Digital Photography - DIGM5360

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Module delivery information

This module is not currently running in 2022 to 2023.


This module is concerned with the principles and practice of digital photography and photographic image editing. Topics will include: basic optics, lighting, cameras and imaging, composition and colour, files and processing, historical developments, image correction and manipulation. Theory is followed by practicals and workshops.


Contact hours

29 Contact hours
121 Private study hours
Total hours 150


This is a wild module available to students from schools outside EDA.

Method of assessment

(70%) Photographic portfolio.
(30%) Poster

Indicative reading

Faulkner, A. and C. Chavez. 2017. Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2018 release). California: Adobe Press.
Fox, A., Smith, R. S. and M. Langford. 2015. Langford's Basic Photography: The Guide for Serious Photographers. New York: Focal Press.

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of image composition, perspective and tone.
2. Edit and manipulate acquired images using software tools.
3. Communicate a message via images and text.
4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of scientific principles of photography including camera optics, imaging techniques and image manipulation.

The intended generic learning outcomes. On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. Use Information and Communication Technology
2. Communicate effectively in media
3. Learn effectively for the purpose of continuing professional development
4. Work in flexible, creative and independent ways, and apply critical thinking, reasoning and reflection


  1. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  2. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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