Photo Imaging

Canon7DThis course teaches fundamentals of digital photography. It will delves into understanding the camera and instruction on the skills to make successful and interesting images. It will focus on core photographic concepts as well as some more advanced techniques.

The course will include hands-on demonstrations with the camera as well as basic digital image editing techniques.  There will be discussion of the work of great photographers along side student photographs in order to better understand the fundamentals of composition to create compelling imagery. Students will be allowed to go outside and shoot assignments, based on what is being learned. Perhaps the most useful part of classroom instruction will be daily reviews of photos students have shot the previous day(s).

Course Objectives:

  • Know how to use various features of the camera to have creative control of your photographs
  • Be able to decide what type of lighting to use in a given situation to produce optimum results
  • See how photographic composition can make or break a photograph
  • Understand how to use photo editing software to improve the overall appearance of images

Example Areas of Focus:

  • Various Camera Modes and their uses
  • Flash Modes
  • ISO settings
  • White Balance
  • Drive Modes
  • Lens Focal Length
  • Exposure Compensation
  • Focusing Options
  • Depth of Field (Depth of Focus)
  • Macro Photography
  • Portraiture
  • Landscape
  • Action Photography
  • Still Life
  • Candid Photography
  • Indoor Photography
  • Fine Art Photography
  • Black and White (Monochrome)
  • Basic Techniques of Lighting (Including: Front, Side, Back, Defused, etc.)
  • Basic Photo Composition (Including: Rule of 3rds, Leading Lines, Framing Subjects, etc.)
  • Basic Photo Editing (Using Photoshop and Picasa)
  • Special Photoshop Creative Ideas involving use of layers
  • High Dynamic Range (H.D.R.) Photography
  • Knowledge of Pixels, Mega Pixels, DPI, PPI