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2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ART 232 - Digital Photography II

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Continuation of ART 128 . The course concentrates on intermediate digital cameras with manual functions, intermediate lighting techniques, intermediate digital darkroom, intermediate digital output, intermediate portfolio development, and critical analysis of digital photography in historical and contemporary practices. Lab work involves operating drones, professional digital (full frame and medium format) cameras, in-studio and on-location lighting set-ups, state-of-the-art professional editing and printing system.

Prerequisite(s): ART 128  
Information: The prerequisite may be waived with the consent of the instructor. Drones, professional photographic equipment, including cameras, are available for check out on a rotating basis. Professional quality computers, software, printers, and lighting equipment will be provided for specific assignments. 

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate intermediate skills in digital photographic workflow.
  2. Demonstrate intermediate skills in lighting.
  3. Demonstrate ability in critical analysis and visual literacy.
  4. Create a conceptual series of artwork.

  1. Intermediate skills in digital workflow from image capture, editing to printing
    1. Cameras (Digital Full Frame, Digital Medium Format cameras, Drones)
    2. Lenses
    3. Various effects of aperture and shutter speed
    4. Image manipulation and alteration
    5. Color management
    6. Paper profiles
  2. Intermediate skills in lighting
    1. Types of lighting
      1. Ambient
      2. Strobe
      3. Continuous lights
    2. Qualities of light
    3. Studio lighting techniques
    4. Location lighting techniques
  3. Intermediate critical analysis and visual literacy
    1. Group and individual critiques
    2. Lectures and reading discussions cover the roles of photography, its aesthetic quality, and the communication motives behind making digital images in the historical context of visual culture
    3. Attending artist lectures
  4. Portfolio development         
    1. Produce a final portfolio with technical, aesthetic, and conceptual unity and quality, using professional quality output to print