May not be taken if enrolled on, or have completed, EL541.
OverviewHISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Camera obscura; silver chloride and black and white photography; colour photography; reversal processes; plate; roll film; 35mm and APS; scanning and photo CDs; digital cameras.
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.
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.
This module appears in:
Contact hours 35 consisting of:
13 hours Lectures
15 hours Tutorial Lectures*
3 hours Critique
4 hours Camera and Lighting Workshop
*Tutorial lectures are a cross between lectures and tutorials in that they include formal instruction by a lecturer but to a subset of the whole cohort, and are rather more interactive than a standard lecture.
Available as a wild module to any student
Method of assessment
100% Coursework consisting of
70% Photographic Portfolio
1 Image composition, perspective and tone; the history of still image and its development
2 Editing and manipulation of acquired images using software tools.
3 Communicating a message via images and text.
4 Scientific principles of photography including camera optics, imaging techniques and image manipulation.