Digital Photography - EL339

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Autumn
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4 15 (7.5) DR RC von Jungenfeld

Pre-requisites

None

Restrictions

None

2017-18

Overview

Lecture Syllabus

PRINCIPLES OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Basic optics; the camera; types of camera; lenses; lighting; colour theory; files and processing.

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY TUTORIAL LECTURES
Use of cameras and lenses, lighting techniques, composition, themes: e.g. People, landscapes, still life, architecture, nature, sport.

PRACTICAL PHOTOGRAPHY CRITIQUE
Drop-in help/feedback sessions on photographic techniques to support the Photographic Portfolio assignment.

WORKSHOPS
Use of cameras, lenses and multi-light set-ups

INTRODUCTION TO PHOTOSHOP
Basic Photoshop skills; photomontage; file formats.

IMAGE EDITING WITH PHOTOSHOP
Image cropping and rotation; colour correction; lens correction; red-eye reduction; resolution; printing. Communication through images; image correction and restoration; image manipulation; layers and layer masks.

Details

Contact hours

31 contact hours comprising of:
7 hours Lectures
15 hours Tutorial Lectures*
3 hours Critique
6 hours Camera & Lighting workshop

The total student workload will be 150 hours

Availability

Only available to students on programmes owned by The School of Engineering and Digital Arts

Method of assessment

100% Coursework

70% Photographic portfolio
30% Poster

Preliminary reading

See http://readinglists.kent.ac.uk

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

1 Image composition, perspective and tone.
2 Editing and manipulation of acquired images using digital tools.
3 Communicating a message via images and text.
4 Principles of photography including camera optics, imaging techniques and image manipulation.

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