This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital photography. Students will learn how to set up the camera and learn common program modes as well as, learning how to manage parameters such as composition, lighting and exposure.
- Course Outline
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital photography. Students will learn how to set up the camera and learn common program modes as well as, learning how to manage parameters such as composition, lighting and exposure. This course wil also discuss how to fine-tune and edit photos using Photoshop.
Objectives * This course introduces students to the fundamentals of digital photography
* Students will learn how to set up the camera and learn common program modes
* Students will learn how to manage parameters such as composition, lighting and exposure
* This course will discuss the download and transferring of photos and organizing photos.
* Students will learn how to fine-tune and edit photos with Adobe Photoshop
* Topical coverage includes camera setup, file formats, sizing, image capture and storage, depth of field and motion, adjustments, colour, contrast, selections, filters, camera controls, lighting, still life, outdoors and indoors photography, compositional techniques, and mounting.
* Compare and contrast the advantages and disadvantages between film and digital cameras.
* Use the terminology related to digital and traditional photography
* Integrate fundamental colour theory in the composition of digital photographs
* Use the principles of lighting in the composition of photographic images
* Apply design principles to the composition of photographs
* Use the correct exposure for specific conditions
* Adjust camera settings based on varying lighting conditions
* Discuss ways to avoid red eye, shadow casting, hot spots, overexposure and underexposure
* Edit and retouch photos using applicable software tools
Outline * Section 1 - Introduction
o What is Digital SLR?
o Proper File Handling
o Program Modes of Your Camera
o The Main Functions (Aperture and Shutter Speed)
o The Subject
o Conceptual Creation of Imagery
* Section 2 - Composition
o Understanding Key Elements
o Depth of Field
* Section 2B - Camera Practice (1 hour)
* Section 3 - Lighting
o Side Lighting
o Back Lighting
o Rim Lighting
o Ambient Lighting
o Soft Light
o Hard Light
o Diffused Light
o Artificial Light
* Section 3B - Camera Practice (1 hour)
* Section 4 - Exposure
o The Right Exposure
o White Balance
o Light Metering
o What is ISO?
* - Day Two -
* Section 5 - Sharpness
o Camera Review
o Camera Shake
o Sharpness in Full Detail
o The Use of a Tripod
* Section 5B - Camera Practice (1 hour)
* Section 6 - Editing Photographs Tutorials
o Comparing Levels and Curves Adjustments
o Changing Eye Colours/Red Eye Removal
o Cleaning up our Image
o Fixing Torn Photographs
* Section 7 - Teacher Assistance
o Work on editing your current or past photographs
o Q & A with instructor pertaining to any additional topics
o Cleaning up your personal Images
- Prerequisites & Certificates
* A Digital SLR Camera with connection cables (only 1 available during class) * A Memory Card and Memory Card Reader if needed * Basic experience in Adobe Photoshop (Intro level)
Certificate of completion
- Cancellation Policy
Should you postpone or cancel your course you must give 5 business days notice.
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