Photography 216 C

Advanced Digital Photography

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

COURSE CONTENT AND SCOPE (instructional topics or units)

  1. Introduction
    1. History and context of digital imaging within the photography field
    2. Influence of digital technologies on current photographic practices
    3. Review of basic electronic/digital imaging systems
  2. Hardware
    1. Advanced digital camera systems
    2. Photo lab printing systems
    3. Advanced digital output systems
    4. Care and maintenance of equipment
  3. Output Applications
    1. Medium format inkjet printing
    2. Large format inkjet printing
    3. Digital image system color management
    4. Network connection
    5. RIP printing
  4. Digital Image Applications
    1. Advertising/illustration
    2. Real estate
    3. Studio still life
    4. Multimedia
    5. Print media
    6. Fine art
    7. Portfolio
    8. Aerospace
  5. Advanced Concepts of Photography for the Computer
    1. Exposure and processing of black and white film
    2. Transparency film exposure and processing
    3. Color temperature
    4. Image resolution and output quality
    5. Color space
    6. Color profiling
    7. Storage media
    8. Inkjet print resolution
    9. Print media
    10. Fractal technology and compression
    11. Current photo lab concepts and practices
    12. Image stability and longevity
  6. Survey of Historic and Current Aesthetic Trends
    1. Using 19thcentury concepts and images
    2. Imitating traditional techniques
    3. Painting with light
    4. Digital image creation vs. modification
    5. Traditional photographers and computers
    6. The 1980s and the beginnings of transition
    7. The changing photo image processing lab
    8. Photographic manufacturers and product trends
    9. Photographic artists using digital technologies
    10. Laser light prints
    11. Iris prints
    12. Alternative formats for presentation
    13. Photography and multimedia
    14. Still photographs and sound
    15. Developing a personal point of view
  7. Projects
    1. Use mixed light sources to create a digital studio image
    2. Client image presentation and sales
    3. Image preparation for photo lab printing
    4. Print and matte a high resolution inkjet print
    5. Semester project (series of digital thematically related personal images)