DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY I

  • Program: Arts
  • Course: Digital Photography I
  • Course #: ARTS2130
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course introduces the art of digital photography, covering various genres in digital photography including nature, portraiture and abstraction. The course also considers composition, perspective, black and white vs. color, light, etc. relative to producing photographs. The focus of the course will be on photography as a fine art, and attention will be given to practical applications within that context. Technical basics, such as equipment purchase and maintenance, camera settings, printing and scanning will also be covered. Finally, the course will ask students to consider the work of important photographers past and present.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Gain proficiency in various non-traditional photographic techniques (blurred imagery, abstractions, etc.) as they apply to digital photography
Demonstrate a working knowledge of the camera
Apply the elements of design (i.e. line, shape, color, texture) as they relate to digital photography
Organize a final portfolio of photographs that illustrates a personal photographic style
Evaluate classmates’ photographs in critique sessions
Demonstrate a basic knowledge of color manipulation and other photographic editing techniques as they apply to digital photography
Design photographic montages out of several photographs and/or other media
Analyze the work and lives of key historical and contemporary photographers
Demonstrate proficiency in various photographic techniques and strategies as they apply to nature, portraiture and abstraction

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 6
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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