Maricopa Community Colleges  ART142   20042-99999 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 11/25/03
ART142 20042-99999 L+L 3 Credit(s) 6 Period(s)
Introduction to Digital Photography
Fundamentals of digital photography. Includes camera operations, exposure techniques, introduction to digital output, and theory of digital photography. Prerequisites: None.
Course Note:Digital camera required.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
ART142   20042-99999 Introduction to Digital Photography
1. Explain and use basic camera parts and their functions. (I)
2. Explain and use modes of exposure control. (II)
3. Describe and apply a variety of focusing controls. (III)
4. Describe the effects and purposes of different focal length lenses. (IV)
5. Use the electronic flash in a variety of applications. (V)
6. Use white balance to control color. (VI)
7. Produce photographs using basic camera handling techniques. (VII)
8. Describe presentation methods as they apply to digital photographic imagery. (VIII)
9. Demonstrate an understanding of photographic aesthetics to produce digital images. (IX)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
ART142   20042-99999 Introduction to Digital Photography
    I. Cameras and Their Functions
        A. Camera operation
        B. Memory cards
        C. Resolution, file size and image quality
      II. Exposure Control
          A. Manual
          B. Automatic
          C. Exposure value (E.V.) settings
        III. Focusing Controls
            A. Manual
            B. Fixed
            C. Automatic
            D. Depth of field
          IV. Lenses
              A. Define focal length
              B. Perspective
              C. Angle of view
              D. Zoom
            V. Electronic Flash
                A. Built-in flash (automatic)
                B. Dedicated
                C. Fill flash
              VI. White Balance and Color
                  A. Color temperature and light
                  B. White balance correction
                VII. Special Shooting Techniques
                    A. Available light
                    B. Close-up
                    C. Point of view
                    D. On-site editing
                  VIII. Exhibition Methods for Digital Photographs
                      A. Web page display
                      B. E-mail distribution
                      C. Printed output
                    IX. Photographic Aesthetics
                        A. Introduction to history of photography as a cultural form
                        B. Principles of design
                        C. Fundamentals of the photographic frame
                        D. Criticism and discussion
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