film
    2. Digital printing
  8. Processing Negative Material
    1. Photographic chemicals
    2. Processing 35mm film
    3. Time and temperature
    4. Washing and drying techniques
  9. Printing Black and White Film
    1. Darkroom equipment
    2. Making contact and projection prints
    3. Processing prints
  10. Finishing, Presentation and Storage for Traditional and Digital Prints
    1. Spotting
    2. Print mounting techniques
    3. Presentation considerations